Ravalawa double secures win for Dragons

Fijian flyer Mikaele Ravalawa scored a double for the Dragons in their upset 30-16 win against Cronulla Sharks.

The Dragons – and coach Paul McGregor – can breathe a sigh of relief after a drought-breaking over Cronulla.

The Dragons broke their drought when Ravalawa crashed over out wide in the 12th minute.

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Sharks winger Mawene Hiroti cashed in on some impressive work from Josh Dugan to score after four minutes.

 

Trailing 10-6, they scored two tries in the final 12 minutes of the opening term, with Hunt’s burrowing effort from dummy half on the stroke of half-time giving McGregor’s men a confidence-boosting 18-10 lead heading into the sheds.

The lead was out to 14 points when Hunt put captain Cameron McInnes over between the posts with 17 minutes remaining.

The Sharks gave themselves a chance in the 70th minute when Wade Graham scored following a clever pass from Shaun Johnson but Ravalawa iced the result with a try in the final minute.

Dragons five-eighth Corey Norman was placed on report for a trip inside the final 10 minutes.

The results means each team has a 1-4 record but for the Dragons, their win lifts them off last place on the ladder above the Gold Coast on for and against.

[Source: NRL]


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