It was the way that any player would want to start at a new club, and for Krisnan Inu, he excelled – with the former Eel and Warrior scoring two tries and 3 conversions, for a total of 14 points on debut for the club.
The game was relatively even in the first-half, before the Dogs took over the game – with Inu starring in attack, and fullback Ben Barba starring in defence, pulling off two try-saving tackles.
The Bulldogs were also disallowed a try from Sam Kasiano, after it was ruled that the prop forward had impeded two players, and thus the try was not awarded.
The win pleased Bulldogs coach Des Hasler, and he was excited to have a talent like Krisnan Inu join the club, in a mid-season transfer.
“He’s played in two grand finals and lots of Test footy and he is a handy acquisition for us given the extent of injuries we’ve had to our inside backs,” he said.
Roosters captain Braith Anasta felt like he was a part of yet another wrong refereeing call – after the club stalwart believed that Dogs back Tim Lafai had knocked the ball on, in the lead-up to a try for the Dogs.
At the time, Robinson said it was fine, before coming to Anasta when the game was lost, admitting that he had got it wrong.
“He told me he didn’t see it,” Anasta said.
“It didn’t cost us the game but it’s so frustrating as it keeps happening to us.
“He then comes to me at 30-12 and says ‘sorry Braith I got that one wrong’.”
“It’s too late then.”