St George Illawarra Dragons

St George Illawarra DragonsThe St George Illawarra Dragons became the NRL’s first joint venture club after a merger between the Illawarra Steelers and the St George Dragons in 1998. The merged club enjoyed early success, making two Grand Finals, winning a premiership and missing the finals only three times in their first 13 years. Since that period however they’ve featured in the finals just once.

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St George-Illawarra enjoyed a strong start to 2017, winning six of their first seven games. While the Dragons spluttered somewhat after that point, they still were on track for a finals berth before an unthinkable final-round loss to the Bulldogs saw them relegated to ninth.

Senior coach: Paul McGregor
Captain: Gareth Widdop
2017 finish: 9th
Premierships: 2010

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2018 Team List
Leeson Ah Mau, Euan Aitken, Mitchell Allgood, Jack de Belin, Matthew Dufty, Ben Hunt, Jai Field, Jackson Ford, Tyson Frizell, Reuben Garrick, James Graham, Patrick Herbert, Jacob Host, Josh Kerr, Timoteo Lafai, Jeremy Latimore, Blake Lawrie, Luciano Leilua, Zac Lomax, Nene Macdonald, Kurt Mann, Steven Marsters, Cameron McInnes, Darren Nicholls, Jason Nightingale, Jordan Pereira, Reece Robson, Tristan Sailor, Hame Sele, Tariq Sims, Joel Thompson, Paul Vaughan, Gareth Widdop

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Tariq Sims St George Illawarra Dragons NRL Rugby League 2017

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Last updated: 21 December, 2017

St George Illawarra Dragons Articles

Is Paul McGregor the right man to coach the Dragons?

Is Paul McGregor the right man to coach the Dragons?

by , 11 Jan 2018

After winning only four the last 12 matches in 2017, many questioned the wisdom of extending Dragons coach Paul McGregor’s contract for another two years.

The Dragons will breathe fire in 2018

The Dragons will breathe fire in 2018

by , 10 Jan 2018

It was only this time last year that pundits and experts predicted a cellar-dweller finish for the mighty Dragons and, to be honest, it was hard to disagree with them.

Where will your side finish in 2018? (Part Three)

Where will your side finish in 2018? (Part Three)

by , 4 Jan 2018

With my predictions for the bottom eight now sorted, there are no prizes for guessing the eight teams I have selected to be still alive in September next year.

The Dragons have Thompson well covered

The Dragons have Thompson well covered

by , 23 Dec 2017

First he was going to Manly, then he wasn’t, then it kind of cooled off and 2018 would probably be his last season in Dragons colours. Now he’s gone.

St George Illawarra forever chasing the past

St George Illawarra forever chasing the past

by , 19 Dec 2017

Late in 1997, the National Rugby League formed as part of a peace deal between the ARL and Super League. Little did Dragons or Steelers fans realise, their independence was coming to a close.

St George Illawarra Dragons 2017 season review

St George Illawarra Dragons 2017 season review

by , 11 Oct 2017

Not much was expected from the Dragons in 2017 having been installed as second favourites to win the wooden spoon behind the Newcastle Knights.

Dragons chasing experience with forward signings

Dragons chasing experience with forward signings

by , 20 Sep 2017

St George Illawarra’s bid to add more NRL experience to their forward pack is set to continue beyond the recruitment of James Graham and Jeremy Latimore.

Is the NRL’s version of Sliding Doors ready to end?

Is the NRL’s version of Sliding Doors ready to end?

by , 20 Sep 2017

I wonder what the St George Illawarra players are thinking now. If they’re still thinking of what might have been, then watching North Queensland’s fairytale run through the finals would be doing their heads in.

Dragons vow to stop signing coaches

Dragons vow to stop signing coaches

by , 7 Sep 2017 Popular article!

Following another fade-out, the St. George Illawarra Dragons have promised fans to never sign another coach again.

Dragons drop the ball, beaten by Bulldogs

Dragons drop the ball, beaten by Bulldogs

by , 3 Sep 2017

St George have missed the top eight after being upset 26-20 by a spirited Bulldogs team in a see-sawing match at ANZ Stadium.


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