Blacktown Workers go down in Canterbury Cup

Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles suffered a 44-6 loss to St George-Illawarra Dragons at WIN Stadium tonight in round six of the Canterbury Cup.

The Dragons opened the scoring in the eighth minute when second-rower Charly Runciman off a good pass from Jai Field. Field converted the try for a 6-0 lead.

The home side went to a 10-0 lead in the 16th minute when full-back Tristan Sailor finished off a nice backline play to score behind the posts. Field converted for a 12-0 lead.

The Sea Eagles hit back in the 20th minute when a nice pass from full-back Jade Anderson sent winger Alfred Smalley over in the right corner.  Half-back Trent Hodkinson converted the try from the sideline for a 12-6 scoreline.

The Dragons took a 16-6 lead when forward Eddie Blacker twisted his way over the line next to the posts to score. Field converted for an 18-6 lead after 31 minutes.

St George-Illawarra extended their lead when winger Lachlan Maranta dived over in the right corner in the 33rd minute for a 22-6 lead. Field converted for a 24-6 lead.

The Sea Eagles were then denied a try after the referee denied a try to hooker Zach Dokar-Clay for a double movement shortly before half-time for the score to remain that way at the break.

The Dragons then went to a 32-6 lead when hooker Reece Robson scored near the posts. Eli Levido converted for a 34-6 lead after 47 minutes.

Winger Jonus Pearson then crossed in the corner with Levido converting in the 74th minute for a 40-6 lead.

Centre Steven Marsters scored in the right corner in the 79th minute for a 44-6 scoreline. Levido failed to convert the try.

The loss leaves the Sea Eagles with one win from six matches.