Dragons win 4th in a row in Australia’s NRL

SYDNEY (AP) Josh McCrone set up four tries and Gareth Widdop scored 19 points as the St. George Illawarra Dragons outclassed Manly 35-10 on Saturday for their fourth National Rugby League win in a row.

Tipped to finish near the bottom of the standings at the start of the season, the 5-1 Dragons sit in first place ahead of Melbourne’s grand final rematch with Cronulla on Sunday.

In other matches Saturday, Jordan Rapana scored three tries in Canberra’s 42-16 win over the Gold Coast and the Wests Tigers beat North Queensland 26-16.

The Brisbane Broncos beat the Sydney Roosters 32-8, handing the Roosters their second straight loss after they opened the season with four wins.

The Broncos, 3-3, took an early 8-0 lead after the Roosters missed 18 tackles in the first 16 minutes, and 46 overall, a statistic that didn’t impress Roosters coach Trent Robinson.

”That comes down to the Broncos playing really well and us being unacceptable the way we went about our tackling,” Robinson said.

A last-minute field goal from Adam Reynolds gave South Sydney a 21-20 win over Penrith, and halfback Matt Frawley scored a 40-meter solo try as the Canterbury Bulldogs beat Newcastle 22-12.

On Sunday, the New Zealand Warriors host Parramatta and the Storm will attempt to win their sixth in a row and remain the only undefeated team this season when they host the defending champion Sharks.