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Competition - National Youth Competition.

Round - 11.

Teams - South Sydney Rabbitohs VS Sy George Illawarra Dragons.

Date - 19th of May 2016.

Venue - ANZ Stadium, Homebush.

Photographer - Robb Cox.

The St George Illawarra Dragons were 34-22 winners over the South Sydney Rabbitohs at ANZ Stadium, Olympic Park on Thursday.

The Young Dragons scored seven tries enroute to their fourth straight competition victory which included a double to winger Paora Kemp.

Head Coach Mat Head had opted to standby the line-up announced earlier in the week but was forced to see his team concede the opening try of the game in the tenth minute.

Rabbitohs second-rower Cameron Murray was the man of the moment having received a short ball to barge his way over the stripe.

Rabbitohs five-eighth Chad O'Donnell converted soon after to make it 6-0.

The visitors however hit back shortly thereafter when second-rower Luciano Leilua threw a cut out pass to Kemp who scored in the 17th minute.

In what could be described as a moment of deja vu, the Dragons scored a near identical try when again Leilua threw another cut out pass to Kemp to score once again two minutes later.

However, the home side struck back and inflicted a further two tries through wingers Tom Perrin and Mawene Robinson to reclaim the lead.

Murray converted one of his two attempts to make it 16-8 at the break.

The hosts extended their lead off the back of back-to-back penalties which culminated with a try to utility Tim Davis in the 46th minute.

O'Donnell notched a further goal and made it 22-8.

However, momentum soon changed and the visitors began their second-half rally with tries to both halfback Jack Payne and prop TJ Uele prior to the hour mark.

Dragons five-eighth Jai Field converted both his goal attempts and made it 22-20.

This was later followed-up by winger Reuben Garrick's burrowing try in the corner to reclaim the lead for hit team in the 62nd minute.

Field added the extras to make it 26-22.

From here on in, the points kept coming for the visitors, with centre Donte Efaraimo later getting in on the action mere minutes later.

Field then grabed a late four-pointer of his own to make the scoreboard read 34-22.

St George Illawarra Dragons 34. Tries: Kemp (2), Payne, Field, Uele, Efaraimo, Garrick. Goals. Field (3/7).

South Sydney Rabbitohs 22. Tries: Murray, Perrin, Hiroti, Davis. Goals. O’Donnell (3/4).

Acknowledgement of Country

St George Illawarra Dragons respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders peoples, where our games are played, our programs are conducted and in the communities we support.

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