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Throwback Thursday: Round 17 v Raiders

Victories between these two sides have come in bunches with winning streaks dominating the records. Take at a look at some of the best matches between the Dragons and the Raiders.  

St George Illawarra Dragons 58 defeated Canberra Raiders 16
Round 17. Sunday, July 8, 2007
WIN Stadium

The Dragons notched up 10 tries in this Sunday afternoon thrashing, leaving the Raiders in their wake by 42 points.

Captained by Ben Hornby who lined up at fullback, the Dragons posted 22 points in the first half suggesting a big score was looming, but the Raiders kept themselves within reach to trail by 12 points at the break.

The final 40 minutes went all the way of the Dragons and saw half the team score a four-pointer. Nine different players scored the 10 tries throughout the match with five-eighth Rangi Chase the only player to bag a double. Matt Cooper, Dan Hunt, Josh Morris, Chase Stanley, Justin Poore, and Ben Ellis all crossed over to inflate the score-line. Jamie Soward would also score a try but kicked nine from 10 goals in a near-perfect outing with the kicking tee.

St George Illawarra Dragons 25 defeated Canberra Raiders 18
Round 11. Sunday, May 20, 2018
Glen Willow Stadium, Mudgee

The Dragons narrowly trumped the Raiders in a match that was the definition of topsy-turvy, featuring six lead changes and three tries over 50 metres.

It was a decisive blow from Matt Dufty in the 70th minute which eventually sunk the Raiders in front of a packed house at Mudgee's Glen Willow Stadium. The nifty fullback sliced through the Raiders’ right edge before beating Jarrod Croker and Jack Wighton in a scintillating solo 50-metre special to give the Red V a seven-point win.

A Widdop penalty goal on the stroke of half-time helped level the score up at 10-apiece during the break. Although, the Raiders recorded first points in the second half, Dufty's match-winner would eventually break the 18-all deadlock.

St George Illawarra Dragons 34 defeated Canberra Raiders 16
Round 23. Saturday, August 16, 2014
Canberra Stadium

A Brett Morris hat-trick and a Jason Nightingale double inspired the Dragons to a confident victory over the Raiders in the nation's capital.

Victories had come few and far between against the Raiders and trying to break a 10-year hoodoo at a ground where they had won two of 13 matches, looked like an impossible task.

The drought-breaking win couldn't have been more convincing with the Dragons running away with the result in the second half.

Only two points separated the sides in the first half with the Raiders leading 12-10, but the Dragons stormed home in the second half thanks to Morris and Nightingale who continued to find the try line and inflate the score.

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