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Dog Reynolds stars in NRL golden-point win

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 23/04/2016 Matt Encarnacion
Josh Reynolds © Brendon Thorne/Getty Images Josh Reynolds

A 35-metre Josh Reynolds field goal has given Canterbury a thrilling 21-20 golden-point win over Gold Coast.

Reynolds' shot on Saturday afternoon came just one set after counterpart Tyrone Roberts sailed one wide, handing the home side a crucial seven-tackle set to set up the fifth NRL win of the season.

The Bulldogs' pivot starred in wet conditions at ANZ Stadium, staking a claim to regain his NSW State of Origin jumper by also creating two tries in the win.

The home side appeared headed for a cruisy win when Reynolds set up Josh Jackson to kick their lead out to 12 points in the 53rd minute.

But back-to-back tries to David Mead and Josh Hoffman in the space of seven minutes brought the game to life, setting up a grandstand finish for the modest 11,450 crowd.

Roberts was run off a field goal before kicking in haste in the final minutes, while counterpart Moses Mbye managed to get one off, only to be charged down by Ryan James.

Josh Morris picked up the ricochet with 30 seconds remaining, but took a stab that missed.

The Bulldogs had earlier taken a six-point advantage into the sheds, despite Titans back-rower Zeb Taia nabbing first points in the ninth minute.

Tries to both Bulldogs wingers Sam Perrett and Curtis Rona helped gain the lead, before Mbye found Will Hopoate for a crucial try just before the break.

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