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6:00pm Fri August 6, 2021
Round 21 - Cbus Super Stadium
80min

That's officially full time, with the Raiders gaining an important but ugly two points. Next week, they face a huge task in the Melbourne Storm, while the Dragons are up against the Panthers

80min

Andrew McCullough's offload is picked off by Tom Starling. That'll be curtains for the Dragons hopes tonight

79min

Ravalawa's offload finds Croker, who knocks on. Dragons have to score early in this set

78min

The Dragons regather off the short restart and gain a penalty after Feagai was tackled in the air

77min

Williams' grubber is batted dead by Adam Clune. The Dragons will go short from the dropout

77min

Set restart for CBR

77min

Jack Bird knocks it on. Raiders can put it beyond doubt right here

76min

No try confirmed, Dragons have a 7 tackle set but still have it all to do

76min

Semi Valemei is taken touch in goal but the ref is taking it upstairs just in case

76min

Set restart for CBR

75min

Jack de Belin is on report for putting a Raiders player in a dangerous position

74min

Andrew McCullough's kick goes into touch in a bad outcome for the Dragons

73min

Josh Hodgson knocks on. Dragons remain a slight hope.

71min

Mikaele Ravalawa makes a mess of the play the ball. Raiders again in good field position

70min

Penalty Goal: Raiders
Kicked by Jarrod Croker.

The Raiders opt for the 2, and Jarrod Croker makes no mistake

Raiders lead Raiders 20 - 12 Dragons
69min

Penalty Raiders, Lomax makes high contact

68min

Sam Williams kicks a 40/20, putting the Raiders in a great position

67min

Jack Bird knocks on and the Raiders have the ball

65min

Penalty Dragons, the ball is raked out of Mikaele Ravalawa illegally

61min

Andrew McCullough kicks on the fourth and it is gobbled up by Rapana

61min

The try will be pulled back, with Jack Wighton making contact with the ball before Mikaele Ravalawa knocked on. Dragons survive

61min

Hold the phone, the bunker are reviewing this

59min

Andrew McCullough puts in a deft grubber kick that Jordan Rapana and Jack Bird compete for in the in goal. It goes dead, and the ref says it last came off Bird, so it'll be a 20 metre tap for the Raiders

58min

Penalty Dragons, Josh Mcguire was hit off the ball by Hudson Young

57min

Tapine's offload is scooped up by the Dragons, before Lawrie knocks on for the Dragons. It's a double knock on, first one Raiders. Dragons with another huge opportunity

55min

Adam Clune's kick is gathered by Rapana, Lomax then gives away a penalty that the Raiders will very much appreciate

54min

Set restart for STI on the first

53min

The Dragons' pass is knocked down by Croker. They'll have a fresh set in attacking position

52min

Elliott Whitehead is penalised for an illegal strip on Blake Lawrie.

50min

Jack Wighton kicks on the third inside the 20 looking for the 20/40, but he doesn't have the angle as the Dragons are just short of halfway on the third

49min

Jarrod Croker makes a great catch under pressure. Raiders survive

48min

Penalty Dragons, a dubious decision is made that Emre Guler's shoulder made contact with Bird

48min

Williams kicks on the third and Jack Bird knocks on in the kick return. The Raiders recover it and run away to score, but the ref called play back for a reason we're about to find out

47min

Tom Starling then forces a mistake from Jackson Ford. He's back in the good books

45min

Tom Starling throws a forward pass from dummy half. He goes from hero to zero in about 30 seconds

45min

Conversion: Raiders
Kicked by Jarrod Croker.

Croker maintains his perfect record with the boot

Raiders lead Raiders 18 - 12 Dragons
44min

Try: Raiders
Scored by Tom Starling. Kick to come.

The try has been awarded, with it deemed Starling did in fact get to the line. Raiders hit the front for the first time tonight

Raiders lead Raiders 16 - 12 Dragons
44min

Going upstairs for a possible Canberra try, the ref doesn't think Starling has scored however

43min

Mathew Feagai knocks it on on the next play however

42min

Williams' kick is lost backwards by Jack Bird, who recovers possession

41min

Ravalawa brings it back for the Dragons

40min

Players back out on the field ahead of the second 40

40min

Raiders knock on with 40 seconds left in the half, giving the Dragons a huge opportunity, but Billy Burns lets them off the hook with a mistake of his own. That'll be half time

38min

Raiders run it on the last and get nowhere, with Hodgson wrapped up about 5 metres short of the line

37min

Corey Harawira-Naera hits it up for Canberra and draws a penalty

37min

Conversion: Raiders
Kicked by Jarrod Croker.

Croker levels the scores

Tied up at Raiders 12 - 12 Dragons
35min

Try: Raiders
Scored by Jack Wighton. Kick to come.

Jack Wighton out-leaps Zac Lomax for the high ball and goes over to score. Croker has a chance to level things up with the boot

Dragons lead Raiders 10 - 12 Dragons
34min

Penalty Raiders again for high contact from Sims

33min

Mikaele Ravalawa again brings it out for the Dragons, getting up to the 20 metre line

32min

Conversion: Dragons
Attempted by Zac Lomax.

Zac Lomax is off to the right

Dragons lead Raiders 6 - 12 Dragons
31min

Try: Dragons
Scored by Tariq Sims. Kick to come.

Adam Clune dummies and goes right through the Raiders defence. He had only Rapana to beat and linked up with Sims in support, who turned Hudson Young in and out before sliding over for the Dragons second

Dragons lead Raiders 6 - 12 Dragons
30min

Set restart for STI

28min

Jordan Rapana's offload to Tom Starling goes forward, just as the Raiders were starting to look fluent in attack

28min

Set restart for CBR

28min

Smith-Shields is heading off with an HIA as a result of the contact from Sims

27min

Penalty Raiders for a high shot from Sims

26min

Raiders make 60 odd metres off the kickoff, with Jack Bird playing it 10 metres out on tackle 1 for the Dragons

25min

Conversion: Raiders
Kicked by Jarrod Croker.

Jarrod Croker nails it from the sideline, bringing the Raiders within 2

Dragons lead Raiders 6 - 8 Dragons
24min

Try: Raiders
Scored by Jordan Rapana. Kick to come.

Elliott Whitehead puts a kick in that looked way too big, but Harley Smith-Shields was able to tap it back in and Jordan Rapana was there to capitalise and take possession before grounding the ball. Raiders hit back

Dragons lead Raiders 4 - 8 Dragons
23min

Matt Feagai knocks on on play 1. Raiders with their best opportunity so far

22min

Wighton's kick is way too big, it soars over the dead ball line and the Dragons now have a 7 tackle set

22min

Set restart for CBR

21min

Set restart for STI

20min

Raiders run it on the last through Valemei, who is tackled 5 metres short of the line

18min

Jackson Fordtakes the first run for the Dragons, who have had 60% of the ball so far

17min

Penalty Goal: Dragons
Kicked by Zac Lomax.

Lomax hits it well

Dragons lead Raiders 0 - 8 Dragons
17min

Dragons will take the two, it's a "give me" in the words of Blocker Roach

17min

Lawrie is coming off for an HIA

17min

Another penalty to the Dragons after Rapana's knee made contact with Blake Lawrie

16min

Penalty to the Dragons, Matthew Timoko ran an escort on Mathew Feagai

15min

The Raiders balls up a left side shift, with Hudson Young getting in the way of a Sam Williams pass that wasn't meant for him. Dragons on the attack again

13min

Corey Norman gives away another 7 tackle set

11min

Mikaele Ravalawa opts to take the first run himself

11min

Conversion: Dragons
Kicked by Zac Lomax.

Zac Lomax nails it from the sideline

Dragons lead Raiders 0 - 6 Dragons
10min

Try: Dragons
Scored by Mathew Feagai. Kick to come.

The Dragons shift it left and Corey Norman delivers a superb cutout pass to find Mathew Feagai, who goes over untouched for the first try of the game

Dragons lead Raiders 0 - 4 Dragons
9min

Set restart for STI late in the count

8min

Josh Papali'i drops it cold. Dragons now with an opportunity

7min

Mikaele Ravalawa found some space on the right courtesy of some nice work from Lomax. Ravalawa put in a kick for himself, but it was too strong and went dead. Raiders another 7 tackle set

6min

Set restart for the Saints now

5min

Set restart for CBR

5min

Norman's kick takes a Raiders bounce over the dead ball line, with Rapana bringing it out for a 7 tackle set

3min

Williams' kick is caught by Bird, who is hit hard and taken back a couple of metres behind the 20

2min

Clune's kick is allowed to bounce by Valemei, who watches it over the sideline

1min

Talatau Amone is the replacement

1min

Ramsey will be going off with an HIA after 31 seconds. McCullough will remain on the paddock

1min

Cody Ramsey is down after a head-clash with teammate Andrew McCullough

1min

Underway and Josh Papali'i takes the first hit up for Canberra

Hello and welcome to LeagueUnlimited's coverage of Friday Night Footy and to start off we are at CBus Stadium with two teams with the finals well within reach in the Canberra Raiders and St George Illawarra Dragons. This is basically a must win for both teams who were each poor last week. Both the Raiders and Dragons are 1-17 from the side named earlier in the week. Kick-off is just around the corner

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Chris Sutton

Touch Judges: Belinda Sharpe, Drew Oultram

Video Referee: Steve Chiddy

CANBERRA RAIDERS (20)
Tries: Jordan Rapana, Jack Wighton, Tom Starling
Field Goals:
Two Point Field Goals:
Conversions: Jarrod Croker (3/3)
Penalty Goals: Jarrod Croker (1/1)

ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS (12)
Tries: Mathew Feagai, Tariq Sims
Field Goals:
Two Point Field Goals:
Conversions: Zac Lomax (1/2)
Penalty Goals: Zac Lomax (1/1)