Dogs at devastating best

THE Bulldogs have unleashed again to devastate the Roosters with a 30-26 victory.

They ran in three early tries and were looking to have a night out in front of home fans before Accor Stadium descended into chaos, with three failing HIAs, and another sent off in what played out to be eight minutes of madness.
The collisions also continued to hurt the Bulldogs in the second half, with Harrison Edwards taken from the field on a medicab with a neck injury to join Blake Taaffe and prop Chris Patolo (shoulder) in the casualty ward.
After Reed Mahoney forced an error, the Bulldogs opened the scoring in just their first touch of the football with Taaffe creating an overlap out of the scrum and sliding over the line to score.
A costly Rooster error handed the Bulldogs another chance at points and it was Matt Burton who strolled over and then kicked for a 12-0 lead.
Things went from bad to worse for the Roosters when Viliame Kikau left the winger in his wake and Burton backed up on his inside to make it two tries in six minutes before Sam Hughes crashed over just before half time.
However, the Roosters fought back, with the Bulldogs hanging on to a six-point lead before Burton stretched the lead back to 10.
The Roosters went in again but that was as far they could go to reduce the deficit.
Bulldogs coach Cameron Ciraldo said his side was outstanding.
“We thought the first 30 minutes was the best footy we have played but we probably had our worst 40 minutes in the second half,” he said.
The Bulldogs head to Melbourne to meet with the Storm from 6pm on Friday.
Other results: The Knock On Effect NSW Cup, Bulldogs 20 d Roosters 14; Jersey Flegg Cup, Bulldogs v Roosters match postponed.