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Round 1 - Sunday 9th March @ 03:00pm
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L: 0
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Round 1 - Sunday 9th March @ 03:00pm
DRAGONS vs. TIGERS
ANZ Stadium
24
L: 0
H-T: 20
44
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CROWD: 19860
H-T: 18
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That's all from ANZ Stadium, a surprisingly big win for the Dragons... report to come with the Saints 44-24 winners.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 44-24

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Conversion attempt by Gareth Widdop successful.

That will just about do us here as the clock winds down, Widdop makes it a perfect 7 with this conversion. Big win first up for Saints!

St. George Illawarra Dragons 44-24

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TRY ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Scored by Adam Quinlan. Kick to come.

Beautiful, Quinlan rewarded for a great support run after Nightingale found space up the middle. Under the sticks.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 42-24

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Things winding down here at ANZ now. Both teams going through the motions on a hot autumn afternoon. Lots of tired legs out there.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 38-24

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The Dragons making metres with ease when they have it, a tiring Tigers side finding them hard to contain.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 38-24

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A couple of decent sets for the Tigers now... also a penalty coming up here too.
Nope... a forward pass. Ordinary stuff from the black and golds this afternoon.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 38-24

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CROWD announced as 19,860 here at ANZ.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 38-24

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Conversion attempt by Gareth Widdop successful.

Widdop converts the Rein try to make it six from six!

St. George Illawarra Dragons 38-24

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Conversion attempt by Gareth Widdop successful.

Widdop converts and it's eight the difference again

St. George Illawarra Dragons 36-24

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TRY ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Scored by Mitch Rein. Kick to come.

Mitch Rein goes over from dummy half after Leeson Ah Mau was stopped just short. Match in the bag you'd think now!

St. George Illawarra Dragons 34-24

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TRY ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Scored by Tyson Frizell. Kick to come.

Great break up the middle by Kyle Stanley, off a Merrin offload... and Tyson Frizell scores off the next play! That's a double for the big forward!

St. George Illawarra Dragons 30-24

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Tigers last tackle option left a lot to be desired. Ball fielded in goal... 20m restart Dragons.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 26-24

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UNFORCED ERROR ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Gerard Beale makes an unforced error.

Gerard Beale's lost the ball in a tackle, 15m from his own line. Tigers ball...

St. George Illawarra Dragons 26-24

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NO TRY - knock on by the Dragons so a 20m restart for the Tigers.
INJURY - Michael Witt has a dislocated shoulder, it's been popped back in but he's gone for the game. Kyle Stanley in to play half now.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 26-24

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VIDEO REFEREE possible NO TRY to Dragons fullback Adam Quinlan

St. George Illawarra Dragons 26-24

53

Wow.
Dragons lose it, Tigers have it. Two tackles in, they drop it on their own 5m. Dragons back on the attack again!

St. George Illawarra Dragons 26-24

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And we have another penalty, this time a strip. Dragons tap just outside the 10m.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 26-24

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Plenty of metres this set... and now a penalty! Suddenly the Dragons are 20m out with a fresh set of six!

St. George Illawarra Dragons 26-24

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Koroibete (WST) has it on the last but he's thrown a wild inside ball that Joel Thompson collects for the Dragons and runs up over his own 30m.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 26-24

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UNFORCED ERROR ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Dylan Farrell makes an unforced error.

Dylan Farrell tries to fend off multiple players but ends up losing the ball, Tigers pick it up and surge into the Dragons' half.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 26-24

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION WESTS TIGERS
Conversion attempt by Pat Richards successful.

Richards adds the extras to reduce the margin to two. Fifty points in this game, we're not even at 50 minutes yet...

St. George Illawarra Dragons 26-24

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TRY WESTS TIGERS
Scored by Martin Taupau. Kick to come.

Taupau has steamed over, much the same as Robbie Farah's try the referee has made the "T' sign, but the video can't overturn it because they can't say he hasn't grounded it.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 26-22

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VIDEO REFEREE possible Tigers TRY to Martin Taupau, we're checking grounding.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 26-18

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Penalty against the Saints for a leg-twist tackle on Adam Blair. Tigers with the ball starting on the Dragons' 30m.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 26-18

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Conversion attempt by Gareth Widdop successful.

An eight point margin now with Widdop converting the try he laid on for his halves partner.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 26-18

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TRY ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Scored by Michael Witt. Kick to come.

Widdop's run is ruled to have been okay, no interference. Widdop goes on to find Michael Witt in support who scores on his club premiership debut.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 24-18

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VIDEO REFEREE possible DRAGONS try to Michael Witt. Checking obstruction... looks like a great Gareth Widdop run to us...

St. George Illawarra Dragons 20-18

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We're back underway, with the Dragons earning possession first.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 20-18

INJURY UPDATE: Liam Fulton (WST) is up and walking around. He will obviously not return, but good news all the same. Jack de Belin (SGI) has a sore leg, further news still to come.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 20-18

HALFTIME at ANZ, a big turnaround for the Dragons after being dominated early. The Tigers will be disappointed after taking a 12-0, then 18-6 lead, to be behind by two.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 20-18

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SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Penalty goal attempt by Gareth Widdop successful.

ANOTHER penalty against the Tigers right on halftime... Widdop goes for the two.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 20-18

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Koroibete takes the ball in-goal, gets out... then the Saints drag him back from 2m in-field to force a drop-out!

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Dragons get a penalty, an obvious strip. Great chance for the home side going in to halftime.

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INJURY: Brett Morris is down, he's been taken quite high by Aaron Woods. WOODS ON REPORT.

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First play sends the Tigers to the other wing... and an attempted offload ends up in the Dragons' hands.

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UNFORCED ERROR ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Dylan Farrell makes an unforced error.

Dylan Farrell attempts an intercept 5m from his own line but he's knocked it on. Tigers scrum 10m out.

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A penalty for the Tigers with the Dragons laying around a bit too much on the tackled man. A set from 30m out here...

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Conversion attempt by Gareth Widdop successful.

Widdop's third attempt well out to the sideline - and he's GOT IT! Superb.

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TRY ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Scored by Gerard Beale. Kick to come.

Simple hands out wide for the Dragons and poor edge defence - Beale crosses for the hosts.

Wests Tigers 18-16

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VIDEO REFEREE possible Dragons try to Gerard Beale.

Wests Tigers 18-12

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UNFORCED ERROR WESTS TIGERS
Luke Brooks makes an unforced error.

Dragons grubber, Brooks dives on it for the Tigers... and loses it.

Wests Tigers 18-12

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ANOTHER penalty against the Tigers now. Dragons tap and go.

Wests Tigers 18-12

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Another penalty for the Dragons, a "cannonball" or 'third man in' ruling there. They attack now.

Wests Tigers 18-12

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Tigers cough it up and then concede a penalty. Dragons looking to push out of their own end.

Wests Tigers 18-12

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UNFORCED ERROR ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Jason Nightingale makes an unforced error.

Uh oh... Dragons error 2nd tackle inside their own 20m. Tigers scrum!

Wests Tigers 18-12

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Conversion attempt by Gareth Widdop successful.

Widdop adds the extras.

Wests Tigers 18-12

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A long delay here, a medicab takes Liam Fulton off the field now. Quiet around ANZ, then a burst of applause as he's carted off.

Wests Tigers 18-10

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Looks as though a couple of Tigers have collided, Liam Fulton is concussed. They're calling for a stretcher.

Wests Tigers 18-10

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TRY ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Scored by Ben Creagh. Kick to come.

There's been an incident in backplay but the officials have allowed play to continue, Creagh's scored out wide.

Wests Tigers 18-10

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION WESTS TIGERS
Conversion attempt by Pat Richards successful.

Right near the posts, no issues for Richards. Margin back out to twelve in the Tigers' favour.

Wests Tigers 18-6

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TRY WESTS TIGERS
Scored by Robbie Farah. Kick to come.

Not enough evidence to overturn the referee's original decision. Farah has muscled his way over and supposedly got the ball down.

Wests Tigers 16-6

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VIDEO REFEREE | possible Tigers TRY. Checking grounding and if not, a penalty against the Dragons.

Wests Tigers 12-6

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A mess on the last for the Tigers but they get it back and another six as it's deflected of a Dragon. Six more right on the line...

Wests Tigers 12-6

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INJURY: Jack de Belin (Dragons) looks to be limping off the field. Trainers assisting him to the sideline.

Wests Tigers 12-6

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Conversion attempt by Gareth Widdop successful.

No mistake for the Dragons' five-eighth, Widdop closes the gap to six from next to the posts.

Wests Tigers 12-6

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TRY ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Scored by Tyson Frizell. Kick to come.

Bash and barge, Frizell goes to the line, the Tigers defenders didn't help there... Tyson reaches out and scores for the home side.

Wests Tigers 12-4

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Dragons now with a chance to attack on the back of a penalty.

Wests Tigers 12-0

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION WESTS TIGERS
Conversion attempt by Pat Richards successful.

Well, isn't this an early worry for the Saints? Tigers up 12-0 after Pat Richards converts.

Wests Tigers 12-0

9

TRY WESTS TIGERS
Scored by James Tedesco. Kick to come.

An error from the Dragons through Morris, Tedesco scoops it up and fools all the defenders. Runs 40m and goes in under the sticks.

Wests Tigers 10-0

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Gareth Widdop puts the ball high but Pat Richards has no problem taking that one.

Wests Tigers 6-0

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The Dragons finally with their first taste of the ball inside the Tigers half here.

Wests Tigers 6-0

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION WESTS TIGERS
Conversion attempt by Pat Richards successful.

Richards is the man to convert his own four-pointer... he makes it six.

Wests Tigers 6-0

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TRY WESTS TIGERS
Scored by Pat Richards. Kick to come.

Outside running works wonders, great backline move puts Pat Richards in 5m in from touch on the left side.

Wests Tigers 4-0

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Second penalty, inside the 10m again Dragons. Giving the Tigers too much early.

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Brooks grubbers it in goal, but there's a spilled ball somewhere in there by the Tigers trying to regain possession. Dragons handover.

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Early penalty Tigers - Dragons inside the ten. Tigers kick for touch and start a new set just beyond halfway.

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KICKOFF - Wests Tigers get first use of the ball on a warm Sunday afternoon, around 26 degrees out there.

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Not far off from a start in this one now, Dragons will take the field in the traditional Red V, while the Tigers will play in their new alternate strip, a predominantly orange jersey with white and black chevrons.

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FULLTIME in the Under 20's Holden Cup, we've seen the Dragons absolutely demolish the Wests Tigers 46-14.

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TEAM CHANGES | A couple for the Dragons, Bronson Harrison drops out of the squad. Dan Hunt reverts to the bench with Tyson Frizell to start in his places, meaning English import Mike Cooper will make his premiership debut. For the Tigers, they've overcome a medical scare to have 1-17 intact as they were named on Tuesday.

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ANZ Stadium with it's third game after just four days of the new season... today it's new ANZ tenants the St. George Illawarra Dragons hosting fellow new tenants the Wests Tigers. It's a Dragons home fixture. Holden Cup is nearing completion, we'll bring you a fulltime score shortly.

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Referees: Ashley Klein, Adam Gee

Touch Judges: Jeff Younis, Chris Butler

Video Referee: Steve Clark, Reece Williams

ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS (44)
Tries: Tyson Frizell (2), Ben Creagh, Gerard Beale, Michael Witt, Mitch Rein, Adam Quinlan
Field Goals:
Conversions: Gareth Widdop (7/7)
Penalty Goals: Gareth Widdop (1/1)

WESTS TIGERS (24)
Tries: Pat Richards, James Tedesco, Robbie Farah, Martin Taupau
Field Goals:
Conversions: Pat Richards (4/4)
Penalty Goals:



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