The Roosters had finished the 2009 season on the bottom of the ladder. , The Grand Final commenced at approximately 5.15pm, following the grand finals of the NSW Cup between Windsor Wolves and Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and the Toyota Cup between South Sydney Rabbitohs and New Zealand Warriors.  Later, in the sixteenth minute, the Roosters had made their way up into better field position when Todd Carney, twenty metres from the opposition try-line's right side, kicked high to the left corner. The premiership also ended 31 years of hurt for St. George fans as the club had previously lost finals in 1985, 1992, 1993, 1996 and 1999. The Roosters were thus in a position where they could become the first club since the Western Suburbs Magpies in 1934 to win a premiership after finishing last in the previous season. NRL Telstra Premiership 2009 Grand Final Storm v Eels Full Match Replay. For the third consecutive year, sixteen teams competed for the 2009 Telstra Premiership title. About two minutes later St. George Illawarra had again worked the ball up into an attacking position when Nathan Fien, less than ten metres from the uprights, darted ahead from dummy half before passing to Dean Young who juggled the ball as he crashed through the defence and over the line. The season commenced on 12 March with sixteen teams competing for the 2010 Telstra Premiership whilst the third season of the National Youth Competition was also in progress. Boyd had a hand in both of Nightingale's tries and made 111 metres from 13 hit-ups. Underlined numbers indicate that the team had a bye during that round. St. George Illawarra fullback Darius Boyd was judged by Australian selectors to be awarded the Clive Churchill Medal for man of the match. The weather was overcast, 13 degrees Celsius, with light rain which meant the two earlier matches had caused the centre of the field to become muddy. It was the first time the two sides met in a grand final.  Soward's kick from the sideline added the extra two points, so the Dragons led 12 - 8. -16th: Roosters 6-4 (Try: Anasta) The 2010 season was marred by the Melbourne Storm's admission in April of systematically breaching the salary cap.  This was Boyd's second premiership win, having won with the Brisbane Broncos in his debut year of 2006.  The 21 Australian soldiers killed in the war in Afghanistan also received a tribute that concluded with the traditional arrival of a Blackhawk helicopter. However, video replays showed that in the lead up to the try, Dragons winger Brett Morris had passed the ball with a foot outside the touch-line so play should not have been allowed to continue. Numbers highlighted in blue indicates the team finished first on the ladder in that round.  Carney again missed the conversion but his side was now in the lead 8-6 with a quarter of the match gone.  At the thirty-minute mark St. George Illawarra prop Michael Weyman was helped off the field after getting a swinging arm to the head from Daniel Conn which was placed on report. Played on Sunday, 3 October at Sydney's ANZ Stadium, the match was contested by the St. George Illawarra Dragons and the Sydney Roosters. However, they were stripped of their Premiers… 2039, 1908 New South Wales Rugby Football League season, "Melbourne Storm stripped of two rugby league titles over salary cap fraud", "NRL coaches briefed on dual refereee system, content with concept", 2009 sees largest crowd figures in history, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=2009_NRL_season&oldid=976483617, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, A record finals attendance (excluding grand finals) was set when the. Australia's national television audience for the match was over 3.1 million and up on the previous year's decider in Sydney and Brisbane. , After a sixth-minute penalty to the Dragons helped them up into good field position, Jamie Soward from the ten-metre line kicked the ball over into the Roosters' in-goal and Mark Gasnier, racing through from the right side, leapt to catch it on the full and put it down just inside the dead ball line. Sun 04 Oct, 2009 Full Match Replays / Finals Week 3 Panthers v Rabbitohs. -70th: Dragons 32-8 (Try: Fien, Goal: Soward). -63rd: Dragons 24-8 (Try: Young, Goal: Soward)  The video referee awarded the try 'benefit of the doubt' and with Soward adding the extras the Dragons were now leading 24 - 8. Having won the NRL grand final, St. George Illawarra had earned the right to play against 2010's Super League XV Champions, the Wigan Warriors in the following February's World Club Challenge, which they won 21-15. A crowd of 82,334 was in attendance for the match. -46th: Dragons 12-8 (Try: Nightingale, Goal: Soward) -60th: Dragons 18-8 (Try: Nightingale, Goal: Soward) The club had finished the regular season as minor premiers for the second consecutive season. The Grand Final was won by the Melbourne Stormin their fourth consecutive grand final appearance. The season commenced with the first match played on 13 March and ended with the Grand Final, played on 4 October. -20th: Roosters 8-6 (Try: Aubusson) The 2010 NRL Grand Final was the conclusive and premiership-deciding game of the 2010 NRL season. -67th: Dragons 26-8 (Penalty Goal: Soward)  The Dragons suffered a poor record in finals matches, having been knocked out of the finals series in straight sets in 2009, and having qualified for a Grand Final only once (in 1999, their first year as a joint venture) in eight finals appearances since the joint venture came into existence. They had played each other twice before during the season, with St. George Illawarra winning on both occasions. On the second tackle and twenty metres out, the ball made its way through their hands to right winger Jason Nightingale who stepped around his defender and dove over in the corner. , -8th: Dragons 6–0 (Try: Gasnier, Goal: Soward) © 2005-2020 Shawn Dollin, Andrew Ferguson and Bill Bates.  A further 197,000 people watched the game live in New Zealand.. After another simple kick for Soward, St. George Illawarra lead 32 - 8, and with no more points in the remaining eight minutes this was the full-time score to secure St. George Illawarra their first premiership as a joint-venture side.  The video referee was again called upon to award the try, and with Carney's kick going wide the score was 6-4 in favour of the Red & Whites. It had been 31 years since the St. George Dragons side of the joint venture last won a premiership, while the Illawarra Steelers club had never won a premiership or qualified for a Grand Final. The Roosters, still unable to get the ball out of their danger zone conceded another penalty in front of their posts and Soward added another two points for his team, making it 26 - 8. As part of the NRL's imposed penalties, the Storm were deducted all 8 competition points earned at the time of the announcement, and were barred from receiving points for the rest of the season, guaranteeing them the wooden spoon. Storm won 23 to 16 at ANZ Stadium.  Soward again kicked the extras, pushing his side's lead out to 18 - 8 with a quarter of the match remaining. "St. George Illawarra Dragons steeled by the lessons of last season", "The wooden spoon to premier gold? , Less than six minutes after the break and having forced the Roosters to do a goal-line drop-out, St. George Illawarra got their first try of the half. The 2009 NRL season was the 102nd season of professional rugby league football club competition in Australia, and the twelfth run by the National Rugby League. Numbers highlighted in green indicate that the team finished the round inside the top 8. Under new coach Brian Smith, and having signed troubled star Todd Carney, the Roosters improved to finish sixth on the ladder in 2010, before consecutive finals series victories against the Wests Tigers, the Penrith Panthers and the Gold Coast Titans launched the club into the Grand Final.  The video referee Bill Harrigan awarded the try and Soward's conversion was successful, so St. George Illawarra was leading 6-0 after eight minutes. The Dragons qualified for the Grand Final having defeated the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles and the Wests Tigers in the finals series. In the twenty-sixth minute the Dragons were awarded a penalty in a goal-kicking position but Soward missed. , The Sydney Roosters entered the Grand Final from a markedly different path to that of the Dragons. , Australian rock band You Am I headlined the pre-match entertainment, which also featured Jessica Mauboy, Australian dance act Justice Crew, an ensemble of the Sydney Children's Choir, the Gondwana National Indigenous Children's Choir and the Glebe Public School Choir and a tribute to the NRL's retiring players. Having won the NRL grand final, St. George Illawarra had earned the right to play against 2010's Super League XV Champions, the Wigan Warriors in the following February's World … In the grand final, St. George Illawarra trailed by two points at halftime, but broke the shackles in the second half, keeping the Roosters scoreless while adding 26 points to their score.  Boyd became the fourth fullback to win the Clive Churchill, after Newcastle's Robbie O'Davis (1997), former Broncos teammate Darren Lockyer (2000) and Melbourne's Billy Slater (2009). 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