Full Time
80:00
4:00pm Sun April 12, 2015
Round 6 - Stadium Australia - Crowd: 20273
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The siren sounds and the Dragons claim their fourth straight victory.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 31-6

79

The Bulldogs have come up with one try from 41 tackles in the Dragons 20. The Dragons have scored five tries from 13 tackles in the Bulldogs 20.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 31-6

79

Corey Thompson is forced into touch.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 31-6

79

Once again the Dragons have saved another try, this time stopping Frank Pritchard.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 31-6

79

Chase Stanley is down with another injury, he is being escorted off, hopefully it isn't serious.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 31-6

78

A floating pass from the Bulldogs is dropped by Peter Mata'utia. The Bulldogs will get one last chance to score.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 31-6

77

Euan Aitken looks to get his second try but the referee rules a knock on against the Dragons.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 31-6

76

Widdop finds touch 10 metres out.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 31-6

75

With Josh Dugan off the field, Gareth Widdop has moved back to fullback.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 31-6

74

Mitch Rein is taken metres out from the line.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 31-6

74

While there may be criticism for not sending Tyson Frizell off for his hit on Tim Browne, no one can deny the Dragons performance today. Outstanding display from the team with the Big Red V.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 31-6

72

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

The 100-gamer maintains his perfect record.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 31-6

71

Great work by Gareth Widdop to kick ahead for Aitken.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 29-6

70

TRY ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Scored by Euan Aitken. Kick to come.

The 19 year old scores his first NRL try.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 29-6

69

Penalty to the Dragons.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 25-6

68

The Bulldogs try a chip and chase but once again the Dragons have come up with the ball.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 25-6

67

SUCCESSFUL FIELD GOAL ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Field goal attempt by Benji Marshall successful.

Just like he did last week, the Dragons #7 slots a one-pointer to secure the win for the home side.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 25-6

65

Jack de Belin forces Corey Thompson back in goal. Dragons can wrap this game up with any scoring play here.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 24-6

64

Peter Mata'utia makes a tremendous run from the in goal, tackled on the 30 metre line.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 24-6

64

Chase Stanley is tackled by a number of Dragons only a metre out.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 24-6

63

Canterbury take a quick tap hoping to score with 17 remaining.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 24-6

61

Benji comes up with the ball after a poor pass from the Bulldogs.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 24-6

60

Josh Jackson gets over the line but once again the Dragons defenders save a try.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 24-6

60

The Dragons have lost the ball inside their 30. Bulldogs with a chance.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 24-6

59

George Rose is on for the Dragons, Paul McGregor will be looking for the former Manly prop to provide some impact in the final 20.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 24-6

58

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

With 22 minutes remaining the Bulldogs will need to replicate their Round 4 performance against Wests Tigers to get out of this one.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 24-6

56

TRY ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Scored by Joel Thompson. Kick to come.

The Dragons second rower runs in between Josh Jackson and Chase Stanley to score.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 22-6

54

Sam Perrett has knocked on 10 metres out from the Bulldogs try line trying to pick up Benji Marshall's kick.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 18-6

53

After a crazy last tackle play, the Dragons have come up with the ball through Josh Dugan.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 18-6

51

Gareth Widdop has knocked on inside his own half.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 18-6

51

Frank Pritchard is tackled short of the Dragons line. Turnover.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 18-6

50

Referee Ben Cummins has allowed Tyson Frizell to remain on the field, but he is On Report.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 18-6

50

The medicab has been called to take Browne off. Horrible scenes here at ANZ.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 18-6

50

Aiden Tolman is about to come back on replacing Browne.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 18-6

50

Tim Browne has been smashed by Tyson Frizell's arm. Browne hasn't moved, the Bulldogs supporters are calling for Frizell to be marched.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 18-6

50

SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS
Conversion attempt by Trent Hodkinson successful.

18-6 now. If the Bulldogs can score again they are still a chance.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 18-6

49

TRY CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS
Scored by Josh Morris. Kick to come.

Finally. The Bulldogs cross after a no-look pass from Tony Williams.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 18-4

47

Gareth Widdop defuses a Bulldogs chip kick. Canterbury just can't score despite having a ton of ball in attacking range.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 18-0

45

Josh Reynolds kicks for Corey Thompson but Eto Nabuli is able to defuse the situation before being tackled in goal.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 18-0

44

Penalty against Jake Marketo, Canterbury with another set.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 18-0

44

High tackle on Corey Thompson. Canterbury with a full set 20 metres out.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 18-0

43

Benji Marshall tries an inside pass to Josh Dugan but the ball goes to ground.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 18-0

41

Josh Morris is taken just short of the line on the last tackle.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 18-0

41

Chase Stanley looks to get over but is taken short of the line.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 18-0

40

Play back underway in the second half.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 18-0

40

Final play of the half is a grubber gone dead from Mbye. St. George have stood up to everything the Bulldogs have thrown at them and crossed for three tries of their own.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 18-0

39

That shot from Tim Browne has forced Nabuli back to Fiji !

St. George Illawarra Dragons 18-0

39

Huge shot on Eto Nabuli by Tim Browne has led to scuffle.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 18-0

39

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

He's done it again. 3/3.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 18-0

38

TRY ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Scored by Tyson Frizell. Kick to come.

The former Shark crosses for the Dragons 3rd try of the day. 16-0 KTC.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 16-0

36

If St. George can score here it would almost be a match winning lead.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 12-0

36

Penalty to the Dragons.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 12-0

35

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

From the sideline, Widdop converts.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 12-0

34

That's a huge play by the Dragons. After sustaining all the Bulldogs had to throw at them, the Dragons have come up with a big play just before the break.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 10-0

33

TRY ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Scored by Peter Mata'utia. Kick to come.

The last minute replacement for Jason Nightingale scores off a vintage Benji Marshall pass.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 10-0

32

Heath L'Estrange is on for the Dragons.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

32

Gareth Widdop loses the ball trying to kick for Eto Nabuli after the Bulldogs had come up.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

31

Canterbury have come up with an error, if the Dragons can come up with a try here it would be a huge blow against the Bulldogs.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

30

Michael Lichaa has come off for Canterbury. Moses Mbye appears to be playing hooker, with Reynolds playing at 5/8.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

29

Josh Reynolds is about to come on for the Bulldogs.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

28

Canterbury have dominated possession so far but are yet to come up with points.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

27

Jack de Belin and Jake Marketo are on for the Dragons.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

26

Dylan Farrell comes up with the ball only metres out from the line.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

25

Greg Eastwood has gone up the tunnel, Lloyd Perrett is on as his replacement.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

25

The Dragons have lost the ball inside their half.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

24

A great Bulldogs try has gone begging after a forward pass from Chase Stanley to Corey Thompson. Great lead up work from the Bulldogs.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

22

Canterbury have allowed Mbye to do the majority of kicking in attacking positions.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

21

Moses Mbye grubbers in goal but Peter Mata'utia is able to watch it go dead.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

21

Big run by Tony Williams, taken by three Dragons.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

20

Peter Mata'utia kicks out on the full on the last tackle.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

19

Sam Perrett knocks on following a Bulldogs sweep play. The Dragons are standing up to the Bulldogs.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

17

Josh Dugan is forced in goal by two Bulldogs. A good result from a Moses Mbye kick, didn't have enough on it for a try, but the next best result.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

16

Tim Browne is on for the Bulldogs replacing Antonio Kaufusi.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

15

In trying to stay in the field of play, the Dragons have thrown a pass to Curtis Rona. Bulldogs back on the attack.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

14

Trent Hodkinson loses the ball on the last, great lead up play. Both sides have been willing to pass the ball so far today.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

12

No Try ruled against Farrell.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

11

It was a fantastic lead up from Josh Dugan and Gareth Widdop.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

11

Dylan Farrell may have scored. Referee has ruled No Try.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

11

Big tackle from Aiden Tolman on Ben Creagh off the kickoff.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

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

In his 100th first grade game, Gareth Widdop converts from close to the posts.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

11

TRY ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Scored by Josh Dugan. Kick to come.

Dugan opens the scoring for the Dragons.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 4-0

10

Possible try to Josh Dugan. Mitch Rein delivered a great pass to his fullback. Referee checking to see if there was a knock on.

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Penalty to St. George. Dragons should be in attacking territory by the end of the set.

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The Bulldogs have made it their mission to have Tony Williams run at the Dragons right side defence.

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After throwing a number of offloads, Canterbury put in a grubber that is cleaned up by Peter Mata'utia.

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Benji Marshall kicks out on the full. Bulldogs will get another chance early on.

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Peter Mata'utia is able to get to Moses Mbye's bomb before Curtis Rona. 20 metre re-start.

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4

Tony Williams gets a terrific offload away to Sam Perrett who is held up by Josh Dugan and Tyson Frizell in goal. Try saving tackle.

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Tony Williams kicks the ball on the last and forces Peter Mata'utia in goal. Line Drop out.

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Eto Nabuli is able to take Trent Hodkinson's bomb. Canterbury made huge metres in the first set.

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St. George Illawarra kick off and Sam Perrett almost makes a break on the first run of the day.

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Jason Nightingale has been ruled out - Peter Mata'utia will play in #21.

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Kick-off only moments away. News coming out of the Dragons that Jason Nightingale has suffered an injury in the warm up. No news yet concerning whether or not he will play and who his replacement may be.

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Can the Dragons win four in a row for the first time since 2011 or will the Bulldogs be able to overcome the losses of Graham, Klemmer, Kasiano, Morris and Lafai to post their fourth win of 2015.

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Since 2003, both sides have put together impressive winning streaks over the opposition. Canterbury have won the past five encounters, but prior to that the Dragons registered six straight wins and going back to even further, the Bulldogs managed a seven game winning streak over the merged entity.

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The last time these sides met was Round 9, 2014 with the Bulldogs running out 38-6 winners at ANZ Stadium. On that day, Tim Lafai crossed for a hat trick in the seven-try romp.

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Following the controversy of last week’s Grand Final rematch, Canterbury have made a number of changes from the side named on Tuesday. Former Dragon Chase Stanley will start the game in the centres in jersey #17, with Moses Mbye reverting to five-eighth as he did last week. This means Josh Reynolds will play off the bench, most likely filling in at hooker, relieving Michael Lichaa. Other changes include former Australian international Antonio Kaufusi starting in the front row, with Tim Browne moving back to the bench.

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After sustaining an injury in the opening game of the season against Melbourne, Dragons captain Ben Creagh will make his return, starting the game in the front row. With Creagh returning, Mike Cooper has been rested following a hamstring injury sustained in last weeks win in Newcastle.

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Welcome to League Unlimited’s coverage of Round 6 Sunday Afternoon football between traditional rivals St. George Illawarra and Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium.

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Referees & scorers:

Referees: Ben Cummins, Matt Noyen

Touch Judges: Michael Wise, Clayton Sharpe

Video Referee: Ashley Klein, Luke Patten

ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS (31)
Tries: Josh Dugan, Peter Mata'utia, Tyson Frizell, Joel Thompson, Euan Aitken
Field Goals: Benji Marshall (1/1)
Conversions: Gareth Widdop (5/5)
Penalty Goals:

CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS (6)
Tries: Josh Morris
Field Goals:
Conversions: Trent Hodkinson (1/1)
Penalty Goals: