RUGBY LEAGUE A "filthy" Steve Price has slammed the failure of on-field officials to refer a potential Chase Stanley try to the video referee as the Dragons' season stooped to a new low. The frustrated St George Illawarra coach was left seething when referee Phil Haines ruled Daniel Vidot had knocked on a Nathan Fien bomb mid-way through the second half. Replays suggested Lote Tuqiri may have been the only one to touch the ball in the contest with Vidot before Stanley grounded it. GALLERY: Dragons vs Tigers - Round 24 The Tigers were leading 28-18 at the time with boom young halfback Luke Brooks scoring on the subsequent set, condemning the Dragons to their worst season in the joint venture's history. "I find it hard to believe that the on-field referee didn't go to the video referee for the Chase Stanley try - that would have brought us to within four points if he had then kicked the goal," Price told the Mercury on Sunday. "The video ref had been called into play on other occasions ... he had 12 looks at the Tedesco-Nightingale collision. "I'm pretty sure if they had a look at the circumstances between Vidot and Tuqiri, it could have been a different result. "Instead the Tigers went downfield and scored - it was a 14-point turnaround at a very crucial point in the game. I'm still filthy at the decision." Dragons slump to new low as Tigers run riot Dragons prop Jack Stockwell was also mystified at the call after the video referees had earlier pored over footage of a contentious Keith Galloway no try for more than two minutes. "I was out there and I had no idea why they didn't stop and have a look at it," he said. "It's not a decision that's going to decide a game, but it could very well be a contributing factor to the end result." It comes a week after Price also questioned whether Luke Lewis had illegally challenged Jason Nightingale during the Sharks' last-gasp win over the Dragons. What he can't question is the unwanted records his side are racking up. The defeat to the Tigers was their fifth straight - equalling the previous worst losing streak in the joint venture's history. St George Illawarra will also finish the year in their lowest position since their formation in 1999 and if not for the hapless Parramatta, who they will meet next week, they could very well be collecting their first wooden spoon since 1938. They've won only two out of 11 matches at home this season and three from 15 overall since Price inked a contract extension on Anzac Day. It will also be the first time since 1990-91 the Dragons have missed consecutive finals. Skipper Ben Creagh lamented his side's limp defence against the rejuvenated Tigers. "We're scoring a few points at times and guys are creating opportunities, but our defence was poor ... especially around the middle," he said. "We weren't working hard enough, we weren't competing hard enough." Stockwell chipped in: "We've definitely got the talent and we've definitely got the ability to get over the top of teams like [the Tigers], but unfortunately we haven't. I think we went out there and did what we've been doing the last few weeks, which is just playing in patches, and you can't afford to do that at this level."