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Monday, 14 September 2009

NRL Finals 2009 Results: Bulldogs 26 defeated Newcastle Knights 12 in 3rd Qualifying Final

BULLDOGS BATTER KNIGHTS INTO SUBMISSION WIN 26-12. The Bulldogs kept their premiership dream alive with a solid win over the rudderless Knights at ANZ Stadium on Saturday Night. With star halfback Brett Kimmorley only going to be available for Week Three of the Finals, the Dogs needed to beat the Knights to give him another week of rest and they did the job. Newcastle's two injured players coming in were non-factors. Isaac De Gois aggravated his knee injury in the opening set of six and Zeb Taia was a passenger in defence on the left with a shoulder problem. Newcastle were always going to find it hard to beat a methodical side like Canterbury up the middle and without two of their best attacking weapons they couldn't match the Dogs. That being said they did reduce the margin to 18-12 midway through the second half but they never looked like having enough in the tank to seriously threaten the Bulldogs. Ben Hannant was the best on field with a powerhouse display up the middle, while Jamal Idris had his best game in weeks - terrorising the Knights left edge and David Stagg was his usual effective self. Dogs coach Kevin Moore would be happy with the way his side finished the Knights off late in the game, but would be eager to insert a 'fit enough' Kimmorley back in at #7 to give them a real tilt at the title. The Bulldogs now get a week off and a spot in the Preliminary Final against the winner of the Titans-Eels game, while for the Knights - planning for 2010 begins. The NRL Finals Tweet was on hand to catch all the action that was worthy of a tweet and it has been compiled below in chronological order. For future reference - the front page of this website will automatically feed the Twitter Updates onto the right side of the website - so if you don't have Twitter you can follow the notes there. 26 DEFEATED 12
As it happened - Bulldogs 26 def. Knights 12.
27. Knights and Bulldogs kicks off. De Gois lasted one tackle before his knee goes. about 3 hours ago from mobile web 26. Dogs camped on Newcastle line...Roberts finds touch, With a pass. about 3 hours ago from mobile web 25. The Biscuit scores! Idris misses a one on one. Gidley converts NEW 6-0 after 16 mins. about 3 hours ago from mobile web 24. Eastwood the playmaker, who needs Holdsworth? Dogs repeat set. about 3 hours ago from mobile web 23. Brilliant! Morris and Goodwin make some magic happen down the left. Dogs draw level 6-6 after 25 mins. about 3 hours ago from mobile web 22. Idris goes close off Roberts cross kick. Knights hold out. about 3 hours ago from mobile web 21. Sensational try to Patten. Idris makes easy bust through Taia, flicks to El Masri who gets it to Patten. Dogs 12-6 after 35 mins. about 3 hours ago from mobile web 20. Patten gets 2 as Holdsworth and Stagg combine to put Patten in once more. BUL 18-6 at Halftime. about 3 hours ago from mobile web 19. QF3 Halftime: Bulldogs 18 lead Knights 6. One way traffic last 10 mins. Idris, Morris, Stagg, Hannant, Ennis & Goodwin best. about 3 hours ago from mobile web 18. News from the Gold Coast, Mat Rogers taken to hospital for precautionary reasons after landing on head. Get well champ. about 3 hours ago from mobile web 17. Second Half underway, time for Mullen and Gidley to take control to give Knights hope. about 2 hours ago from mobile web 16. Goodwin claims try but foot in touch. about 2 hours ago from mobile web 15. Stagg and Idris making a mockery of Newcastle's right side defence. about 2 hours ago from mobile web 14. Spear tackle on Morris by Hilder... Didn't look great, on report. about 2 hours ago from mobile web 13. Dureau claims try after the '2nd' kick by Mullen. Patten doesn't clean it up. Houston gets another kick on it late that's the difference. about 2 hours ago from mobile web 12. Try given! We have a contest. Dureau converts. BUL 18-12; Mullen knocks on from kick off. about 2 hours ago from mobile web 11. Knights hold out on line gallantly. about 2 hours ago from mobile web 10. Yileen Gordon makes his presence felt... For the first time this season. about 2 hours ago from mobile web 9. That's more like the Yileen Gordon I know... Error. about 2 hours ago from mobile web 8. Ennis pulls off a great tackle on Gidley to save a try. Hazem makes a break! about 2 hours ago from mobile web 7. El Masri will take a penalty shot to probably ice the game with 68 mins gone. about 2 hours ago from mobile web 6. BUL 20 lead NEW 12. Don't like Knights chances now. about 2 hours ago from mobile web 5. Gus Gould is right. The Knights are only down by 8 but haven't really been in it. about 2 hours ago from mobile web 4. Ben Hannant seals it off a Michael Ennis short ball. Dogs out to 26-12 lead with 6 mins left. about 2 hours ago from mobile web 3. Simpson uses Stagg as a tent peg. Time for 2 more from El Masri. BUL 28-12. about 2 hours ago from mobile web 2. El Masri MISSES! Won't assume again... BUL 26-12 in final minute. about 2 hours ago from mobile web 1. QF3 Final Score: Bulldogs 26 def. Newcastle 12. Hannant, Idris, Patten, Ennis, Stagg and Eastwood best. about 2 hours ago from mobile web ===================================================================== Final Score 3rd Qualifying Final 2009 BULLDOGS 26 Tries: L Patten 2, J Morris, B Hannant. Goals: H El Masri 5/5. Defeated NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS 12 Tries: J Sau, S Dureau. Goals: K Gidley 1/1, S Dureau 1/1. @ ANZ Stadium, Sydney. Saturday 12 September 2009. Official Man of the Match: TBC, Bulldogs. NSC Man of the Match: Ben Hannant, Bulldogs. Glenn Lazarus Player of the Finals Points: 5 - Ben Hannant, Bulldogs. 2 - Jamal Idris, Bulldogs. 1 - David Stagg, Bulldogs. Game Rating: 2 out of 5. One Line Game Review: This wasn't a great game of football, as the Knights were poor and the Bulldogs just their consistent selves even without Kimmorley. ===================================================================== What the result means? The Bulldogs get a week off and a birth in the Preliminary Finals (will face winner of Titans-Eels) and the Knights are finished for 2009. Below is the Qualifying Finals Review & first look at the Elimination Finals Matchups Video.

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