Full Time
80:00
3:00pm Sat August 8, 2015
Round 22 - Sky Stadium, Wellington - Crowd: 18317
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It's full time in Wellington and it the Dragons thrashing the Warriors 36-0!

St. George Illawarra Dragons 36-0

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UNFORCED ERROR NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
Sam Tomkins makes an unforced error.

Tomkins drops the ball on the first tackle. This is awful.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 36-0

76

UNFORCED ERROR NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
Tuimoala Lolohea makes an unforced error.

Lolohea loses possession. Just hasn't been their day the Warriors.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 36-0

74

UNFORCED ERROR ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Jake Marketo makes an unforced error.

Marketo spills the ball. Very slippery out there now.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 36-0

73

Penalty Dragons - Again Friend is penalised, this time for not releasing the player.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 36-0

72

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

Widdop stretches the lead to 36-0.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 36-0

72

Penalty Dragons - Again they go for the Penalty goal. Have they heard of for and against!

St. George Illawarra Dragons 34-0

71

Widdop kicks off his left foot for Justin Hunt but it goes dead. Drop out Warriors.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 34-0

69

Penalty Dragons - Friend takes Widdop out after kicking.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 34-0

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

Widdop adds the 2. St George now lead 34-0.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 34-0

66

Penalty Dragons - Holding on too long in the tackle. Right in front of the posts. They take the shot for 2pts for some strange reason.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 32-0

64

UNFORCED ERROR NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
Ken Maumalo makes an unforced error.

Maumalo bursts through but can't find the support and the pass goes to ground.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 32-0

62

Warriors again go for the cross field kick, despite the rain! And Maumalo can't take it. Dragons scrum.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 32-0

61

More bad news for the Warriors with Manu Vatuvei injuring his shoulder making the tackle. He leaves the field.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 32-0

61

Merrin slices through and puts Marketo away but he is cut down 10m short.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 32-0

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

Widdop makes no mistake. St George lead 32-0. Wow!

St. George Illawarra Dragons 32-0

58

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

Tyson Frizell charges through the line of a superb ball from Widdop. Getting messy. Dragons 30-0.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 30-0

57

Penalty Dragons - High tackle from Townsend on Euan Aitken. Dragons now 40m out.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 26-0

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Huge bomb from Townsend but its taken safely from Justin Hunt. Dragons make their way out of their own half.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 26-0

54

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

Widdop misses the conversion. Score remains 26-0.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 26-0

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

Leeson Ah Mau strolls through and Widdop shows and goes from the next play. Dragons 26-0. Kick to come.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 26-0

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The Warriors attack is that bad today. Despite all the chances they just can't get it right!

St. George Illawarra Dragons 22-0

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You wouldn't believe it! Maumalo looks certain to score but is bundled into touch by Gareth Widdop. Video Ref - No Try

St. George Illawarra Dragons 22-0

49

UNFORCED ERROR ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Leeson Ah Mau makes an unforced error.

Ah Mau looks to offload but spills it. Warriors again in great field position.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 22-0

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

Widdop makes no mistake. St George all of the sudden 22-0 at Westpac Stadium.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 22-0

47

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

Euan Aitken skips through the line and finds Peter Mata'tuia to score next to the posts. Warriors in all sorts!

St. George Illawarra Dragons 20-0

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

Widdop adds the extras and it's now St George Illawarra 16-0.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 16-0

45

TRY ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Scored by Jake Marketo. Kick to come.

Another great kick from Mitch Rein and Marketo leaps over Solomone Kata to score. Video Ref - TRY!

St. George Illawarra Dragons 14-0

44

Poor last play option. Townsend kicks to deep and it's taken by Justin Hunt. 20m re-start for St George.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 10-0

43

Albert Vete with a huge run and the Dragons just hold him out.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 10-0

43

Penalty Warriors - Dragons hands on the ball. Warriors take the tap 10m out.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 10-0

41

Great kick from Lolohea and the defence traps Dugan in goal. Perfect start from the Warriors.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 10-0

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Injury Update - Benji Marshall and Will Matthews will not be returning! Dragons are down to 15 players.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 10-0

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The Second Half is underway! Warriors receive the ball.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 10-0

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St George lead 10-0 in Wellington, however they have not had it all their own way with the Warriors given lots of chances but failing to capitalise. The game has been a bit scrappy but there have been some ferocious hits and plenty of offloads from both sides. Benji Marshall left the field early in the first half with a hamstring injury after setting up the first try with a superb ball to late inclusion Justin Hunt. Mitch Rein's kicking has been first class and after forcing a line drop out he muscled his way over for the second try.Ben Matulino has re-ignited the shoulder charge debate with a huge hit on Gareth Widdop.

We have an exciting 2nd half coming up so stay tuned for more big hits and exciting play on League Unlimited!

St. George Illawarra Dragons 10-0

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And now a punch by Charlie Gubb on Gareth Widdop. Bit of a heated end to the first half. Not much in it.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 10-0

39

UNFORCED ERROR ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Leeson Ah Mau makes an unforced error.

Ah Mau spills the ball. Another chance for the Warriors 30m out.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 10-0

39

UNFORCED ERROR NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
Solomone Kata makes an unforced error.

Warriors just can't get over the line. Kata throws the ball over the sideline.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 10-0

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Another big shot, this time from local Charlie Gubb on Dugan.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 10-0

37

Intercept from Jake Marketo but he doesn't get far. Dragons on halfway.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 10-0

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Huge shot on Widdop by Ben Matulino! Crowd on their feet! He will never dummy again!

St. George Illawarra Dragons 10-0

34

Sam Tomkins having a rough afternoon, Mitch Rein again with an excellent kick but Tomkins makes it into the field of play.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 10-0

33

UNFORCED ERROR NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
Solomone Kata makes an unforced error.

Tomkins pushes the pass to Kata and again the Warriors blow another opportunity.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 10-0

30

Ordinary end to the set from the Warriors. Townsend grubbers is dived on by De Belin.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 10-0

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At the other end of the field, Tomkins places a lovely kick and the defence push Dugan into touch. Big chance for New Zealand!

St. George Illawarra Dragons 10-0

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Clever kick from Widdop into the in goal and Tomkins is trapped in goal and then is stripped one on one by Dugan. Rein gets there but looks to have not grounded the ball! Video Ref - No Try - Knock on from Rein, Warriors breathe a sigh of relief.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 10-0

27

Lovely kick from Lolohea in the in goal but Faitala-Mariner misses the ball for the grounding as Marketo gets a sneaky hand in. Video Ref - No Try.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 10-0

26

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

Loose pass from Townsend is picked up and dropped by Mata'tuia. Warriors still in great field position.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 10-0

24

UNFORCED ERROR ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Mike Cooper makes an unforced error.

Cooper spills the ball looking to offload. Warriors ball 30m out.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 10-0

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

Widdop adds the extras from in front. It's the Dragons 10 Warriors 0.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 10-0

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TRY ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Scored by Mitch Rein. Kick to come.

Mitch Rein backs up his kick with a try. Barges over from dummy half with a show and go. Great try.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 8-0

21

Superb kick from Mitch Rein and Sam Tomkins is forced to ground the ball. Line drop out, Dragons in great field position.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 4-0

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Vatuvei gets into some space on the left hand side but slips over.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 4-0

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Benji Marshall has left the field with a hamstring injury. Could be a huge blow for the Dragons.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 4-0

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Friend now bashes his way over from dummy half. He is held up. Video ref says No Try.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 4-0

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Strong tackle from Tyson Frizell on Nathan Friend.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 4-0

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UNFORCED ERROR ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Benji Marshall makes an unforced error.

Marshall spills the ball in the tackle. He is looking very dangerous Marshall, demanding plenty of ball.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 4-0

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Dragons penalty - Dubious high shot from Albert Vete. Reckless. Dragons 30m out and looking to make the Warriors pay.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 4-0

13

UNFORCED ERROR NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
Chad Townsend makes an unforced error.

Townsend drops it cold! Huge let off for the Dragons.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 4-0

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Penalty Warriors for a late flop from Jake Marketo. Right in front of the posts and Warriors take the tap and are again on the attack.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 4-0

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Dragons makeshift centre Will Matthews has injured his shoulder in the tackle and has been assisted from the field in a sling.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 4-0

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Warriors shift the ball the the left and Solomone Kata breaks a tackle and passes to Manu Vatuvei, but Benji Marshall knocks down the pass, saves a certain try.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 4-0

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Penalty Warriors - Dragons not getting back the 10. Warriors on the attack 30m out.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 4-0

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

Widdop kicks it into the carpark. It's windy. St George lead 4-0.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 4-0

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TRY ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Scored by Justin Hunt. Kick to come.

Superb cut out pass from Benji Marshall and the late inclusion Justin Hunt gets a dream start. A gift.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 4-0

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Townsend puts a cross field bomb up and Manu Vatevei knocks it back in goal. May have scored if he held it. Dragons feed the scrum deep in their own half.

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Warriors looking looking confident, keen to offload early on.

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Sam Tomkins pulls off a tremendous long kick which sits up inches from the deadball line. Josh Dugan makes it back into the field of play.

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We are underway in Wellington!

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A very late change with Dylan Farrell injured in the warm up. Justin Hunt comes into the side.

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St George have incredibly won their last 10 games vs the Warriors. Hoodoo!

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Welcome to the Cake Tin in windy Wellington! A huge match up for both side's Semi Final aspirations. The Dragons are currently in 8th position on 22 points and the Warriors are also on 22 points in 10th on for and against and can leap frog the Dragons with a win today.

The Warriors have no late changes and will be 1-17 as per programmed.

The Dragons have made some late changes with winger Yaw Kiti Glymin out, which sees Peter Mata'utia move from centre to wing and Will Matthews in jersey #16 will now start at centre. Jack De Belin will start in the backrow with Ben Creagh moving back to the bench. Jake Marketo will start from the bench in jersey #19.

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Referees & scorers:

Referee: Gavin Badger, Alan Shortall

Touch Judges: Jason Walsh, Anthony Elliott

Video Referee: Shayne Hayne, Henry Perenara

NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS (0)
Tries:
Field Goals:
Conversions:
Penalty Goals:

ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS (36)
Tries: Justin Hunt, Gareth Widdop, Mitch Rein, Jake Marketo, Peter Mata'utia, Tyson Frizell
Field Goals:
Conversions: Gareth Widdop (4/6)
Penalty Goals: Gareth Widdop (2/2)