Full Time
80:00
4:10pm Sun July 15, 2018
Round 18 - Jubilee Oval - Crowd: 15992
79min

Dragons swing it to the right and Dufty is forced to pass back in field before being tackled into touch and the Tigers fall on it.

79min

SCRUM DRAGONS - Benji finds touch with a low kick, 10m from the Dragons line. Dragons have to travel 90m in 38 seconds

78min

Dragons set ends with a poor kick by Hunt which was cleanly taken by Nofoaluma, with no pressure on him.

77min

Tigers butcher the last tackle play and turn it over on the Dragons line.

76min

SCRUM TIGERS - A stray Dragons pass is knocked on by Leilua.

75min

Conversion: Dragons
Attempted by Gareth Widdop.

Widdop from out near the right sideline and just misses the goal.

Wests Tigers lead Dragons 16 - 20 Wests Tigers
74min

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

Widdop with a quick ball from dummy half to Leilua and the big man quickly passes back in to Dufty who dives over for a lovely try.

Wests Tigers lead Dragons 16 - 20 Wests Tigers
73min

Tigers looking tired. Dragons not so.

72min

Leilua makes a break and links with Widdop who is brought down 25m from the Tigers line. On the next play and Nightingale puts in a real dogs breakfast of a kick and the Tigers survive

71min

Dragons run it on the last and Aitken is brought down 20m shy of the Tigers line.

70min

Conversion: Dragons
Kicked by Gareth Widdop.

Widdop converts from right in front.

Wests Tigers lead Dragons 12 - 20 Wests Tigers
70min

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

Hunt chips back infield and Widdop gets a good bounce, regather and runs 30m to score under the posts.

Wests Tigers lead Dragons 10 - 20 Wests Tigers
68min

Benji chips to the Dragons corner. Mann cleans up but slips over and is almost forced back ingoal.

67min

Penalty Goal: Wests Tigers
Kicked by Esan Marsters.

Marsters kicks the penalty goal from right in front.

Wests Tigers lead Dragons 6 - 20 Wests Tigers
66min

PENALTY TIGERS - Dragons take the short drop out quickly and it goes out on the full...just.

66min

DROP OUT DRAGONS - Benji grubbers and Aitken forces it dead.

65min

DROP OUT DRAGONS - Brooks with another great grubber and Nightingale knocks it dead again

64min

Lawrence comes off with a calf injury

63min

DROP OUT DRAGONS - Farah's grubber is batted dead by Nightingale.

61min

SCRUM TIGERS - Mann loses the ball in the tackle at the end of his kick return. Tigers with a full set 20m from the Dragons line.

60min

Play stopped as Aloiai has a head clash with Graham and comes off for an HIA and a bloodied nose.

60min

Conversion: Wests Tigers
Kicked by Esan Marsters.

Marsters from the right touchline, bangs the goal over and in doing so, reaches 100 points for his career and the season.

Wests Tigers lead Dragons 6 - 18 Wests Tigers
58min

Try: Wests Tigers
Scored by David Nofoaluma. Kick to come.

Matulino looks to run but has to stop as Aloiai runs in front of him. Matulino stands and passes to Farah, who dummies and then grubbers for Nofoaluma who scores in the corner.

Wests Tigers lead Dragons 6 - 16 Wests Tigers
55min

Tigers play was panicky there, ending with a Marshall grubber on the third which the Dragons clean up on their own line.

54min

SCRUM TIGERS - Benji with a towering torpedo bomb. The Dragons let it bounce and then knock it on while competing for it. Tigers with a full set 10m from the Dragons line.

52min

Vaughan with a stunning stepping run finds space but has his ankles clipped by the attempted tackle of Mbye, knocking him off his feet. Vaughan flicked the ball to Widdop, who drops the ball with tryline wide open.

50min

SCRUM TIGERS - Great tackle by Marshall close to his own line forces a knock-on

49min

PENALTY DRAGONS - Tigers defender with his hand on the ball in the tackle.

47min

Conversion: Wests Tigers
Kicked by Esan Marsters.

Marsters sideline conversions hit the upright and goes over the black dot

Wests Tigers lead Dragons 6 - 12 Wests Tigers
46min

Try: Wests Tigers
Scored by Corey Thompson. Kick to come.

Farah darts out of dummy half and links with Mbye who flies onto a short ball through a gap. Mbye then throws a long ball out Thompson, who stepped inside two defenders before going to the line and doing just enough to get across the line in the left corner.

Wests Tigers lead Dragons 6 - 10 Wests Tigers
41min

Naiqama spills another pass.

40min

Benji gets the second half underway

39min

Naiqama gets his wrist strapped and is still wincing, but he returns to play.

39min

Benji with a ball to Naiqama who was absolutely nailed under the ribs by Nightingale and forces the ball loose. Naiqama is still down.

37min

SCRUM TIGERS - Hunt's grubber just finds touch in the field of play.

36min

SCRUM DRAGONS - Benji with a dummy and a hard flat pass puts Chee Kam through a gap and he goes over for a try, but it's called back for a forward pass.

34min

Widdop very nearly regathers Hunt's bomb, but drops it. Nofoaluma cleans up and runs 20m before linking with Mbye who makes another 25m.

32min

Good defensive set by the Tigers, keeps the Dragons inside their own 30m

31min

Farah darts over from dummy half and is held up.

30min

DROP OUT DRAGONS - Brooks with another great grubber and Nightingale gets trapped ingoal.

28min

SCRUM TIGERS - Benji's bomb is dropped by Mann.

28min

Mann has come on for Macdonald, who has come off with an ankle injury

27min

SCRUM TIGERS - Macdonald is given a peek at the corner, but gets bundled into touch

26min

Widdop darts out from dummy half and kicks a brilliant 40/20

23min

Marshall's pass on the last is dropped, just 2m from the Dragons line

21min

SCRUM TIGERS - Graham's pass to Vaughan put the big man on a great run to score, but has been ruled forward.

21min

Widdop with an intercept and the Tigers have to defend an entire set 30m from their own line

20min

Some great attack from both sides. Very fast moving and wide-open game

16min

Conversion: Dragons
Kicked by Gareth Widdop.

Widdop nails the goal from right in front.

Tied up at Dragons 6 - 6 Wests Tigers
15min

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

Hunt steps off his right to evade a charging Lawrence, then runs back infield and steps Taylor to score a good solo try under the posts.

Wests Tigers lead Dragons 4 - 6 Wests Tigers
14min

PENALTY DRAGONS - Farah gives away a penalty on the Tigers line.

13min

Naiqama knocks the ball loose as Aitken attempted a pass. Dragons get 6 again deep inside the Tigers half.

11min

Conversion: Wests Tigers
Kicked by Esan Marsters.

Marsters converts nicely.

Wests Tigers lead Dragons 0 - 6 Wests Tigers
9min

Try: Wests Tigers
Scored by Luke Brooks. Kick to come.

Fast play from Farah and Brooks in the whole set. Farah shifts left, draws the defence and passes to Brooks who runs straight and steps inside Nightingale to score.

Wests Tigers lead Dragons 0 - 4 Wests Tigers
7min

SCRUM TIGERS - De Belin loses the ball in a strong tackle near halfway.

6min

Brooks with another great grubber but Hunt cleans up and gets back into the field of play.

5min

Dragons defence is moving up very fast and very nearly got exposed.

5min

Dragons drop the ball just past halfway and Tigers clean up.

4min

Brooks grubbers through and Naiqama regathers, but is unable to maintain control as he attempts to ground it.

3min

PENALTY TIGERS - Dragons defence too keen to get off the line. They'll now start their set 25m from the Dragons line.

2min

SCRUM TIGERS - McInnes makes a 1-on-1 strip but knocks it on in the process.

1min

Dragons with strong defence early. Benji kicks just shy of halfway. Dufty takes the high ball cleanly

Dragons kick off

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Ben Cummins, Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski

Touch Judges: Belinda Sleeman, Nick Beashel

Video Referee: Jared Maxwell, Luke Patten

ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS (16)
Tries: Ben Hunt, Gareth Widdop, Matthew Dufty
Field Goals:
Conversions: Gareth Widdop (2/3)
Penalty Goals:

WESTS TIGERS (20)
Tries: Luke Brooks, Corey Thompson, David Nofoaluma
Field Goals:
Conversions: Esan Marsters (3/3)
Penalty Goals: Esan Marsters (1/1)