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Knights downed on home soil by the Bulldogs

The nib Newcastle Knights have been defeated 32-2 by the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs on Friday night at McDonald Jones Stadium.

The Bulldogs proved too good at the home of the Knights running in six tries to the Knights nil.

The red and blue will fly down to Melbourne next Sunday, looking to bounce back against the Storm at AAMI Park.


1st min - The match kicked off in wet conditions at McDonald Jones Stadium and in front of 21,204 Members and supporters.

7th min - Bulldogs fullback Connor Tracey was sent to the sin-bin for a professional foul on David Armstrong following the fullbacks colliding on a kick chase.

The Knights took early points with a penalty goal from close to in front with Hastings converting.

14th min - The Dogs would post the first try after Josh Addo-Carr regathered the ball from a chip and chase to score the away side's first.

27th min - Addo-Carr notched his second of the night to extend the Bulldogs lead.

A shift to the Bulldogs left freed up the winger to dive over in the corner.

40th min - Th away side took a 10-2 lead into the break.

47th min - The Bulldogs extended their lead when Jacob Preston crashed over following a short ball close to the line.

54th min - Dogs halfback Toby Sexton was sent to the sin-bin for a professional foul on Jayden Brailey.

61st min - Canterbury-Bankstwon moved further in front when Josh Curran slid into the in-goal after kicking the ball following a deflection off Brailey.

67th min - The Dogs sealed the two points with Preston adding a second.

74th min - Bronson Xerri added a late four-pointer for the away side crashing over close to the line.

78th min - Jacob Saifiti was sent to the sin-bin for head butting Reed Mahoney. The Dogs added a late penalty goal.

80th min - The match finished with the Bulldogs finishing 30-2 victors.


The Knights will travel down to Melbourne to play the Storm next Sunday at AAMI Park.