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Round 24 - Saturday 24th August @ 03:00pm
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L: 14
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Round 24 - Saturday 24th August @ 03:00pm
DRAGONS vs. TIGERS
Sydney Cricket Ground
34
L: 15
H-T: 4
18
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H-T: 16
34
63

TRY WESTS TIGERS
Scored by Luke Brooks. Conversion attempt by Benji Marshall successful.

Luke Brooks scores an Easy try, Benji converts from in front

Wests Tigers 34-18

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Braith Anasta comes up with a try saver on the stroke of full time - the Tigers have run out 34-18 winners

Wests Tigers 28-18

78

Tigers get a 20m restart after Brett Morris can't take the catch cleanly

Wests Tigers 28-18

73

Repeat set coming up for the Dragons

Wests Tigers 28-18

72

PENALTY DRAGONS: Lote Tuiqri penalised for taking a Dragons player out

Wests Tigers 28-18

52

TRY WESTS TIGERS
Scored by Tim Simona. Conversion attempt by Benji Marshall successful.

Tim Simona gets the green lights off the video referees, conversion successful

Wests Tigers 28-18

52

Off to the Video Referee again - checking grounding, TRY is the onfield call

Wests Tigers 22-18

52

Penalty to the Dragons the ruling

Wests Tigers 22-18

OFF TO THE VIDEO REFEREE - NO TRY IS THE ONFIELD CALL

Wests Tigers 22-18

47

Another penalty to the Dragons - takes the count now to 6-5 in favour of the Dragons

Wests Tigers 22-18

46

TRY ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Scored by Ben Creagh. Conversion attempt by Chase Stanley successful.

GAME ON at the SCG, off the back of a penalty then a quick play the ball, Ben Creagh muscles his way over the goal line

Wests Tigers 22-18

46

PENALTY DRAGONS: Penalty count now up to 5-5

Wests Tigers 22-12

44

TRY ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Scored by Adam Quinlan. Conversion attempt by Chase Stanley successful.

Some excellent passing from Brett Morris sets up an excellent try for the Dragons through Adam Quinlan

Wests Tigers 22-12

42

Dragons look to score however its been called back for a knock on by referee Phil Haines

Wests Tigers 22-6

40

Play back under way for the second half

Wests Tigers 22-6

40

TRY WESTS TIGERS
Scored by Tim Simona. Conversion attempt by Benji Marshall successful.

The Dragons press the Tigers' line to no avail, and then a loose pass somehow ends up in the Tigers' hands, Simona takes it and runs 90 metres to score and break the Dragons' hearts. Marshall converts and it's halftime.

Wests Tigers 22-6

39

PENALTY DRAGONS: Tigers penalised for not rolling away from the ruck

Wests Tigers 16-6

35

Dragons go high but a great take from David Nofoaluma saves the day

Wests Tigers 16-6

32

TRY WESTS TIGERS
Scored by Curtis Sironen. Conversion attempt by Benji Marshall unsuccessful.

Two of the Tigers young guns combine for a try, An excellent ball from Luke Brooks combined with weak defence sets up Curtis Sironen, Benji can't convert

Wests Tigers 16-6

28

TRY WESTS TIGERS
Scored by Braith Anasta. Conversion attempt by Benji Marshall successful.

Some Benji Marshall magic sets up Braith Anasta to score

Wests Tigers 12-6

26

Another poor kick from Braith Anasta saves the day for the Dragons, start their set off a 20m restart

6 all

24

UNFORCED ERROR ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Jack de Belin makes an unforced error.

Jack de Belin tries an offload but ruled that he passed it forward into a Tigers player

6 all

22

Scrum coming up for the Tigers after Nathan Fien finds touch inside the Tigers 20m zone

6 all

19

Repeat set coming up for the Tigers, Luke Brooks puts a grubber kick ingoal that traps Daniel Vidot

6 all

19

PENALTY TIGERS: Runciman penalised for high contact on Benji Marshall as he fell

6 all

14

UNFORCED ERROR ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Ben Creagh makes an unforced error.

An excellent attacking chance goes begging as the ball goes forward just 5m from the Tigers line

6 all

11

TRY WESTS TIGERS
Scored by Joel Luani. Conversion attempt by Benji Marshall successful.

Quick play the ball hurts the Dragons after Joel Luani squeezes his way through from dummy half to score

6 all

10

PENALTY TIGERS: Dragons penalised for not being square at marker

St. George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

8

TRY ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Scored by Leeson Ah Mau. Conversion attempt by Chase Stanley successful.

Strong running from Leeson Ah Mau has the Dragons on the board first. Chase Stanley nails the conversion!

St. George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

6

Dragons force a drop-out, Sironen pushed back into the in-goal.

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5

Tigers hand the ball to the Dragons on the last, they obviously didn't realise it was the last. Now a Dragons penalty has the hosts on the attack.

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4

Dragons player ON REPORT as a result of that tackle, the video referee has ruled an alleged "crusher" tackle. Tigers penalty to put them on the attack.

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3

INJURY - Ben Murdoch Masila is injured, clutching at his neck and now in the care of trainers.

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The ceremony and pomp is now out of the way, now it's time for one of these two sides to salvage some much-needed pride out of a lacklustre season. We are UNDERWAY, the Dragons have it first.

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Now for the Australian National Anthem, performed by Rob MacDougall.

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To commemorate the occasion the Wests Tigers will be in their classic Magpies strip today. The Dragons' famous Red V remains intact for this one. The clubs now walk out single file onto the ground.

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The Grand Old Lady looks a picture today - it's August 24, 2013... a mere 50 years after that amazing "Gladiators" photo day in the 1963 Grand Final. Both clubs are since merged but there remains so much history, as recently as the 2010 Preliminary Final these clubs continued their strong rivalry.

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TEAM NEWS - One change for the "home" side, the Dragons have Will Matthews drop off their five man bench, giving hooker Craig Garvey a run from the interchange. The Tigers... here we go:
OUT are Sauaso Sue & Matt Bell.
IN are Luke Brooks (halfback, moving Braith Anasta to centre, Bodene Thompson to the bench), and Nathan Green (bench, moving Curtis Sironen to starting 2nd row, and Liam Fulton shifting to lock). Shaun Spence and Masada Iosefa also drop off an extended bench.
Full lineups below.

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Dragons: 1. Jason Nightingale 2. Brett Morris 3. Chase Stanley 4. Charly Runciman 5. Daniel Vidot 6. Adam Quinlan 7. Nathan Fien 8. Jack Stockwell 9. Mitch Rein 10. Ben Creagh (c) 11. Tyson Frizell 12. Leeson Ah Mau 13. Jack de Belin
Interchange: 14. Matt Prior 15. Michael Weyman 17. Bronson Harrison 19. Craig Garvey

Tigers: 1. James Tedesco 2. David Nofoaluma 7. Braith Anasta 4. Tim Simona 5. Lote Tuqiri 6. Benji Marshall 20. Luke Brooks 8. Keith Galloway 9. Joel Luani 10. Adam Blair 17. Curtis Sironen 12. Ben Murdoch-Masila 11. Liam Fulton
Interchange: 14. Ava Seumanufagai 15. Jack Buchanan 3. Bodene Thompson 24. Nathan Brown

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Referees: Jason Robinson, Phil Haines

Touch Judges: Dan Eastwood, Brenden Wood

Video Referee: Justin Morgan, Bernard Sutton

ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS (18)
Tries: Leeson Ah Mau, Adam Quinlan, Ben Creagh
Field Goals:
Conversions: Chase Stanley (3/3)
Penalty Goals:

WESTS TIGERS (34)
Tries: Joel Luani, Braith Anasta, Curtis Sironen, Tim Simona (2), Luke Brooks
Field Goals:
Conversions: Benji Marshall (5/6)
Penalty Goals:



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