28 Feb 2011

Dragons win World Club Challenge

6:21 pm on 28 February 2011

St George Illawarra have captured rugby league's World Club Challenge title for the first time with a 21-15 win at Wigan

The three-time champion Warriors opened up an eight-point lead by the fourth minute but despite making many mistake the NRL champions recovered thanks to two tries from their man of the match winger Brett Morris.

The hosts had a pre-match blow with workhorse Stuart Fielden sitting out the match alongside the suspended Jeff Lima.

To rev up the crowd, the Warriors paraded members of their 1987 World Club Challenge winning side before a minute's silence in respect for the victims of the Christchurch earthquake.