In a nutshell
A Josh Reynolds field-goal in the 70th minute saw Canterbury Bulldogs edge reigning NRL Premiers Sydney Roosters in a thrilling encounter.
How it unfolded
5’ – Roosters hooker Jake Friend (pictured tackling James Graham above) has a try ruled out by the video referee.
11’ – After three consecutive sets thanks to penalties and errors, Chase Stanley scores for the Bulldogs, finishing off a great back-line move. Hodkinson converts: 6-0.
19’ – Roger Tuivasa-Sheck fumbles a Trent Hodkinson kick and gives Canterbury a set from close range. Roosters concede a penalty and Bulldogs take the two, Hodkinson again accurate: 8-0.
32’ – Michael Jennings, who scored a hat-trick against Wigan in the World Club Challenge, goes over for the Roosters. James Maloney converts: 8-6.
39’ – Bulldogs concede from close range but Roosters don’t have enough time to run the ball so take the two. Maloney lands the penalty to tie the scores: 8-8.
56’ – Daniel Tupou has a try disallowed thanks to great cover defence from Josh Reynolds.
68’ – Roosters get penalty on Bulldogs line and take a tap. Maloney goes for the one-pointer but misses.
70’ – Reynolds doesn’t miss with his field-goal attempt, though, and it’s game over: 9-8.