NRL: Brett Morris bags double in Canterbury Bulldogs' NRL win over Tigers

Brett Morris of the Bulldogs runs with the ball during the round 16 NRL match between the Canterbury Bulldogs and Brisbane Broncos. Photo / Getty Images.
Brett Morris of the Bulldogs runs with the ball during the round 16 NRL match between the Canterbury Bulldogs and Brisbane Broncos. Photo / Getty Images.

Canterbury have consolidated their spot in the NRL top four with a gutsy 32-22 win over the Wests Tigers.

Bulldogs winger Brett Morris continued his extraordinary try-scoring blitz, bagging his second double in as many weeks to take his tally to seven tries in just three matches.

The former NSW State of Origin winger could have had four but was twice denied by try-saving tackles from Kevin Naiqama either side of halftime.

Morris' effort was matched by prop Sam Kasiano, who set up two tries in a dynamic first stint upon introduction in the middle of the first half.

In front of a crowd of 16,212 at a wet ANZ Stadium, and without State of Origin duo Josh Jackson and David Klemmer, the Bulldogs were twice forced to come from behind against a gallant Tigers outfit.

The visitors led 14-4 when Kasiano turned the game, twice handling possession to put Morris over in the 27th minute before offloading to a runaway Josh Reynolds in the ensuing set.

The Tigers, who had key trio Robbie Farah, Aaron Woods and James Tedesco also on Origin duty, regained the lead when debutant Jacob Liddle crossed just after halftime.

They could have kicked further ahead when Tim Simona broke into the backfield a minute later, but fill-in fullback Jordan Rankin spilled an easy catch with the tryline begging.

Instead Canterbury fought back again, Morris completing his double in the 60th minute before Sam Perrett extended the Bulldogs' winning streak to four with a try on fulltime.

The loss for the Tigers, who had strong performances from Naiqama, Mitchell Moses and Tim Grant, leaves them in 11th spot, two points out of the top eight.

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