Sydney Roosters vs St George Illawarra Dragons: NRL live scores, blog
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Roosters Vs. St George-Illa.
2012 NRL Premiership Season, 4 August, 2012
|Allianz Stadium, NSW|
|Roosters 26 defeated St George-Illa. 10|
|Referee: M Cecchin|
|Touch judges: Adam Reid & Luke Potter|
The Sydney Roosters have been ordinary over the past few weeks but get a chance tonight to ruin the hopes of finals contenders the St George Illawarra Dragons, who are coming off a great win against Melbourne. Join us for live scores and commentary from 7:30pm AEST.
With their finals hopes all but over, the Roosters will look to finish the season strongly starting tonight when they play the Dragons.
The Roosters will be keen to avenge their Anzac Day loss to the Dragons earlier in the year, given that it was a defeat that really derailed their premiership campaign.
Sydney now has a chance to return the favour tonight and upset a Dragons side still well in finals contention.
If the Dragons win tonight, they will find themselves inside the eight pending the results of other matches this weekend.
A loss however will severely derail any hopes St George Illawarra has of finishing inside the top eight.
The Dragons were tremendous against Melbourne last week, and if they are able to repeat such an effort tonight, they will be too strong for the Roosters.
Brett Morris was a standout against the Storm, scoring three tries, including two long range efforts. The NSW Origin representative is having a fine season and should have the confidence to cause a weak Roosters defence enormous problems tonight.
Nathan Fien was also outstanding against Melbourne last week, and he will once again look to pin the Roosters deep in their own half with his accurate kicking game.
If the Dragons are able to turn this match into an arm wrestle, they should win the contest, given their opponent’s inability to remain consistent for the full eighty minutes.
Although the Roosters are capable of starting fast (they led 10 nil against the Titans last week), Brian Smith’s men have really struggled to maintain their composure and discipline for the duration of matches, and its cost them dearly this season.
While the Roosters certainly possess enough firepower to cause the Dragons problems, expect St George Illawarra to keep their finals dreams alive with a victory tonight.
Dragons by 8