Full Time
80:00
4:00pm Sun March 20, 2016
Round 3 - Sydney Cricket Ground - Crowd: 17824
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ITS OVER! Inglis goes for a field goal for some bizarre reason! It goes dead and the Dragons win 8-6! What a dramatic end

St. George Illawarra Dragons 8-6

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Scrum feed for Souths 25m out from their own line. 55 seconds left! This is it

St. George Illawarra Dragons 8-6

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90 seconds left, Souths probably only have one set, can they steal it?

St. George Illawarra Dragons 8-6

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4 minutes left! Game on the line for both sides. Can the Dragons hold on???

St. George Illawarra Dragons 8-6

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Dragons defence survives again after Souths move the ball on the last and Johnston knocks it on.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 8-6

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Frantic last play option by the rabbitohs but the Dragons do enough to clean up and survive

St. George Illawarra Dragons 8-6

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Where are the points gonna come from? 0 points scored in this 2nd half

St. George Illawarra Dragons 8-6

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Forward pass by Souths when they had numbers on the left hand side! Oh that could be a big call in the scheme of things!

St. George Illawarra Dragons 8-6

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Souths have somehow kept the Dragons out on 4 consecutive sets of 6! Amazing defence

St. George Illawarra Dragons 8-6

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Greg Inglis is forced to knock it dead and the Dragons again get another set of 6 on Souths line, when will the Rabbits break?

St. George Illawarra Dragons 8-6

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Both sides settling into a grind at the moment and not a lot of ball movement. You might think the next try could win this clash

St. George Illawarra Dragons 8-6

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Paul Carter claims a try but it's called off for an obstruction on George Burgess

St. George Illawarra Dragons 8-6

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Terrible to see a player injured at any time, particularly with a neck injury.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 8-6

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The medicab has come on for Burgess, they're looking at his shoulder/neck. Let's hope he is ok

St. George Illawarra Dragons 8-6

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An error by Souths gives the ball back to the Dragons and it looks like Sam Burgess looks injured

St. George Illawarra Dragons 8-6

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UNFORCED ERROR ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS: Josh Dugan makes an unforced error.

Josh Dugan with a costly error bringing the ball out from his own line, could be costly...

St. George Illawarra Dragons 8-6

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UNFORCED ERROR SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS: Cody Walker makes an unforced error.

No they can't! A bad pass by carter is knocked on by young Walker, pressure released

St. George Illawarra Dragons 8-6

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Souths on the attack now as they get back to back penalties. Can they take back the lead?

St. George Illawarra Dragons 8-6

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In the wise words of Good Ol Jim Ross "this is a slobber knocker!"

St. George Illawarra Dragons 8-6

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Very dark at the SCG, extremely wet and it looks more like a swimming pool then a sporting ground. Crazy conditions!

St. George Illawarra Dragons 8-6

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Great first set by the Dragons and they get the scrum just 10m out.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 8-6

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We're back here for the 2nd half. Can The Dragons get their 1st win of the season? Or will Souths wrestle back the ascendancy?

St. George Illawarra Dragons 8-6

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Half time here at SCG and St George Illawarra have a surprise 8-6 lead over Souths on a very wet track. Still anyone's game and the next 40 minutes will be intriguing!

St. George Illawarra Dragons 8-6

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The boys are getting a tad restless! Just handbags though, just pushing and shoving!

St. George Illawarra Dragons 8-6

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Back to back sets for the Dragons but they can't do anything with it and Souths survive. Pretty one dimensional by the Red V there.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 8-6

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More pressure for the Souths defence with the 1st line drop out of the game.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 8-6

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Brilliant ball by Frizzell and Dugan is away! Dragons on the attack.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 8-6

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

No issue for Gareth Widdop and the Dragons take back the lead 8-6.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 8-6

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The Dragons don't have a dummy half so Sam Burgess dives for the ball but is penalised for offside,
Widdop is going to line up for another penalty goal

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It looks like tunnel ball at the SCG as Souths desperately try and keep the ball away from the Dragons, it is kicked into touch by Souths and the Dragons get another great opportunity

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

Widdop's kick is wide right and is no good.

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

Nightingale flies and comes down with ball and slams it down!! What a kick by Widdop

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Dragons survive as the ball is drilled dead in goal and they get a 7 tackle set

South Sydney Rabbitohs 6-2

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UNFORCED ERROR ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS: Josh Dugan makes an unforced error.

Dugan with a bad drop after a Cody Walker torpedo from halfway. More pressure for Saints

South Sydney Rabbitohs 6-2

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The Dragons are probing and trying their best, but the Souths defence is smothering them.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 6-2

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Souths with a great set after points and now the Dragons are under lots of pressure. How will they respond?

South Sydney Rabbitohs 6-2

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS: Conversion attempt by Bryson Goodwin successful.

Goodwin with a beautiful strike and Souths open up a 6-2 lead.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 6-2

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TRY SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS: Scored by Alex Johnston. Kick to come.

A big bust by Burgess sees the Dragons spread thin and it's just catch and pass where Johnson gets the ball and slides over!

South Sydney Rabbitohs 4-2

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Uncharacteristic start by Souths here. Plenty of errors and poor discipline

St. George Illawarra Dragons 2-0

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And more drama! Souths kick the ball out on the full from the kick off! Penalty!

St. George Illawarra Dragons 2-0

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

Widdop hits the upright and it goes over!

St. George Illawarra Dragons 2-0

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And now Souths lose the ball, Aitken is manhandled by Goodwin which is a penalty and the Red V will take the shot at goal

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A cross field kick is possibly grounded by the Dragons but Mitch Rein is ruled offside

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We are going to the bunker for the Dragons!

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However a poor last tackle kick by Widdop gifts Souths possession.

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Strong first up defensive set as the Dragons force an error from Souths. Good chance here

We have kickoff folks!

Here come both the sides as the rain continues to teem down!

Not too far away from the start of this afternoon's action, get comfortable as we'll be ready to go in less than 10 minutes! Who's ya pick? Tweet us @leagueunlimited

This looms as a huge clash for the Dragons who were insipid against the Sharks last week. Their fans will be desperate for them to turn it around and do so quickly.
Souths have been red hot to start the season and they will want that to continue, with their huge forward pack the Dragons will have it all to do, but you can guarantee that Paul McGregor's men will go down fighting.

Hello and welcome to League Unlimited's live coverage of the clash between the St George Illawarra Dragons and the South Sydney Rabbitohs at the prestigious SCG.
It's wet and windy at Moore Park and I think this clash will come down to what side can control the football and maintain dominance in the forwards.
The Dragons have been dealt a big blow with Benji Marshall being ruled out, he is replaced by Josh McCrone. Mike Cooper drops to the bench and Jack De Belin starts.
Souths are unchanged.

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Jared Maxwell, Adam Gee

Touch Judges: Brett Suttor, Michael Wise

Video Referee: Bryan Norrie, Jason Robinson, Bernard Sutton

ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS (8)
Tries: Jason Nightingale
Field Goals:
Conversions: Gareth Widdop (0/1)
Penalty Goals: Gareth Widdop (2/2)

SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS (6)
Tries: Alex Johnston
Field Goals:
Conversions: Bryson Goodwin (1/1)
Penalty Goals: