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NRL Premiership, Monday, 2 July 2012 - Round 17 - GIO Stadium

Time
80.00
Team
Canberra
Score
22
Team
St George Illawarra
Score
18
Canberra versus St George Illawarra
Players Lee (10min), Robinson (36min, 38min, 78min) Tries 4 Tries 3 Players Goodwin (23min), Rein (51min, 67min)
Players Croker 3/4 (75%) Conversions 3 Conversions 3 Players Soward 3/3 (100%)
Players Croker 0/1 (0%) Penalty goals 0 Penalty goals 0 Players
Players Field goals 0 Field goals 0 Players

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Statistics

Match Statistics
CanberraSt George Illawarra

1 Reece Robinson

Try
3

1 Jason Nightingale

2 Sandor Earl

2 Daniel Vidot

3 Jarrod Croker

Conversion
3

3 Chase Stanley

4 Blake Ferguson

4 Matt Cooper

5 Edrick Lee

Try
1

5 Bronx Goodwin

Try
1

6 Josh McCrone

6 Jamie Soward

Conversion
3

7 Sam Williams

7 Ben Hornby

8 Dane Tilse

Substitution On
2
Substitution Off
2

8 Dan Hunt

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
2

9 Travis Waddell

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

9 Nathan Fien

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

10 Tom Learoyd-Lahrs

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
2

10 Jack de Belin

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
2

11 Josh Papalii

11 Jake Marketo

Substitution Off
1

12 Joel Thompson

12 Leeson Ah Mau

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

13 Shaun Fensom

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

13 Dean Young

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1
Match Statistics
Canberra Interchange St George Illawarra Interchange

Matt McIlwrick

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

Mitch Rein

Try
2
Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

Sam Mataora

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

Matt Prior

Substitution On
1

Joe Picker

Substitution On
1

Josh Miller

Substitution On
2
Substitution Off
1

Mark Nicholls

Substitution On
2
Substitution Off
2

Trent Merrin

Substitution On
1

Canberra vs St George Illawarra

  • Possession

    Canberra 56%
    56% 44%
    St George Illawarra 44%
  • Sets

    Canberra 40
    54% 46%
    St George Illawarra 34
  • Completed sets

    Canberra 35
    54% 46%
    St George Illawarra 30
  • Completion rate

    Canberra 88%
    50% 50%
    St George Illawarra 88%
  • Tackles

    Canberra 291
    44% 56%
    St George Illawarra 373
  • Total runs

    Canberra 190
    56% 44%
    St George Illawarra 148
  • Total run metres

    Canberra 1575m
    56% 44%
    St George Illawarra 1232m
  • Hit-ups

    Canberra 83
    60% 40%
    St George Illawarra 55
  • Line breaks

    Canberra 5
    56% 44%
    St George Illawarra 4
  • Offloads

    Canberra 12
    50% 50%
    St George Illawarra 12
  • Kicks

    Canberra 27
    50% 50%
    St George Illawarra 27
  • 40-20 kicks

    Canberra 0
    0% 100%
    St George Illawarra 1
  • Kick metres

    Canberra 831m
    47% 53%
    St George Illawarra 953m
  • Penalties

    Canberra 5
    83% 17%
    St George Illawarra 1
  • Scrums

    Canberra 2
    50% 50%
    St George Illawarra 2
  • Missed tackles

    Canberra 31
    54% 46%
    St George Illawarra 26
  • Errors

    Canberra 4
    40% 60%
    St George Illawarra 6
  • | |
    Canberra statistics
    Players POS MIN RUNS R.MTRS OFLD T/BR L/BR L/BR.AS TRY.AS KICKS K.MTRS
    Reece Robinson Fullback 80 28 279 1 5 3 0 1 0 0
    Sandor Earl Winger 1 80 14 119 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
    Jarrod Croker Centre 1 80 11 87 1 5 1 1 0 0 0
    Blake Ferguson Centre 2 80 11 87 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
    Edrick Lee Winger 2 80 12 101 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
    Josh McCrone Five-eighth 80 11 97 1 2 0 0 0 14 489
    Sam Williams Halfback 80 7 45 0 0 0 1 1 12 302
    Dane Tilse Prop 1 65 23 164 5 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Travis Waddell Hooker 60 4 31 0 1 0 0 0 1 40
    Tom Learoyd-Lahrs Prop 2 40 14 124 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Josh Papalii 2nd Row 1 80 11 92 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Joel Thompson 2nd Row 2 80 13 123 2 2 0 1 1 0 0
    Shaun Fensom Lock 64 17 116 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Matt McIlwrick Interchange 20 3 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sam Mataora Interchange 2 2 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Joe Picker Interchange 28 3 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Mark Nicholls Interchange 41 6 59 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Canberra statistics
    Players POS MIN TACKES MISSED INEFFECTIVE PEN.CONC. ERRORS
    Reece Robinson Fullback 80 5 3 0 0 0
    Sandor Earl Winger 1 80 6 1 1 0 0
    Jarrod Croker Centre 1 80 11 1 2 0 0
    Blake Ferguson Centre 2 80 14 2 0 0 0
    Edrick Lee Winger 2 80 1 1 1 0 0
    Josh McCrone Five-eighth 80 8 3 2 0 1
    Sam Williams Halfback 80 18 3 1 0 0
    Dane Tilse Prop 1 65 27 1 1 0 0
    Travis Waddell Hooker 60 33 2 1 0 0
    Tom Learoyd-Lahrs Prop 2 40 19 1 2 0 1
    Josh Papalii 2nd Row 1 80 34 3 1 0 0
    Joel Thompson 2nd Row 2 80 25 2 1 0 1
    Shaun Fensom Lock 64 31 4 3 0 0
    Matt McIlwrick Interchange 20 8 1 2 0 1
    Sam Mataora Interchange 2 8 0 0 1 0
    Joe Picker Interchange 28 20 1 2 0 0
    Mark Nicholls Interchange 41 23 2 2 0 0
    St George Illawarra statistics
    Players POS MIN RUNS R.MTRS OFLD T/BR L/BR L/BR.AS TRY.AS KICKS K.MTRS
    Jason Nightingale Fullback 80 15 138 2 3 0 0 0 2 36
    Daniel Vidot Winger 1 80 18 176 1 2 0 1 0 0 0
    Chase Stanley Centre 1 80 9 99 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Matt Cooper Centre 2 80 6 43 1 2 0 1 1 0 0
    Bronx Goodwin Winger 2 80 8 43 1 4 1 0 0 0 0
    Jamie Soward Five-eighth 80 6 74 0 0 1 0 0 18 711
    Ben Hornby Halfback 80 4 35 0 2 0 0 0 3 50
    Dan Hunt Prop 1 41 9 67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Nathan Fien Hooker 44 1 7 0 1 0 0 0 4 156
    Jack de Belin Prop 2 31 5 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jake Marketo 2nd Row 1 64 8 46 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Leeson Ah Mau 2nd Row 2 47 7 71 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Dean Young Lock 56 8 60 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Mitch Rein Interchange 36 5 25 0 6 2 0 0 0 0
    Matt Prior Interchange 60 12 89 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Josh Miller Interchange 35 9 73 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Trent Merrin Interchange 65 18 153 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
    St George Illawarra statistics
    Players POS MIN TACKES MISSED INEFFECTIVE PEN.CONC. ERRORS
    Jason Nightingale Fullback 80 11 1 0 0 0
    Daniel Vidot Winger 1 80 8 2 0 0 2
    Chase Stanley Centre 1 80 30 2 2 1 0
    Matt Cooper Centre 2 80 17 1 1 0 2
    Bronx Goodwin Winger 2 80 6 1 0 0 2
    Jamie Soward Five-eighth 80 16 5 2 2 0
    Ben Hornby Halfback 80 12 3 0 1 0
    Dan Hunt Prop 1 41 34 0 1 0 0
    Nathan Fien Hooker 44 20 2 3 0 0
    Jack de Belin Prop 2 31 22 1 1 0 0
    Jake Marketo 2nd Row 1 64 28 2 0 0 0
    Leeson Ah Mau 2nd Row 2 47 28 0 2 0 0
    Dean Young Lock 56 36 0 0 1 0
    Mitch Rein Interchange 36 25 2 0 0 0
    Matt Prior Interchange 60 27 1 1 0 0
    Josh Miller Interchange 35 23 2 4 0 0
    Trent Merrin Interchange 65 30 1 2 0 0

    Top Players

    Tackles
    Player name Dean Young 36
    Runs
    Player name Reece Robinson 28
    Line Breaks
    Player name Reece Robinson 3
    Offloads
    Player name Dane Tilse 5

    Match Details

    Start time:
    7:00pm
    Weather:
    Cold
    Surface:
    Good
    Referees:
    Jared Maxwell, Adam Devcich
    Touch Judges:
    Nick Beashel, Gavin West
    Video Ref:
    Pat Reynolds

    Live: Raiders vs Dragons

    Rugby League Match Centre St George Illawarra Dragons Canberra Raiders
    Date

    Lee Gaskin

    Fulltime: And that's it! Travis Waddell dives on Jamie Soward's chip kick and the Raiders extend their hoodoo over the Dragons. Reece Robinson was sensational with a hat-trick, while Sam Williams showed great maturity in his return from NSW Cup. Mitch Rein scored a double for the Dragons, but they'll go back to Wollongong with their top eight hopes in tatters. Raiders 22-18

    78min: Raiders try - Reece Robinson (3). And the hoodoo continues! Raiders fans go crazy as Robinson bags his third to put the home side back in front. A great line run by Joel Thompson gives Williams room to find Reece Lightning in a gaping hole. Croker nails the conversion. Raiders 22-18.

    74min: Dragons skipper Ben Hornby is penalised for holding down the play the ball, giving Jarrod Croker a chance to level the scores. Croker's kick is wayward, going across the face of goal.

    68min: Dragons try - Mitch Rein (2). The crafty hooker takes it upon himself to prove there's no such thing as a hoodoo. Rein ducks underneath Reece Robinson and Mark Nicholls to burrow his way under the posts. Soward slots it over to give the Dragons the lead for the first time. Dragons 18-16.

    65min: The crowd announced at 10,462, should all get free tickets for braving the freezing temperatures.

    62min: A sensational try-saving tackle from Sandor Earl, the former Penrith Panther rushing in off his wing to wrap up Matt Cooper in a ball and all tackle.

    58min: Joel Thompson dishes out an offload but only finds a Dragons player. Still nothing in it with 20 minutes to go.

    57min: Another fantastic take under the high ball from Jason Nightengale. Didn't worry about a flying Sandor Earl and got past Blake Ferguson to put the Dragons on the front foot.

    55min: Uncomplicated footy from the Dragons. Soward kicks to the sideline and forces the big Raiders back to the other end of the ground.

    52min: Dragons try - Mitch Rein. Not to say I told you so but ... I told you so. Rein deceives Learoyd-Lahrs with a dummy and ducks under the big man to score close to the posts. Soward's conversion makes it a four-point game. Raiders 16-12

    50min: Mitch Rein offering the Dragons plenty out of dummy-half. A lively spark. The Dragons drop the ball close to the Raiders line. But Learoyd-Lahrs spills it 40m out for the Dragons to have another go.

    48min: Jamie Soward delivers a 40/20 to maybe change the momemtum and puts the Dragons on the attack.

    47min: Dragons winger Daniel Vidot having a nightmare, has the ball stolen again after taking a bomb. But the Dragons are let off the hook when McIlwrick loses the ball 5m out.

    45min: Ferguson rumbles it up despite looking like the Elephant Man with a bandage wrapped around his nose. The Raiders get a penalty and are again on the attack.

    42min: A clash of heads between Jason Nightengale and Blake Ferguson. The referee asks, ''why would you play the game?'' Can't fault the toughness of these guys. Not as dynamic as the infamous clash between 'Horse' Weyman and Cannonball Miller but blood pouring from both players.

    Second half: Here we go for the second half - Can the Raiders hold on or will the Dragons win in Canberra for the first time since 2000?

    Halftime: A few halftime stats - Dragons hooker Dean Young has made 30 tackles already. In no surprise, Shaun Fensom leading the Raiders with 18. The Raiders hold sway in possession 60 per cent to 40. And they have also completed an incredible 95 per cent of their sets. The Dragons aren't far behind with 87 per cent.

    Halftime: The Canberra Raiders lead the Dragons 16-6 and on their way to extending the famed Canberra hoodoo. Raiders fullback Reece Robinson superb with a double and Edrick Lee has the other try for the hosts. Bronx Goodwin has the only try for the Dragons.

    40min: Raiders try - Reece Robinson. And it's Robinson again, streaking down the field to back up a great bust from Joel Thompson. Hand injury? What hand injury. Matt McIlwrick and Sam Williams influential in the lead up. A bit of doubt with Edrick Lee maybe impeding Ben Hornby to tackle Robinson, but the video ref rules that Vidot pushed Lee into Hornby. Croker misses to the right. Raiders 16-6

    37min: Raiders try - Reece Robinson. Where has this guy come from! Wow, wonderful step from the makeshift fullback followed by a display of strength to fend off Jake Marketo and Dan Hunt to thump the ball over the line. Raiders fans happy to know he's signed until 2014. Croker converts. Raiders 12-6

    35min: Josh Miller on for the Dragons in his first game against the Raiders after playing more than 100 games for the Green Machine. Matt McIlwrick also on for the Raiders to replace hooker Travis Waddell.

    34min: Jarrod Croker is the thief in the night, stealing the ball from former teammate Daniel Vidot to give the Raiders a great chance 10m out. Josh Papalii held up over the line, great effort Matt Cooper to stop the hulking Kiwi. McCrone's grubber kick is rushed over by the Dragons, drop-out Dragons.

    32min: Handy last tackle play but Blake Ferguson's up to the task, the Raiders centre reading Nathan Fien's grubber kick and getting the home side out of trouble.

    30min: Here come the Dragons. The boys from the Gong are building pressure on the Raiders and will get a second straight crack at the line.

    27min: The Dragons are grinding their way back into the contest. Have had only 35 per cent possession, but would take heart from the fact the scores are level.

    24min: Dragons try - Bronx Goodwin. That penalty gives the Dragons the leg-up to break down the Raiders. Plenty of passes across the backline finds Goodwin in the right corner to score against his old side. Jamie Soward's conversion never looked like missing. 6-all.

    23min: Sam Mataora practices a WWE slam to give Jason Nightengale a better look at the Canberra turf. The ref's obviously not a wrestling fan, penalty for the Dragons.

    22min: Mark Nicholls on for his first run in the NRL. Here's the rundown - 22yo from Leeton and played in the Junior Kangaroos in 2010. The second-rower is a likely looking prospect.

    20min: My Canberra Times colleague Jon Tuxworth rightly singing the praises of Tom Learoyd-Lahrs. Bulldozing first 20 minutes from the big fella, 77m from eight sensational carries, filling the void left by David Shillington.

    18min: Nothing crazy from the Raiders, just simple field position football. Working a treat so far, Williams kicking in behind the wingers to pin the Dragons inside their 10m line.

    16min: The Bronx bomber gets the Dragons out of trouble. Goodwin does superbly well to take a bomb ahead of the sprinting Earl. The Dragons finally with a bit of ball in the Raiders half.

    14min: First penalty of the game, a costly one for the Dragons on the last tackle for being offside. The Raiders on the attack again to try and double their advantage.

    11min: Raiders try, Edrick Lee - The pressure pays off as the cousin of NBA star Patty Mills fends off Jason Nightengale to score in the left corner. Attack firing beautifully in the opening 10 minutes for the home side, the Dragons defence couldn't hold on. Jarrod Croker makes no mistake with the kick, swinging it over the black dot. Raiders 6-0

    9min: Great composure from the Raiders, forcing a third straight set of six from the Dragons. Bronx Goodwin dances his way along the in-goal line but can't get past the sea of green jerseys.

    8min: Clever last tackle play from Sam Williams, grubbing into the in-goal to force a repeat set. He's looking assured after a stint in the NSW Cup, but he's yet to be tested in defence.

    6min: Kapow, bang! Blake Ferguson puts on a decent hit on Matt Cooper, forcing the veteran Dragons centre into a mistake 20m out from his line. The Raiders seem up for the contest, bright start early.

    4min: New recruit Sandor Earl gets his hands dirty early in his first game for the Raiders. A different proposition to his part-time modelling work.

    2min: Beautiful catch from Edrick Lee, obviously no demons under the high ball from his nightmare in Townsville.

    1min: Welcome back Daniel Vidot. The former Raider gets a few boos from the crowd on his first carry of the ball.

    Kickoff: Here we go, Raiders to get first use of the ball.

    Pre-game: Decent crowd rolling in for a chilly Monday night. The Iphone says the mercury's at 5 degrees, but feels much colder than that.

    Pre-game: Hearing that the Dragons Army bus has broken down at Goulburn. Just another excuse for the Red V and their lengthy Canberra hoodoo.

    Pre-game: Just a few days after arriving in town, former Penrith winger Sandor Earl will make his debut for the Canberra Raiders, starting on the right wing in jersey 19 for Dimitri Pelo. Second-rower Mark Nicholls plays his first NRL game in place of the injured Bronson Harrison. Just one change for the Dragons, with Origin forward Trent Merrin released from NSW camp to bolster the Red V. Merrin will start off the bench in jersey 20. Nathan Fien will start at hooker, relegating Mitch Rein to the bench. Jeremy Latimore drops off the Dragons' bench, allowing former Raiders fan favourite Josh Miller to play his first game in Canberra since leaving last year.

    Preamble: The Raiders are struggling but the Dragons have a poor record in the nation's capital. Catch all the action live from Canberra Stadium.