Full Time
85:00
5:30pm Sat September 5, 2015
Round 26 - Accor Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park - Crowd: 17685
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SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Penalty goal attempt by Josh Dugan successful.

Dugan from 20 out right in front kicks the penalty for the win

St. George Illawarra Dragons 32-30

86

PENALTY Dragons against the Tigers for not being square at marker & full credit to the ref actually blowing a penalty in extra time

30 all

84

UNSUCCESSFUL FIELD GOAL WESTS TIGERS
Field goal attempt by Pat Richards unsuccessful.

He misses to the right...will someone please run the ball!

30 all

83

UNSUCCESSFUL FIELD GOAL ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Field goal attempt by Benji Marshall unsuccessful.

Benji again misses

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82

UNSUCCESSFUL FIELD GOAL WESTS TIGERS
Field goal attempt by Pat Richards unsuccessful.

Richards hooks it & Dugan brings the ball back & now a penalty to the Dragons

30 all

81

Tigers get 1st use in extra time

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80

UNSUCCESSFUL FIELD GOAL ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Field goal attempt by Benji Marshall unsuccessful.

Benji misses his 3rd field goal of the night & we're headed for golden point!

30 all

80

UNSUCCESSFUL FIELD GOAL WESTS TIGERS
Field goal attempt by Pat Richards unsuccessful.

Richards tries one from 45 out but pushes wide

30 all

80

SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION WESTS TIGERS
Conversion attempt by Pat Richards successful.

ALL LOCKED UP!

30 all

79

TRY WESTS TIGERS
Scored by David Nofoaluma. Kick to come.

After the Dragons came up with it from the kickoff, Nofoaluma intercepts to run 90!

St. George Illawarra Dragons 30-28

77

SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION WESTS TIGERS
Conversion attempt by Pat Richards successful.

Grandstand finish as Richards converts!

St. George Illawarra Dragons 30-24

76

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

Moses made a break down the right & draws & passes to put his fullback over

St. George Illawarra Dragons 30-22

76

Marshall kicks down field & Richards brings it back to his 30

St. George Illawarra Dragons 30-18

75

Mata'utia comes up with a loose ball after it came free from Tedesco

St. George Illawarra Dragons 30-18

74

PENALTY Tigers, they will surge into the Dragons half again

St. George Illawarra Dragons 30-18

73

Marshall turns them around with a 3rd tackle kick & the trap Tedesco 5 out from his line

St. George Illawarra Dragons 30-18

72

Tigers go within inches but Dugan comes up with it for his team

St. George Illawarra Dragons 30-18

71

UNSUCCESSFUL FIELD GOAL ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Field goal attempt by Benji Marshall unsuccessful.

Marshall looking to extend to 13 misses

St. George Illawarra Dragons 30-18

70

PENALTY Dragons against Moses for back chat

St. George Illawarra Dragons 30-18

68

SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION WESTS TIGERS
Conversion attempt by Pat Richards successful.

Richards from in front adds the extras

St. George Illawarra Dragons 30-18

67

TRY WESTS TIGERS
Scored by Aaron Woods. Kick to come.

Woodsy off a short ball from Cherrington...is off the nudie run...officially!

St. George Illawarra Dragons 30-16

66

PENALTY Tigers against Merrin who wasn't square at marker

St. George Illawarra Dragons 30-12

65

UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION WESTS TIGERS
Conversion attempt by Pat Richards unsuccessful.

A rare off night with the boot for Richards, hooking again to the left

St. George Illawarra Dragons 30-12

64

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

Richards crosses for his 2nd after a sharp cut-out ball from Brooks

St. George Illawarra Dragons 30-12

61

SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Conversion attempt by Josh Dugan successful.

Dugan from the sideline nails one!

St. George Illawarra Dragons 30-8

60

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

He started with a good run in the build up & finished it, charging onto a flat ball from Marshall

St. George Illawarra Dragons 28-8

59

A surging run from Aitken...

St. George Illawarra Dragons 24-8

58

Richards knocks on a wayward flick pass from Simona. Dragons scrum 30 out from their line

St. George Illawarra Dragons 24-8

57

UNFORCED ERROR ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Jack de Belin makes an unforced error.

Looking for a quick play the ball, he comes up with a fumble

St. George Illawarra Dragons 24-8

57

Robbie Farah has been benched for the time been..

St. George Illawarra Dragons 24-8

56

Aitken again defuses the cross field kick from Moses

St. George Illawarra Dragons 24-8

55

Hutchison's bomb is taken by Tedesco who had a foot in-goal to earn his team a 20 tap

St. George Illawarra Dragons 24-8

54

NO TRY after Sauaso Sue stood in the line to obstruct Frizell

St. George Illawarra Dragons 24-8

54

VIDEO REF possible Tigers try, checking fro obstruction...

St. George Illawarra Dragons 24-8

54

Another penalty after the ball was stripped from Tedesco, Tigers in the red zone...

St. George Illawarra Dragons 24-8

53

PENALTY TIGERS, they have it 40 out from their line

St. George Illawarra Dragons 24-8

53

Handover Tigers 5 out from their line after Ben Creagh loses it trying to offload

St. George Illawarra Dragons 24-8

52

Nofoaluma is taken into touch, Dragons scrum 35 out from their line

St. George Illawarra Dragons 24-8

50

Benji kicks on the run & Tedesco snares it above his head on his 20

St. George Illawarra Dragons 24-8

49

UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Conversion attempt by Josh Dugan unsuccessful.

From the touch line he hooks it left

St. George Illawarra Dragons 24-8

48

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

After receiving the ball on the left, Benji dances back to the right side before grubbering in behind the line for his winger to pounce

St. George Illawarra Dragons 24-8

47

The quickest healer in Rugby League is up & playing the ball

St. George Illawarra Dragons 20-8

47

Play has stopped for Josh Dugan who is down injured after falling awkwardly in the tackle

St. George Illawarra Dragons 20-8

46

Aitken comes down with the catch & a penalty to the Dragons now to ease some pressure

St. George Illawarra Dragons 20-8

45

Hutchison with a try-saver around the bootlaces of Halatau

St. George Illawarra Dragons 20-8

44

40/20 WESTS TIGERS
Mitchell Moses kicks a 40/20.

Moses with a gem of a strike!

St. George Illawarra Dragons 20-8

44

Marshall grubbers & Tedesco is quick to clean it up & dive into the field of play

St. George Illawarra Dragons 20-8

42

Brooks returns serve with a long kick & Nightingale brings it back to his 10. Penalty Dragons, Naiqama with hands on the ball

St. George Illawarra Dragons 20-8

41

Marshall chips to the corner & they trap Tedesco just in the field of play

St. George Illawarra Dragons 20-8

41

Back in action & the Dragons bring it back

St. George Illawarra Dragons 20-8

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And that's oranges...The Dragons have had the majority of the running in this one, making easy metres against a Tigers defence that looks happy enough to wait for them. On the back of the go forward, the Dragons are playing alot more direct in a much improved attacking performance thus far. The Tigers have shown glimpses of their brilliance with the ball in hand, but will need to show a lot more resolve in D to force their way back into this one..

St. George Illawarra Dragons 20-8

40

UNSUCCESSFUL FIELD GOAL ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Field goal attempt by Benji Marshall unsuccessful.

Marshall attempts the field goal from 35 out but pushes it left

St. George Illawarra Dragons 20-8

38

A long ball from Moses finds Nofoaluma under pressure who is bundled into touch by his opposite man, Nabuli

St. George Illawarra Dragons 20-8

36

A Pat Richards kick-off special finds the turf & bounces dead, line drop out

St. George Illawarra Dragons 20-8

35

SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Conversion attempt by Josh Dugan successful.

Dugan appreciates this one from next to the posts & slots it through

St. George Illawarra Dragons 20-8

35

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

A nice face ball from Marshall on the back of Rose's run sends Frizell through to score

St. George Illawarra Dragons 18-8

33

Big Goergey Rose shot out of a canon on the kick return!

St. George Illawarra Dragons 14-8

33

Repeat set after Hutchison again stabs one in-goal

St. George Illawarra Dragons 14-8

31

Noafaluma attempts an intercept but can't come up with it, Scrum Dragons 10 out...

St. George Illawarra Dragons 14-8

31

6 more Dragons after a Hutchison grubbers is knocked on by Moses

St. George Illawarra Dragons 14-8

30

Moses sends one up on the last & it bounces off the crossbar & goes dead to give the Dragons a 7 tackle set

St. George Illawarra Dragons 14-8

30

UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION WESTS TIGERS
Conversion attempt by Pat Richards unsuccessful.

He hooks this one left from the sideline

St. George Illawarra Dragons 14-8

29

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

Champagne Rugby League! A run around play from Woods & Farah started it, quick hands from Brooks & Tedesco sent Richards over in the corner

St. George Illawarra Dragons 14-8

27

Marketo spills it after a solid hit & the Tigers now have a penalty 30 out from Dragons line

St. George Illawarra Dragons 14-4

25

UNFORCED ERROR ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Mitch Rein makes an unforced error.

The pass out of dummy half is called forward, taking the pressure off the Tigers defence

St. George Illawarra Dragons 14-4

24

Rein kicks out of dummy half & the chase is good to force a drop-out

St. George Illawarra Dragons 14-4

23

The Tigers run it on the last initially before Simona chipped one into touch on the full, Handover

St. George Illawarra Dragons 14-4

22

Hutchison grubbers one into touch 10 out from the Tigers line

St. George Illawarra Dragons 14-4

21

UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Conversion attempt by Josh Dugan unsuccessful.

From the opposite side of the field, Dugan has another shocker

St. George Illawarra Dragons 14-4

20

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

A long looping pass from dummy half finds Benji Marshall who threw a cut-out pass to the centre who had too much strength to hold out

St. George Illawarra Dragons 14-4

19

VIDEO REF possible Dragons try, checking the grounding...

St. George Illawarra Dragons 10-4

17

PENALTY Dragons, Sironen was offside. They will have it 45m out from Tigers line

St. George Illawarra Dragons 10-4

17

UNFORCED ERROR WESTS TIGERS
James Tedesco makes an unforced error.

Tedesco looking dangerous loses his grip on the ball

St. George Illawarra Dragons 10-4

16

PENALTY Tigers against Hutchison in the play the ball & Marty KAPOW charges into them

St. George Illawarra Dragons 10-4

15

Marshall stabs a grubber into touch 5 out from Tigers line

St. George Illawarra Dragons 10-4

14

Moses sends one high on the last & Dugan returns it 15 out from his line

St. George Illawarra Dragons 10-4

13

Hutchison kicks to the corner on the last & Tedesco brings it back to his 20

St. George Illawarra Dragons 10-4

12

SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Conversion attempt by Josh Dugan successful.

Dugan strikes this one much better to add the extras

St. George Illawarra Dragons 10-4

11

TRY ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Scored by Eto Nabuli. Kick to come.

A left footed chip across field from Hutchison finds the big Fijian who plants it down

St. George Illawarra Dragons 8-4

9

PENALTY Dragons, they will go on the attack on the Tigers 40m

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8

UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Conversion attempt by Josh Dugan unsuccessful.

Taking on the kicking duties in the absence of Widdop tonight, Dugan hooks it way left

4 all

7

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

After a Marshall grubber ricocheted off the Tigers, the NSW #1 drifted across field and found Moses an easy target to run over

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5

UNFORCED ERROR WESTS TIGERS
James Tedesco makes an unforced error.

Tedesco spills a Woods offload. Dragons scrum 40m out

Wests Tigers 4-0

4

UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION WESTS TIGERS
Conversion attempt by Pat Richards unsuccessful.

Patty Richards in his last game for the Tigers hooks it just to the left

Wests Tigers 4-0

3

TRY WESTS TIGERS
Scored by Luke Brooks. Kick to come.

A runaway try to the young half who snared an intercept & race away to score

Wests Tigers 4-0

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Were underway with Tigers getting 1st use of the steeden

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The Tigers will be wearing purple socks to raise awareness for the purple our world campaign, an initiative to support awareness for pancreatic cancer.

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LATE MAIL TIGERS - Chris Lawrence is out with Dene Halatau joining the run on side, Manaia Cherrington joins the bench.

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LATE MAIL DRAGONS - Gareth Widdop has failed to overcome his quad strain and is out, replaced by the promising Drew Hutchison in the halves. Nathan Green also joins the 17, replacing Mark Ioane on the bench.

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Welcome to Leagueunlimited's coverage of this final round fixture between the St George Illawarra Dragons and the Wests Tigers from ANZ Stadium. The Dragons will be desperate to find some winning form heading into the finals next week. Their attack has been largely inconsistent in recent weeks, but more importantly, their brick wall defence that saw them lead the competition earlier in the year seems to have deserted them at a most crucial time. There is also a slight danger of a heavy defeat tonight giving the Manly Sea Eagles an outside chance of snaring 8th spot.

For the Tigers, all eyes will be again on their long serving skipper Robbie Farah who will no doubt be fired up for another stirring performance after another week of off-field headlines. Will he buck against the Coach's game plan and play his natural game again or will he go back to feeding his young halves more ball as has been the blueprint for most of the year? Either way, the Tigers have proven themselves a dangerous attacking force at stages this year.

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Referees & scorers:

Referee: Matt Cecchin, Gavin Morris

Touch Judges: Russell Turner, Adam Reid

Video Referee: Bernard Sutton, Luke Patten

ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS (32)
Tries: Josh Dugan, Eto Nabuli, Euan Aitken (2), Tyson Frizell, Jason Nightingale
Field Goals: Benji Marshall (0/4)
Conversions: Josh Dugan (3/6)
Penalty Goals: Josh Dugan (1/1)

WESTS TIGERS (30)
Tries: Luke Brooks, Pat Richards (2), Aaron Woods, James Tedesco, David Nofoaluma
Field Goals: Pat Richards (0/3)
Conversions: Pat Richards (3/6)
Penalty Goals: