Full Time
80:00
2:00pm Sun May 20, 2018
Round 11 - Glen Willow Regional Sports Stadium - Crowd: 8962
80min

A sloppy game ends with an error. Dragons back on track.

79min

The game is starting to unravel, Raiders needing to push the pass, and the Dragons have the scrum.

77min

Field Goal: Dragons
Kicked by Gareth Widdop.

Dragons rolled down the field, Widdop nails the field goal. Seven points up.

Dragons lead Dragons 25 - 18 Raiders
75min

PENALTY DRAGONS! Pure desperation from the Dragons. The ball hit the ground through Austin, and Sims/Macdonald snaffled it.

74min

Dragons pinged for a roll ball again. Frizzell the same as JDB.

73min

Raiders aim to make the ball sing, Austin in the retreating sunshine, loses it.

71min

Conversion: Dragons
Kicked by Gareth Widdop.

Widdop in front, nails it.

Dragons lead Dragons 24 - 18 Raiders
70min

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

You can't teach speed. The young fullback looked like he wasn't going anywhere.. turned on the afterburners, just blitzed the Raiders defense.

Dragons lead Dragons 22 - 18 Raiders
69min

Raiders went for the try on last, threw it short for Whitehead, who spilled it short.

67min

Lafai tries to flick it away, loses it. No momentum in this game.

66min

Brilliant defense from the Raiders. They kept turning up, and repelled the Dragons. Sezer takes a slips catch and they ruck it out.

65min

AUSTIN IS AWAY.. Dufty cut him down and lost it. It was all in vain though, Austin knocked it on back at the line.

65min

PENALTY DRAGONS! Lafai weaved through the defense, Raiders on the back foot. McInnes threw one right into the defender, easy penalty. Although it is a tough call.

61min

Penalty Goal: Dragons
Kicked by Gareth Widdop.

Dragons opt for the two again, Widdop levels it up.

Tied up at Dragons 18 - 18 Raiders
60min

PENALTY DRAGONS! Late whistle after Sims threw the ball away.

60min

for his action.. Rapana is sent to the bin.

60min

RED NIGHTS.. NO TRY! It wasn't going to be a try, but it is a PENALTY Dragons.

60min

BUNKER TIME! We have some issue in the chase here, Macdonald is pushed off it.

58min

Dufty makes a courageous catch, snuck inside. PENALTY DRAGONS! Offside.

57min

Conversion: Raiders
Kicked by Jarrod Croker.

In front, two more.

Raiders lead Dragons 16 - 18 Raiders
56min

Try: Raiders
Scored by Jordan Rapana. Kick to come.

Tapped, go TRY! Rapana saw the Dragons turned around and he sped away.

Tied up at Dragons 16 - 16 Raiders
55min

Dragons starting to find their rhythm but the kick is too deep. Penalty. Raiders.

53min

Austin tries to cushion one in-goal, too big. Seven tackles for the Dragons.

52min

Joey Leilua just snatches it right from Ah Mau. Then a PENALTY. Raiders right back in the red zone.

51min

Conversion: Dragons
Kicked by Gareth Widdop.

Widdop adds the two.

Dragons lead Dragons 16 - 12 Raiders
49min

Try: Dragons
Scored by Gareth Widdop. Kick to come.

That is more Dragons footy! McInnes exploded through the gap, flicked it to De Belin, found Dufty who chipped it perfectly for Widdop to crash over.

Dragons lead Dragons 14 - 12 Raiders
47min

Tariq Sims gets cutdown by Austin. Dragons lost their way on last, and Dufty is ragdolled over.

45min

PENALTY DRAGONS! Shannon Boyd pinged for a high shot.

44min

PENALTY DRAGONS! Raiders just rolled downfield there. Lelilua tried to flick one back inside from a deft kick, went forward into Austin. Offside.

42min

Penalty Goal: Raiders
Kicked by Jarrod Croker.

Croker pilots it through.

Raiders lead Dragons 10 - 12 Raiders
41min

PENALTY RAIDERS! They go for the two.

41min

Sezer is hammered in a tackle, in the madness the Dragons lose it again.

40min

Teams are back on, locked up at 10. Here we go, again.

40min

Penalty Goal: Dragons
Kicked by Gareth Widdop.

Widdop amazingly, has a chance to send us to the half, level! He slots it.

Tied up at Dragons 10 - 10 Raiders
40min

Dufty tries to go down the line, gets cleaned out by Tapine. It bounced down to the thirty metre mark, Widdop points to the sticks.

37min

Penalty Goal: Dragons
Kicked by Gareth Widdop.

Dragons opt to take the two, four points down. Widdop pilots it through.

Raiders lead Dragons 8 - 10 Raiders
37min

PENALTY DRAGONS! The young fullback ducks and weaves through the defense, cut inside and caught high.

35min

Hunt sprung to life this set - he almost sent Frizzell through then on last, he dabbed a kick in that ended in a dropout.

34min

Leilua was folded up like an accordion in the tackle, loses it.

33min

Dragons can't get anything going. Frizzell now has the ball dislodged.

30min

Hunt hit the line well, turned it back inside as De Belin had it pop out.

28min

Some miscommunication from Sezer and Whitehead, the forward spilled it.

27min

PENALTY RAIDERS! Dragons done for a roll ball. JDB pinged.

27min

PENALTY DRAGONS! Sims cuts through a gap, cut down well. Penalty on Boyd.

26min

PENALTY DRAGONS! Nene with a tough run again, gets another penalty.

24min

Conversion: Raiders
Kicked by Jarrod Croker.

Croker from mid-range, converts.

Raiders lead Dragons 6 - 10 Raiders
23min

Try: Raiders
Scored by Joseph Leilua. Kick to come.

GREEN LIGHTS.. TRY! No obstruction there, defensive decision from Sims. Leilua just strolled through it.

Raiders lead Dragons 6 - 8 Raiders
23min

BUNKER TIME! Leilua strolls through, we're checking obstruction.

21min

Dragons look on the move again, but they are brought back by a forward pass.

20min

Conversion: Dragons
Kicked by Gareth Widdop.

Easy two for Widdop.

Dragons lead Dragons 6 - 4 Raiders
19min

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

Dragons hit back! Power run from Tariq Sims, who was inches from the line when he was tackled. McInnes throws it to a charging De Belin, who crashes over.

Tied up at Dragons 4 - 4 Raiders
17min

PENALTY DRAGONS! Huge carry from Macdonald, he earns the whistle. Dragons can breathe now.

17min

They aim for an early kick, and Hunt just recovers the ball! Dragons need to do the dirty metes now.

16min

Widdop just bombed a drop-out 70 metres, with a return from Rapana. Leilua tried to go down the short-side and dropped it.. referee called it back for a penalty.

15min

Raiders have it on a string here! Sezer bent a kick between the posts, it rolled and rolled, but Widdop had to hammer it dead. Six more coming.

14min

PENALTY RAIDERS! Another piggyback for the Raiders. Dragons just trying to find some rhythm.

12min

Raiders full of energy! Wighton ran it on last, got through the line and angled it forward to Croker. Let off for the Saints.

11min

PENALTY RAIDERS! Dragons are too enthusiastic in defense, Croker is headed backwards, looked to play it quick and got the whistle.

10min

Hunt lofts a kick that he tumbled into the pack, Aitken is ruled to touch it first.

8min

PENALTY DRAGONS! Vaughan angled back inside, catches the Raiders offside. Big chance for the red v now.

5min

Conversion: Raiders
Attempted by Jarrod Croker.

Croker with a tough assignment first up, he tried the reverse swing and it went left.

Raiders lead Dragons 0 - 4 Raiders
4min

Try: Raiders
Scored by Nick Cotric. Kick to come.

Nick Cotric was too big, too strong. The Raiders swung it right then he overpowered Nightingale to plant it down.

Raiders lead Dragons 0 - 4 Raiders
3min

PENALTY RAIDERS! Offside. Set restarts.

2min

Now it's the Raider's turn! Dufty spills a routine ball from the high bomb.

1min

Dragons on fire early. Dufty burst into the gap then produced a lovely little flick to Widdop, who is taken. They lost their way on last and Lafai is caught with it. Raiders breath a sigh of relief.

Raiders lined up on halfway, here we go! Dragons with first use.

Glen Willow is looking like a picture! Here come the pencils, Raiders in their grey with green trim away jerseys head onto the oval! Here come the trumpets, here comes the fan fare and importantly, here come the Dragons, in the famous red v, onto the ground. Let's have some fun, as Vossy says.

Welcome to magnificent Mudgee! Home of Ken Sutcliffe, and today, top flight rugby league - competition leaders, St George Illawarra take on a turbulent Canberra Raiders side. Both teams are coming off losses, the Dragons against a rampaging Rabbitohs while stop me if you've heard this before, Raiders coughed up a lead against a patchwork Sharks side. So in the bright sunshine of Western NSW, we're in for a treat of rugby league! Join us! Kick-off is 2:05pm.

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Ashley Klein, Peter Gough

Touch Judges: Rickey McFarlane, Clayton Sharpe

Video Referee: Jared Maxwell, Ben Galea

ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS (25)
Tries: Jack de Belin, Gareth Widdop, Matthew Dufty
Field Goals: Gareth Widdop (1/1)
Conversions: Gareth Widdop (3/3)
Penalty Goals: Gareth Widdop (3/3)

CANBERRA RAIDERS (18)
Tries: Nick Cotric, Joseph Leilua, Jordan Rapana
Field Goals:
Conversions: Jarrod Croker (2/3)
Penalty Goals: Jarrod Croker (1/1)