Full Time
80:00
7:50pm Thu June 28, 2018
Round 16 - WIN Stadium - Crowd: 6933
80min

All over. The Dragons have snatched one out of the fire.

79min

SCRUM EELS - Dragons grubber the ball into touch. 17 seconds left and the Eels have to travel 70 metres.

79min

Takairangi attempts an offload and he turns the ball over to Leilua. 1 minute left now.

79min

Eels with the short kick off and they get the ball back. 90 seconds left and they trail by 2.

78min

Conversion: Dragons
Kicked by Gareth Widdop.

Widdop converts from right in front.

Dragons lead Dragons 20 - 18 Eels
77min

Try: Dragons
Scored by Matthew Dufty. Kick to come.

Widdop grubbers on the last in a panicked last play. Gower cannot get the ball and Dufty snatches it out of his hands and dives over under the posts to score.

Tied up at Dragons 18 - 18 Eels
75min

SCRUM DRAGONS - Smith chipped across field for the winger. The winger didn't know it was coming and the ball goes dead 10m inside the Dragons half.

73min

Conversion: Dragons
Kicked by Gareth Widdop.

Widdop converts and we now have a frantic final 6 minutes on our hands.

Eels lead Dragons 14 - 18 Eels
73min

Try: Dragons
Scored by Euan Aitken. Kick to come.

Hunt grubbers on the 4th tackle and Aitken regathers and plants it before it goes dead.

Eels lead Dragons 12 - 18 Eels
73min

Dufty breaks through the line on his kick return and is brought down 35m from the Eels line.

72min

King grubbers from dummy half and it is cleaned up by Mannah on his own line. Another wasted chance by the Dragons.

71min

PENALTY DRAGONS - Sims "taken out" as he ran downfield to chase a kick.

69min

SCRUM DRAGONS - Forward pass from Will Smith at dummy half has denied the Eels a try.

68min

Another Moses kick leads to another Dragons drop out.

67min

Dragons go short side and Leilua tries to barge over in the corner but he is held up and then goes into touch

66min

PENALTY DRAGONS - THis time the Dragons get a penalty inside the Eels half. They need a try here.

63min

PENALTY DRAGONS - French with a little chip and M.Jennings touches it despite being offside.

61min

Parramatta playing smart percentage footy now. Push up through the middle and kicking deep to the corners. Dragons have struggled to get out of their own half all game.

58min

DRAGONS PENALTY - They'll get a piggy back up to halfway now.

57min

DROP OUT DRAGONS - Moses chips over the top and the Dragons are forced to knock it dead.

56min

Dufty loses the ball in the tackle and then the Dragons give away a penalty straight after. Sloppy.

54min

PENALTY DRAGONS - They now march inside the Eels half.

52min

SCRUM DRAGONS - Eels find touch 10m from the Dragons line.

51min

Dragons last tackle options have been average all game and look to be getting averagier

50min

SCRUM DRAGONS - Eels find touch at the end of the set.

49min

Conversion: Eels
Kicked by Clint Gutherson.

Gutherson nails the goal from out wide.

Eels lead Dragons 8 - 18 Eels
47min

Try: Eels
Scored by Jarryd Hayne. Kick to come.

Hayne gets a good ball between two out of position edge defenders, sneaks through just enough and then fights to get the ball down for a try.

Eels lead Dragons 8 - 16 Eels
46min

PENALTY EELS - Moses puts in a kick which is brilliantly caught by Widdop. Dragons have been penalised for being offside before the kick it would seem. They're camped on the Dragons line for another set.

45min

PENALTY EELS - Late in the set and Parramatta get another set as Vaughan is put on report for a trip.

44min

Norman rushes up and forces Hunt into an error and the Eels are let off.

43min

SCRUM DRAGONS - They'll get a full set 40m from the Eels line

40min

Dragons get the game back underway. Can they reel the Eels in?

40min

Dragons took to the skies again with a kick and they managed to tap the ball back again, but this time it hit Widdop's foot and went over the sideline and into touch. And that's the break.

38min

SCRUM DRAGONS - Widdop's torpedo bomb is dropped by French, 15m from the Eels line.

36min

Conversion: Dragons
Kicked by Gareth Widdop.

Widdop converts from an easy angle.

Eels lead Dragons 8 - 12 Eels
36min

Try: Dragons
Scored by Matthew Dufty. Kick to come.

Dragons exploit the Eels right side again. Macdonald gets in space and kicks back infield, Widdop taps the ball back, out of Gurtherson's grasp, into Lafai's hands, he then found Dufty backing up and the fullback runs over to score a stunning try.

Eels lead Dragons 6 - 12 Eels
33min

Conversion: Eels
Kicked by Clint Gutherson.

Gutherson converts

Eels lead Dragons 2 - 12 Eels
32min

Try: Eels
Scored by Nathan Brown. Kick to come.

Corey Norman holds up and dishes a short ball to Brown. Hunt rushed out of the line and created the gap that Brown leisurely strolled through to score.

Eels lead Dragons 2 - 10 Eels
30min

DROP OUT DRAGONS - Moses grubbers for the corner and French very nearly sneaks by Macdonald, but the Dragons winger taps it dead.

29min

PENALTY EELS - Parra gets a piggy back up to the 45m line.

28min

Dragons doing their best to Ctrl +C Ctrl + V Souths left side attack against the Eels from a few weeks ago. It still looks like it will lead to points.

27min

PENALTY DRAGONS - Moses ruled to have stripped the ball off Dufty illegally.

26min

Conversion: Eels
Kicked by Clint Gutherson.

Gutherson converts from in front.

Eels lead Dragons 2 - 6 Eels
24min

Try: Eels
Scored by Bevan French. Kick to come.

Mannah gets a poor pass and steps off his right on the fast approaching defence. He then strolled through one tackle and then linked with French who bolted away to score under the posts.

Eels lead Dragons 2 - 4 Eels
21min

SCRUM EELS - Macdonald with some fleet footed stepping finds some space and then passes to Widdop, but it's too high and poorly aimed and Widdop can't grasp it.

19min

King runs from dummy half on the 4th and shapes to kick, but his own team mates get in the way, he then kicks, only for it to be charged down. Gutherson regathers.

17min

SCRUM DRAGONS - From the kick return the Dragons run left through Dufty, who then linked with Widdop. He then attempted a pass which was almost intercepted by French, however he knocked the ball on.

15min

Penalty Goal: Dragons
Kicked by Gareth Widdop.

Widdop knocks over the easy 2

Dragons lead Dragons 2 - 0 Eels
14min

PENALTY DRAGONS - On the first tackle the Dragons get another penalty, while Vave is down with a neck/shoulder injury. After a minute's breather he's on his feet but gets replaced.

14min

PENALTY DRAGONS - Alvaro penalised this time. Dragons now start their set 20m from the Eels line. Tide has turned.

13min

Widdop with a weak chip which pops straight into Mick Jennings hands

11min

Widdop runs on the last and is tackled 10m shy of the Eels line.

10min

PENALTY DRAGONS - Eels off their line too fast on the second tackle. Dragons finally get to start a set in the Eels half.

8min

SCRUM DRAGONS - And the Eels turn over the ball in prime position early. Story of their season. Fumble at the play the ball.

7min

PENALTY EELS - Hayne isn't able to get up for a quick play the ball. Play has been camped deep inside the Dragons half for most of the game so far.

5min

DROP OUT DRAGONS - Macdonald takes the Eels kick cleanly, but is forced back ingoal.

2min

SCRUM DRAGONS - Nathan Brown gets up, goes to play the ball, stops after putting the ball on the ground, then moves sideways a few inches and goes again.

Parramatta gets Round 16 underway!

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Ben Cummins, Peter Gough

Touch Judges: Kasey Badger, Nick Morel

Video Referee: Ashley Klein, Ben Galea

ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS (20)
Tries: Matthew Dufty (2), Euan Aitken
Field Goals:
Conversions: Gareth Widdop (3/3)
Penalty Goals: Gareth Widdop (1/1)

PARRAMATTA EELS (18)
Tries: Bevan French, Nathan Brown, Jarryd Hayne
Field Goals:
Conversions: Clint Gutherson (3/3)
Penalty Goals: