Full Time
80:00
6:00pm Fri April 20, 2018
Round 7 - Mt Smart Stadium - Crowd: 18295
79min

Graham throws a quick pass to an unsuspecting de Belin who knocks on.

78min

PENALTY DRAGONS - They will start inside the Warriors 20m

78min

Dragons regain possession from the short kick off.

78min

Conversion: Warriors
Attempted by Mason Lino.

Lino from the left side, fails to convert.

Warriors lead Warriors 20 - 12 Dragons
77min

Try: Warriors
Scored by Isaiah Papalii. Kick to come.

Lino puts up a bomb, RTS takes the catch almost on the Dragons line. He offloaded to Blair. Blair offloaded to Afoa, who then passed to Papalii and the young forward scores.

Warriors lead Warriors 20 - 12 Dragons
75min

SCRUM WARRIORS - Mann drops a pass inside the Dragons half.

75min

Warriors end their strong set with a bomb that is comfortably taken by Nightingale.

73min

Conversion: Dragons
Kicked by Gareth Widdop.

Widdop converts.

Warriors lead Warriors 16 - 12 Dragons
72min

Try: Dragons
Scored by Tariq Sims. Kick to come.

McInnes with a very short flat ball to Sims who turns in the tackle and grounds the ball on the line. Dragons are still in this!

Warriors lead Warriors 16 - 10 Dragons
71min

SCRUM DRAGONS - Widdop's pass hits Blair on the hand and goes forward. Dragons still with a chance to score.

70min

PENALTY DRAGONS - They have a full set 10m from the Dragons line and need a try here.

70min

Hunt kicks on the first and Mann eventually, just, reels it in.

69min

SCRUM DRAGONS - Hiku with an offload is not expected by Luke, who knocks on.

69min

Widdop grubbers for Lafai, but RTS is again perfectly positioned to shut the play down.

67min

Conversion: Warriors
Kicked by Mason Lino.

Lino from practically right in front, adds the extras, eventually.

Warriors lead Warriors 16 - 6 Dragons
65min

Try: Warriors
Scored by Issac Luke. Kick to come.

Luke dummies right and dives over from dummy half on the left to score a great rake try.

Warriors lead Warriors 14 - 6 Dragons
63min

Kicks a brilliant 40/20 on the fourth tackle.

62min

RTS leaps in the air to take a catch with James Graham bearing down on him, attempting to take the catch. In the next play, Lafai takes an intercept and goes over to score. The play is called back as a small knock on by Graham is found in his earlier contest with RTS.

59min

Hunt puts up a brilliant spiralling bomb and Maumalo was equally brilliant in taking it cleanly in the wet conditions.

58min

High kick by the Dragons gets tapped back by Lafai, however it is Luke who receives the ball.

57min

SCRUM DRAGONS - A nice Warriors backline movement runs out of ideas and Gelling gets bundled into touch.

56min

PENALTY WARRIORS - Dragons kick chase were in front of the kicker. Warriors will start their set just inside the Dragons half as the rain starts to fall.

54min

Warriors defence is rushing up fast, trying to pin the Dragons inside their own 30

53min

Lafai comes off to have an HIA.

52min

SCRUM WARRIORS - Lafai very nearly gets over the line but loses the ball as he hits the ground.

51min

Green with a mistimed kick on the last. Gelling bats the bouncing ball back to Maumalo, but he knocks it on.

48min

Conversion: Dragons
Kicked by Gareth Widdop.

Widdop converts

Warriors lead Warriors 10 - 6 Dragons
48min

Try: Dragons
Scored by Ben Hunt. Kick to come.

Hunt with a clever stepping run, weaves his way through the Warriors defence and crosses the line despite plenty of Warriors defence to score.

Warriors lead Warriors 10 - 4 Dragons
47min

PENALTY DRAGONS - Fusitua picks up the loose ball in an offside position, in a disappointing end to a good set.

46min

PENALTY WARRIORS - Dragons up too fast. Warriors will get a piggy back out of their own half.

45min

Dragons run it on the last and get stopped 5m from the Warriors line..

44min

Back to back strong sets from both sides

42min

SCRUM DRAGONS - Tevaga drops a rubbish pass.

41min

Ah Mau barges through the line but has no support and he gets tackled eventually.

40min

Luke gets the second half underway.

40min

The siren sounds as the Dragons play ends with Macdonald being bundled into touch.

39min

Warriors defence has lifted a few gears as the Dragons attack starts to get panicky.

38min

Green is binned after repeated infringements.

38min

PENALTY DRAGONS - Blake Green gets sent to the sin bin after thew Warriors get penalised yet again.

37min

PENALTY DRAGONS - Maumalo in front of the kicker.

37min

Conversion: Warriors
Kicked by Mason Lino.

Lino's conversion attempt from wide on the left side raises the flags.

Warriors lead Warriors 10 - 0 Dragons
35min

Try: Warriors
Scored by Anthony Gelling. Kick to come.

Green offloads to Gelling who ran a good line back in towards the posts, steps inside a defender and scores out on the Warriors left side.

Warriors lead Warriors 8 - 0 Dragons
34min

Green with a nice grubber on the last into the Dragons ingoal. Nightingale bats it dead. Dragons drop out.

33min

PENALTY WARRIORS - Lafai slows down the play the ball on the Dragons line.

32min

PENALTY WARRIORS - Dragons inside the ten. Warriors will start their next set inside the Dragons 30m

31min

SCRUM WARRIORS - Dufty can't hold the pass from Widdop. Yet another lost opportunity for the Dragons.

30min

Luke loses the ball early in the Warriors set and the Dragons go back on the attack.

28min

Lafai with a great offload to Widdop, who leaps over a downed player before being caught and tackle by Luke just shy of the line. Dragons attack panicked on the last and lose 30m before being caught with the ball and handed the ball over.

26min

Dragons lead the penalty count 8-1 so far

26min

PENALTY DRAGONS - Warriors again offside. RTS now getting a warning from the ref.

26min

PENALTY DRAGONS - Warriors pinged again on their own line.

26min

Harris is on his feet, but looking very shady indeed. Can't see him returning tonight. Play back on.

26min

Ah Mau just checking on Harris, as he's still being attended to on the ground.

26min

Harris has been crunched trying to tackle Ah Mau and he's down being attended to.

26min

PENALTY DRAGONS - Dragons with another set inside the 20m

25min

SCRUM DRAGONS - Maumalo slides to regather a grubber, but he loses the ball. Nightingale cleans up, throws a flick and Aitken knocks on.

24min

Green very nearly kicks a 40/20.

23min

Dragons persisting with attacking the Warriors right side defence, with little luck.

21min

SCRUM DRAGONS - Lino grubbers for the line and finds touch 5m from the Dragons line in a great set.

21min

Hunt with a kick on the last hits a leaping and running RTS.

21min

Dufty running side to side and backwards. Warriors defence denying him well.

19min

PENALTY DRAGONS - Warriors caught taking too long to clear the ruck. Dragons with another full set inside the Warriors 30m.

17min

SCRUM WARRIORS - Sims with a great offload close to the Warriors line, but Dufty can't quite grasp the ball.

16min

Aitken was very close to scoring and was kept on his feet close to the line. He got an offload away but it went to RTS. The Dragons force the Warriors custodian in-goal. Warriors drop out.

14min

PENALTY DRAGONS - Warriors again offside. Dragons get a piggy back into the Warriors half.

14min

Maumalo almost catches the attacking kick from Lino, Aitken though cleans up and steals 20m

13min

PENALTY WARRIORS - Dragons up too quick in defence Note - Fusitua has landed.

13min

Fusitua went up to take a catch with an immense leap. Still waiting for him to come down.

12min

Dragons defence is like a wall tonight. Last two Warriors kicks have come from inside their own 40.

11min

Widdop's last tackle kick was very poor. Essentially a little chip that landed in Lino's arms, with no kick chase.

9min

SCRUM WARRIORS - Dufty creates a half chance, passes to Lafai, whose no look pass to Macdonald is a poor one and the ball is grassed.

8min

PENALTY DRAGONS - Warriors offside again.

7min

PENALTY DRAGONS - Warriors off the line too quickly.

7min

A dragons offload is touched by a Warriors player before the Dragons regather and get a fresh set inside the Warriors 10m

6min

PENALTIES DRAGONS - Paasi runs a decoy line which ends up causing obstruction. Dragons to start their set inside the Warriors 30m

4min

Conversion: Warriors
Attempted by Mason Lino.

Lino's conversion goes across the face.

Warriors lead Warriors 4 - 0 Dragons
3min

Try: Warriors
Scored by Mason Lino. Kick to come.

Mason Lino stands up Widdop, jinks and darts through a small gap to score on the right side.

Warriors lead Warriors 4 - 0 Dragons
2min

Hiku attempts an offload which is knocked down by the Dragons. The Warriors fall on it and get a fresh set 20m from the Dragons line.

2min

A good first set in reply by the Dragons.

1min

Warriors take a little peak on the left side before Lino sends a kick downfield. Good kick chase by the Warriors.

Dragons kick off in this top of the table clash.

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Ben Cummins, Henry Perenara

Touch Judges: Kasey Badger, Jeff Younis

Video Referee: Jared Maxwell, Ben Galea

WARRIORS (20)
Tries: Mason Lino, Anthony Gelling, Issac Luke, Isaiah Papalii
Field Goals:
Conversions: Mason Lino (2/4)
Penalty Goals:

ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS (12)
Tries: Ben Hunt, Tariq Sims
Field Goals:
Conversions: Gareth Widdop (2/2)
Penalty Goals: