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Category: St George Illawarra Dragons

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‘Arrogance and ignorance’: 13 NRL players who attended party in NSW lockdown fined a total $305,000

St George Illawarra’s Paul Vaughan, who hosted the Shellharbour barbecue, handed eight-game ban and $50,000 fineThirteen NRL players who broke NSW’s lockdown rules to party at a St George Illawarra player’s house have been fined a combined $305,000.For…

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NRL investigates Corey Norman over alleged Sydney street brawl

Norman and Segeyaro claim racial abuse sparked Cronulla fightDragons cooperating with NRL to seek facts around incidentSt George Illawarra star Corey Norman is being investigated by the NRL’s integrity unit over a street brawl in Cronulla he claims was…

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Paul McGregor to leave Dragons after coaching one final NRL game

Dean Young to take over after Friday’s game on interim basisClub searches for full-time replacement from next yearPaul McGregor will coach just one more game for St George Illawarra before walking away from the NRL club. McGregor met with club director…

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NRL roundup: near-perfect Warriors run rings around Dragons

Warriors 18-0 DragonsSharks v Tigers and Storm v Raiders still to playFour weeks after arriving in Australia indefinitely, the Warriors celebrated their first victory of the NRL season with a record-making 18-0 win over St George Illawarra.Showing no h…

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NRL player Jack de Belin committed for rape trial

Dragons lock faces charges of five counts of rapeDe Belin pleaded not guilty in FebruarySidelined NRL star Jack de Belin has been committed to stand trial on charges he raped a teenager five times.The 28-year-old St George Illawarra lock and another ma…

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Jack de Belin ruling offers NRL vindication if not cause for celebration | Matt Cleary

The NRL argued something had to be done given the game has had such a low base for so long Rugby league’s “summer from hell” in which sex tapes jockeyed for attention with nudity, stupidity, drunkenness and allegations of violence and aggravated sexual…

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NRL player Jack de Belin charged over alleged sexual assault

The 27-year-old Blues and Dragons forward was arrested and charged after presenting himself at Illawarra police stationThe NRL player Jack de Belin has been charged with allegedly sexually assaulting a 19-year-old woman over the weekend.The 27-year-old…

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When a try is not a try and other unanswered NRL questions | Matt Cleary

Referees’ boss ruled Macdonald’s try an error. But is rotation key to losing possession?“That’s not a try,” said Phil Gould. “That’s not a try,” said Andrew Johns. “That is definitely not a try,” said Brad ‘Freddy’ Fittler. On the rival broadcaster and…

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St George Illawarra Dragons v Brisbane Broncos: NRL season opener – live!

Updates from the first game of 2018 at Jubilee OvalFeel free to get in touch by sending an email 10.10am GMT 43 min: An ordinary dummy half kick from Milford gifts the Dragons possession and they’re into Broncos’ territory with five up their sleeves. A…

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Wigan and Hull’s trip to Australia shows Super League suits the road

The success of the first Super League game outside of Europe should inspire clubs to explore other cities around the worldBy Gavin Willacy for No Helmets RequiredEven before the friendlies in Sydney this weekend, Wigan and Hull’s trip to New South Wale…

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Dragons sit atop NRL ladder after fourth-straight victory

  • Josh McCrone and Gareth Widdop lead the way for St George Illawarra
  • Controversial try scored in the third minute

Josh McCrone set up four tries and Gareth Widdop scored 19 points as St George Illawarra flogged Manly 35-10 on Saturday. Tipped to finish near the bottom of the ladder at the start of the season, the Dragons now sit atop the table before undefeated Melbourne’s grand final rematch with Cronulla on Sunday.

However the victory may have come at a cost, with NSW State of Origin star Tyson Frizell taken from the field with a rib injury.

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Dragons sit atop NRL ladder after fourth-straight victory

  • Josh McCrone and Gareth Widdop lead the way for St George Illawarra
  • Controversial try scored in the third minute

Josh McCrone set up four tries and Gareth Widdop scored 19 points as St George Illawarra flogged Manly 35-10 on Saturday. Tipped to finish near the bottom of the ladder at the start of the season, the Dragons now sit atop the table before undefeated Melbourne’s grand final rematch with Cronulla on Sunday.

However the victory may have come at a cost, with NSW State of Origin star Tyson Frizell taken from the field with a rib injury.

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NRL stands by concussion fines imposed on clubs but suspend majority

Knights, Dragons and Titans fined $50,000 eachRemainder of $350,000 suspended for 12 monthsThe NRL have eased the bill on the three clubs charged with concussion protocol breaches last month, suspending more than half of the $350,000 worth of fines.Bu…

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Robbie Farrah and Damien Cook star in South Sydney’s Charity Shield romp

Rabbitohs beat Dragons 32-10 at ANZ StadiumSouths extend dominance in annual fixture to five gamesSouth Sydney coach Michael Maguire still faces a tough choice between starting Robbie Farah or Damien Cook in round one after both starred in the Charity …

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Never before, never again: St George’s golden era heroes 50 years on

Between 1956 and 1966 St George won an unprecedented 11 straight premierships, but their heroes were also regular men in their local communityTo be a member of the red-and-white legion in the golden years was a special thing. As one such fan, this writ…

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NRL roundup: unlucky Knights’ losing streak continues

  • St George Illawarra 28-26 Newcastle
  • Contentious 80th minute penalty leaves sour taste for Knights fans

Newcastle’s losing streak has been extended to 18, courtesy of a controversial 28-26 defeat to St George Illawarra.

A dubious penalty against retiring Knights back-rower Jeremy Smith in the play-the-ball gave Gareth Widdop the chance to kick an 80th-minute goal at Kogarah Oval in the final round of the regular season.

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Jamie Lyons and Benji Marshall feared to have played their last NRL games

  • Injury prevents Manly captain Jamie Lyon one last Brookvale farewell
  • NZ star Benji Marshall appears set to have played his last NRL game

Jamie Lyon will not only be remembered as one of the best to pull on a Manly jumper, but one of the game’s greatest ever centres, according to coach Trent Barrett.

Lyon’s NRL career is all but over after the Sea Eagles captain confirmed his troublesome hamstring injury has denied him a Brookvale Oval farewell, and he is a long-shot for round 26.

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Bulldogs all but end NRL finals hopes for the Dragons

Canterbury have dealt St George Illawarra’s finals hopes a crushing blow with a 13-10 victory, despite Paul McGregor’s side easing pressure on themselves with a spirited performance.

The Dragons were roundly criticised after three straight losses heading into the game, being outscored 93-30 in that period, but had the ascendancy for most of the contest at ANZ Stadium.

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NRL: Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs v St George Illawarra Dragons – live!

10.54am BST

It is of course white ribbon night, and for those that wonder whether some of these clubs are just paying lip-service to ‘do-goodery’ type of things, check this out from the Bulldogs.

This is tremendous news! @NRL_Bulldogs are leading the way in preventing violence against women! #GoBulldogs! https://t.co/y6asuz36hP

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Orright. Hope this finds you all well, from wherever you’re following the coverage.

Any league fans fighting gales on the Orkneys, or slogging through the heat of the Sahara to follow this one, drop us a line – either on the email above or via twitter @rrjparkin – it’s always lovely to hear from our international devotees.

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Brilliant Ben Barba leads Cronulla to comfortable win over Newcastle

  • Cronulla Sharks 36-4 Newcastle Knights
  • St George Illawarra Dragons 12-25 Wests Tigers

Ben Barba produced a standout performance to lead the way for Cronulla in a 36-4 demolition of lowly Newcastle at Southern Cross Group Stadium. With playmaker James Maloney missing on Sunday, Barba was brilliant in helping the Sharks to their 15th straight win – an eight-tries-to-one rout which saw them retain top spot on the NRL ladder.

Barba scored two tries, had another two denied by the video referee, set up another two, and came up with a linebreak and three linebreak assists in front of a 16,882 crowd.

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