80:00
Fri 19 May 2017
FMG Stadium Waikato - Crowd: 11108
80

That's all she wrote. Dragons emphatic - and would have been moreso with a few extra conversions.

St George Illawarra Dragons 30-14

79

Never mind, a penalty to the Warriors with de Belin breaking from the scrum too early.

St George Illawarra Dragons 30-14

79

Play winding down and a forward pass from the Dragons 20m out gives the Warriors a scrum with 80 metres to travel in the final minute.

St George Illawarra Dragons 30-14

77

UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION WARRIORS: Conversion attempt by Shaun Johnson unsuccessful.

SJ misses.

St George Illawarra Dragons 30-14

77

TRY WARRIORS: Scored by Charnze Nicoll-klokstad. Kick to come.

Late consolation for the Warriors as the rain tumbles late in the contest. CNK gets one in the corner off a clever kick.

St George Illawarra Dragons 30-14

71

Warriors look to score through Foran but the mobile bunker has denied them.

St George Illawarra Dragons 30-10

68

UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS: Conversion attempt by Timoteo Lafai unsuccessful.

Another attempt for Lafai, another miss. Sorry Timmy.

St George Illawarra Dragons 30-10

67

TRY ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS: Scored by Taane Milne. Kick to come.

Milne clambers over the line. Floodgates opening here in Waikato. Happy birthday to Taane too!

St George Illawarra Dragons 30-10

61

UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS: Conversion attempt by Timoteo Lafai unsuccessful.

Another miss from Lafai - the Dragons certainly missing the kicking expertise of Widdop at the moment.

St George Illawarra Dragons 26-10

59

TRY ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS: Scored by Kalifa Faifai Loa. Kick to come.

Too easy down the wings for the Red V tonight! KFFL gets his second in the corner.

St George Illawarra Dragons 26-10

56

Clever kick from McCrone on the last almost traps Johnson in goal but he finds Thompson in support who gets *just* into the field of play.

St George Illawarra Dragons 22-10

55

Warriors put it high but the Dragons field it on the full and get a 20m restart with seven tackles.

St George Illawarra Dragons 22-10

51

UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS: Conversion attempt by Timoteo Lafai unsuccessful.

No luck with this one which fades away to the left of the posts.

St George Illawarra Dragons 22-10

50

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

Nene gets it down in the corner with the play shifting to the right side after a great run by Hame Sele to get them within striking distance.

St George Illawarra Dragons 22-10

49

Warriors attack... last tackle grubber from Johnson is awful and prompts an error from Thompson. Handover Dragons

St George Illawarra Dragons 18-10

46

Nope, a knock on in there so it's NO TRY. Warriors handover (was the last tackle)

St George Illawarra Dragons 18-10

46


St George Illawarra Dragons 18-10

44

UNFORCED ERROR WARRIORS: Roger Tuivasa-sheck makes an unforced error.

Bodene Thompson makes a sizeable break which has the Warriors on the attack... until RTS throws it forward to Johnson from dummy half. Awful.

St George Illawarra Dragons 18-10

41

We're back underway in Waikato. Dragons looking to maintain an 8 point lead.

St George Illawarra Dragons 18-10

40

Tariq Sims with a steal and it is HALFTIME.

St George Illawarra Dragons 18-10

38

UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION WARRIORS: Conversion attempt by Shaun Johnson unsuccessful.

From the touchline, Johnson misses.

St George Illawarra Dragons 18-10

37

TRY WARRIORS: Scored by Charnze Nicoll-klokstad. Kick to come.

GREEN LIGHTS.. TRY! A tough grubber to take and it is recovered by Warriors for Charnze Nicoll-klokstad to slide over.

St George Illawarra Dragons 18-10

37

BUNKER TIME! Charnze Nicoll-klokstad might have a four-pointer.

St George Illawarra Dragons 18-6

36

PENALTY WARRIORS! Gubb goes quickly!

St George Illawarra Dragons 18-6

36

PENALTY WARRIORS! Big carry from Lisone and he gets the whistle.

St George Illawarra Dragons 18-6

33

SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS: Conversion attempt by Timoteo Lafai successful.

From in front, Lafai nails it.

St George Illawarra Dragons 18-6

32

TRY ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS: Scored by Timoteo Lafai. Kick to come.

McCrone with some smarts there! He got sprung on last, stepped left, gave it to McInnes who found Lafai to stroll over.

St George Illawarra Dragons 16-6

31

UNFORCED ERROR WARRIORS: Sam Lisone makes an unforced error.

Warriors are trying to get themselves back into this but Lisone with an error.

St George Illawarra Dragons 12-6

28

SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS: Penalty goal attempt by Timoteo Lafai successful.

Lafai steps up and nails it.

St George Illawarra Dragons 12-6

28

PENALTY DRAGONS! They have a second in a row. They take the shot.

St George Illawarra Dragons 10-6

26

PENALTY DRAGONS! Hand on the ball, as Nightingale rucked it back.

St George Illawarra Dragons 10-6

25

Dragons are busting them at will now. They go down the left again.. a poor last tackle kick from McCrone gives the Warriors a breath though.

St George Illawarra Dragons 10-6

23

UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS: Conversion attempt by Timoteo Lafai unsuccessful.

Lafai fades it wide.

St George Illawarra Dragons 10-6

23

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

GREEN LIGHTS.. TRY! Not enough evidence to turn over and the rampaging second rower has a four-pointer.

St George Illawarra Dragons 10-6

23

BUNKER TIME! Joel Thompson might have scored.. checking it.

6 all

22

Dragons have opened the shoulders now! They shifted down the left and were run down ten out. PENALTY DRAGONS!

6 all

21

SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS: Conversion attempt by Timoteo Lafai successful.

He nailed it.

6 all

19

TRY ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS: Scored by Kalifa Faifai Loa. Kick to come.

It all started from Nene McDonald! He took a huge run, poked the nose through linked with KFFL who found a rampaging Lafai, the centre goes inside for the winger to finish.

Warriors 6-4

16

Warriors have started to control proceedings here. Foran with a magnificent touch finder which puts the Dragons ten metres out.

Warriors 6-0

13

SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION WARRIORS: Conversion attempt by Shaun Johnson successful.

Johnson from the 20 metre line, smashes it over.

Warriors 6-0

12

TRY WARRIORS: Scored by Ben Matulino. Kick to come.

Ben Matulino couldn't believe his eyes! The perfect gift in his 200th game. A short pass found him in miles of space and he just had to plant it down.

Warriors 4-0

11

UNFORCED ERROR ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS: Cameron McInnes makes an unforced error.

McInnes spills a surprise offload from Milne. First big chance goes to the Warriors.

0 all

4

Solid start from both teams, trying to find their range with the kicking game.

0 all

Warriors get a boot to it and Russell Packer charges forward!

KICK-OFF! Here we go!

Here come the two sides, Dragons first out to a decent crowd here in Hamilton, of course in their red big v. Next is the Warriors horn gets blasting, and the drums blaring as Ben Matulino leads out the team in his 200th game to a loud reception from the fans. Warriors are in their black jerseys as we await kick-off here.

TEAM CHANGES:

WAR: A few changes for the normative home side. Ben Matulino is promoted to the starting line-up for his 200th game while James Gavet is shunted to the bench.

STG: 1-17 for the visitors chasing to break a three-game losing streak.

Welcome to a rainy Hamilton for a Warriors home game, on the road! The Warriors fresh from that historic comeback inflicted on them by the Panthers, head back across the tasman to face their boogey side. Saints have won 13 of the last 14 in the land of the long, white cloud and despite coming into this contest without their fullback and five-eighth will fancy their chances tonight.

Referees:

Referees: Henry Perenara, Peter Gough

Touch Judges: Russell Turner, Chris McMillan

Video Referee: Jared Maxwell, Luke Patten

WARRIORS (14)
Tries: Ben Matulino, Charnze Nicoll-klokstad (2)
Field Goals:
Conversions: Shaun Johnson (1/3)
Penalty Goals:

ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS (30)
Tries: Kalifa Faifai Loa (2), Timoteo Lafai, Joel Thompson, Nene Macdonald, Taane Milne
Field Goals:
Conversions: Timoteo Lafai (2/6)
Penalty Goals: Timoteo Lafai (1/1)