ROUND 12 - 2007

Date 3rd Jun 2007
Venue Mt Smart Stadium
Coach Steve Folkes
Captain Andrew Ryan
Referee Sean Hampstead
Crowd 10041
Bulldogs V Warriors
40 20
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Scorers

Player Tries Goals F Goals Points
Hazem El Masri 0 6 0 12
Sonny Bill Williams 2 0 0 8
Lee Te Maari 1 0 0 4
Jarrad Hickey 1 0 0 4
Kane Cleal 1 0 0 4
Reni Maitua 1 0 0 4
Ben Roberts 1 0 0 4

Match Review

TEAM LINE-UP:

1. Luke Patten, 2. Hazem El Masri, 3. Daryl Millard, 4. Willie Tonga, 5. Cameron Phelps, 6. Ben Roberts, 7. Brent Sherwin, 8. Mark O'Meley, 9. Corey Hughes, 10. Chris Armit, 11. Lee Te Maari, 12. Andrew Ryan, 13. Sonny Bill Williams.
Interchange: 14. Adam Perry, 15. Reni Maitua, 16. Kane Cleal, 17. Jarrad Hickey

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Source: NRL.COM

The Bulldogs snapped a three-game losing streak with a 40-20 win over a 12-man New Zealand Warriors side at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland.

Warriors winger Michael Crockett was sent off by referee Sean Hampstead in just the fifth minute after knocking out opposite Cameron Phelps with a high shot.

Despite having a one-man advantage the Bulldogs could only manage a 18-14 lead at halftime thanks to a Jarrad Hickey try nearing the siren.

The sloppy encounter continued in the second term and it wasn't until the final 20 minutes that the Dogs finally put the Warriors to the sword in front of 10,041 fans.

Three tries in nine minutes to Kane Cleal (63rd minute), Reni Maitua (67th) and Ben Roberts (72nd) ensured the blue and whites ran out winners and lifted themselves off the bottom of the table with just their fifth win of 2007.

Kiwi superstar Sonny Bill Williams led the way for the Bulldogs with two tries in one of his strongest games of the season.

After a week in which rumours emerged that coach Steve Folkes's job was under threat, the victory will ease the pressure on the Belmore side who enjoy a bye next weekend.

The Warriors, however, face more soul searching this week as the result marks their fifth successive defeat.

The Auckland-based side's task gets no easier next week when they host ladders leaders Melbourne.

MATCH SUMMARY:

WARRIORS: 20
Tries: 4
Logan Swann, Simon Mannering, Patrick Ah Van, Jerome Ropati
Goals: 2
Tony Martin (2/4)

BULLDOGS: 40
Tries: 7
Sonny Bill Williams (2), Lee Te Maari, Jarrad Hickey, Kane Cleal, Reni Maitua, Ben Roberts
Goals: 6
Hazem El Masri (6/7)

MINUTE-BY-MINUTE:

Full-time: Bulldogs 40-20

80m: PENALTY Warriors
79m: Warriors knock-on
73m: GOAL Bulldogs - Hazem El Masri (20-40)
72m: TRY Bulldogs - Ben Roberts (20-38)
71m: Patten defuses a bomb
69m: Te Maari down injured
68m: MISSED GOAL Bulldogs - Hazem El Masri (20-34)
67m: TRY Bulldogs - Reni Maitua (20-34)
63m: GOAL Bulldogs - Hazem El Masri (20-30)
63m: TRY Bulldogs - Kane Cleal (20-28)
59m: PENALTY Bulldogs
58m: GOAL Warriors - Tony Martin (20-24)
57m: TRY Warriors - Jerome Ropati (18-24)
56m: PENALTY Warriors
55m: PENALTY Warriors
52m: Roberts kicks the ball out on the full
50m: Missed opportunity for the Warriors
47m: A few drops of rain appearing
47m: GOAL Bulldogs - Hazem El Masri (14-24)
46m: TRY Bulldogs - Sonny Bill Williams (14-22)
43m: PENALTY Bulldogs
42m: PENALTY Warriors
41m: Roberts kicks the ball touch-in-goal
41m: Warriors kick-off

Half-time: Bulldogs lead 18-14

40m: GOAL Bulldogs - Hazem El Masri (14-18)
40m: TRY Bulldogs - Jarrad Hickey (14-16)
39m: The Warriors lose the ball on the last
38m: Hickey knocks-on after head clash
36m: Bulldogs error on the last
34m: MISSED GOAL Warriors - Tony Martin (14-12)
33m: TRY Warriors - Patrick Ah Van (14-12)
32m: VIDEO REF - Warriors try
29m: PENALTY Warriors
27m: MISSED GOAL Warriors - Tony Martin (10-12)
26m: TRY Warriors - Simon Mannering (10-12)
22m: GOAL Warriors - Tony Martin (6-12)
21m: TRY Warriors - Logan Swann (4-12)
19m: PENALTY Warriors
17m: GOAL Bulldogs - Hazem El Masri (0-12)
16m: TRY Bulldogs - Lee Te Maari (0-10)
14m: GOAL Bulldogs - Hazem El Masri (0-6)
14m: TRY Bulldogs - Sonny Bill Williams (0-4)
11m: No score here at Mt Smart Stadium
09m: Williams forward pass
08m: Bulldogs push Warriors into touch
08m: PENALTY Warriors
07m: PENALTY Warriors
05m: Crockett sent off for high shot
05m: PENALTY Bulldogs
05m: Play has been stopped
05m: Phelps knocked out cold
03m: Warriors kick goes touch-in-goal
00m: Bulldogs kick-off

Rain expected here at Mt Smart Stadium.

The Bulldogs Premier League side have won 36-16 over Auckland.

Wiki and Anderson are out for the Warriors while Lauaki and Gatis come into the side.

The Bulldogs are as per the program.

Kick-off at 2.00pm AEST.