Ben Creagh of the Dragons is tackled during the round 12 NRL match between the St George Illawarra Dragons and the Parramatta Eels at WIN Jubilee Stadium.
Ben Creagh of the Dragons is tackled during the round 12 NRL match between the St George Illawarra Dragons and the Parramatta Eels at WIN Jubilee Stadium. Mark Metcalfe - Getty Images

Dragons fire late to sink eels

A LATE try from centre Kyle Stanley gave St George Illawarra a hard fought 14-12 win over a gallant Parramatta side at Kogarah, breaking the Dragons' three-match losing streak.

The desperate Dragons kept the ball alive to allow the powerful centre to crash over on the right edge with three minutes left, taking a couple of Eels across the line with him.

But home fans were made to sweat right to the end with winger Daniel Vidot defusing a towering Jarryd Hayne bomb near his own goal-line seconds before the full-time siren.

The Dragons trailed 12-4 at half-time with the Eels on track to win just their second game of the season.

Against the run of the play six minutes into the second half the Dragons hit back.

Read the full match report at ABC news online.


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