Deja Vu Dragons?

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As rampaging Canberra forward Dave Taylor sends team mate Elliott Whitehead  under the posts to score in golden point on Friday night, the 2017 season had a touch of de javu for Dragons fans around the country. Continue reading

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Out of fire?

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As yet another rendition of “When the Saints go marching in” rings around ANZ Stadium St George Illawarra Dragons players and fans celebrate their historic grand final achievement. The date is 3rd October, 2010 and the Dragons have just secured their first premiership as a joint venture and their first premiership since 1979. Champagne flows as do the good times.

The recruitment of super coach Wayne Bennett was the catalyst for the Dragons success as his strong defensive game plan as well as his mentor-ship of often isolated and discarded players paid dividends for the Red V.

Fast forward six years and things couldn’t be any more different for the hapless Dragons.
The club is $7 million in debt, coach Paul McGregor is fighting to keep his job after 2 years of inept attacking play and the once famous Red V are now struggling to attract top caliber talent having played finals football just twice since 2010. How did it end up like this? Continue reading

St George Illawarra Dragons Vs Newcastle Knights: NRL Round 26 Preview

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St George Illawarra Dragons Vs Newcastle Knights at UOW Jubilee Stadium

Cellar Dwellers hope to end season on high

The St George Illawarra Dragons and Newcastle Knights will end their 2016 campaigns at UOW Jubilee on the last Saturday afternoon of football in the season. Both sides have had very disappointing seasons and will be hoping the respite of the offseason will cure their ills. Continue reading

Parramatta Eels Vs St George Illawarra Dragons: Round 25 NRL Preview

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Parramatta Eels Vs St George Illawarra Dragons at Pirtek Stadium, Monday 7pm
Disappointing season’s come to a head on Monday Night Football
The Parramatta Eels and St George Illawarra Dragons meet in one of the more underwhelming MNF matches of 2016. Both sides won’t be playing finals football and this has been evident of their lack of passion and performance in recent weeks. It’s been an unfortunate season for the Eels with the salary cap issues, suspensions and injuries curtailing what was looking like being a watershed year. Their recent performances haven’t been a true indication of this football side and they would be willing 2016 to end so they can concentrate on a successful and drama free 2017.

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