The NRL has admitted the Dragons should not have been awarded a controversial try in the ANZAC Day clash. The ruling virtually knocked St George-Illawarra out of the game.

Kirsty Davis reports.


The NRL has admitted Dragons player, Nene Macdonald spilt the ball in his try against the Roosters at Allianz Stadium.

But there’s no overturning the win.

And in their game the Melbourne Storm thrashed the New Zealand Warriors, opening the score in the third minute.

Billy Slater collected the ANZAC Day medal after his performance with a try and two assists.

Craig Bellamy, Storm Coach: “We’ve done a pretty good job with our defence on the try line, so as I said, you know it was a pretty complete performance and you know, I’d probably rate it up with the best of the year.”

And Manly is re-gathering after three losses and crucial injuries.

Trent Barret, Sea Eagles Coach: “All the boys are pretty excited to play especially back here, at home. And it’s a huge two points for us. We need to win to stay in touch.”

In AFL, Essendon veteran Brendon Goddard has been slammed for blowing up at his teammates repeatedly during their loss to Collingwood.

Brendon Goddard, Essendon Player: “I know I can be quite demonstrative at times but it’s about getting the message across quick during the heat of the game.”

Meanwhile, in the A-League semi-finals, Melbourne City goes head-to-head with Newcastle Jets and needs to be fired up.

Dario Vidosic, Melbourne City Midfielder: “We just have to have that killer instinct especially in that final. If we can put the game away earlier, then it will make it a bit easier.”

City hasn’t lost a game to the Jets in more than a year.

Kirsty Davis, QUT News.