84:00
Tue 25 April 2017
Allianz Stadium - Crowd: 40864
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SUCCESSFUL FIELD GOAL SYDNEY ROOSTERS: Field goal attempt by Mitchell Pearce successful.

Pearce squares up on tackle five, 30m out and in front of the posts. It's successful, straight through the posts and that's the match.

Sydney Roosters 13-12

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A general kick from McCrone goes long and low from halfway. It rolls over the sideline two seconds before Dugan screams in to try and score. Seven tackle set coming.

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The Roosters respond by getting 30m out from the tryline. Pearce was set for a field goal but Keary gets the ball on the left and grubbers for the corner. Dragons have the ball.

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The Dragons start with a basic set, make 45m and kick high for Tupou deep in his own half.

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To be clear this is golden point extra-time.

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The Roosters kickoff extra-time.

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The Dragons make 60m but the siren has sounded. Extra-time coming up.

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The Dragons have 50 seconds with the ball before full-time.

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS: Conversion attempt by Josh Dugan successful.

He kicks it like we should never have doubted him! Excellent play.

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Dugan is a career 59 per cent conversion kicker.

Sydney Roosters 12-10

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TRY ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS: Scored by Nene Macdonald. Kick to come.

Carter nails Vaughan under the posts. On the next play they shift for Macdonald on the wing and it's a sensational one man try. Macdonald beat four players and scored a try while on his head. Dugan will attempt the conversion from the sideline.

Sydney Roosters 12-10

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Tackle count is restarted after two tackles. The Dragons keep offloading every chance they get.

Sydney Roosters 12-6

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UNFORCED ERROR SYDNEY ROOSTERS: Paul Carter makes an unforced error.

Bad play from Carter. He rushed himself at dummy-half. A marker was able to hit Carter's arm and force a knock-on. We have a scrum. Big chance coming for the Dragons.

Sydney Roosters 12-6

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SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL SYDNEY ROOSTERS: Penalty goal attempt by Michael Gordon successful.

From under the posts for the second time today, he's successful.

Sydney Roosters 12-6

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PENALTY ROOSTERS. The dropout spirals over the sideline on the full. Micheal Gordon now sets up for a penalty goal.

Sydney Roosters 10-6

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Dangeorus times for the Dragons. Keary puts in a perfectly placed kick where two Roosters and two Dragons players all arrived at the same time. Dragons get to it first, goal line dropout coming.

Sydney Roosters 10-6

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Dugan is back on the field.

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McCrone tries for a kick behind the tryline on fourth tackle, but Kenny-Dowall takes it in the field of play. PENALTY Roosters. Markers weren't straight.

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McCrone runs on tackle five, he creates half a chance for Aitken. Frizell gets a pass and sends one infield. Guerra gets the pass and is ruled to have knocked-on. Scrum for the Dragons. Dugan is ready to come back on the field.

Sydney Roosters 10-6

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Pearce continues to kick high on fifth, he's aimed it for Macdonald's wing and it bounces and goes into touch. Macdonald was never going to take it.

Sydney Roosters 10-6

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A big set from the Dragons has a poor finish. Sele kicks high from dummy-half, the ball bounces and is fielded by Pearce.

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Keary goes high on fifth tackle at halfway. Nightingale looks shaky on the catch but he's got it.

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION SYDNEY ROOSTERS: Conversion attempt by Michael Gordon successful.

From straight in front, it's good.

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TRY SYDNEY ROOSTERS: Scored by Mitchell Pearce. Kick to come.

Macdonald makes a try saving tackle on Keary. On the next play Pearce runs for the goal posts again, he loses the ball on his way to an uncontested try but regains the ball when centimetres from the ground. The bunker has a look at the play, after the on field referee said no try on referral to the bunker, and the decision is try.

Sydney Roosters 8-6

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The Roosters show some promise and Keary is looking dangerous. Keary runs straight and hard at the line and puts Cordner in the position to break the line. PENALTY ROOSTERS. Gordon was tackled on suspicion. It's just too far out for a penalty goal attempt.

St George Illawarra Dragons 6-4

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McCrone runs into dummy-half on tackle five and from 20m of the tryline he kicks the ball over the sideline. The Roosters get a scrum 10m out.

St George Illawarra Dragons 6-4

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UNFORCED ERROR SYDNEY ROOSTERS: Luke Keary makes an unforced error.

Keary fires a cut out pass to Ferguson which sets up a certain try but is called a forward pass by the touch judge. That's a fair call.

St George Illawarra Dragons 6-4

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PENALTY Roosters. Fatigue is making many errors now.

St George Illawarra Dragons 6-4

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Aitken makes a desperate offload close to the sideline, with just 10m to go to the Roosters tryline. It wasn't needed and the Roosters pick up the ball.

St George Illawarra Dragons 6-4

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PENALTY Dragons. Hand in the ruck on tackle one. Poor discipline.

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Both teams have put in great effort in the last 10 minutes. The Roosters survive the Dragons attack and try to start one of their own, but both teams are tired.

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PENALTY Dragons. Pearce sends a kick that just rolls over the dead ball line. Pearce slides in to try save the ball but he's late and dangerously sweeps Dugan off his feet. Dugan also leaves the field for a HIA test from a head knock he received two minutes ago.

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The Dragons are struggling. They make just 21m on the set. A great long kick takes off some of the field position pressure.

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There was nothing dangerous from the Roosters in the set until fifth tackle. Pearce goes for a low grubber kick again but the Dragons field the ball before the in-goal area.

St George Illawarra Dragons 6-4

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PENALTY Roosters. This gets a full set to the Roosters inside the Dragons half.

St George Illawarra Dragons 6-4

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Tetevano makes solid contact on Packer. No fear! Dragons make under 40m for the set, but are in the Roosters 20m zone on fifth tackle. It's a mess, several Dragons have the ball but Mann ends the set with a kick over the sideline.

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UNFORCED ERROR SYDNEY ROOSTERS: Boyd Cordner makes an unforced error.

Keary gave an on target pass to a line running Cordner, but the delivery was too late for Cordner to hold onto the ball.

St George Illawarra Dragons 6-4

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION SYDNEY ROOSTERS: Conversion attempt by Michael Gordon unsuccessful.

From the scrum line mark on the right field, Gordon misses.

St George Illawarra Dragons 6-4

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Jake Friend, away from dummy-half, set up the grubber kick for Ferguson's try.

St George Illawarra Dragons 6-4

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TRY SYDNEY ROOSTERS: Scored by Blake Ferguson. Kick to come.

The Roosters get a quick play the ball from Cordner within 10m of the Dragons line. A grubber kick to the in-goal sits up for Ferguson to score. He had no issue with his knee there.

St George Illawarra Dragons 6-4

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The Dragons knock-on at the halfway mark of the field and a scrum is set for the Roosters.

St George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

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Ferguson is limping heavily with a trainer and de Belin had a noticeable limp from a tackle.

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The Dragons have turned up the defensive pressure. They repelled the Roosters previous attack and trap the home side in their own half. Just 28m on the Roosters set.

St George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

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The Roosters looked better with Tetevano and Cordner running to the tryline, but they keep shifting to their backs for no avail. Pearce's fifth tackle kick is easily diffused by Dugan.

St George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

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Pearce gets good field position, inside the 30m of the Dragons tryline, and Macdonald knocks-on the ball into touch from a high kick.

St George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

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Widdop looks almost certain not to return to the match. A camera showed him in different clothes watching in the sheds.

St George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

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The Dragons shift left for Lafai and he's pushed into touch.

St George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

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A Lafai offload gets Dugan space for a 20m run inside his own half. Tupou fields a high kick from inside his 10m and spills the ball in the tackle. The Dragons get to it first and it's pressure on the Roosters.

St George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

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Solid first set. Nightingale catches a Pearce bomb uncontested.

St George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

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The Dragons kickoff and we're starting the second half.

St George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

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Second half to start in about 15 minutes. Stay with us.

St George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

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That's halftime. The Dragons were on top for most of it, but this Widdop injury has the potential to change the flow of the game.

St George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

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Try saver from Napa and Tupou. It was almost no Widdop no problem, Macdonald stepped Gordon on the right wing but failed to score just centimeters from the line.

St George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

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Kurt Mann is substituted for Widdop.

St George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

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UNFORCED ERROR ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS: Leeson Ah Mau makes an unforced error.

Most teams concede points to the Roosters in this last 5-10 minute period. Ah Mau knocks on. Trainers are trying to get Widdop from the field. Not for a HIA, but for possible a leg injury. He's now off the field.

St George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

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UNFORCED ERROR SYDNEY ROOSTERS: Jake Friend makes an unforced error.

Knocks-on while picking up the football from the play the ball.

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Play is stopped for the trainer to attend to Widdop. We're back underway and Widdop remains on the field.

St George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

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Cordner is slammed by Sims and McInnes, the shot of the day so far. The Dragons are set on defence and the Roosters couldn't crack it. Pearce gets another grubber to the in-goal and it's forced the second consecutive dropout.

St George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

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Pearace fakes and steps towards the defence and comes up under a metre short under the posts. Strong move, it deserved a try. Keary on tackle five lands a grubber inside the in-goal and forces a dropout. Widdop is limping.

St George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

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PENALTY ROOSTERS. Cordner provides an effort to boost his team. His strong run makes great metres and a high shot on the play earns a penalty.

St George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

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Dugan gets a 15m run after a late offload from the tackle. Dragons well on top now. Thompson charges at the defence on the tryline on fifth tackle and comes up short.

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The Roosters go high on the last and Frizell takes the kick after a high bounce.

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Tupou fields a short chip kick from the Dragons from inside the 20m.

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Scrum for the Dragons. A loose pass form the Dragons goes behind their own line. Kenny-Dowall contests it first and knocks-on.

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The Roosters try a couple of set plays in the set. They were covered well by the Dragons. Fifth tackle was a mess. Friend makes a late decision to grubber from dummy-half and the referee calls offside on the Roosters' chasers.

St George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

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UNFORCED ERROR ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS: Nene Macdonald makes an unforced error.

At the play the ball he knocks-on. Poor mistake.

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The set for the Roosters ends with a non-nonsense kick long. He can't be creative because he hasn't had much good field position.

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Widdop is in control. His forwards gave him 60m in the set and they pin the Roosters deep in their own half.

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The momentum is swinging towards the Roosters slightly. Nightingale nearly knocks-on an easy take. Replays show he did knock-on. Lucky break for the away side.

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The Roosters pin the Dragons to their own half and force a long kick. Widdop responds with an excellent kick providing a 10m scrum for the Roosters.

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That's a better set from the Roosters. They make 56m and pressure Dugan to take a high kick. Dugan just manages to hold the catch.

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The Dragons get to halfway on tackle five. McCrone kicks long and low for Tupou.

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

The competition's leader point scorer easily adds to his tally.

St George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

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

Now he's scored an official try. Thompson receives a the ball from a couple of cross field passes. He runs towards three Roosters defenders and with fancy footwork, he gets around two and shrugs one away to get the afternoon's first four pointer.

St George Illawarra Dragons 4-0

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Widdop from marker places a perfectly placed high kick from 30m out to at the goal posts. Tupou takes the catch and is forced in-goal. Another dropout coming.

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In the space of one play the Roosters looked certainties to score to a knock-on from strong cover defence. Just 10m out the Roosters had a 2-0 overlap on the left wing. Gordon had the ball and stumble, the ball eventually got to Tupou but it was knocked-on from the pressure of chasing defence.

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PENALTY Roosters. Dragons were slow to release Taukeiaho in the tackle.

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A forward pass was missed by the referees in the 76m set the Dragons put in. Another high kick for Macdonald has been knocked-on outside the in-goal area.

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The Dragons remain strong. They limit the Roosters to 25m in their set and Pearce is forced to kick as long as he can.

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Bunker decision: no try. Widdop kicked high to just metres outside the tryline. Nightingale knocks-on into Ferguson and Thompson claimed a try. Roosters get a scrum 10m out.

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De Belin leads a set with strong runs from the Dragons. Nightingale contests a high bomb towards Ferguson and Thompson may have a try. The decision is going to the bunker as no try.

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UNFORCED ERROR SYDNEY ROOSTERS: Jared Waerea-Hargreaves makes an unforced error.

The home side take the tap restart and JWH provides a knock-on before making contact with the defence on tackle three.

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The Roosters get the majority of their set inside the Dragons 20m. The Dragons were solid in defence. On tackle five Pearce kicks for Ferguson and the winger was taken out of play. The touch judge identifies a penalty for the Roosters.

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PENALTY Roosters. Russell Packer's tackle on JWH brings a penalty.

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Roosters provide a 20m drop-kick restart. Widdop runs short side on the left field, breaks the line and finds Lafai. Lafai knocks-on trying to keep the play alive before being tackled.

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UNSUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS: Penalty goal attempt by Gareth Widdop unsuccessful.

Only just misses. Normally he makes those.

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PENALTY Dragons. Another infringement in the tackle allows Widdop to line up for a penalty foal from 35m out and slightly of centre field.

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Widdop kicks all the way across the field for Macdonald. The Roosters contest it first and are forced to take the ball dead. Goal line dropout ahead.

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PENALTY DRAGONS. Waerea-Hargreaves the offender. Dragons advacned themselves to the attacking half.

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Cordner and Taukieaho make good post contact meters in the set. Roosters slightly on top.

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The Dragons use tackle four to play to Dugan on the left with a small amount of space. Widdop kicks over the sideline for a Roosters scrum 10m out.

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Stable response from the Roosters. Both teams playing simple football to start due to the conditions.

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Two carriers from packer gets them to halfway at the end of the set. Gordon retrieves the ball and is tackled on the 10m line.

Roosters to kickoff and we're underway.

All the servicemen and servicewomen just finished a wonderful ceremony. It's been raining at the stadium in the hours leading into this match. It's still lightly coming down on the field. Kickoff any moment now.

Welcome to the live update of the annual Roosters v Dragons ANZAC day clash. Lest we forget. Kickoff is scheduled for 4pm and everyone at Allianz Stadium is waiting in anticipation of the ANZAC service. The players are warming up on the SCG. Stay with us with as a start is about 20 minutes away.

Referees:

Referees: Matt Cecchin, Alan Shortall

Touch Judges: Chris Butler, Brett Suttor

Video Referee: Bernard Sutton, Luke Patten

SYDNEY ROOSTERS (13)
Tries: Blake Ferguson, Mitchell Pearce
Field Goals: Mitchell Pearce (1/1)
Conversions: Michael Gordon (1/2)
Penalty Goals: Michael Gordon (1/1)

ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS (12)
Tries: Joel Thompson, Nene Macdonald
Field Goals:
Conversions: Gareth Widdop (1/1), Josh Dugan (1/1)
Penalty Goals: Gareth Widdop (0/1)