Full Time
80:00
7:00pm Mon March 16, 2015
Round 2 - Campbelltown Stadium - Crowd: 11837
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That's all she wrote from Campbelltown Stadium, a pretty rotten second half in terms of entertainment. Stay tuned for the match report.


Wests Tigers 22-4

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Martin Taupau is down in backplay. He's clearly concussed getting to his feet. Poor tackling technique.
NOPE - O'Brien (SGI) on report for raised knees. Tigers penalty with seconds left.

Wests Tigers 22-4

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Dragons will get one more shot at points after forcing a dropout.

Wests Tigers 22-4

78

Penalty Dragons here. Keith Galloway is ON REPORT for dangerous contact.

Wests Tigers 22-4

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SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL WESTS TIGERS
Penalty goal attempt by Pat Richards successful.

A penalty 10m out right in front and to add to the score they opt for two. Now well out of reach for the visitors.

Wests Tigers 22-4

72

Dragons spill it too, putting the home side back on the attack. The Tigers' social media team sum it up quite well:


Wests Tigers 20-4

70

Utterly lacklustre second half - no points after thirty minutes despite a 24-point haul between these sides in the first forty minutes. Tigers the latest to commit an error on the attack.

Wests Tigers 20-4

68

Seen it all. Nightingale plays it, and then... well, collects it himself at dummy half.

AND the ref calls play on!

Wests Tigers 20-4

66

Poor last tackle grubber lands in the breadbasket of Tedesco - and he makes a good 30m with a neat break. No imagination in attack from the Dragons.

Wests Tigers 20-4

65

Repeat penalties for the Dragons on the Tigers' line. A try here and they're a faint hope of salvaging this...

Wests Tigers 20-4

63

Naiqama is well and truly up to this task, Benji puts in a hanging bomb and Kev lunges at it, catching with aplomb. That said, the replay suggests a bit of a bobble. Lucky!

Wests Tigers 20-4

60

Promising right side attack from the Tigers comes to nothing, and Heath L'Estrange pounces on the scraps. Time starting to dry up for the Dragons if they were planning a late comeback...

Wests Tigers 20-4

57

Look, Mick might have a point here...


Wests Tigers 20-4

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They try the same thing the following set, but Nabuli wasn't ready for it and Naiqama fields it safely and makes a few metres off the ensuing run.

Wests Tigers 20-4

56

Widdop's kick finds Naiqama in the corner in-goal for the Tigers, he's ready to make it a 20m restart but it turns out he leapt from the field of play. Forward pass as a result, line drop-out.

Wests Tigers 20-4

54

Farah penalised for getting his hands in the ruck too much. Dragons attack now.

Wests Tigers 20-4

53

Up and back at the moment, the latest whistle comes from Klein who's not happy with the Tigers' speed getting off defenders. Dragons on halfway at tackle one.

Wests Tigers 20-4

51

Richards in the corner...... NO! He couldn't quite pick up the last pass. Dragons ball.

Wests Tigers 20-4

50

First play off the scrum is a penalty to the Tigers, Farrell taking out a defensive player as the ball goes to the right.

Wests Tigers 20-4

49

Dragons benefit here from a high ball contest ruled to have been knocked on first by Kevin Naiqama. Scrum Dragons.

Wests Tigers 20-4

46

UNFORCED ERROR ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Peter Mata'utia makes an unforced error.

Mata'utia spills a kick just as Moses looked to put on a chip and chase for the Tigers. As a result the Tigers have it back 10m out!

Wests Tigers 20-4

44

L'Estrange concedes a penalty for hanging around in the ruck. Tigers attack from the 40m.

Wests Tigers 20-4

43

Double knock-on at the end of the Tigers' first set. Dragons handover on their own 10m.

Wests Tigers 20-4

41

We have go for the second half. Dragons trail by 16 and they'll have the first shot at the ball here.

Wests Tigers 20-4

40

That will do us for the first half. Utterly dominant by the hosts.


Wests Tigers 20-4

39

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

Widdop from out wide... brings it back around but no dice.

Wests Tigers 20-4

39

TRY ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Scored by Dane Nielsen. Kick to come.

Nielsen's four-pointer is ruled good and the visitors are finally on the scoreboard.

Wests Tigers 20-4

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VIDEO REFEREE possible Dragons TRY, we're checking obstruction. Dane Nielsen the apparent scorer.

Wests Tigers 20-0

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A clever last tackle kick from Widdop to Nabuli's wing forces the Tigers to tap it dead. Line drop-out.

Wests Tigers 20-0

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Marshall runs it to the line with numbers to the right, Simona's tackled him and seemingly knocked it down, but the Tigers claim it AND it's play on. Rough call on the away side there?

Wests Tigers 20-0

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Simona with quick handssssss..... nope. Into touch AND forward. Dragons off the hook.

Wests Tigers 20-0

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UNFORCED ERROR ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Eto Nabuli makes an unforced error.

Nabuli is ruled to have spilled it in trying to collect a loose Tigers' pass. As such, it's a Tigers scrum 20m out.

Wests Tigers 20-0

30

Dragons with a penalty, the ruling there is Mata'utia was held off the ball.

Wests Tigers 20-0

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION WESTS TIGERS
Conversion attempt by Pat Richards successful.

He must only enjoy converting his own tries.


Wests Tigers 20-0

27

TRY WESTS TIGERS
Scored by Pat Richards. Kick to come.

Shut the gate. This side is on FIRE! Richards goes in again thanks to quick hands down the left.

Wests Tigers 18-0

26

UNFORCED ERROR ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Tyson Frizell makes an unforced error.

Frizell spills it not far past halfway, an ordinary error really, and it's back in the Tigers' hands.

Wests Tigers 14-0

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A penalty for the Dragons... but they don't find touch. Bad to worse for the Red V.

Wests Tigers 14-0

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Not happy times for Dragons fans.


Wests Tigers 14-0

20

SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION WESTS TIGERS
Conversion attempt by Pat Richards successful.

Attempting to convert his own try... from the sideline, he's found his radar! Great conversion.

Wests Tigers 14-0

18

TRY WESTS TIGERS
Scored by Pat Richards. Kick to come.

Richards in this time, Tigers just with too many numbers to the left and Tedesco again crucial.

Wests Tigers 12-0

18

Nightingale having a tough night at the office, he's made another error and it puts the Tigers on the attack!

Wests Tigers 8-0

15

UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION WESTS TIGERS
Conversion attempt by Pat Richards unsuccessful.

Radar missing for Pat. This one off to the right, no goal.

Wests Tigers 8-0

14

TRY WESTS TIGERS
Scored by James Tedesco. Kick to come.

Grubber goes through - Tedesco pounces. Pretty straight forward stuff - and lazy from the Dragons defenders.

Wests Tigers 8-0

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VIDEO REFEREE - possible try for James Tedesco (Tigers).

Wests Tigers 4-0

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Rory O'Brien has spilled the ball on the first hit-up from that drop-out. Tigers scrum on their own 30m, which the Dragons compound by allowing a penalty.

Wests Tigers 4-0

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Tedesco trapped this time, some great kicking by Marshall early in this clash. Another drop-out for the Tigers to withstand.

Wests Tigers 4-0

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Good finish to the set for the Dragons, they trap Mitchell Moses in-goal to force the line drop-out.

Wests Tigers 4-0

9

Relieving penalty for the Dragons there, with Luke Brooks pinged for a high tackle. Attack starts 30m out for the visitors.

Wests Tigers 4-0

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION WESTS TIGERS
Conversion attempt by Pat Richards unsuccessful.

Richards - good line but it does push just wide. No goal.

Wests Tigers 4-0

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TRY WESTS TIGERS
Scored by Kevin Naiqama. Kick to come.

And score they do! Naiqama works off superb lead-up play by James Tedesco!

Wests Tigers 4-0

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NO TRY as expected. Mata'utia's knock on means the Tigers get a scrum 10m out though...

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VIDEO REFEREE - Tigers no try. We have the referee checking contact on a pass leading up. Galloway appears to have lost it into Peter Mata'utia and not grounded it properly.

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4

First penalty, Aaron Woods has been penalised for a strip. Benji quick taps it for the Saints... then offloads for Nightingale who spills it. Tigers reclaim it.

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Nothing of note in the opening minutes, both teams just feeling each other out, testing the respective fullbacks with high kicks on the last.

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KICKOFF - time to shine.

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The Dragons trot out in the Red V, with the Tigers not far behind in their mainly black strip. The visitors will kickoff, with the Tigers running to the left of your update screen.

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Campbelltown gets its first taste of NRL action for the 2015 season with first-up winners the Tigers hosting Monday night duds the Dragons.
Big changes for the visitors, they lose Josh Dugan and captain Ben Creagh. Peter Mata'utia will deputise at fullback with Jack de Belin standing in at lock. George Rose will revert to the bench in jersey 10, with Rory O'Brien to start in 14. Heath L'Estrange joins the bench with Jake Marketo omitted.
For the home side, just the one change with Matt Lodge out suspended - Jack Buchanan is his replacement on the bench.

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Referees & scorers:

Referees: Ashley Klein, Adam Gee

Touch Judges: Adam Reid, Peter Gough

Video Referee: Steve Chiddy, Luke Phillips

WESTS TIGERS (22)
Tries: Kevin Naiqama, Pat Richards (2), James Tedesco
Field Goals:
Conversions: Pat Richards (2/4)
Penalty Goals: Pat Richards (1/1)

ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS (4)
Tries: Dane Nielsen
Field Goals:
Conversions: Gareth Widdop (0/1)
Penalty Goals: