Bunnies pinch win
ST George Illawarra’s NRL finals hopes are back on life support after a stunning South Sydney 26- 24 comeback victory at the SCG.
The Dragons looked to be cruising to a crucial victory when they led 24- 14 with only 11 minutes left on the clock.
But despite having no hope of making the finals themselves, the Rabbitohs refused to lie down and came charging home with two tries in the final six minutes to lock the scores.
It left Adam Reynolds with a tough sideline conversion to win the game but the little halfback didn’t let the pressure get the better of him.
It leaves the Dragons in a precarious position with only four games of the regular season remaining.
They take on Gold Coast next Saturday at Kogarah before tackling Brisbane, Penrith and Canterbury over the closing rounds.
Still stuck on 24 competition points after last night’s loss, the Dragons now need three more wins to make it to 30 points.
The Dragons will also be sweating on the fitness of Josh Dugan who was forced from the field last night midway through the first half with an ankle injury.
In the aftermath of last week’s shock loss to Newcastle, this was the game the Dragons couldn’t afford to lose but they have only themselves to blame for letting it go
They had every reason to be in total control after leading 18- 12 at halftime following the sin binning of Sam Burgess for a professional foul.
Burgess had to go after he took out Tyson Frizell when the back- rower looked certain to score.
The Dragons ended up scoring anyway through Kurt Mann just before halftime.
But a penalty goal to Reynolds soon after they returned narrowed the gap to four points.