NRL ScoreCentre: Canterbury Bulldogs vs Wests Tigers, live scores, stats and results

Canterbury are trying to back up their incredible win from last week as they take on the Wests Tigers. Follow our ScoreCentre for all live scores and stats.

Earlier, the Raiders survived a dramatic comeback at Newcastle to secure a 20-18 win.

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Canberra Raiders survive a fierce fight back from Newcastle Knights to claim a dramatic victory

Nick Cotric smiles and is hugged by two of his teammates
Nick Cotric opened the scoring for the Raiders.(Getty Images: Mark Nolan)

Hudson Young’s last-minute solo try saved Canberra’s blushes as the Raiders held off the Knights to record a dramatic 20-18 victory.

With the Raiders running out of trade options due to injury and James Schiller nursing a collarbone injury in back play, Young spotted Kalyn Ponga out of position on the third tackle to kick in. behind the line and go under the posts.

“I thought we had to get away from us,” Young told ABS Grandstand after the game.

“[I] I don’t know why I kicked, but I did.”

Young was more certain when speaking to Fox Sports, however, saying the move kicked off during the week.

“I saw it [Ponga] on the short side and I actually told one of our coaches that I was going to try and do it this week, so [I’m] happy to have succeeded,” he said.

“I’m just playing soccer and loving my time right now.”

The Raiders were down four at the time after the Knights produced a stunning comeback from 14-0 to 14-18 with time counting down.

The Raiders had run in three unanswered tries in 14 first-half minutes through Nick Cotric, Matthew Timoko and Xavier Savage.

But the Knights, who were easily second in the top 40, fired back through Nick Cotric just before halftime, sparking a spectacular comeback that bought them within two minutes of a remarkable victory.

Kurt Mann runs with the ball under his left arm with Canberra Raiders players all around him
Kurt Mann hit back for the Knights before the break.(Getty Images: Mark Nolan)

With Ponga visibly afflicted with a stomach ache, the Knights had a great chance of tying the Raiders.

However, a late shot on Ponga from Elliott Whitehead which saw the Englishman sent to the trash and reported gave the Knights the impetus to crush their hosts.

Mat Croker crossed in the next game with the Raiders at 12, followed shortly after by Edrick Lee to give the Knights a two lead.

Lee thought he had a second with nine minutes left after Xavier Savage’s attempt to keep a 40:20 attempt in play backfired.

However, the Raiders received huge relief when the Bunker correctly ruled that Mat Croker struck when he challenged Savage.

The move proved crucial when Young bounced off a tackle before scrambling to give Jamal Fogarty a simple conversion in front of the posts to save the win.

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