Bulldogs get the chocolates as Easter Bunnies melt
A RUTHLESS and brutal Bulldogs made bunnies out of South Sydney posting a stunning 42-12 Good Friday demolition of the 2014 NRL champions at ANZ Stadium.
The Dogs' power game smashed Souths into submission, scoring six first-half tries on the back of 63% of possession.
Canterbury ran for more than 1000 metres in the first half, forcing the Rabbitohs to make almost 100 more tackles than the 136 the Bulldogs made.
Injured Rabbitohs forward Sam Burgess (neck) would have made some difference but he would not have stopped the monster Bulldogs' pack from rolling over their bewildered rivals at will.
Josh Morris, playing his 200th game, crossed twice in the first half, his second try the most bizarre he is ever likely to score when Souths forward Paul Carter gifted him a four-pointer after foolishly trying to off-load in his own in goal when gang tackled by the Bulldogs.
South Sydney never threatened the Bulldogs' line in the first half when Canterbury was cheered from ANZ Stadium by their blue and white army with a stunning 32-0 lead.
Souths had to be first to score in the second half but when Luke Keary was denied a try because Bulldogs half Moses Mybe was taken out of play, Canterbury's response was to punish them with a try to winger Curtis Rona for a 36-0 lead after 60 minutes.
With the Bulldogs threatening to charge towards a half century, late inclusion Michael Oldfield finally broke Souths' Good Friday drought in the 62nd minute after some great lead-up work by Keary.