Bulldogs halt four-match losing run


Canterbury Bulldogs halted a four-match losing streak with a 16-2 victory over St George Illawarra Dragons on Monday.

Bulldogs coach Des Hasler has come under pressure during a run that culminated in a humiliating 38-0 defeat to Penrith Panthers last time out.

But a strong second-half showing earned the hosts two much-needed points at ANZ Stadium.

Canterbury wasted an early opportunity to go in front when Brett Morris inexplicably spilled a pass from twin brother Josh that had him in the clear.

Gareth Widdop's penalty goal was all that separated the teams at the break, but Josh Morris showed his sibling how it should be done shortly after the restart by touching down following an inside pass from Will Hopoate.

Michael Lichaa then found a gap in the Dragons' defence to dive for the line, before Marcelo Montoya - who re-signed with the Bulldogs for the next three seasons last Tuesday - rounded off the scoring with a scrappy third try for Hasler's side.

Twelfth-placed Canterbury have now won 10 of their last 11 matches against the Dragons, who are fifth.