Newcastle Knights v St George Illawarra Dragons
Round 1, 2012
The Dragons beat the Knights 15-14 in golden point in front of a boisterous crowd of 29,000 at Hunter Stadium in Round 1.
The visitors opened the scoring in the 2012 Telstra Premiership with a Jamie Soward penalty goal before winger Brett Morris powered his way over in the left corner in the 9th minute after a slick backline sweep.
Knights halfback Jarrod Mullen hit back with a smart solo run down the left edge, catching out some lazy marker defence to scoot 40 metres out of dummy-half to score.
But the Dragons edged out to a 14-6 lead seven minutes after halftime when Matt Cooper defied a valiant try-save attempt from Mullen on the Newcastle try line.
Timana Tahu got the home side back into the contest with a neat shimmy to get around Dragons captain Ben Hornby on the left fringe, gifting James McManus passage to the try line, before Kurt Gidley nailed a pressure penalty goal from 15 metres to the left of the Dragons’ goalposts that saw the sides draw level at 14-all with eight minutes remaining.
Jamie Soward clinched victory with a field-goal from 27 metres out in the dying seconds of the first section of extra time.