The 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.
The Dragons failed to get out first gear for much of 2016. Very poor form away from their home grounds at Kogarah and Wollongong saw them fail to put together a winning streak longer than two matches, as they finished in 11th place with a record of 10-14.
Senior coach: Paul McGregor
Captain: Gareth Widdop
2016 finish: 11th
2017 Team List
Leeson Ah Mau, Euan Aitken, Jack De Belin, Josh Dugan, Kalifa Faifai Loa, Tyson Frizell, Yaw Kiti Glymin, Siliva Havili, Nene MacDonald, Cameron McInnes, Dunamis Lui, Kurt Mann, Jake Marketo, Mose Masoe, Will Matthews, Tyrone McCarthy, Josh McCrone, Jason Nightingale, Russell Packer, Joel Thompson, Gareth Widdop
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