Morris a major influence as Bulldogs win again


Brett Morris continued his sensational form on Saturday, claiming two tries as Canterbury Bulldogs edged out Wests Tigers 32-22 at ANZ Stadium.

Morris' brace took the winger's tally to seven tries in three matches since he returned from a serious knee injury last month.

However, the Bulldogs were made to work hard to earn a fourth win in succession as the Tigers put up a brave fight in the absence of James Tedesco, Aaron Woods and Robbie Farah.

A stunning cut-out pass from Greg Eastwood enabled Morris to lay on a try for Moses Mbye, making it 6-4 after Kevin Naiqama opened the scoring for Wests.

Yet the visitors led 14-4 when a stunning 90-metre score from Josh Addo-Carr was converted by Mitch Moses, the half-back having earlier kicked a penalty.

Morris' first try reduced the Bulldogs' deficit and they went in level at the break after a superb offload from Sam Kasiano led to Josh Reynolds dashing through and putting Will Hopoate clear under the posts, Moses adding another two-pointer before half-time for Wests at the other end.

Jacob Liddle marked his debut with a four-pointer that put the Tigers back in front, but a key moment followed as Jordan Rankin spilled the ball with the try-line looming.

The Bulldogs ruthlessly capitalised, Morris going over again before scores from Curtis Rona and Sam Perrett sealed victory.