24 May 2014

Roosters accuse Dogs of diving after big win

6:38 am on 24 May 2014

A big second half saw the Sydney Roosters thrash the Bulldogs 32-12 in their National Rugby League clash in Sydney.

The Roosters led 10-8 at the break and scored 18 points in eight minutes midway through the second half to claim their sixth win of the season in the round 11 clash.

Afterwards, the Roosters coach Trent Robinson and captain Anthony Minichiello accused the Canterbury players of diving for penalties in a sensational aftermath to the NRL Premiers' win at ANZ Stadium.

Bulldogs skipper Michael Ennis and fullback Sam Perrett drew the ire of the Roosters in two separate incidents on the stroke of half-time.

In the first, Perrett stayed down after a high hit from James Maloney, and then Ennis lay low after a tackle from Sam Moa on the Roosters line.

Neither Dog was replaced under the NRL's new concussion rules.