83:00
Fri 14 July 2017
GIO Stadium Canberra - Crowd: 10977
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TRY CANBERRA RAIDERS: Scored by Elliot Whitehead. Kick to come.

Taylor runs it to the posts and Whitehead scores next to the sticks. Canberra WIN!

Canberra Raiders 18-14

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40/20 CANBERRA RAIDERS: Aidan Sezer kicks a 40/20.

Gamble PAYS OFF! Raiders have it 12m out!

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Dragons opt for a short side kick from McCrone, Wighton trapped a metre out. Long way to go for the Green machine.

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Raiders put it high to test Kurt Mann but he's good for it. Dragons work it up field.

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Raiders have first use of the ball.

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We're underway in extra time! First points win.

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Cotric makes a play down the left wing and is BUNDLED INTO TOUCH!

We're off to EXTRA TIME!

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UNSUCCESSFUL FIELD GOAL ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS: Field goal attempt by Gareth Widdop unsuccessful.

30m out right in front - it's OFF TO THE LEFT. Raiders 20m restart. 42 seconds left.

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Less than 90 seconds left as the Dragons surge upfield from the restart...

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UNSUCCESSFUL FIELD GOAL CANBERRA RAIDERS: Field goal attempt by Blake Austin unsuccessful.

Another shot, another miss. This one off to the left. Dragons 20m restart.

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Rain falling out there on the GIO Stadium pitch...

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UNFORCED ERROR ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS: Kurt Mann makes an unforced error.

OH DEAR. Mann knocks it on 30m out right in front, not expecting the ball from McCrone.

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Raiders opt to kick deep instead of for the one point... Macdonald fields it AND makes 20m! Dragons on the run!

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UNSUCCESSFUL FIELD GOAL ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS: Field goal attempt by Gareth Widdop unsuccessful.

Tries it left footed and it's well wide... and dead. 20m restart Raiders!

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UNSUCCESSFUL FIELD GOAL CANBERRA RAIDERS: Field goal attempt by Aidan Sezer unsuccessful.

Charged down! Dragons come away wih it!

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

Inside his own half no less! Raiders a chance to go ahead now!

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UNSUCCESSFUL FIELD GOAL CANBERRA RAIDERS: Field goal attempt by Blake Austin unsuccessful.

Austin is the first to shoot for a one-pointer and it fades to the right and dribbles dead. Dragons 20m restart.

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

And we're all square.

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Raiders concede a penalty 10m out for a high tackle on Sims. Austin's got him high. Widdop will level scores here.

Canberra Raiders 14-12

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Dugan won't return, failing the HIA.

Canberra Raiders 14-12

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Dragons have a six again call mid-set, the result is a grubber on the last and they force a GLDO!

Canberra Raiders 14-12

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Raiders have a set that ends poorly with Hodgson having to hand it over. Dragons working it out of their own end.

Canberra Raiders 14-12

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Mann passes his HIA. Back on the park.

Canberra Raiders 14-12

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SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL CANBERRA RAIDERS: Penalty goal attempt by Jarrod Croker successful.

Dragons concede a penalty and Croker makes no mistake in taking the lead for the men in lime.

Canberra Raiders 14-12

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CANBERRA RAIDERS: Conversion attempt by Jarrod Croker successful.

From in front, the Raiders' centre levels the scores!

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TRY CANBERRA RAIDERS: Scored by Aidan Sezer. Kick to come.

Oh dear, the Dragons have thrown a poor pass and Sezer's plucked it out of the air and run 90 metres to score under the sticks!

St George Illawarra Dragons 12-10

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Papalii penalised for a blatant shoulder charge on Josh Dugan.

St George Illawarra Dragons 12-6

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UNFORCED ERROR ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS: Josh Dugan makes an unforced error.

Dugan spills the ball just as looked like he was about to score!

St George Illawarra Dragons 12-6

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Epic GLDO from Austin, he's kicked it nearly 70m on the fly!

St George Illawarra Dragons 12-6

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McCrone with a clever grubber under the sticks and he follows through to trap Wighton. Dragons force a repeat set.

St George Illawarra Dragons 12-6

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Out on the full from a Widdop kick. Nightingale tries to keep it in to no avail.

St George Illawarra Dragons 12-6

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A minute or two after the head clash, Mann is now finally off the field for a HIA.

St George Illawarra Dragons 12-6

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From Twitter. Couldn't agree more, Brad!
"@bradfogarty95: Surely Mann has to go off!? He played the ball sideways!! #NRLRaidersDragons"

St George Illawarra Dragons 12-6

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Time off with a couple of players involved in a head clash. Luke Bateman comes off for a HIA. Kurt Mann from the Dragons is the other player involved but he stays on.

St George Illawarra Dragons 12-6

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Raiders' last tackle option is awful and it's a 20m restart for the Saints.

St George Illawarra Dragons 12-6

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Lafai bundled into touch just inside his own half. Raiders will get a chance to level things up here.

St George Illawarra Dragons 12-6

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

Penalty right near the posts and it's a case of 'why not' to put the Dragons ahead by six. Widdop does the job with aplomb.

St George Illawarra Dragons 12-6

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Rapana finds space down the right edge and is nearly bundled into touch - he gets it away in time but Canberra kick it and somehow the Dragons fall on it - and get a penalty one play later. Saints have it now just inside Raiders' territory.

St George Illawarra Dragons 10-6

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We're back underway in the capital. Raiders ball first, running left to right.

St George Illawarra Dragons 10-6

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No luck. Dragons take the ball in-goal and go to the break four points ahead.

St George Illawarra Dragons 10-6

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Late penalty for the Raiders going into halftime. Last chance to level things before the break...

St George Illawarra Dragons 10-6

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Dugan is away up the middle on the first tackle - and loses it... then the Dragons concede a penalty. Back to square one!

St George Illawarra Dragons 10-6

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NO TRY. Croker hasn't got it down properly. Dragons 20m restart.

St George Illawarra Dragons 10-6

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Up to the Bunker again - checking a Raiders try to Jarrod Croker. Grounding?

St George Illawarra Dragons 10-6

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Three straight penalties for the home side and the Dragons are having to really step up defensively.

St George Illawarra Dragons 10-6

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Raiders with a bit of ball and mounting pressure on the Dragons' defence. Momentum has swung back...

St George Illawarra Dragons 10-6

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

No luck from the touchline for Widdop this time, lead remains at four points.

St George Illawarra Dragons 10-6

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TRY ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS: Scored by Jason Nightingale. Kick to come.

Quick hands to the left and the Red V hit the lead through 'Florence'!

St George Illawarra Dragons 10-6

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Clever grubber from the Dragons earns six more, right on the line. Big test for the Raiders now.

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Soliola now loses it for the Raiders which will give the Dragons a scrum just near halfway.

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NO TRY is the verdict from the Bunker based on the on-field call. Raiders 20m restart.

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Russell Packer left the field earlier - medicos have since confirmed he won't return.

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Widdop with a clever grubber and Joel Thompson chases through helping to trap Wighton and force another drop-out.

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Handy penalty for the Red V and they're back in attacking territory.

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

No problems for the English five-eighth right in front, converting his own four-pointer.

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

Nene Macdonald breaks up the middle would you believe? He finds Widdop inside him and BOOM. Dragons hit back.

Canberra Raiders 6-4

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CANBERRA RAIDERS: Conversion attempt by Jarrod Croker successful.

Lovely kick from the wide position by the captain, while coach Stuart looks on from the sideline.

Canberra Raiders 6-0

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TRY CANBERRA RAIDERS: Scored by Nick Cotric. Kick to come.

We go to the Bunker for a Raiders try to Cotric - simple numbers to the left edge and the Raiders catch St George Illawarra short. Grounding cleared by the men underground and it's a TRY.

Canberra Raiders 4-0

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Handy penalty for the Green Machine 40m from the Dragons line. Austin kicks for touch and the Raiders attack.

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Paul Vaughan loses it on tackle one.

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Rapana cleans up a cheeky chip kick from the Dragons before the end of the set from Widdop - and it's another drop-out.

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Wighton fumbles a Jason Nightingale kick in-goal - backwards... but it dribbles dead. Dropout Raiders.

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Viking clap complete. Raiders in lime, Dragons in the old red jumper... and we're underway.

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Reverse hoodoo in the nation's capital - the Raiders haven't beaten the Dragons now since 2013 after the Red V broke their own curse in 2014. Canberra are 1-17 while the Dragons have a host of changes including both Josh Dugan and Paul Vaughan, although there is a question mark over the shifting to the bench of Jack de Belin.

Referees:

Referees: Grant Atkins, Chris Sutton

Touch Judges: Jeff Younis, Rohan Best

Video Referee: Bernard Sutton, Ben Galea

CANBERRA RAIDERS (18)
Tries: Nick Cotric, Aidan Sezer, Elliot Whitehead
Field Goals: Aidan Sezer (0/1), Blake Austin (0/2)
Conversions: Jarrod Croker (2/2)
Penalty Goals: Jarrod Croker (1/1)

ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS (14)
Tries: Gareth Widdop, Jason Nightingale
Field Goals: Gareth Widdop (0/2)
Conversions: Gareth Widdop (1/2)
Penalty Goals: Gareth Widdop (2/2)