The St George Illawarra Dragons have registered their first win of the season with an amazing turnaround against the Canberra Raiders.
The Dragons looked out of it after a lacklustre first half, but exploded in the second half to snatch the win with five minutes left.
Canberra started strongly with tries to hooker Josh Hodgson and a lovely effort from Blake Austin. The playmaker scored off the back of a scrum.
Austin should have had another try soon after. It was ruled out for a double movement and he was very unlucky.
At half-time the Raiders seemed to have the game by the throat at 18-8.
But in the second half the Dragons found some fluency and then Jason Nightingale dived over in the right corner.
However, then Josh Dugan was sin-binned for a professional foul and the momentum went back to Canberra. They nailed a penalty to go 20-12 in front.
But the Dragons weren’t done. First Mitch Rein cut the lead to just four points with an outstanding solo try.
Then Joel Thompson stepped up to score the match-winner. His try in the 74th minute tied it up at 20-20 and Gareth Widdop converted the extras to put St George Illawarra in front.
It capped off a remarkable fightback for the visitors, one that will live long in the memory, and confirmed their first victory of 2015.