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Relive the moment: ANZAC miracle

NRL.com Thu, Oct 04, 2012 - 10:00 AM

The 2012 Telstra Premiership season is done and dusted, but that doesn't mean you can't relive all the great moments from every game.

NRL.com's Smart Replay application allows you to choose your NRL highlights and watch the key plays at the click of a button. Over the coming weeks NRL.com will be bringing you some of the best moments of the year, so stay tuned and relive a great season 2012.

The Moment: It wasn't Jason Nightingale's skillful leap to regather Ben Hornby's short kick-off in the lead-up to their 77th-minute try that won the ANZAC day clash for the Red V. And although Michael Weyman's deft offload to Ben Creagh with 55 seconds left yielded the points that confirmed their remarkable comeback win, you have to plot the lead-up to really get a handle on how the Dragons pulled this one from the fire.

The fact is the Roosters would have strutted away with two deserved competition points had it not been for Jamie Soward gaining the Dragons an unlikely repeat set of six. Roosters captain Braith Anasta kicked deep to restart play after Matt Prior’s try edged St George Illawarra two within two points of the tricolours, before the Dragons ploughed up-field. On their last tackle Soward rolled the dice – and how they cashed in! In a planned move the No.6 chip-kicked infield from 42 metres out. It looked too long for chaser Jason Nightingale, with plenty of Roosters ringing the spot. But somehow Nightingale managed to get there first, booting ahead on the volley.

Then their next bit of luck: instead of bouncing dead the Steeden propped, with Roosters winger Sam Perrett collared by a posse of chasers. Three tackles and three frenetic offloads later the Dragons had pulled off a win for the ages.

Watch how the Dragons stole the match in the last 30 seconds against the Roosters
Check out NRL.com's Smart Replay now to choose your own best highlights of the season.