A much anticipated game at Sydney Showground had the Dragons put on a fine performance against Souths, in front of a crowd of 15,219, coming out the victors by 48-10
Souths started with a hiss and a roar,but couldn't manage to put on any points. The Dragons, on the other hand, went across the line, in the 9th minute, the first time they went on attack. And things got better from then on, including the try to Gasnier in the photo. The Dragons put on 26 unanswered points in the first half, 5 tries, to lead at the break by 26-0
Souths had a small glimmer early in the second half when Craigie finally put some points on the board. But any hope the Rabbitohs had were soon squashed as the Dragons players spread the try fest around the team, getting over another 5 times in the second half, making a total of 9 tries to 2 for the game
Outstanding players for the Dragons included Smith, who always seemed to be near any plays, Hooper, Roberts, who was brilliant in defence, Gasnier, and Hornby.
Really, it has been a team effort, and the Dragons thoroughly deserve their biggest scoreline so far this season, handing Souths their biggest loss this season.
League Unlimited Players:
3. Smith 2. Timmins 1. Roberts
Sydney Showground. Crowd 15,219 Referee: S Hayne
Rabbitohs 10 - Dragons 48
South Sydney Rabbitohs (Tries: Craigie, Hart. Goals: Craigie 1/2)
St George Illawarra Dragons (Tries: Hornby, Hookey x2, Millard, Smith, Gasnier x2, Kite, Cooper. Goals: Smith 0/1, Roberts 2/2, Riddell 4/6)