80:00
Sun 19 March 2017
Southern Cross Group Stadium - Crowd: 14247
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That's it! Dragons win the derby!

St George Illawarra Dragons 16-10

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UNFORCED ERROR ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS: Timoteo Lafai makes an unforced error.

Lafai loses it out wide as the Dragons used their numbers to the left.

St George Illawarra Dragons 16-10

79

Big set for the visitors, they keep throwing it around without much venom... keeping it slow. Winding down the clock.

St George Illawarra Dragons 16-10

78

UNFORCED ERROR CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS: Jayden Brailey makes an unforced error.

Not ideal. Dragons scrum 15m out from Cronulla's line!

St George Illawarra Dragons 16-10

78

Widdop drills it long and low inside the Sharks 10m into touch. Scrum to pack just over 2 minutes left.

St George Illawarra Dragons 16-10

77

Clever inside kick from Maloney looking for Townsend - but Dugan's wise to it, pounces on it and gets his side out of danger.

St George Illawarra Dragons 16-10

77

Out on the full from Widdop. Not ideal! Sharks still in this one big time!

St George Illawarra Dragons 16-10

75

Cheeky right side kick from Lewis looks to find Capewell - Nightingale will win the race to the b... nope, Capewell's pushed him over. Penalty Dragons.

St George Illawarra Dragons 16-10

74

Big lift from the SCGS crowd as the Sharks make a break. Two tackles and they're inside the Dragons' 40m.

St George Illawarra Dragons 16-10

73

Sharks trying valiantly but the final effort just not there yet. The Dragons are very gritty.

St George Illawarra Dragons 16-10

63

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

The lead is now six points with Widdop adding the two.

St George Illawarra Dragons 16-10

62

WOW! Andrew Fifita penalised as he tries to get up to play the ball, giving a facial to Josh McCrone. Widdop will take the two from 22m out just to the side of the posts.

St George Illawarra Dragons 14-10

60

No try as expected. Capewell ordered to play the ball on the 2nd.

St George Illawarra Dragons 14-10

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St George Illawarra Dragons 14-10

58

UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS: Conversion attempt by James Maloney unsuccessful.

No dice for Jimmy this time.

St George Illawarra Dragons 14-10

57

TRY CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS: Scored by Edrick Lee. Kick to come.

Well then. How about this? The Sharks get six more and take advantage a couple of plays later, Nene Macdonald tries to cut out a looping pass to Lee but he goes over out wide untouched.

St George Illawarra Dragons 14-10

53

More attack from the Sharks but a Maloney grubber ends up in the hands of Dugan and then they concede a penalty. Dragons push up field.

St George Illawarra Dragons 14-6

52

SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS: Conversion attempt by James Maloney successful.

Jimmy Maloney adds the extras and we have a ball game!

St George Illawarra Dragons 14-6

51

TRY CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS: Scored by Luke Lewis. Kick to come.

Green lights for the veteran Shark after Widdop loses it backward without a grounding. Lewis gets his paw on it!

St George Illawarra Dragons 14-4

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St George Illawarra Dragons 14-0

50

Rain steadily falling here, the Sharks have forced a drop-out from the Dragons. With conditions deteriorating they need to get on the board soon!

St George Illawarra Dragons 14-0

49

Cronulla go close in the left corner with Leutele but McCrone forces an error just short of the line! Dugan comes away with it for the Dragons.

St George Illawarra Dragons 14-0

45

Sharks now get up to the Dragons' end of the field and pick up a penalty 20m out as well. Big chance to strike back here.

St George Illawarra Dragons 14-0

42

Enterprising start by the team leading - the Dragons now have a penalty as well.

St George Illawarra Dragons 14-0

40

Halftime. Who saw this coming?

St George Illawarra Dragons 14-0

40

Chad Townsend gets over the line after an Edrick Lee break... but the Lee pass to him was forward! SCGS blowing up but that's the call.

St George Illawarra Dragons 14-0

38

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

Well this is a boilover, innit?

St George Illawarra Dragons 14-0

37

TRY ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS: Scored by Euan Aitken. Kick to come.

It's all good! Aitken has a double!

St George Illawarra Dragons 12-0

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St George Illawarra Dragons 8-0

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Sharks with a good bunch of metres on that set, but the last tackle kick finds Tim Lafai in-goal and it's a 20m restart for the Saints.

St George Illawarra Dragons 8-0

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

Another penalty goal for the Red V, Widdop converting from just inside the 30m line.

St George Illawarra Dragons 8-0

27

A bit of polish lacking from the Sharks so far tonight.

St George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

23

UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS: Conversion attempt by Gareth Widdop unsuccessful.

Widdop pushes that one across the face.

St George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

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TRY ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS: Scored by Euan Aitken. Kick to come.

Cheeky grubber from McInnes and Aitken is onside and first to the ball!

St George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

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

Penalty awarded to the Dragons right in front. Widdop puts the visitors ahead.

St George Illawarra Dragons 2-0

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The Dragons get a repeat set starting 10m from the Sharks line. Wade Graham is off for a HIA.

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16

Sharks butcher another try opportunity. Dragons marching on back up the field.

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UNFORCED ERROR CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS: Wade Graham makes an unforced error.

Cronulla looking the more likely early on here, they have an attacking raid but another error cruels their chances.

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10

Time off briefly with Dugan down, he copped a stray elbow from teammate Russell Packer. Play resumes moments after, the Sharks end the set with a dreary grubber. Dragons have it now.

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Holmes is BACK. Great take from a tricky Widdop corner kick on the last, and it's a 20m restart.

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Frizell with a yawning gap and he powers up the field! Dragons on the attack and get another six after Edrick Lee touched it in flight.

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UNFORCED ERROR CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS: Jayden Brailey makes an unforced error.

Brailey can't hold the ball coming out of dummy half. Dragons scrum on their own 10m.

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3

Nene Macdonald almost has an intercept as the Sharks loop the ball to the left but he can't hold it. Six more Cronulla, 20m out.

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Cronulla pick up the first penalty of the night with Tyson Frizell breaking the 10m line too early.

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The boys in the Red V put boot to ball and we're underway in the Shire. Cronulla with it first.

Just about ready to go in the Derby!

Referees:

Referees: Ben Cummins, Adam Gee

Touch Judges: Ricky MacFarlane, Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski

Video Referee: Ashley Klein, Ben Galea

CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS (10)
Tries: Luke Lewis, Edrick Lee
Field Goals:
Conversions: James Maloney (1/2)
Penalty Goals:

ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS (16)
Tries: Euan Aitken (2)
Field Goals:
Conversions: Gareth Widdop (1/2)
Penalty Goals: Gareth Widdop (3/3)