Full Time
80:00
7:50pm Fri April 13, 2018
Round 6 - WIN Stadium - Crowd: 17882
80min

It is Fulltime and the Dragons make it 6 in a row, defeating the Sharks 40-20 at WIN Stadium. Stay tuned for the Match Report and 3,2,1's coming up later on tonight @LeagueUnlimited.

78min

Edrick Lee now races away and is tackled around the ankles by Euan Aitken and that was first class!

78min

Ava Seumanufagai knocks on close to the line. Dragons scrum 10m out from their own line.

78min

Dragons have the numbers and Kurt Capewell intercept! He is tackled 40m out. Sharks hang on and are now a chance.

77min

Chad Townsend gets a hospital pass and loses the ball. Dragons on the attack!

75min

Tariq Sims tries to power over the line but is held up by Josh Dugan and Chad Townsend. Dragons still on the attack, Sharks out on their feet.

74min

Luke Lewis knocks on a crossfield kick. He is injured and come from the field. Dragons scrum 10m out.

73min

Another short kickoff and Matt Moylan knocks on. Luke Lewis down injured now...as if things couldn't get any worse!

72min

Conversion: Dragons
Kicked by Gareth Widdop.

Gareth Widdop adds the extras. Dragons lead 40-20.

Dragons lead Dragons 40 - 20 Sharks
70min

Try: Dragons
Scored by Euan Aitken. Kick to come.

Euan Aitken hits a beautiful line close to the line off a flat ball from Ben Hunt. Dragons lead 38-20 kick to come.

Dragons lead Dragons 38 - 20 Sharks
70min

Cameron McInnes grubbers in goal and gets the repeat set as Josh Dugan grounds it in goal. Dropout Sharks.

69min

Penalty Dragons - Against Ava Seumanufagai for a leg pull and the Dragons find the line 40m out.

67min

Matt Moylan loses the ball on the first tackle off the scrum.

66min

Huge hit from Kurt Capewell on Tyson Frizell and he loses the ball. Sharks scrum on halfway.

65min

Conversion: Dragons
Kicked by Gareth Widdop.

Gareth Widdop adds the extras. Dragons lead 34-20.

Dragons lead Dragons 34 - 20 Sharks
64min

Try: Dragons
Scored by Jack de Belin. Kick to come.

Jack de Belin scores a soft try close to the line, wrestling away 3 defenders to score. Dragons 32-20 kick to come.

Dragons lead Dragons 32 - 20 Sharks
63min

Jason Nightingale gets the ball after offload #99 from the Dragons and then Matt Moylan puts him into touch, but he gets the ball away and Trent Hodkinson catches it and is taken over the sideline. Dragons scrum.

60min

VIDEO REFEREE - NO TRY - Luke Lewis puts in a kicks towards the in goal along the ground and Nene Macdonald and Valentine Holmes seemingly miss it, however replays show Holmes gets a finger to the ball AND IT IS A KNOCK ON. . Scrum Dragons 10m out.

59min

Conversion: Sharks
Kicked by Chad Townsend.

Chad Townsend lands the conversion. Dragons lead 28-20.

Dragons lead Dragons 28 - 20 Sharks
58min

Try: Sharks
Scored by Ricky Leutele. Kick to come.

Trent Hodkinson hits Ricky Leutele on the chest with a short ball close to the line and Leutele scores. Dragons lead 28-18 kick to come.

Dragons lead Dragons 28 - 18 Sharks
57min

Tyson Frizell goes close and offloads but it is intercepted by Ricky Leutele. Sharks continue to hang in.

56min

Penalty Dragons - Against Chad Townsend close to the line, not getting back the 10m. Dragons take the tap!

54min

Short kickoff by the Dragons and Paul Vaughan gets it back and then is stripped by Matt Moylan but Dragons get the feed 40m out.

53min

Conversion: Sharks
Attempted by Chad Townsend.

Chad Townsend from the sideline misses. Score remains Dragons 28-14.

Dragons lead Dragons 28 - 14 Sharks
52min

Try: Sharks
Scored by Valentine Holmes. Kick to come.

Josh Dugan gets a great offload attracting 4 defenders to put Holmes over in the corner. They are hanging in Cronulla!

Dragons lead Dragons 28 - 14 Sharks
51min

Great kick on the last by Trent Hodkinson and Edrick Lee and Ricky Leutele push Jason Nightingale back in goal for a dropout.

50min

The Dragons have gone up another level now as the Sharks struggle to get out of their own half.

48min

Conversion: Dragons
Kicked by Gareth Widdop.

Gareth Widdop makes no mistake and all of the sudden it is 28-10 to St George.

Dragons lead Dragons 28 - 10 Sharks
46min

Try: Dragons
Scored by Paul Vaughan. Kick to come.

Paul Vaughan reaches out to score close to the line after a Cameron McInnes dummy and he is too strong. Dragons lead 26-10 kick to come.

Dragons lead Dragons 26 - 10 Sharks
45min

INJURY UPDATE - Andrew Fifita will not be back. Suspected knee injury. Horrendous news for Sharks fans!

44min

Penalty Sharks - Against Gareth Widdop for being in front of Ben Hunt's kick on the last. Sharks find the line 35m from their own line.

43min

Conversion: Dragons
Kicked by Gareth Widdop.

Gareth Widdop converts and the Dragons are breathing fire early in the Second Half. Dragons lead 22-10

Dragons lead Dragons 22 - 10 Sharks
41min

Try: Dragons
Scored by Matthew Dufty. Kick to come.

Matthew Dufty splits them again off a standing start. Absolutely electric at the line and he raced 30m to score another amazing try!

Dragons lead Dragons 20 - 10 Sharks
40min

Chad Townsend loses the ball on the last and Jack de Belin belts him to boot. Dragons ball on halfway.

40min

We are underway at WIN Stadium in the Second Half!

40min

It is Halftime! And what sensational first half of football in the local derby. The Dragons lead 16-10 thanks to a whooping 4 Penalty Goals from Gareth Widdop. This game has had everything so far! Don't move..well go get a beer or 2 cause the second half will be unreal! Stay tuned @LeagueUnlimited it's all happening!

40min

Valentine Holmes goes for the corner but it tumbled into touch by Matthew Dufty and Tariq Sims. A knock on by Gareth Widdop has been missed by both referees.

38min

Sharks throw the ball around on the last and get six more. Sharks have the ball 20m out just before halftime.

36min

Conversion: Dragons
Attempted by Gareth Widdop.

Gareth Widdop misses the conversion from out wide. Score remains Dragons 16-10.

Dragons lead Dragons 16 - 10 Sharks
34min

Try: Dragons
Scored by Cameron McInnes. Kick to come.

Cameron McInnes picks up the ball from dummy half and ducks under a tackle and races 35m to score in the right hand corner. Super try from the #9. Dragons lead 16-10, kick to come.

Dragons lead Dragons 16 - 10 Sharks
33min

INJURY UPDATE - Andrew Fifita leaves the field with a lower leg injury...hopefully just cramp.

33min

Penalty Sharks - Against Lafai for knocking the ball from Matt Moylan trying to play the ball. Sharks on the attack 25m out.

32min

Penalty Goal: Dragons
Kicked by Gareth Widdop.

Gareth Widdop puts the Dragons back in front. St George lead 12-10.

Dragons lead Dragons 12 - 10 Sharks
31min

Penalty Dragons - High shot on Tyson Frizell by Andrew Fifita and then he tries to steal the ball...and then a scuffle. James Graham gets in there pretty quickly. Dragons will take another 2pts here.

30min

Penalty Dragons - Against Matt Moylan for stripping the ball from Matthew Dufty after another strong run. Dragons find the line 40m out.

30min

Penalty Goal: Dragons
Kicked by Gareth Widdop.

Gareth Widdop converts and it is 10 all.

Tied up at Dragons 10 - 10 Sharks
28min

Penalty Dragons - Against Wade Graham for crowding Tariq Sims trying to get a quick play the ball. Right in front of the posts.

27min

Conversion: Sharks
Attempted by Chad Townsend.

Chad Townsend from the sideline and he just misses. Sharks lead 10-8.

Sharks lead Dragons 8 - 10 Sharks
27min

Try: Sharks
Scored by Edrick Lee. Kick to come.

VIDEO REF - TRY - Edrick Lee gets the try this time off a Wade Graham pass in the corner. The Bunker just checks his long arm doesn't go over the deadball line. It's a TRY! Sharks lead 10-8 kick to come.

Sharks lead Dragons 8 - 10 Sharks
24min

Short kickoff by the Sharks and Andrew Fifita charges onto it and is tackled just 20m out!

23min

Penalty Goal: Dragons
Kicked by Gareth Widdop.

Gareth Widdop takes his time with the Cameron McInnes still in the Bin. He adds the Penalty to the sore. 8-6 Dragons.

Dragons lead Dragons 8 - 6 Sharks
22min

Penalty Dragons - On the last tackle and Josh Dugan pulls at the ball as Timoteo Lafai tries to play it. Terrible penalty. Widdop points to the posts, kick to come.

21min

Wade Graham drops the ball cold off a simple pass from dummy half by Edrick Lee. Dragons off the hook. Scrum 25m out from the Dragons line.

19min

Jason Nightingale knocks down a Matt Moylan pass. Scrum Sharks 10m out.

18min

Great kick on the last by Ricky Leutele and Matthew Dufty is flung back in goal by Andrew Fifita. Dropout Dragons.

17min

INJURY REPORT - Paul Gallen has a Medial Ligament Strain, so not a tear. However won't be back tonight.

16min

Conversion: Sharks
Kicked by Chad Townsend.

Chad Townsend adds the extras. 6 all.

Tied up at Dragons 6 - 6 Sharks
15min

Try: Sharks
Scored by Jayden Brailey. Kick to come.

Andrew Fifita gets a superb offload away close to the line and Jayden Brailey scores under the posts. 6-4 Dragons, kick to come.

Dragons lead Dragons 6 - 4 Sharks
14min

Cameron McInnes has been sent to the Sin Bin after holding down the tackled man for too long.

12min

Paul Gallen has put a kick in close to line on the third tackle...and Gallen has injured himself in the process. Looks a lower leg injury and he leaves the field.

11min

Great kick on the last from Matt Moylan and it holds up in goal deep in the corner and Nene Macdonald knocks it dead. Line dropout Dragons.

9min

Conversion: Dragons
Attempted by Gareth Widdop.

Gareth Widdop has missed the conversion. Score remains 6-0.

Dragons lead Dragons 6 - 0 Sharks
8min

Try: Dragons
Scored by Matthew Dufty. Kick to come.

Matthew Dufty has skipped across field after a nothing pass and then exploded past Trent Hodkinson and Ricky Leutele and burnt them to race 30m to score a sensational individual try! 6-0 kick to come.

Dragons lead Dragons 6 - 0 Sharks
7min

VIDEO REF - NO TRY - Andrew Fifita looked to have pulled off a no look offload but replays show he knocked on in the lead up to Edrick Lee diving over in the corner.

6min

Short dropout and Luke Lewis gets it back for the Sharks!

5min

Gareth Widdop grubbers behind the line and Matt Moylan puts it dead off his shin...almost missed though.

4min

Penalty Dragons - Against Matt Prior for a leg pull and Dragons take the tap!

4min

Penalty Dragons - Sharks again not getting back the 10m and Dragons find the line 40m out.

2min

Ben Hunt gets a kick away on the last and is creamed by Wade Graham. Josh Dugan has it 10m out from his own line on Tackle 1.

1min

Penalty Goal: Dragons
Kicked by Gareth Widdop.

Gareth Widdop makes no mistake. 2-0 Dragons.

Dragons lead Dragons 2 - 0 Sharks
1min

Penalty Dragons - High tackle on James Graham by his opposite Andrew Fifita. Right in front of the posts. Kick to come.

Penalty Dragons - Against Matt Prior for not getting back 10m. Dragons find the line just over halfway.

We are underway at WIN Stadium! James Graham charges into the Sharks defence!

Welcome to Wollongong for the second game of Friday Night Football, where the top of the table Dragons host their traditional rivals the Sharks. This is the second time in 2018 that these bitter rivals clash after St George-Illawarra defeated Cronulla 20-16 at Shark Park in Round 2. There are no late changes, with both sides 1-17. A win at home for the Dragons would make it 6 wins on the trot to start the season, in what has been an amazing start to 2018 for Paul McGregor’s men, who failed to make the Top 8 in 2017. The Sharks are seeking just their third win of the season after a slow start from the 2016 premiers. Rest assured there will be no love lost between both clubs in a match that promises to be the best of Round 6, so stayed tuned for all the action @LeagueUnlimited, kickoff not far away!

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Ashley Klein, Gavin Badger

Touch Judges: Brett Suttor, Rohan Best

Video Referee: Jared Maxwell, Bryan Norrie

ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS (40)
Tries: Matthew Dufty (2), Cameron McInnes, Paul Vaughan, Jack de Belin, Euan Aitken
Field Goals:
Conversions: Gareth Widdop (4/6)
Penalty Goals: Gareth Widdop (4/4)

CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS (20)
Tries: Jayden Brailey, Edrick Lee, Valentine Holmes, Ricky Leutele
Field Goals:
Conversions: Chad Townsend (2/4)
Penalty Goals: