The St George Illawarra Dragons have pulled off a stunning upset against the Sydney Roosters, scoring a late try to secure a 24-22 win. The match was the first since Anthony Griffin was relieved of his coaching duties at the club and interim coach Ryan Carr will be delighted with the result.
Fullback Tyrell Sloan produced a moment of brilliance for the Dragons, setting up Mathew Feagai for the match winning try in the dying seconds. It was an incredible effort from Sloan who had been instrumental throughout the game, making several line breaks and setting up two tries.
Dragons Weather Stormy Second Half Comeback
The Roosters had looked to be on their way to victory after taking a 22-16 lead into half time. However, they were unable to capitalise on their advantage as the Dragons held firm in defence and managed to keep them out for much of the second half. This allowed them to stay in touch and eventually snatch victory with Feagai’s late try.
Post-Anthony Griffin Era Begins With Statement Win
The win marks an important milestone for St George Illawarra as they begin life without Anthony Griffin at the helm. Interim coach Ryan Carr will be delighted with his team’s performance and will hope that this is just the start of something special for his side.