In a match that saw some incredibly skilful tries from all points of the park, the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs have an entertaining 42-28 affair against the North Sydney Bears.

Both teams played high quality footy with the half-time score being 16-all in what was a see-sawing match, but it would be a period at the start of the second half where the Bulldogs scored 20 unanswered points that would prove to be the difference.

The game began in curious circumstances, with Rhyse Martin coming off in the opening minute to qualify for the Intrust Super Premiership NSW finals series, and leaving the Bulldogs with 16 men for the entire game.