Full Time
80:00
7:00pm Mon June 22, 2015
Round 15 - Allianz Stadium - Crowd: 10185
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SUCCESSFUL FIELD GOAL SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Field goal attempt by Jake Friend successful.

From dummy half, Friend slots a one-pointer seal the game for the Roosters.

Sydney Roosters 19-14

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Peter Mata'utia loses the ball. That looks to be it for the Dragons.

Sydney Roosters 18-14

79

Aubusson taken metres out from the line. Dragons with 90 seconds to pull off the win.

Sydney Roosters 18-14

77

Marshall bombs, but Will Matthews couldn't take the ball.

Sydney Roosters 18-14

76

Nightingale up to the 30 metre line.

Sydney Roosters 18-14

76

Dragons would love a penalty.

Sydney Roosters 18-14

75

Nightingale kicks, but RTS is able to get out of his in-goal despite desperate cover defence.

Sydney Roosters 18-14

74

That's the attacking flair that was called for. Can the Dragons pull it off!

Sydney Roosters 18-14

73

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

It's four point game with 7 minutes remaining.

Sydney Roosters 18-14

73

They haven't looked like winning this whole half, but its still on.

Sydney Roosters 18-12

73

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

It's not over yet baby! From their own end, the Red V score a length of the field special.

Sydney Roosters 18-12

72

Dragons make a huge break.

Sydney Roosters 18-8

71

Friend elects to run on the last tackle, only to be pulled down short of the try-line.

Sydney Roosters 18-8

70

Benji chips for his fullback, but once again SKD is on the spot. Phenomenal game from the winger tonight.

Sydney Roosters 18-8

69

Tupou comes away with the ball for the Roosters. The Dragons are going to have to play with some flair in the final 10 minutes if their to come away with an unlikely win.

Sydney Roosters 18-8

68

Dragons are awarded a penalty but decide to run it from halfway out.

Sydney Roosters 18-8

67

Pearce bombs, Dugan catches and the Dragons stay in the fight.

Sydney Roosters 18-8

66

Widdop tries to run around the Roosters, but there's no way through.

Sydney Roosters 18-8

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Dugan tries a wrap-around, but RTS is aware and defuses any potential threat.

Sydney Roosters 18-8

62

Maloney grubbers for the posts, but Dugan is able to recover and earns a penalty.

Sydney Roosters 18-8

61

Dylan Farrell drops a bomb, giving the Roosters a huge chance to blow the game open.

Sydney Roosters 18-8

60

Big hit from Jack de Belin on Dylan Napa from the restart.

Sydney Roosters 18-8

59

UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Conversion attempt by James Maloney unsuccessful.

From the touchline, the #6 hits the posts. No goal.

Sydney Roosters 18-8

58

TRY SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Scored by Shaun Kenny-Dowall. Kick to come.

Take a bow RTS! Kenny-Dowall scores his second and sits alone in 2nd for the Roosters try-scorers.

Sydney Roosters 18-8

56

Dugan trapped in-goal for a line drop out forced by Jake Friend.

Sydney Roosters 14-8

55

Roosters up to the tryline.

Sydney Roosters 14-8

55

Tuivasa-Scheck gets an offload away, as Elliott is awarded a penalty 40 metres out.

Sydney Roosters 14-8

53

Widdop's kick goes into touch.

Sydney Roosters 14-8

52

Marshall grubbers for Dugan, but his opposite number cleans up first.

Sydney Roosters 14-8

50

Widdop delivers a great cut-out pass to Jason Nightingale, who offloads for his centre, but Kenny-Dowall bats it dead. Line drop out.

Sydney Roosters 14-8

49

Dragons inside the Roosters half.

Sydney Roosters 14-8

47

Tuivasa-Scheck almost gets throygh Ben Creagh's tackle.

Sydney Roosters 14-8

46

Ferguson taken over the sideline after a wonderful take from SKD.

Sydney Roosters 14-8

45

Chance goes begging for the Dragons.

Sydney Roosters 14-8

44

Dugan tries to offload to Dylan Farrell, only to lose the ball on the try-line.

Sydney Roosters 14-8

44

Peter Mata'utia almost dashes across for another four-pointer.

Sydney Roosters 14-8

43

Blake Ferguson drops the ball trying to get a quick play-the-ball. Big chance for the Dragons to level up.

Sydney Roosters 14-8

42

Kenny-Dowall elects to roll the dice, but fortunately the ball bounces over the sideline with on-coming Dragons chasers.

Sydney Roosters 14-8

40

Good dart from L'Estrange takes the Dragons up over halfway.

Sydney Roosters 14-8

40

Maloney kicks off for the Roosters.

Sydney Roosters 14-8

40

Big effort from Issac Liu and Suaia Matagi up front from the Roosters.

Sydney Roosters 14-8

40

Colossal effort from Mike Cooper in the first half - 40 tackles already.

Sydney Roosters 14-8

40

Roosters lead 14-8 at the break, but with their mount of possession will it be enough to hold off the Dragons.

Sydney Roosters 14-8

39

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

From right in front, Widdop converts.

Sydney Roosters 14-8

38

Penalty to Dragons in front of the sticks - Widdop will kick to reduce the margin to a try.

Sydney Roosters 14-6

38

L'Estrange opts to tap and run, declining the chance to reduce the margin to 6.

Sydney Roosters 14-6

37

28 tackles inside the Dragons 20 metre zone for the Roosters.

Sydney Roosters 14-6

36

Elliott trapped on the last tackle. Two poor finishes in a row for the Roosters. Considering the weight of possession in the Roosters favour, 14-6 is quite flattering.

Sydney Roosters 14-6

35

Changeover for the Roosters after the Dragons run the ball on the last.

Sydney Roosters 14-6

34

Poor end to a set from the Roosters. Friend puts in a nothing grubber kick and the Dragons get out of jail.

Sydney Roosters 14-6

32

Penalty to the Roosters coming out of trouble. Big pressure from the Dragons immediately released.

Sydney Roosters 14-6

31

Ben Creagh and Heath L'Estrange on for St. George Illawarra.

Sydney Roosters 14-6

30

Tupou can't pick up a floating pass from Pearce. Chance gone begging for the Bondi Boys.

Sydney Roosters 14-6

29

Dragons knock on through Euan Aitken close to their line. Big chance for the Roosters to cross again.

Sydney Roosters 14-6

27

SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Conversion attempt by James Maloney successful.

From right in front, Maloney makes no mistake. 14-6.

Sydney Roosters 14-6

26

TRY SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Scored by Kane Evans. Kick to come.

Big try from a big man. Roosters kick out to a 12-6 lead. KTC.

Sydney Roosters 12-6

26

Possible try to Kane Evans pending video confirmation of the grounding.

Sydney Roosters 8-6

26

Pearce dummies but is collected close to the line by Jack de Belin.

Sydney Roosters 8-6

25

Charge down on Benji Marshall's kick gives the Roosters possession inside the Dragons half. Yet another poor clearing kick by the Dragons.

Sydney Roosters 8-6

24

Malonley chips but Farrell cleans up close to his own line.

Sydney Roosters 8-6

24

Blake Ferguson set to return, Suaia Matagi takes his first run of the night alongside fellow bench player Kane Evans.

Sydney Roosters 8-6

23

Nightingale can't hold onto a high bomb close to the Rooster's tryline.

Sydney Roosters 8-6

22

Guerra knocks on following some long passes from Mitchell Pearce.

Sydney Roosters 8-6

21

Marshall kicks straight at Roger Tuivasa-Scheck.

Sydney Roosters 8-6

18

Some crazy play from both sides sees the Dragons end up with the ball after Brendan Elliott displayed terrific speed to break open their defence.

Sydney Roosters 8-6

16

Issac Liu takes another strong charge into the Dragons defence.

Sydney Roosters 8-6

15

SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Conversion attempt by James Maloney successful.

From close to the sideline, Maloney makes no mistakes.

Sydney Roosters 8-6

14

TRY SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Scored by Shaun Kenny-Dowall. Kick to come.

Maloney bombs and Kenny-Dowall equals Bill Mullins as the 2nd highest try-scorer for the Roosters.

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13

Aidan Guerra on for Blake Ferguson. Possible concussion may rule the centre out.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 6-2

12

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

Once again, Widdop adds the extras.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 6-2

11

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

The Dragons centre opens the scoring for St. George Illawarra.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 4-2

11

Big hit by Jason Nightingale on Blake Ferguson has forced the ball loose allowing Peter Mata'utia to score pending video confirmation.

Sydney Roosters 2-0

10

Pearce bombs, but Kenny-Dowall is ruled to have knocked on trying to catch.

Sydney Roosters 2-0

9

Boyd Cordner held up over the line by Benji Marshall.

Sydney Roosters 2-0

8

Issac Liu stepping up in the absence of Jared Waerea-Hargreaves. Roosters penalty sees them over halfway.

Sydney Roosters 2-0

7

SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Penalty goal attempt by James Maloney successful.

Maloney opens the scoring for the Roosters.

Sydney Roosters 2-0

6

Maloney elects to take the penalty goal from close range.

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6

Gareth Widdop down with a shoulder injury as the Roosters get a penalty.

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6

Terrific bust by Issac Liu up to the 20 metre line.

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5

Dugan beats Kenny-Dowall to the line. Line drop out.

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5

Napa taken in a big hit by Leeson Ah Mau close to the line.

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4

Marshall's kick hits a Rooster in the back - Roosters scrum inside the Dragons half.

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3

Phenomenal take by the newly re-signed Jason Nightingale. Dragons on the attack.

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2

Ferguson almost breaks the Dragons defence as the Roosters get over halfway.

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2

Widdop kicks the ball dead. Roosters 20 metre re-start.

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Maloney's kick ricochets off a Dragons and Dylan Farrell picks the ball up inside the Roosters half.

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Gareth Widdop kicks off, Liu takes the first hit up.

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LATE CHANGE: Trent Merrin to start at lock. Ben Creagh on the bench..

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St. George Illawarra led out by Ben Creagh.

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Roosters onto the field, led out by Jake Friend.

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Kick-off only moments away, get set for one of the games of the season.

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Having announced a 3-year deal with Cronulla starting next year, Roosters five-eighth James Maloney will be out to impress in his final season with the Bondi club, hopefully culminating in a second premiership after joining in 2013.

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The last time these sides met, the Dragons held on for a narrow 14-12 victory on ANZAC Day in a game where play was suspended for 30 minutes following torrential rain.

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For the Roosters, Michael Jennings has been stood down with Shaun Kenny-Dowall moving to the centres and Brendan Elliott getting a call-up on the wing. Sam Moa is also out with Isaac Liu pushing up front, while Mitchell Aubusson and Sio Siua Taukiehao will start in the second row. Aidan Guerra will play off the bench after featuring in Wednesday's Origin clash for Queensland. Suaia Matagi comes onto the bench.

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The Dragons have made a few slight changes with Eto Nabuli rested in place of the experienced Dylan Farrell. Trent Merrin will start from the bench after starring for NSW on Wednesday night with Ben Creagh to captain the side.

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Two sides in fine form, the Dragons sit in 3rd place coming off a bye, while the Roosters managed to secure a last-ditch win over the Warriors in Auckland last Saturday.

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Welcome to League Unlimited's coverage of Round 15 Monday Night Football between St. George Illawarra Dragons and Sydney Roosters from Allianz Stadium.

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Referees & scorers:

Referees: Ben Cummins, Gavin Morris

Touch Judges: Michael Wise, Chris Butler

Video Referee: Ashley Klein, Henry Perenara

ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS (14)
Tries: Peter Mata'utia, Gareth Widdop
Field Goals:
Conversions: Gareth Widdop (2/2)
Penalty Goals: Gareth Widdop (1/1)

SYDNEY ROOSTERS (19)
Tries: Shaun Kenny-Dowall (2), Kane Evans
Field Goals: Jake Friend (1/1)
Conversions: James Maloney (2/3)
Penalty Goals: James Maloney (1/1)