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 Canterbury Bulldogs
Next Game: The Season has finished
Brooks leads Tigers' big four to victory
23 Apr 2017
Luke Brooks set up the match-winning NRL try for the Wests Tigers on Sunday as they beat Canterbury 18-12 at ANZ Stadium.

Luke Brooks put a month of Wests Tigers turmoil behind them on Sunday, setting up the match-winning try in an 18-12 NRL victory over Canterbury.

With scores locked and four minutes to play at ANZ Stadium, Brooks found space on the left edge before he grubbered for winger Kevin Naiqama to score thanks to a lucky deflection off Josh Jackson.

The only of the so-called big four to have re-signed for next year, Brooks starred in his return from a hamstring injury after being cleared on match eve.

"It will be good for his confidence," coach Ivan Cleary said.

"You could definitely see that the boys had a bit of a lift.

"He gives us a lot more options in the kicking game and in attack."

He wasn't alone, as each of the big names put a turbulent period behind them to claim only their third win of the season.

Against his likely future club, captain Aaron Woods was booed before kick-off but clocked up 172 metres in a monster effort.

He was given the Anzac Medal as man of the match, but was still jeered by Tigers fans.

"Fans pay their money, I guess they can do whatever they want," Cleary said

"I think he showed out there today where his focus is at the moment."

James Tedesco set up their other try for the re-signed David Nofoaluma and regularly looked threatening in attack.

Mitchell Moses also kicked four from four, and provided the pass to Brooks in the match-winning play just as he shaped for a second field-goal attempt.

Leading 10-6 at the break, the Tigers looked as if they had let the match slip until late in the game.

After Marcelo Montoya scored the Bulldogs' only first-half try, they levelled the scores at 10-10 early in the second when Kerrod Holland crossed to complete a 12-pass movement.

Canterbury had the lead in the 54th minute when Holland slotted over a penalty goal, and for a while it looked like they might hold on.

But the match swung when Chris Lawrence was denied a chance to chase down a Tedesco grubber in the 68th minute.

The Tigers were awarded a penalty and Moses levelled the scores on his boot, while Brenko Lee was sent to the sin-bin for the block.

"I thought the 10-minute on the sin binning was harsh - very harsh," Bulldogs coach Des Hasler said.

"The penalty was probably warranted, but not a sin bin."

It was on his edge that Brooks found the Bulldogs short for the match-winning try.

The Bulldogs could come under the microscope from the NRL over the use of the concussion protocol.

After Greg Eastwood's head collected the knee of Tedesco, the trainer appeared to signal for a concussion check.

But Eastwood remained in the defensive line and forced an error from Moses, before he eventually left the field and passed the test.

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Last Game: The Bulldogs won against the Sydney City Roosters 32 - 26 at Telstra Stadium, Australia (5101 days ago)  game results here
 Canterbury Bulldogs Season 0 Stats (All games)
 Total Games Played 26 
 Away Games 26 
    Away Wins 17 
 Home Games
    Home Wins
 Total Tries: 50 
 Total Goals: 37 
 Total Field Goals:
 Total Points For: 613 
 Total Points Against: 568 
 Leagues the Canterbury Bulldogs are in
1995 Winfield Cup, 1996 Optus Cup, 1997 Superleague Telstra Cup, 1998 Trials, 1998 NRL Season, 1998 NRL Finals, 1999 NRL Country Carnival, 1999 NRL Season, 1999 NRL Finals, 2000 NRL Season, 2001 NRL Pre-Season, 2001 NRL Season, 2001 Bartercard Cup, 2001 NRL Season, 2001 NRL Finals, 2002 NRL Season, 2003 NRL Season,

 Players in 2002
Braith Anasta, Brent Sherwin, Corey Hughes, Darrell Trindall, Darren Smith, Dennis Scott, Gavin Lester, Glen Hughes, Hazem El Masri, Jamie Feeney, Luke Patten, Mark O'Meley, Nigel Vagana, Paul Rauhihi, Steve Price, Steve Reardon, Tony Grimaldi, Travis Norton, Willie Mason, Willie Talau,

 Players in 2001
Adam Peek, Adam Perry, Barry Ward, Brett Howland, Craig Polla-Mounter, Darren Britt, David Thompson, Royce Simms, Shane Marteene, Shane Perry, Steven Hughes, Steven Price, Troy Stone,

 Players in 2000
. Mason, Brad Clyde, Daryl Halligan, Jason Hetherington, Nathan Sologinkin, Reardon Steve, Ricky Stuart, Rod Silva,

 Players in 1999
Luke Stuart, Mitch Healey, Robert Relf,
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Last Results

Friday, 9 May, 2003
Canterbury 32
Sydney City 26

Friday, 2 May, 2003
Canterbury 18
Warriors 12

Saturday, 26 Apr, 2003
Canberra 26
Canterbury 22

Saturday, 19 Apr, 2003
St George 24
Canterbury 14

Friday, 11 Apr, 2003
Newcastle 12
Canterbury 6

Friday, 4 Apr, 2003
Canterbury 30
Parramatta 10

Saturday, 29 Mar, 2003
Canterbury 38
Wests Tigers 6

Sunday, 23 Mar, 2003
Warriors 24
Canterbury 20

Saturday, 15 Mar, 2003
Canterbury 34
South Sydney 26

Friday, 6 Sep, 2002
Canterbury 25
Brisbane 18

Round 10
May 17th - 18th
Pos  Team Name  P
 1   Canberra   16 
 2   Brisbane   14 
 3   Warriors   14 
 4   Sydney City   12 
 5   Melbourne   12 
 6   Newcastle   12 
 7   Penrith   12 
 8   Canterbury   10 
 9   St George   10 
 10   Eagles   8 
 11   Cowboys   8 
 12   Sharks   6 
 13   Wests Tigers   6 
 14   Parramatta   4 
 15   South Sydney   2 
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