80:00
Sat 4 March 2017
UOW Jubilee Oval - Crowd: 7283
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FULL TIME - I cannot believe I am saying this but it is a MASSIVE win for the Dragons 42 points to 10. Penrith have a lot of thinking to do.

St George Illawarra Dragons 42-10

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Ah Mau has now dropped it. 1 and a bit to go.

St George Illawarra Dragons 42-10

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Almost over now, Saints looking to maybe get one more.

St George Illawarra Dragons 42-10

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Dugan drops it but a penalty is blown.

St George Illawarra Dragons 42-10

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Whare throws it to no one.

St George Illawarra Dragons 42-10

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

Could Saints get 50?

St George Illawarra Dragons 42-10

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TRY ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS: Scored by Joel Thompson. Kick to come.

GREAT PASS Widdop and Thompson has 3!

St George Illawarra Dragons 40-10

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BUNKER - THOMPSON HAS A HAT-TRICK!

St George Illawarra Dragons 36-10

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Another error from Penrith.

St George Illawarra Dragons 36-10

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Packer puts it down now.

St George Illawarra Dragons 36-10

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Hiku pushes the ball over the dead ball line. Drop out.

St George Illawarra Dragons 36-10

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Yeo admittedly chucked it at Hiku's head.

St George Illawarra Dragons 36-10

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Hiku now drops it.

St George Illawarra Dragons 36-10

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Tamou drops it. Not Penrith's day AT ALL.

St George Illawarra Dragons 36-10

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Lost ball by host.

St George Illawarra Dragons 36-10

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

WOW! No one expected this, some sensational attack from the Dragons.

St George Illawarra Dragons 36-10

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TRY ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS: Scored by Gareth Widdop. Kick to come.

Awful pass is picked up by Widdop and he has a double.

St George Illawarra Dragons 34-10

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Saints look for another! But Nightingale drops it.

St George Illawarra Dragons 30-10

55

Dumb penalty conceded by Merrin.

St George Illawarra Dragons 30-10

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

And that should be it. Big game for Saints.

St George Illawarra Dragons 30-10

54

TRY ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS: Scored by Cameron McInnes. Kick to come.

Dugan grubbers through, McCrone to McInnes and that should be the game if Widdop kicks it.

St George Illawarra Dragons 28-10

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MASSIVE HIT by Cartwright.

St George Illawarra Dragons 24-10

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JFH loses the ball.

St George Illawarra Dragons 24-10

52

Penalty Penrith for knees into Cleary.

St George Illawarra Dragons 24-10

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BUNKER - Cleary went very close.

St George Illawarra Dragons 24-10

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Great kick Wallace. Saints 2 metres out.

St George Illawarra Dragons 24-10

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION PENRITH PANTHERS: Conversion attempt by Nathan Cleary successful.

Hits the post and goes in.

St George Illawarra Dragons 24-10

48

TRY PENRITH PANTHERS: Scored by Tyrone Peachey. Kick to come.

Great tip on by TMM and Peachey scores.

St George Illawarra Dragons 24-8

47

Penalty to Penrith against JDB while the Dragons had the ball.

St George Illawarra Dragons 24-4

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

One more try will do it.

St George Illawarra Dragons 24-4

45

TRY ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS: Scored by Gareth Widdop. Kick to come.

Great kick back to the posts and Widdop has it.

St George Illawarra Dragons 22-4

45

BUNKER - Widdop might have a try.

St George Illawarra Dragons 18-4

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Poor kick by Cleary.

St George Illawarra Dragons 18-4

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Dragons drop it 40 out.

St George Illawarra Dragons 18-4

41

Nightingale cleans it up.

St George Illawarra Dragons 18-4

40

So lucky! Awful kick Cleary but touched by Saints.

St George Illawarra Dragons 18-4

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Game on.

St George Illawarra Dragons 18-4

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Can Penrith hold onto the ball?

St George Illawarra Dragons 18-4

40

Penrith are out. They need a massive attitude adjustment if they are any hope.

St George Illawarra Dragons 18-4

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HALF TIME - One of the worst performances I have seen from Penrith in years and the Dragons have taken advantage with their forward pack starring.

St George Illawarra Dragons 18-4

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Penrith's defence has been absolutely abhorrent and their discipline not much better.

St George Illawarra Dragons 18-4

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

18-4 now and half time looms.

St George Illawarra Dragons 18-4

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TRY ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS: Scored by Jack de Belin. Kick to come.

Awful defence and de Belin is over.

St George Illawarra Dragons 16-4

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Leota has now dropped it.

St George Illawarra Dragons 12-4

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Great take Blake.

St George Illawarra Dragons 12-4

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And they don't find touch...

St George Illawarra Dragons 12-4

34

Penalty Penrith. A try would be huge.

St George Illawarra Dragons 12-4

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BIG RUN LAFAI. Penalty Saints.

St George Illawarra Dragons 12-4

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION PENRITH PANTHERS: Conversion attempt by Peter Wallace unsuccessful.

Missed conversion from the sideline.

St George Illawarra Dragons 12-4

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TRY PENRITH PANTHERS: Scored by Waqa Blake. Kick to come.

What a try! Great run by TMM and Blake has scored! Big try for Penrith who were struggling.

St George Illawarra Dragons 12-4

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TIME STOPPED - BUNKER - POSSIBLE BLAKE TRY!

St George Illawarra Dragons 12-0

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Horrible kick Saints. 20m tap.

St George Illawarra Dragons 12-0

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Byrce Cartwright with an unnecessary offload.

St George Illawarra Dragons 12-0

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Penrith penalty. In their own 40.

St George Illawarra Dragons 12-0

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

And it's a 12-0 lead now. All the Dragons so far.

St George Illawarra Dragons 12-0

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TRY ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS: Scored by Joel Thompson. Kick to come.

And Thompson now has a double. Easy run through.

St George Illawarra Dragons 10-0

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Widdop forces a goal line drop out.

St George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

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Too impatient, McDonald takes the pass.

St George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

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Chance Penrith.

St George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

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6 again 10 out.

St George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

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Now a forward pass from Saints.

St George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

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Forward pass from Moylan actually.

St George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

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Penrith go incredibly close in the corner but a forward pass from Peachey.

St George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

15

Dugan puts it down.

St George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

15

Dragons get another penalty.

St George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

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Big tackle by McDonald to force the ball loose.

St George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

13

Poor error from Saints in their 10 and that is a massive blow. Penrith were struggling for field possession.

St George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

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Dragons making good metres, Peach cleans up a bomb.

St George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

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Great take by Blake and Penrith survive. Saints forwards looking VERY GOOD.

St George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

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Goal line drop out forced.

St George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

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Great barge by Vaughan.

St George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

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Penalty Dragons, Penrith a bit ill disciplined.

St George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

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But not the best end to the set with Wallace finding Dugan on the full.

St George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

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GREAT set by Saints, they burst through but Widdop drops it, Penrith brake through and that's a dumb choice by TMM for the flick pass to Blake who drops it but no advantage.

St George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

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

Early lead for Saints, capitalising off the penalty.

St George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

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TRY ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS: Scored by Joel Thompson. Kick to come.

Very soft try in wet conditions.

St George Illawarra Dragons 4-0

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Good set from Saints forwards, penalty to Saints on the 10.

0 all

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Same sort of set from Penrith

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Solid set from Saints to start.

We're underway!

Kick off not far away.

Both sides are 1-17 with Jai Field debuting off the bench for the Dragons while James Tamou and Tim Browne make their Penrith debuts. Interesting choice by Paul McGregor to leave out the Dragon's top try scorer from 2016 in Kurt Mann.

Hello and welcome to League Unlimited's Live Update of today's clash between the Dragons and Panthers! The Panthers come into the 2017 season as one of the premiership favourites whilst the Dragons are tipped by many to collect the spoon. It seems a mismatch, yet the Dragons side still has several players such as Josh Dugan who could spark the home side to victory.

Referees:

Referees: Henry Perenara, Peter Gough

Touch Judges: Dave Ryan, Kasey Badger

Video Referee: Ben Galea, Bernard Sutton

ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS (42)
Tries: Joel Thompson (3), Gareth Widdop (2), Jack de Belin, Cameron McInnes
Field Goals:
Conversions: Gareth Widdop (7/7)
Penalty Goals:

PENRITH PANTHERS (10)
Tries: Waqa Blake, Tyrone Peachey
Field Goals:
Conversions: Peter Wallace (0/1), Nathan Cleary (1/1)
Penalty Goals: