The Dragons travel to ANZ Stadium to play traditional rivals the South Sydney Rabbitohs on Friday night. Here are some classic matches in recent years between the two sides.
St George Illawarra Dragons 22 defeated South Sydney Rabbitohs 18
Round 19. Monday, July 22, 2013
There wasn't anything to split the two sides at the conclusion of regular time, leaving it up to Brett Morris to slice over in golden point and win an exciting game for the Dragons.
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The first 40 minutes were a clear indication that both sides were equally matched with a Rabbitohs try the only points recorded in the opening half. The Steve Price coached Dragons came into the second half with the wind in their sails and bounced back into the contest with three tries.
The Rabbitohs were able to level the scores 18-all when the full-time siren sounded.
Extra time saw the two sides traded blows desperately searching for the match winner. Morris took centre stage and picked up his second for the day, winning the match for the Dragons in the process.
St George Illawarra Dragons 16 defeated South Sydney Rabbitohs 0
Round 6. Monday, April 18, 2011
The Dragons kept the Rabbitohs scoreless for the first and only time between the two sides in this tough and gritty victory.
Despite boasting the strike power of 2011 top try-scorer Nathan Merritt, the Rabbitohs couldn’t break the Dragons defence in front of 22,770 people.
However it also took over 40 minutes for the Dragons to break the deadlock with the only points of the first half coming in the form of a Jamie Soward penalty goal.
Tries to Darius Boyd and Mark Gasnier in the second half shot the Dragons further into the lead with Soward adding the extras on both occasions to complete a brave victory.
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St George Illawarra Dragons 42 defeated South Sydney Rabbitohs 10
Round 9. Saturday, May 7, 2005
WIN Stadium, Wollongong
The Dragons scored eight tries in this one-sided affair against the Rabbitohs in Wollongong.
There was little South Sydney could do to stop the rampage as Matt Cooper and Nick Youngquest crossed over for doubles.
The scoreboard showed 22-6 at the break with the Dragons in full control of the match. The second half continued the same as the first, with the on-fire Dragons inflating the score line.
Three different goal kickers took aim at the posts, with Michael Ennis kicking three goals from five attempts, Mark Gasnier hitting two from three goals and Ben Hornby missing his only attempt.