22 Mar 2009

El Magic pulls rabbit out of hat for Bulldogs

8:12 am on 22 March 2009

The Bulldogs have beaten Penrith 28-26 with Hazem El Masri's last-gasp conversion sealing a dramatic National Rugby League encounter in Sydney.

El Masri converted Ben Roberts' 78th-minute try eight metres inside the touchline in a cruel result for the hosts, who had held an eight-point lead at half-time.

In other games, St George Illawarra beat Gold Coast 16-10 in Wollongong and North Queensland thrashed West Tigers 42-14 in Townsville.