Bulldogs survive late Wests Tigers surge

March 20, 2023 6:23 am

Viliame Kikau makes a bust at Belmore.

Viliame Kikau and the Bulldogs survived a late surge from Apisai Koroisau and the Wests Tigers to hold on to a 26-22 victory in their NRL round three clash.

The Bulldogs were set to cruise towards victory with a 20-lead after 66 minutes but the Wests Tigers ran in three tries in four minutes to set up a thrilling finale.

Wests Tigers skipper Api Koroisau lead from the front, making 44 tackles in his third game as a Tiger.

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The Bulldogs celebrate Hayze Perham’s first try [ Source: NRL] 

His former Panther Kikau was placed on report in the 57th minute for a dangerous contact.

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