Full Time
80:00
3:00pm Sat July 16, 2022
Round 18 - Industree Group Stadium, Gosford - Crowd: 15721
80min

Conversion: Roosters
Kicked by Sam Walker.

Walker converts from in front.

Roosters lead Roosters 54 - 26 Dragons
78min

Try: Roosters
Scored by James Tedesco. Kick to come.

Tedesco with an angled run through the middle and rolls in the tackle and just gets the ball down to score near the posts.

Roosters lead Roosters 52 - 26 Dragons
77min

Another Dragons drop out coming

76min

Ramsay takes the ball dead in goal. Dragons drop out

74min

Mathew Feagai makes a 30m break down the left sideline

73min

Verrills with cramps in back play

73min

Manu comes off the field

72min

Conversion: Roosters
Kicked by Sam Walker.

Walker converts from out wide

Roosters lead Roosters 48 - 26 Dragons
70min

Try: Roosters
Scored by Paul Momirovski. Kick to come.

Manu picks up a loose ball, stands still, grabs at his calf. the defence stands around him. Manu then exploded through the Dragons defenders standing around, grubbers ahead and Momirovski scores

Roosters lead Roosters 46 - 26 Dragons
68min

Conversion: Roosters
Attempted by Sam Walker.

Walker from out near the right sideline has had a dog of a kick and missed

Roosters lead Roosters 42 - 26 Dragons
67min

Try: Roosters
Scored by Joseph Suaalii. Kick to come.

Walker kicks to the right corner and Suaalii jumps as high as a Matt Burton bomb, takes the catch cleanly and then falls over the line to score.

Roosters lead Roosters 42 - 26 Dragons
66min

SCRUM ROOSTERS - just inside the Dragons half

65min

Horrible pass to Amone and the young fella reaches forward and knocks it on

64min

Conversion: Dragons
Kicked by Zac Lomax.

Lomax adds the extras

Roosters lead Roosters 38 - 26 Dragons
63min

Try: Dragons
Scored by Cody Ramsey. Kick to come.

Roosters kicked to Tupou who got the ball close to the Dragons line, offloaded infield to Crichton who linked with Lodge who got trackled. Lodge offloaded and Ramsay intercepted the ball and raced 90 metres to score

Roosters lead Roosters 38 - 24 Dragons
62min

A Walker grubber into the Dragons ingoal was missed embarrassingly by Ramsay and then Crichton following behind tried to ground it and had an airswing as well. Bunker rules that Ramsay knocked on. Dragons drop out.

61min

Lodge surges for the line but the Dragons defence slams the door shut on that play

61min

Lomax drops the ball 15m from his own line

61min

SCRUM DRAGONS - 12m from their own line

61min

Sitili Tupouniua tried to regather a grubber but as it bounced awkwardly high, his knee buckled and he went down clutching at his knee.

61min

Nbye with a long ball to Mathew Feagai who gets tackled by Momirovski, who takes him into touch as well, just shy of the tryline.

60min

Dragons with a short restart and they get the ball back

59min

Conversion: Roosters
Kicked by Sam Walker.

Walker converts from in front again

Roosters lead Roosters 38 - 20 Dragons
57min

Try: Roosters
Scored by James Tedesco. Kick to come.

Crichton makes a break on the left side and then passes inside to Tedesco in support who races 20m to score under the posts.

Roosters lead Roosters 36 - 20 Dragons
56min

Conversion: Roosters
Kicked by Sam Walker.

Walker from in front nails the goal

Roosters lead Roosters 32 - 20 Dragons
56min

Try: Roosters
Scored by Sam Walker. Kick to come.

Verrills passes to Walker who bumps out a tackle with a spin, looks up and sees 4 points in front of him and dives over the line for a solid try

Roosters lead Roosters 30 - 20 Dragons
56min

Set Restart Roosters - 30m from the Dragons line

55min

Conversion: Roosters
Kicked by Sam Walker.

Walker converts

Roosters lead Roosters 26 - 20 Dragons
54min

Try: Roosters
Scored by Joseph Manu. Kick to come.

After a great run and quick play the ball by Crichton, Manu gets into dummy half and barges over for his second try

Roosters lead Roosters 24 - 20 Dragons
52min

Butcher comes off the field, which opens the door for Lodge to make his debut for the Roosters

51min

Conversion: Dragons
Kicked by Zac Lomax.

Lomax from the left sideline nails the goal

Tied up at Roosters 20 - 20 Dragons
49min

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

Ramsay with a brilliant play. Ramsay beats Walker on the inside, runs 25m and then gets a great round-the-corner ball to Mathew Feagai who scores in the corner

Roosters lead Roosters 20 - 18 Dragons
48min

SCRUM DRAGONS - Radley passed forward on the inside to Tedesco, who exploded through a gap.

47min

Penalty Goal: Roosters
Kicked by Sam Walker.

Walker nails the penalty goal

Roosters lead Roosters 20 - 14 Dragons
46min

Woods cops 10 in the bin for intent to obstruction - he was too slow to actually commit obstruction

45min

PENALTY ROOSTERS - Walker's run interfered with by Aaron Woods

45min

Set Restart Roosters

44min

Tupou fields the ball on his own line and then runs for 30m through broken defence.

43min

Conversion: Roosters
Kicked by Sam Walker.

Walker converts from in front

Roosters lead Roosters 18 - 14 Dragons
42min

Try: Roosters
Scored by Connor Watson. Kick to come.

Watson scores under the posts after Momirovski ran back in field and threw a ball to the flat footed Watson, who spotted space and ran through it up the middle.

Roosters lead Roosters 16 - 14 Dragons
41min

PENALTY ROOSTERS - Dragons holding down in the tackle. Roosters find touch on halfway

39min

Ramsay held up in the Roosters ingoal

39min

Suli being helped off the field with a leg injury

39min

ROOSTERS DROP OUT

37min

Dragons with a successful strip and then get a set restart a tackle later.

36min

Smith will not return today - knee injury

35min

Penalty Goal: Dragons
Kicked by Zac Lomax.

Lomax nails the penalty goal from in front.

Dragons lead Roosters 12 - 14 Dragons
34min

PENALTY DRAGONS - Roosters offside.

33min

SCRUM DRAGONS - Walker with a crap pass to Radley's ankles and he drops it.

31min

Conversion: Dragons
Kicked by Zac Lomax.

Lomax from out wide on the right side converts and levels the scores

Tied up at Roosters 12 - 12 Dragons
30min

Try: Dragons
Scored by Zac Lomax. Kick to come.

Dragons didn't need the set restart. Lomax on the right side, who dances in front of his opposite number and then darts past him on the inside to slice through the line to score.

Roosters lead Roosters 12 - 10 Dragons
29min

Set Restart Dragons

28min

Hunt then kicks a 40/20 in the first set after points. Brilliant

27min

Conversion: Dragons
Kicked by Zac Lomax.

Lomax converts from out wide

Roosters lead Roosters 12 - 6 Dragons
26min

Try: Dragons
Scored by Ben Hunt. Kick to come.

Hunt at second receiver in the middle of the field, straightens, dummies and then takes on the line, bumps out of a tackle and dives over to score under the sticks. Good solo effort.

Roosters lead Roosters 12 - 4 Dragons
25min

PENALTY DRAGONS - Tupou hits Lomax high

24min

Set Restart Dragons - 3m from the Roosters line

23min

Burns bashes Billy - ball becomes err dropped - SCRUM DRAGONS

21min

Siosiua Taukeiaho has failed his HIA

21min

Conversion: Roosters
Kicked by Sam Walker.

Walker converts

Roosters lead Roosters 12 - 0 Dragons
21min

Try: Roosters
Scored by Joseph Manu. Kick to come.

The bunker has a decision - that they have no decision. Manu gets the try

Roosters lead Roosters 10 - 0 Dragons
21min

Manu at dummy half, barges over the line and just gets the ball down for a try. Bunker reviewing it now - 90 seconds later

20min

Bunker rules that Suli knocked on and then forced the ball in goal. Dragons drop out.

19min

Suli drops the ball in his own in goal. Ref though rules the Roosters made an illegal strip. Roosters challenging

15min

Conversion: Roosters
Kicked by Sam Walker.

Walker converts from in front

Roosters lead Roosters 6 - 0 Dragons
14min

Try: Roosters
Scored by Victor Radley. Kick to come.

From the next play Verrills darts out of dummy half, links in the middle with Manu who spins out of a tackle then gets a little flick ball away to Radley who runs 30m to score under the post. Brilliant try!

Roosters lead Roosters 4 - 0 Dragons
13min

Tedesco with a good broken field run, makes 30m

10min

SCRUM DRAGONS - Walker kicks for Suaalii but no dice. Roosters knock on.

9min

PENALTY ROOSTERS - Dragons offside

8min

Dragons set restart

7min

Radley throws a pass into Butcher, the latter unaware he was to receive the ball and the Dragons get a full set inside the Roosters 30m

6min

Manu with a long ball to Tupou who gets pushed into touch comfortably.

5min

Dragons go right where Lomax tries to tap the pass along, but it goes behind his winger and into touch

4min

Momirovski does well to catch the bomb but is unable to get into the field of play. Roosters drop out.

2min

SCRUM DRAGONS - 12m shy of halfway

1min

Ramsay takes the first catch as cleanly as his hair cut

Dragons get the game started

Referees & scorers:

Referee: Grant Atkins

Touch Judges: Liam Kennedy, Wyatt Raymond

Video Referee: Ashley Klein

SYDNEY ROOSTERS (54)
Tries: Victor Radley, Sam Walker, Joseph Manu (2), Connor Watson, James Tedesco (2), Joseph Suaalii, Paul Momirovski
Field Goals:
Two Point Field Goals:
Conversions: Sam Walker (8/9)
Penalty Goals: Sam Walker (1/1)

ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS (26)
Tries: Ben Hunt, Zac Lomax, Mathew Feagai, Cody Ramsey
Field Goals:
Two Point Field Goals:
Conversions: Zac Lomax (4/4)
Penalty Goals: Zac Lomax (1/1)