Full Time
80:00
2:00pm Sun May 17, 2015
Round 10 - WIN Stadium - Crowd: 13102
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Fulltime. Dragons 14-point winners in Wollongong today, defeating the Raiders for the first time at home since 2007.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 32-18

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That will do us, the Raiders force a late error from the Dragons and the green machine will work it out from their own line inside the final 60 seconds.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 32-18

78

Nightingale takes a ball in-goal, it's a 20m restart for the Dragons. Game well and truly over.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 32-18

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UNFORCED ERROR CANBERRA RAIDERS
Jordan Rapana makes an unforced error.

Raiders look to break down the right, Papalii finds Rapana... nope, Jordan can't handle it. Dragons scrum on their own 40m.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 32-18

72

Widdop down looking worse for wear after copping a big hit from Iosia Soliola. Benji Marshall also sustaining a cork. Both stay on field. Dragons with a scrum near the Raiders line...

St. George Illawarra Dragons 32-18

69

Nightingale tries his hand at some general play kicking. Not bad either, finds touch and settles things deep in Canberra territory.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 32-18

67

Raiders looking to trap the Dragons deep but it's not working too well at the moment, the hosts comfortable leaders inside the final 15 minutes.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 32-18

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Dugan down after a heavy tackle, but he'll get up and play on.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 32-18

61

A big high ball puts Jordan Rapana under pressure in-goal, but he takes it comfortably. Raiders 20m restart.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 32-18

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

Too easy for Gareth and it's now 14 the difference.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 32-18

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TRY ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Scored by Benji Marshall. Kick to come.

Beside the posts for Benji! Beautiful short kick along the ground from Widdop and Benji collects and scores.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 30-18

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Big run from Nabuli, he's brought to ground, gets up to run again but is told to go back and play it. Dragons ball 30m out...

St. George Illawarra Dragons 26-18

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Raiders get a repeat set on the Dragons' 40m and will go on the attack.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 26-18

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

And the lead is back out to eight! Widdop converts.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 26-18

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

Widdop with a tricky kick and the tap back from Eto Nabuli ends up with Thompson. Try time!

St. George Illawarra Dragons 24-18

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Raiders absorbing repeat sets in defence after handing the ball to the Dragons after the try.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 20-18

45

SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CANBERRA RAIDERS
Conversion attempt by Jarrod Croker successful.

Easy extras for the Raiders.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 20-18

44

TRY CANBERRA RAIDERS
Scored by Josh Papalii. Kick to come.

Papalii hits a hole close to the line and won't be stopped. Poor defence from the men in the scarlet jerseys.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 20-16

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End to end start to the second half, the Raiders looking to build on their momentum they had prior to the break.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 20-12

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Half-time here at WIN Stadium! It's been an extremely entertaining game here with end to end stuff.
Defence has not been at the top of the agenda, but the attack has been top notch.
More with the 2nd half shortly!

St. George Illawarra Dragons 20-12

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CANBERRA RAIDERS
Conversion attempt by Jarrod Croker successful.

Croker converts from 18m from left touchline and we have an 8 point game at half-time!

St. George Illawarra Dragons 20-12

39

TRY CANBERRA RAIDERS
Scored by Shannon Boyd. Kick to come.

Boyd plants it over the line after a massive Dragons mistake right on half-time!

St. George Illawarra Dragons 20-10

39

More craziness! The Raiders think they have a try here as Cornish grubbered, the Dragons lost it. The Raiders regathered and it went to Boyd who plants it down! The video ref ruling is coming.....

St. George Illawarra Dragons 20-6

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BIG HIT - Frizell smashes Baptiste (who is on for Hodgson). Great hit!

St. George Illawarra Dragons 20-6

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Nightingale pushes an offload and the Dragons lose it on the line! Edrick Lee sprints away and gets the Raiders out of trouble!

St. George Illawarra Dragons 20-6

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PENALTY Dragons - Right in front. Raiders are doing everything to stop them, but sloppy in the ruck

St. George Illawarra Dragons 20-6

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Bit of a crazy game. The ball going everywhere with speed. Hard to keep up!

St. George Illawarra Dragons 20-6

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Wighton struggles to take a kick from the Dragons and now the Raiders are pinned in their 10 metres.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 20-6

33

Mitch Rein set that one up, but Frizell's offload was special out to Aitken!

St. George Illawarra Dragons 20-6

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

Easy conversion from in front. The Dragons have a 14 point lead!

St. George Illawarra Dragons 20-6

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

WHAT A TRY! Mitch Rein busts through the line, gives it inside to Frizell who flicks it out to Aitken who runs around to score near the points. Fantastic play from the Dragons!

St. George Illawarra Dragons 18-6

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SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Penalty goal attempt by Gareth Widdop successful.

No problem with this one as Widdop gives the Dragons another couple.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 14-6

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PENALTY Dragons - Fensom pinged for attacking the legs of Creagh in the tackle. Dragons are going for goal again!

St. George Illawarra Dragons 12-6

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Interception from Nabuli! The Raiders were very close, but he turns defence into attack!

St. George Illawarra Dragons 12-6

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PENALTY Raiders - Both sides guilty of staying in ruck too long.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 12-6

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CANBERRA RAIDERS
Conversion attempt by Jarrod Croker successful.

Kicks it sweetly from 20 in from left touch line.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 12-6

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TRY CANBERRA RAIDERS
Scored by Iosia Soliola. Kick to come.

Easy try from Soliola. He runs onto a short Cornish pass and is over. Well deserved for the Raiders, but again, defence, optional.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 12-4

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PENALTY Raiders. Right in front of post. Way too long in the ruck from Thompson.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 12-0

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Defence is certainly optional today.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 12-0

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Excellent break from Soliola but he can't get the final pass away. The ball goes down, but looks like it will be a Dragons feed!

St. George Illawarra Dragons 12-0

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For Dragons:

Creagh ON
Au Mau OFF

St. George Illawarra Dragons 12-0

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Raiders settle it down with a good set out of their half.
Boyd ON
Nuuausala OFF

St. George Illawarra Dragons 12-0

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

From the sideline, Widdop brings it around from the right. Nice kick!

St. George Illawarra Dragons 12-0

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TRY ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Scored by Jason Nightingale. Kick to come.

Easy stuff from the Dragons. They are looking sharp today! Marshall to Widdop, cutout to Nightingale. Excellent try!

St. George Illawarra Dragons 10-0

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40/20 ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Benji Marshall kicks a 40/20.

Huge 40/20 from Marshall! A favourable left-hand turn give the Dragons a real chance here!

St. George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

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Nabuli and Dugan fight for a bomb and it is nearly spilt. Nabuli wins the challenge and the Dragons are running out of their 30 metres...

St. George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

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Nabuli throws away a try! Pushing down the left and Nabuli puts down the last pass! Exciting game!

St. George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

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PENALTY Dragons - Hodgson stays too long in the ruck. Dragons on the attack again.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

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UNSUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Penalty goal attempt by Gareth Widdop unsuccessful.

Widdop misses the penalty!

St. George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

10

It's all happening! The Raiders' Wighton makes a mistake on their goal-line, the Dragons got it back and tried to spread it out to score, but Dugan doesn't pass and then there's a penalty to the Dragons...kick to come!

St. George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

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Jason Nightingale defuses a Cornish bomb in the left corner well. Dragons running out of their half now..

St. George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

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The Raiders are right on the Dragons line. Hodgson tries to dive over from dummy half but is held up. Last tackle now!

St. George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

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PENALTY Raiders - Ruck penalty late in tackle count on half way. Raiders in great field position.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

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

Straight through the posts. Dragons 6-0!

St. George Illawarra Dragons 6-0

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TRY ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Scored by Gareth Widdop. Kick to come.

Great try Dragons! Benji Marshall grubbers it in goal, the bounce if friendly and Gareth Widdop plants it down!

St. George Illawarra Dragons 4-0

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Mini breaks aplenty here as Joel Thompson skips down the left hand side. Could be a free flowing game, this one.

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NO TRY to Croker in their first set of the game! Close on though.

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An excellent break from Jack Wighton set-up Croker on his inside. Could be a double-movement. I think he might have been held in field of play.. Ref said NO TRY

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VIDEO REF RAIDERS. What a start for them. We are going to the video for a possible try! Croker could be over!

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Dragons throwing it right on their first set. Dugan is tackled on last and they kick downfield...

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Kick-off here at WIN Stadium!

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In TEAM NEWS: Eto Nabuli has recovered from his niggling injury and will take his place on the wing for the Dragons today. As a result Dylan Farrell drops out of the side, with Peter Mata'utia moving into the centres. The Raiders make just one change - dropping Mark Nicholls from their bench in favour of rep forward David Shillington in jersey 18. Stay tuned for kickoff later this afternoon at 2pm AEST!

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With Brisbane's loss on Friday night, the Dragons have the chance to join the top-of-the-table pack with a win here today over the Raiders. Last-start losers to the Bunnies, today their test is against a team they haven't beaten at home since 2007, and until recently hadn't beaten anywhere. The Raiders are in superb form, coming off a 40-point shellacking of the Titans at home last weekend.

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Referees & scorers:

Referees: Ben Cummins, Chris Butler

Touch Judges: Jeff Younis, David Ryan

Video Referee: Steve Chiddy, Ben Galea

ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS (32)
Tries: Gareth Widdop, Benji Marshall, Jason Nightingale, Euan Aitken, Joel Thompson
Field Goals:
Conversions: Gareth Widdop (5/5)
Penalty Goals: Gareth Widdop (1/2)

CANBERRA RAIDERS (18)
Tries: Iosia Soliola, Shannon Boyd, Josh Papalii
Field Goals:
Conversions: Jarrod Croker (3/3)
Penalty Goals: