Craig Young of the Dragons runs the ball during the round 15 NRL match between the St George Illawarra Dragons and the Canterbury Bulldogs at WIN Stadium
Craig Young of the Dragons runs the ball during the round 15 NRL match between the St George Illawarra Dragons and the Canterbury Bulldogs at WIN Stadium Mark Nolan - Getty Images

Dogs go second over Dragons

CANTERBURY survived a late St George Illawarra fight-back to run out 28-20 winners in Wollongong on Friday night to move into second spot on the ladder.

The Bulldogs were coasting when leading 28-6 shortly after half-time thanks to try doubles from Josh Reynolds and Josh Morris, but having shown little life over the opening 50 minutes the Dragons surged back to give the visitors a fright.

Three tries in the space of 15 minutes brought the Dragons to within eight points with a quarter-hour remaining.

But Jamie Soward's missed conversion of Matt Cooper's 65th-minute try kept the Bulldogs out of reach as the home side lost its fifth game in six matches.

"Our first half was great, we came out and did what we wanted to do, and then I don't know what happened," star Bulldogs full-back Ben Barba told Grandstand.

Read the full match report at ABC news online.



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