A young gun finds “a home” while dogs break the three-year drought with an “amazing” twist – big hits

The Bulldogs have recorded their first consecutive victories since 2019 after beating the Tigers 36-6.

The Bulldogs hit first through hooker Jeremy Marshall-King, but it wasn’t long before the Tigers responded.

However, this was the only attempt by the Tigers until the final minute.

The Bulldogs racked up a total of six tries, including a double to Jake Averillo, a 90-yard interception try to Aaron Schoupp and a fine four to rookie Kurtis Morrin.

The Tigers got a consolation test with James Tamou going under the posts less than a minute before the end.

Neither side escaped unscathed. Alex Twal suffered a head injury, Starford To’A suffered an ankle injury and Morrin came out with a shoulder injury shortly after his attempt.

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The Bulldogs have recorded consecutive wins for the first time since 2019 and have scored 30 points or more in two consecutive games for the first time since 2016.

It looks like his attack has finally been launched with interim coach Mick Potter, who told the Fox League ahead of the 14th round win over the Eels that the key change he has made has been to get the forwards distributed the ball more.

The Bulldogs surprised the Eels with a 34-4 victory and backed it up with an impressive second half against the Tigers.

“It’s a traveling road show. Last Monday at Accor Stadium, this afternoon is Commbank Stadium, what a twist, “said Fox League commentator Andrew Voss.

“It’s a twist. They were the last and now they’re not just winning, they’re increasing those scores and they’re good to see, amazing.”

“It’s amazing for the Bulldogs … over 30 points again,” added Greg Alexander.

Jake Averillo hit a double, Aaron Schoupp scored 243 running yards and Josh Addo-Carr impressed with 138 running yards, nine innings, a try assist, a line break and a line break assist.

Meanwhile, five of the Dogs’ forwards broke 100 meters running with Max King’s 165 meters leading the way.

“It’s just confidence, after what they did at the Eels last week, they’re getting confidence and I think that’s what they needed,” Nathan Hindmarsh told The Matty Johns Show.

“Sometimes you can guess or doubt your ability, but I think even the forwards created a great platform for the halves to do their job and they were deserving winners.”

Matty Johns added, “You can see the sides that have been under the gun for a few years, when things start to spin, like the atmosphere, everything takes off.”


The Tigers ’tenuous attack, and more specifically, their last tackle options, were criticized after they had only managed two tries against the Bulldogs.

They had only 39 percent of possession, but could not get much when they had the ball.

The Tigers ’disorganized attack came to light when Luke Brooks received a ball from the hospital and was locked up by the Dogs before he could pass it.

The moment came just seconds after a break in the game, which commentator Andrew Voss and analyst Greg Alexander thought should have given them time to prepare for their next play.

“Boy who is a pedestrian following a restarted work to produce this,” Voss said.

“It’s also exploding because of that, it was a dog’s breakfast,” Alexander added.

“A couple of very disappointing tackles there after the stoppage in play. They had time to get organized … the confusion of the Tigers.”

Later in the game, Jackson Hastings tried to get a shot back from the right side for the ball just in front of the goal.

“Hastings unloads the ball in the middle and asks To’a to kick it and that’s pretty hard,” Alexander said.

“There is no polishing in the Tigers’ last tackle plays, zero reward so far in the second half and they didn’t deserve it,” Voss added.

The Tigers’ afternoon was cut short when a Brooks cross-field shot went over the side line, prompting Voss to declare that his last tackle plays “have gotten worse.”

“There is no doubt that they were disappointed this afternoon, whether it was the pressure of the dogs or the execution of the kicks. There was no weapon at all, “Alexander said.


It looks like Jake Averillo has finally found his place alongside the Bulldogs, with the 21-year-old scoring four tries in his two games as a winger.

Averillo lit up the stage in the Bulldogs ’14th round victory over the Eels with two attempts, one of which came out of an exciting interception. He backed it in his 36-12 win over the Tigers on Sunday with two more attempts.

Averillo started the season as a defensive midfielder before being eliminated in round 3. He returned at 17 in round 4 in the center, but last week interim coach Mick Potter called for him to be sidelined. and has done wonders.

He came out of the simulated half to score his first four points, showing the intelligence to recognize when the Tigers only had one marker.

“He’s a great football runner. He only had to run five meters, but his speed put him between the two Tigers defenders,” said Greg Alexander.

Averillo’s second attempt was made when Jacob Kiraz took the ball to the ground and set it up before putting it on the ground just before he died.

“Are we seeing Averillo as a winger and are we wondering if he will play in the midfield again? Maybe not, it could be where the NRL is headed, “said Fox League commentator Andrew Voss.

Corey Parker agreed, saying Averillo had finally found his “home” next to the dogs.

“He’s been looking for a position for the last few years, but he’s found some home in the side role,” he said.

“He made a nice individual effort before crashing to give the Bulldogs a 12-6 lead.”

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Bulldogs: 1. Jake Averillo 2. Jacob Kiraz 3. Aaron Schoupp 4. Corey Allan 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Matt Burton 7. Kyle Flanagan 8. Max King 9. Jeremy Marshall-King 10. Paul Vaughan 11. Josh Jackson 15. Corey Waddell 13. Tevita Pangai Junior 12. Raymond Faitala-Mariner 14. Zach Dockar-Clay 16. Joe Stimson 17. Kurtis Morrin

Tigers: 1. Daine Laurie 2. David Nofoaluma 3. Starford To’a 4. Asu Kepaoa 5. Ken Maumalo 6. Luke Brooks 7. Jackson Hastings 15. Alex Twal 9. Jacob Liddle 10. Zane Musgrove 11. Luke Garner 12. Kelma Tuilagi 13. Joe Ofahengaue 8. James Tamou 14. Fa’amanu Brown 16. Adam Doueihi 17. Alex Seyfarth

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