Walker converts from in front.
Tedesco with an angled run through the middle and rolls in the tackle and just gets the ball down to score near the posts.
Another Dragons drop out coming
Ramsay takes the ball dead in goal. Dragons drop out
Mathew Feagai makes a 30m break down the left sideline
Verrills with cramps in back play
Manu comes off the field
Walker converts from out wide
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
Walker from out near the right sideline has had a dog of a kick and missed
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.
SCRUM ROOSTERS - just inside the Dragons half
Horrible pass to Amone and the young fella reaches forward and knocks it on
Lomax adds the extras
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
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.
Lodge surges for the line but the Dragons defence slams the door shut on that play
Lomax drops the ball 15m from his own line
SCRUM DRAGONS - 12m from their own line
Sitili Tupouniua tried to regather a grubber but as it bounced awkwardly high, his knee buckled and he went down clutching at his knee.
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.
Dragons with a short restart and they get the ball back
Walker converts from in front again
Crichton makes a break on the left side and then passes inside to Tedesco in support who races 20m to score under the posts.
Walker from in front nails the goal
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
Set Restart Roosters - 30m from the Dragons line
After a great run and quick play the ball by Crichton, Manu gets into dummy half and barges over for his second try
Butcher comes off the field, which opens the door for Lodge to make his debut for the Roosters
Lomax from the left sideline nails the goal
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
SCRUM DRAGONS - Radley passed forward on the inside to Tedesco, who exploded through a gap.
Walker nails the penalty goal
Woods cops 10 in the bin for intent to obstruction - he was too slow to actually commit obstruction
PENALTY ROOSTERS - Walker's run interfered with by Aaron Woods
Set Restart Roosters
Tupou fields the ball on his own line and then runs for 30m through broken defence.
Walker converts from in front
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.
PENALTY ROOSTERS - Dragons holding down in the tackle. Roosters find touch on halfway
Ramsay held up in the Roosters ingoal
Suli being helped off the field with a leg injury
ROOSTERS DROP OUT
Dragons with a successful strip and then get a set restart a tackle later.
Smith will not return today - knee injury
Lomax nails the penalty goal from in front.
PENALTY DRAGONS - Roosters offside.
SCRUM DRAGONS - Walker with a crap pass to Radley's ankles and he drops it.
Lomax from out wide on the right side converts and levels the scores
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.
Set Restart Dragons
Hunt then kicks a 40/20 in the first set after points. Brilliant
Lomax converts from out wide
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.
PENALTY DRAGONS - Tupou hits Lomax high
Set Restart Dragons - 3m from the Roosters line
Burns bashes Billy - ball becomes err dropped - SCRUM DRAGONS
Siosiua Taukeiaho has failed his HIA
The bunker has a decision - that they have no decision. Manu gets the try
Manu at dummy half, barges over the line and just gets the ball down for a try. Bunker reviewing it now - 90 seconds later
Bunker rules that Suli knocked on and then forced the ball in goal. Dragons drop out.
Suli drops the ball in his own in goal. Ref though rules the Roosters made an illegal strip. Roosters challenging
Walker converts from in front
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!
Tedesco with a good broken field run, makes 30m
SCRUM DRAGONS - Walker kicks for Suaalii but no dice. Roosters knock on.
PENALTY ROOSTERS - Dragons offside
Dragons set restart
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
Manu with a long ball to Tupou who gets pushed into touch comfortably.
Dragons go right where Lomax tries to tap the pass along, but it goes behind his winger and into touch
Momirovski does well to catch the bomb but is unable to get into the field of play. Roosters drop out.
SCRUM DRAGONS - 12m shy of halfway
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
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
Two Point Field Goals:
Conversions: Zac Lomax (4/4)
Penalty Goals: Zac Lomax (1/1)