St George/Illawarra Dragons vs Wests Tigers: NRL live scores, blog

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    St George-Illa. Vs. Wests Tigers

    2012 NRL Premiership Season, 17 March, 2012

    WIN Jubilee Oval, Kogarah, NSW
    St George-Illa. 36 defeated Wests Tigers 12
    St George-Illa. Wests Tigers
    36 FINAL SCORE 12
    6 TRIES 2
    5/6 CONVERSION KICKS 2/2
    1/1 PENALTY GOALS 0/0
    0/0 FIELD GOAL 0/0
     
    Top scorers:
    • St George-Illa. - Jamie Soward 12pts (0T 6G)
    • Wests Tigers - Benji Marshall 4pts (0T 2G)
    Important moments:
    • St George-Illa. took the lead at the 9 min. mark 1st half
    • Jamie Soward (Drag) scored at the 44 min. mark 2nd half
     
    Referee: T Archer
    Touch judges: D Abood & Gavin Atkins

    After posting golden-point wins in the opening round, both St George/Illawarra Dragons and Wests Tigers were brought back to earth last weekend and will be keen to get back to winning ways tonight. We’ll have live commentary from the kick-off at 7.40pm AEDT.

    The St George/Illawarra Dragons have been in the news all week with Beau Scott’s impending move to the Newcastle Knights instigating the usual “the sky is falling!” routine from some people within the media, while the club has also been linked to signing Sea Eagles fullback Brett Stewart.

    It is probably not a bad thing for the Dragons though. After last weekends completely inept performance against the Bulldogs, the Dragons will be happy that the focus, at least for this week, is not all on their on field performances.

    The West Tigers meanwhile are licking their wounds from a loss last week themselves. Their loss against Manly last Friday night had a lot of bad signs about it.

    Their forwards were dominated all game and although the Dragons are not in the best of form, they still have a forward pack that can grind out a win when needed.

    The Dragons really need to step up in this game. You get the feeling that is their record falls to one win and two losses, it is going to shatter the delicate confidence of the club.

    Dragons fans are already in full panic mode. If they lose this game, we could see the club implode with self doubt.

    As for the Tigers, they simply need to stand up in this game and prove they won’t be bullied by bigger, stronger forward packs.

    Last weekend when they wanted too, the Sea Eagles rolled through the Tigers at will.

    If that happens to the Tigers again tonight, it may be like blood in the water for other teams in the NRL.

    It should be close to a sellout crowd at WIN Jubilee Stadium for what is yet another early season clash that will help line up the contenders from the pretenders.

    Who makes it 2-1 after tonight? Join me, League Freak, at 7.40pm AEDT for my live blog of the game and if you’re watching, be sure to leave a comment in the space below!

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    • 5:07pm
      The Gunning Eagle said | 5:07pm | ! Report

      Live forum on TGE. Tim Moltzen was terrible! He is not a halfback, he is not the best in any position, His defence is decent, but I don’t think that warrants him as being a good footballer, need a lot more than that. I still think the Tigers can be a somewhat of a threat. Favourites? Absolutely not.

    • 11:11pm
      Greg said | 11:11pm | ! Report

      Weren’t you wrong pete75. Go the mighty Dragons!

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      • 5:44am
        Pete75 said | 5:44am | ! Report

        Somewhat.

        Beaten by the better team on the night…

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      10:57pm
      Hoy said | 10:57pm | ! Report

      Just quickly, I am up in QLD, so only just watching this game now, but 20 minutes in, Tigers on attack, Marshall puts the kick in, and it comes off a Saints player forward, Jamie Soward comes from offside position and deliberately bats the ball out over the sideline. I would have binned him. I think there was three tigers players there, and Jamie Soward cheating to prevent a try. Just me anyway. I can’t stand that type of deliberate cynical play. It was a deliberate, intentional, illegal play to prevent Tigers from benefit. Should have been a binning I think.

    • 9:49pm
      Blaze said | 9:49pm | ! Report

      Terrible game, dragons it seemed could do no wrong, tigers penalized out of the game early, added with free high shots on playmakers…. Sure the tigers played badly, but the dragons win was decided early in the game. In the end the dragons deserved to win but they definitely had all the calls going with them. Possesion and penalty count was dictated tonight.

    • Roar Guru

      9:36pm
      League Freak said | 9:36pm | ! Report

      Dragons 36 Tigers 12 – Well I hope you all enjoyed tonights live blog. A great win by the Dragons. If you want more League Freak in your life, follow me on Twitter. My user name is @LeagueFreak. If you want even more, you can visit my web site at http://www.leaguefreak.com

      Enjoy your night and I’ll see you lot here next Friday night!

    • Roar Guru

      9:35pm
      League Freak said | 9:35pm | ! Report

      Dragons 36 Tigers 12 – Official man of the match is Brett Morris. Well deserved. He played well. Needs to take those deep kicks on the full though!

    • Roar Guru

      9:34pm
      League Freak said | 9:34pm | ! Report

      Dragons 36 Tigers 12 – For the Tigers, wow, the Dragons showed how to beat them. You go to the right, then immediately back to the middle of the field….you will find sparse defense and make half breaks just about every time. You know when sometimes a team gets completely exposed….that happened tonight for the Tigers. Not good for their Premiership hopes.

    • Roar Guru

      9:32pm
      League Freak said | 9:32pm | ! Report

      Dragons 36 Tigers 12 – Great performance by the Dragons. Dragons fans really should feel good about this one. They showed they had something the Tigers just dont have at this stage. Weyman was great in this one up the middle of the field. He may be the man of the match. Hard to go past Soward though. Controlled this game so well. His kicking game was spot on. Morris also played great at fullback. If he isn’t injured you should expect to see him back there again next week.

    • Roar Guru

      9:30pm
      League Freak said | 9:30pm | ! Report

      Dragons 36 Tigers 12 – The Tigers flat footed but throwing the ball around. Lawrence makes a half break and the Tigers make it deep into the Dragons half. They come right, and its a forward pass out wide. That is the full time siren, and the Dragons, with a fantastic win that really showed a lot of great signs for their season.

    • Roar Guru

      9:29pm
      League Freak said | 9:29pm | ! Report

      Dragons 36 Tigers 12 – Dragons working it out of their own danger zone here. Another offload almost turns into a break. Soward kicks deep. The Tigers look stuffed. 1 minute left.

    • Roar Guru

      9:28pm
      League Freak said | 9:28pm | ! Report

      Dragons 36 Tigers 12 – Soward converts the try. Dragons fans are happy. Crowd is 18,726.

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