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After 26 rounds it’s do-or-die time for the St George Illawarra Dragons as they play for a spot in the finals against Canterbury Bulldogs on Sunday at ANZ Stadium.
The equation is simple for the Dragons – win and they’ll be playing finals footy next week, but lose and they’ll be on Mad Monday the next day.
St George Illawarra kept their season alive last week with a narrow escape against the Panthers, with Tariq Sims pulling off one of the plays of the season as he stripped the ball one-on-one and sprinted 40 metres to ultimately deliver the match-winning play.
It’s hard to pinpoint where it’s gone wrong for the Dragons this season after the joint-venture side were leading the competition heading into ANZAC Day.
They are fifth in attack and sixth in defence, so the fact they sit in ninth on the ladder means they are just missing that extra ‘oomph’ that can win them the big games.
And they don’t come much bigger than this on Sunday against bogey team the Bulldogs.
Canterbury are enjoying a sudden resurgence to end a disappointing season, beating the Sea Eagles and Titans over the last fortnight with their two biggest scores of the year.
You get the sense the Dogs have been let off the leash with nothing to play for, and their attack is finally gelling as a result, making Des Hasler’s side a dangerous proposition for the Dragons on Sunday.
Furthermore, the Bulldogs have won their last five matches and 10 of the last 11 between the sides, including a 16-2 win back in Round 15. Canterbury are very effective in dragging teams down to their level and engaging in the grind, and it’s something the Dragons haven’t been able to cope with over the last few years.
It’s all or nothing for the Dragons, but if the Bulldogs turn up to play – and with favourite sons Josh Reynolds and Sam Kasiano playing their final game for the club – you can rest assured they will be as determined as ever. I think the Dogs win this in a thriller and end the Dragons’ season in heartbreaking fashion.
Dragons: 1. Matthew Dufty 2. Nene Macdonald 3. Josh Dugan 4. Timoteo Lafai 5. Jason Nightingale 6. Gareth Widdop 7. Kurt Mann 8. Leeson Ah Mau 9. Cameron McInnes 10. Paul Vaughan 11. Tyson Frizell 12. Joel Thompson 13. Jack de Belin.
Interchange: 14. Tariq Sims 15. Hame Sele 16. Blake Lawrie 17. Josh McCrone 18. Will Matthews 19. Kalifa Faifai Loa 20. Taane Milne 21. Luciano Leilua.
Bulldogs: 1. William Hopoate 2. Chase Stanley 3. Josh Morris 4. Brenko Lee 5. Marcelo Montoya 6. Matt Frawley 7. Moses Mbye 8. Aiden Tolman 9. Michael Lichaa 10. James Graham 11. Josh Jackson 12. Adam Elliot 13. David Klemmer.
Interchange: 14. Sam Kasiano 15. Raymond Faitala-Mariner 16. Danny Fualalo 17. Francis Tualau 19. Rhyse Martin 20. Josh Reynolds 22. Andy Saunders 23. Kerrod Holland.