Bulldogs up and running with first NRL victory over winless Dragons


St George Illawarra Dragons head coach Paul McGregor saw the pressure on his position increase as his winless side were beaten 22-2 by Canterbury Bulldogs.

The Dragons remain the only team yet to taste victory in the NRL this season and, having won just two of their past 14 games, time would appear to be running out for McGregor to save his job.

Canterbury came into the game having failed to record a victory in 2020 themselves, but they finally got up and running as Nick Meaney scored 14 points.

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The Bulldogs actually fell behind to Zac Lomax's penalty but that was as good as it got for the Dragons.

Adam Elliott dummied before powering over to put Canterbury on the board, with Meaney converting the try before adding two penalties to give the Bulldogs a 10-2 lead at the interval.

Meaney touched down in the corner to increase the advantage after the break and Reimis Smith wrapped up the rout nine minutes from time by collecting a high kick to score a third Canterbury try.

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