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LIVE BLOG | EISS Super Sapphire Trial Tribute AJ Cup & LD Cup matches

Welcome to the NSWRL live blog for the Andrew Johns and Laurie Daley Cups games in Bega today. The matches are part of EISS Super Sapphire Trial Tribute match which will feature Penrith Panthers and Parramatta Eels at 4pm. We’ll keep you up to date with all the colour and action from the Johns (12.05pm kick off) and Daley Cups (1.35pm kick off) games. We'll also keep our eyes peeled for any Brydens Lawyers NSW Blues, Harvey Norman NSW Women’s Origin stars or True Blues who here for the sold-out occasion which has been organised to assist local communities affected by the drought and recent bushfires.


LAURIE DALEY CUP: Illawarra South Coast Dragons v Monaro Colts

FULL-TIME - CALL IT A DAY. The Monaro Colts walk away upset from their huge loss to the oustanding Illawarra South Coast Dragons here at Bega Recreation centre 44-18. 

67' - Peters converts pushing the Dragons up to a huge lead on 44 points against Colts 18. 

66' - Now the Dragons are just showing off! Number six Jhet Steyger scores the red and whites eighth try for the day. 

63' - Does he convert his own four-pointer? Unfortunately not but the Illawarra are far ahead on 38-18.

62' - Another one... Kicker Toby Peters gets his own try for the Dragons. 

59' - Illawarra are unstoppable! Centre Jayden Brody flies through the opposition to the line. 34-18. 

54' - Isaiah Kennedy has scored for the Dragons and Peters has kicked it straight through the posts... Dragons up 30-18.

2.35pm - Panthers have arrived. 

47' - Monaro are on the up! Number 12, Noah Saddler has scored for the Colts, with Mitchell Evans acing the conversion. Score is still the Dragons way 24-18.

2.30pm - Freddy is in the building.

43' - A slow start to the second-half, with both teams going set-for-set. 

12.14pm - The Parramatta Eels have arrived! 

HALF TIME - A huge first-half ends with a big scorecard 24-12. 

34' - Penalty to Dragons and they take the 2... score is now 24-12. 

30' - Evans is two from two and pushes his team ten points behind the Dragons. Scores are at 22-12 with Illawarra still in the lead. 

29' - And the crowd goes up for local Tathra boy Ty Dowdle who scores for the Colts!

26' - Peters doesn't miss and the Dragons lead Monaro 22-6 with less than ten minutes remaining in this first half. 

25' - The tries keep coming for the red and white as Fletcher Backett is over-the-line for the Dragons!

2pm - Oh, Hi Tim Mannah! Parramatta Royalty in the house to support his former club. 

18' - Dragons are over again! Ethan O'Connell seals the deal followed by a successful conversion by Peters. 16-6 to Illawarra. 

1.53pm - The crowd of Rugby League fans has gotten even bigger, filling the hills here at Bega. 

13' - Smith misses conversion attempt and scores sit at 10-6 to Dragons. 

12' - Dragon Jayden Brody runs into the try-line form out-wide with ease. 

7' - HUGE. Dragons have fought back and hooker Colby Smith has put it down for the Illawarra side. Conversion also a success by Toby Peters and points are now levelled at 6-all. 

5' - Conversion by five-eighth Mitchell Evans successful. Monaro up 6-0. 

4' - Try time! Monaro Colts second rower Keegan Kenny has put the first four points right in the middle of the try-line. 

1.36pm - Both teams are on field ready for kick off. LESGO. 

ANDREW JOHNS CUP: Illawarra South Coast Dragons v Monaro Colts 

FULL-TIME - Dragons hang in strong and secure the win 18-14.

59' - Monaro lose possession after a penalty to the Dragons with five seconds to go. 

58' - Monaro tackle Dragons in-goal and have another touch of the ball for the most crucial set of six of the day.

54' - Conversion unfortunately unsuccessful by Griffin but still room for more points to be scored. Dragons lead 18-14. 

53' - GAME ON. Monaro's Kyle McDermott scores with only seven minutes left on the clock.

1.03pm - How about the view! Huge atmosphere here at the grounds already.  

45' - Conversion attempt was too wide, score sits at 18-10 to Dragons. 

44' - It's a game now! Monaro winger Jordan Thurling scores and brings his team into a crucial final half. 

40' - Score converted by Jake Griffin, Dragons still lead 18-6.

38 ' - Monaro score first try of the day! Number 14, Jesse Eljuga secured the 4 points.

36' - Monaro have come out of the sheds looking strong and eager to chase their way up the scoreboard. 

32' - Colts player, George Wood down with a head knock and taken off the field. 

HALF-TIME - Scores remain. 

24' - Conversion successful. Score 18-0 to Dragons. 

22' - Sloppy defence by Monaro allowed Illawarra Kane Graham to score. Dragons have scored three times in the past 20 minutes. 

 14' - SUPERSTAR Jack Piccirilli scores again for the Dragons! Followed by a successful conversion... The Illawarra side lead 12-0.

10' - Penalty to the Colts, followed by a strong hit up by Monaro prop Max Miller.

12:18 - Huge crowd building here at the Bega Recreation ground ahead of the big day of footy.

6' - Successful conversion by Piccirilli putting Dragons up 6-0. 

4' - Jack Piccirilli, Dragons number 3, puts down the first try!

3' - Penalty to Dragons 

12:05 - And we're off... Dragons have first touch of the ball for the day. 

12.03 - Colts & Dragons take the field!