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Round 3 - Sunday 24th March @ 06:30pm
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L: 16
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Round 3 - Sunday 24th March @ 06:30pm
RAIDERS vs. DRAGONS
GIO Stadium
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L: 15
H-T: 4
30
#NRLSOUCSH
FullTime
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CROWD: 12115
H-T: 5
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FULLTIME, the Raiders have continued the old hoodoo here in Canberra over the Dragons, 30-17 victors.

Canberra Raiders 30-17

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TRY CANBERRA RAIDERS
Scored by Jarrod Croker. Conversion attempt by Jarrod Croker successful.
Croker benefits from a superb long-distance effort from Reece Robinson. He converts and they're 13 clear with just over a minute left.
Canberra Raiders 30-17

Canberra Raiders 30-17

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VIDEO REFEREE possible Dragons try. Referee says no try, Vidot's got a finger to it therefore a knock on. Ward & Reynolds agree. NO TRY.

Canberra Raiders 24-17

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Silly errors costing the Dragons here, but now we have a Raiders drop ball. Saints scrum.

Canberra Raiders 24-17

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Raiders with a scrum on the Dragons 30m after Beale loses the ball. Replays should it could have been a harsh call with the ball struck out by the Raiders.

Canberra Raiders 24-17

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Trying something new, Soward puts a low kick in toward the sideline, Morris just can't get there in time and it's out. Raiders scrum on their own 20m.

Canberra Raiders 24-17

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Dragons earn a penalty after Soward is taken in the air while fielding a catch. Their ball 40m out.

Canberra Raiders 24-17

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Dragons making metres up the middle, but there's a forward pass in there. Raiders scrum ten short of halfway.

Canberra Raiders 24-17

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TRY ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Scored by Nathan Fien. Conversion attempt by Jamie Soward successful.
Fien hits a Trent Merrin short ball close to the line and dives over, Saints back in it now. Soward converts from in front.
Canberra Raiders 24-17

Canberra Raiders 24-17

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Dragons with some attacking footy now, a scrum 30m after a Raiders' knock-down.

Canberra Raiders 24-11

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TRY CANBERRA RAIDERS
Scored by Sandor Earl. Conversion attempt by Jarrod Croker successful.
Earl barges and turns his way over the line, the Dragons fading fast in this contest. Croker from the sideline - perfect.
Canberra Raiders 24-11

Canberra Raiders 24-11

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Dragons error - Tyson Frizell coming out of his own half.

Canberra Raiders 18-11

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Raiders play hot potato with it on the last after a high kick but are tackled, Dragons handover.

Canberra Raiders 18-11

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Nightingale dragged into touch inside Raiders' territory. Canberra scrum 40m from their own line.

Canberra Raiders 18-11

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Deary me, Merrin offside from the kickoff, Raiders penalty. Crowd 12,115 at Canberra Stadium.

Canberra Raiders 18-11

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TRY CANBERRA RAIDERS
Scored by Jarrod Croker. Conversion attempt by Jarrod Croker successful.
Jarrod Croker leaps high to take a Sam Willliams bomb beside the posts. Poor contest from the visitors. Croker converts.
Canberra Raiders 18-11

Canberra Raiders 18-11

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TRY ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Scored by Daniel Vidot. Conversion attempt by Jamie Soward successful.
Easy overlap, the Dragons score in corner via Daniel Vidot. Good hands to move the ball quickly to the wing. Soward adds the two from a difficult position.
Canberra Raiders 12-11

Canberra Raiders 12-11

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TRY CANBERRA RAIDERS
Scored by Reece Robinson. Conversion attempt by Jarrod Croker successful.
Big break by Croker, he's dragged down just short of the line by the chasing defenders... then Robinson goes from dummy half and scores easily. Croker converts from the touchline.
Canberra Raiders 12-5

Canberra Raiders 12-5

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Back underway at Canberra Stadium with this unusual scoreline.

Canberra Raiders 6-5

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SUCCESSFUL FIELD GOAL ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Field goal attempt by Jamie Soward successful.
Don't ask. We don't get it either. Soward slots a field goal in direct response to the drop-out. They trail by one at HALFTIME.
Canberra Raiders 6-5

Canberra Raiders 6-5

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Superb stuff from Gerard Beale, a 60m run off his own line puts the Dragons in attacking territory.

Canberra Raiders 6-4

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Dragons littering their game with errors at the moment. First on the attack Cooper spills it, a set later Cam King has made a mess at the play-the-ball. Raiders with a scrum on halfway.

Canberra Raiders 6-4

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Dragons force a line dropout, Reece Robinson made to bat it dead.

Canberra Raiders 6-4

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TRY CANBERRA RAIDERS
Scored by Reece Robinson. Conversion attempt by Jarrod Croker successful.
It's awarded to Robinson! Croker puts his side in front with the extras.
Canberra Raiders 6-4

Canberra Raiders 6-4

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VIDEO REFEREE Raiders try. Reece Robinson has cleaned up the scraps of a Blake Ferguson grubber. Sandor Earl's had an airswing. Looks good despite a few players falling in the chase.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 4-0

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Raiders force another line dropout but it's another they can't convert to points, Dragons come away with it after Ferguson falls short of the line.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 4-0

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Raiders with a penalty now after the Dragons got too friendly in the play-the-ball.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 4-0

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Learoyd-Lahrs crosses, but is held up. Next tackle is the last, the Dragons have it but are forced in-goal a tackle later by great Raiders defence. Dropout.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 4-0

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Raiders with plenty of ball at the moment but still not finding their way across the line.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 4-0

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TRY ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Scored by Brett Morris. Conversion attempt by Jamie Soward unsuccessful.
Last tackle immediately from the Merrin hold-up, Nathan Fien chips for the corner and Morris catches and grounds it in one motion! Soward from the sideline pushes it wide.
St. George Illawarra Dragons 4-0

St. George Illawarra Dragons 4-0

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Dragons break up the middle, Cooper and Nightingale linking up before the former is dragged to ground. A few tackles later Trent Merrin is held up over the line.

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Soward trapped in-goal for the Dragons. Line dropout.

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Dragons' right wing being peppered with bombs tonight, this time it rolls out. Dragons handover.

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Canberra put it to the air on the last, and the Dragons spill it... and then a few moments later the Raiders spill it too. Dragons ball.

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VIDEO REFEREE - Brett Morris is given a try by referee Gavin Badger, but they're going upstairs for an obstruction. Ben Creagh will deny the Dragons here, he's made contact with Josh McCrone running the decoy. NO TRY.

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Dragons then get a penalty for a Raiders obstruction. Soward kicks long and finds touch on the bounce. Saints with it 20m from the Raiders line.

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Raiders with the first penalty of the afternoon.

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We're underway, both sides kicking deep to end their sets. Canberra find touch on theirs, Dragons scrum 10m from their own line.

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The Dragons trot out onto Canberra Stadium in their scarlet strip, the Raiders then out in their lime green home strip. The referees are in fluoro-yellow tonight, rather than the traditional pink. Kickoff imminent.

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TEAM NEWS: 21. Blake Ferguson returns for CANBERRA, with Edrick Lee dropping out. Matt McIlwrick drops off the bench with 20. Joe Picker his replacement.
For St. George Illawarra Trent Merrin and Michael Weyman have been benched, with Leeson Ah Mau (prop) and Bronson Harrison (lock) to start. Chase Stanley is out of the Dragons' backline replaced by Daniel Vidot in jersey 19.

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DO YOU BELIEVE IN HOODOOS? Welcome to our coverage of the annual Dragons hoodoo match in Canberra. Earlier in the season this time around, but St George Illawarra haven't beaten the Raiders down here since the year 2000, an incredible record. Form would suggest this is set to be a slow, dour contest, with Canberra held to 0 last week and the Dragons with only 16 points from their first two games.

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Referees: Jared Maxwell, Gavin Badger

Touch Judges: Adam Reid, Adam Gee

Video Referee: Chris Ward, Gavin Reynolds

CANBERRA RAIDERS (30)
Tries: Reece Robinson (2), Jarrod Croker (2), Sandor Earl
Field Goals:
Conversions: Jarrod Croker (5/5)
Penalty Goals:

ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS (17)
Tries: Brett Morris, Daniel Vidot, Nathan Fien
Field Goals: Jamie Soward (1/1)
Conversions: Jamie Soward (2/3)
Penalty Goals:



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