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The St. George Illawarra Dragons are an Australian rugby league football club. They compete in the National Rugby League. The club entered the NRL competition in 1999 as a joint venture between the St. George Dragons and the Illawarra Steelers. Since it was a joint venture between the two clubs, the previous 15 premierships which the St. George Dragons won do not count toward the total amount of premierships won by the club.

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Tough finish driving Dragons: Host - NRL.COM

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Tough finish driving Dragons: Host

Dragons forward Jacob Host is using the club's disappointing finish to 2017 as motivation. Credit: Dragons Media. Copyright: Dragons Media.

St George Illawarra Dragons forward Jacob Host says a tough finish to 2017 is driving his team through a gruelling off-season and will provide plenty of motivation throughout their Telstra Premiership campaign.

Host is determined to find a spot in Paul McGregor's 17 for the opening round despite heavy competition in a star-studded pack.

The 21-year-old rising star is thrilled to get a chance to play and train alongside Canterbury and England legend James Graham – who will join his new teammates in the new year – even though his arrival plus the addition of Sharks veteran Jeremy Latimore and ex-Eels prop Mitch Allgood from Wakefield will ensure intense competition for forward spots at the Dragons.

"[That competition] definitely puts us in good...


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Tough finish driving Dragons: Host

Dragons forward Jacob Host is using the club's disappointing finish to 2017 as motivation. Credit: Dragons Media. Copyright: Dragons Media.

St George Illawarra Dragons forward Jacob Host says a tough finish to 2017 is driving his team through a gruelling off-season and will provide plenty of motivation throughout their Telstra Premiership campaign.

Host is determined to find a spot in Paul McGregor's 17 for the opening round despite heavy competition in a star-studded pack.

The 21-year-old rising star is thrilled to get a chance to play and train alongside Canterbury and England legend James Graham – who will join his new teammates in the new year – even though his arrival plus the addition of Sharks veteran Jeremy Latimore and ex-Eels prop Mitch Allgood from Wakefield will ensure intense competition for forward spots at the Dragons.

"[That competition] definitely puts us in good...


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Tough finish driving Dragons: Host - NRL.COM

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Tough finish driving Dragons: Host

Dragons forward Jacob Host is using the club's disappointing finish to 2017 as motivation. Credit: Dragons Media. Copyright: Dragons Media.

St George Illawarra Dragons forward Jacob Host says a tough finish to 2017 is driving his team through a gruelling off-season and will provide plenty of motivation throughout their Telstra Premiership campaign.

Host is determined to find a spot in Paul McGregor's 17 for the opening round despite heavy competition in a star-studded pack.

The 21-year-old rising star is thrilled to get a chance to play and train alongside Canterbury and England legend James Graham – who will join his new teammates in the new year – even though his arrival plus the addition of Sharks veteran Jeremy Latimore and ex-Eels prop Mitch Allgood from Wakefield will ensure intense competition for forward spots at the Dragons.

"[That competition] definitely puts us in good...


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Ben Hunt keen to rip into pre-season with Dragons as hope for representative jersey rises - Fox Sports

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BEN Hunt is ready to leap at the opportunity to take Cooper Cronk’s representative jerseys, hoping that a fresh start with the Dragons in 2018 will strengthen his claims to take the Queensland and Kangaroos No.7 jersey.

Hunt played just one half of football off the bench for the Kangaroos this World Cup, spending the majority of the last seven weeks serving an apprenticeship in green and gold.

His shadow role has given him front row seats to the clinical preparation Cronk puts into every game he plays, with the retirement of the champion halfback giving him extra motivation for a big first season in the Red V.

“He’s obviously one of the hardest working players, from being in this camp and watching how much training he does, he trains non-stop and works hard on the little things in the game and he tries to be perfect at everything he does,” Hunt told foxsports.com.au minutes after Cronk...


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BEN Hunt is ready to leap at the opportunity to take Cooper Cronk’s representative jerseys, hoping that a fresh start with the Dragons in 2018 will strengthen his claims to take the Queensland and Kangaroos No.7 jersey.

Hunt played just one half of football off the bench for the Kangaroos this World Cup, spending the majority of the last seven weeks serving an apprenticeship in green and gold.

His shadow role has given him front row seats to the clinical preparation Cronk puts into every game he plays, with the retirement of the champion halfback giving him extra motivation for a big first season in the Red V.

“He’s obviously one of the hardest working players, from being in this camp and watching how much training he does, he trains non-stop and works hard on the little things in the game and he tries to be perfect at everything he does,” Hunt told foxsports.com.au minutes after Cronk...


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BEN Hunt is ready to leap at the opportunity to take Cooper Cronk’s representative jerseys, hoping that a fresh start with the Dragons in 2018 will strengthen his claims to take the Queensland and Kangaroos No.7 jersey.

Hunt played just one half of football off the bench for the Kangaroos this World Cup, spending the majority of the last seven weeks serving an apprenticeship in green and gold.

His shadow role has given him front row seats to the clinical preparation Cronk puts into every game he plays, with the retirement of the champion halfback giving him extra motivation for a big first season in the Red V.

“He’s obviously one of the hardest working players, from being in this camp and watching how much training he does, he trains non-stop and works hard on the little things in the game and he tries to be perfect at everything he does,” Hunt told foxsports.com.au minutes after Cronk...


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Ben Hunt keen to rip into pre-season with Dragons as hope for representative jersey rises - Fox Sports

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BEN Hunt is ready to leap at the opportunity to take Cooper Cronk’s representative jerseys, hoping that a fresh start with the Dragons in 2018 will strengthen his claims to take the Queensland and Kangaroos No.7 jersey.

Hunt played just one half of football off the bench for the Kangaroos this World Cup, spending the majority of the last seven weeks serving an apprenticeship in green and gold.

His shadow role has given him front row seats to the clinical preparation Cronk puts into every game he plays, with the retirement of the champion halfback giving him extra motivation for a big first season in the Red V.

“He’s obviously one of the hardest working players, from being in this camp and watching how much training he does, he trains non-stop and works hard on the little things in the game and he tries to be perfect at everything he does,” Hunt told foxsports.com.au minutes after Cronk...


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St George Bank continues to sponsor St George Illawarra Dragons - SportsPro Media

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St George Bank continues to sponsor St George Illawarra Dragons - SportsPro Media

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Ben Hunt keen to rip into pre-season with Dragons as hope for representative jersey rises - Fox Sports

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BEN Hunt is ready to leap at the opportunity to take Cooper Cronk’s representative jerseys, hoping that a fresh start with the Dragons in 2018 will strengthen his claims to take the Queensland and Kangaroos No.7 jersey.

Hunt played just one half of football off the bench for the Kangaroos this World Cup, spending the majority of the last seven weeks serving an apprenticeship in green and gold.

His shadow role has given him front row seats to the clinical preparation Cronk puts into every game he plays, with the retirement of the champion halfback giving him extra motivation for a big first season in the Red V.

“He’s obviously one of the hardest working players, from being in this camp and watching how much training he does, he trains non-stop and works hard on the little things in the game and he tries to be perfect at everything he does,” Hunt told foxsports.com.au minutes after Cronk...


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Talented Dragon Jackson Ford re-signs - Sporting News

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In what is fantastic news for the St George Illawarra Dragons, their reigning U/20s player of the year, Jackson Ford, has put pen to paper to stay with the Red V until 2020.

MORE: Report: Qatari billionaire eyes NRL investment

Ford will be a full-time development player for seasons 2018 and 2019. 

The Dragons have announced that he will guarantee his position in their top 30 for the 2020 NRL season. The signing means they have filled the minimum amount of spots for development players with the 2018 season not far away. The other players to pick up spots are fellow U/20s teammates Tristan Sailor and Steven Marsters.

Dragons recruitment manager Ian Millward couldn’t hide his smile when speaking about the young back rower.

"Jackson is a real project for us. He was selected in our Under-20s this season and while he is raw, he developed extremely well throughout the year," Millward told 


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In what is fantastic news for the St George Illawarra Dragons, their reigning U/20s player of the year, Jackson Ford, has put pen to paper to stay with the Red V until 2020.

MORE: Report: Qatari billionaire eyes NRL investment

Ford will be a full-time development player for seasons 2018 and 2019. 

The Dragons have announced that he will guarantee his position in their top 30 for the 2020 NRL season. The signing means they have filled the minimum amount of spots for development players with the 2018 season not far away. The other players to pick up spots are fellow U/20s teammates Tristan Sailor and Steven Marsters.

Dragons recruitment manager Ian Millward couldn’t hide his smile when speaking about the young back rower.

"Jackson is a real project for us. He was selected in our Under-20s this season and while he is raw, he developed extremely well throughout the year," Millward told 


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Read more: Talented Dragon Jackson Ford re-signs - Sporting News

Talented Dragon Jackson Ford re-signs - Sporting News

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In what is fantastic news for the St George Illawarra Dragons, their reigning U/20s player of the year, Jackson Ford, has put pen to paper to stay with the Red V until 2020.

MORE: Report: Qatari billionaire eyes NRL investment

Ford will be a full-time development player for seasons 2018 and 2019. 

The Dragons have announced that he will guarantee his position in their top 30 for the 2020 NRL season. The signing means they have filled the minimum amount of spots for development players with the 2018 season not far away. The other players to pick up spots are fellow U/20s teammates Tristan Sailor and Steven Marsters.

Dragons recruitment manager Ian Millward couldn’t hide his smile when speaking about the young back rower.

"Jackson is a real project for us. He was selected in our Under-20s this season and while he is raw, he developed extremely well throughout the year," Millward told 


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Read more: Talented Dragon Jackson Ford re-signs - Sporting News

St George Bank continues to sponsor St George Illawarra Dragons - SportsPro Media

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Ben Hunt keen to rip into pre-season with Dragons as hope for representative jersey rises - Fox Sports

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BEN Hunt is ready to leap at the opportunity to take Cooper Cronk’s representative jerseys, hoping that a fresh start with the Dragons in 2018 will strengthen his claims to take the Queensland and Kangaroos No.7 jersey.

Hunt played just one half of football off the bench for the Kangaroos this World Cup, spending the majority of the last seven weeks serving an apprenticeship in green and gold.

His shadow role has given him front row seats to the clinical preparation Cronk puts into every game he plays, with the retirement of the champion halfback giving him extra motivation for a big first season in the Red V.

“He’s obviously one of the hardest working players, from being in this camp and watching how much training he does, he trains non-stop and works hard on the little things in the game and he tries to be perfect at everything he does,” Hunt told foxsports.com.au minutes after Cronk...


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St George Bank continues to sponsor St George Illawarra Dragons - SportsPro Media

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Talented Dragon Jackson Ford re-signs - Sporting News

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In what is fantastic news for the St George Illawarra Dragons, their reigning U/20s player of the year, Jackson Ford, has put pen to paper to stay with the Red V until 2020.

MORE: Report: Qatari billionaire eyes NRL investment

Ford will be a full-time development player for seasons 2018 and 2019. 

The Dragons have announced that he will guarantee his position in their top 30 for the 2020 NRL season. The signing means they have filled the minimum amount of spots for development players with the 2018 season not far away. The other players to pick up spots are fellow U/20s teammates Tristan Sailor and Steven Marsters.

Dragons recruitment manager Ian Millward couldn’t hide his smile when speaking about the young back rower.

"Jackson is a real project for us. He was selected in our Under-20s this season and while he is raw, he developed extremely well throughout the year," Millward told 


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Read more: Talented Dragon Jackson Ford re-signs - Sporting News

Dragons depth as good as it's been: McGregor - Illawarra Mercury

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ST GEORGE Illawarra coach Paul McGregor believes he’ll head into his third full season at the helm with the best roster he’s had at his disposal following the acquisition of marquee pair Ben Hunt and James Graham.

Hunt sent the NRL halves market into a spin when he committed to the Dragons on a six-year deal worth in excess of $6 million prior to the start of last season, while Graham proved a bonus pick-up when off-loaded by Canterbury at season’s end.

Neither will report for club duty until early January due to their lengthy World Cup campaigns with Australia and England, while Dragons skipper Gareth Widdop will also play alongside Graham in Saturday’s Cup decider.

Widdop was locked down for four more seasons midway through 2017 while McGregor was also re-signed for a further two seasons. It brings a stability the joint-venture has lacked, with contract conjecture plaguing their...


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Read more: Dragons depth as good as it's been: McGregor - Illawarra Mercury

Dragons extend partnership with St.George Bank - NRL.COM

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St.George Bank and St George Illawarra Dragons have marked 40 years of support by extending their naming rights partnership to 2019.

St.George Bank is to embark on its 40th year as a partner with the St George Illawarra Dragons, one of the longest-running commitments in NRL history.

The four-decade partnership includes a strong commitment to grassroots football and a rich history as part of Southern Sydney and the Illawarra's fabric, the Dragons stated.

"As long as I can remember St George have been partnered with St.George Bank and it's such an iconic duo because we're both so big in the community, especially around this Kogarah area," Dragons forward Jacob Host said at the Kogarah St.George branch on Tuesday afternoon.

"It's been a very long relationship as well and it's something all the players and I think everyone associates the Dragons with St.George Bank."

Dragons CEO Peter...


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Dragon Field bulks up for 2018 - NRL.COM

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St George Illawarra Dragons utility Jai Field has had to buy new clothes and put up with jibes about having a double-chin after eating his way from 72kg to 85kg since the start of last season.

Field, who estimates he gained about half of that 13kg during a six-week off-season break, has become the envy of teammates who are careful about keeping their weight down.

He has been placed on an eating program to help him bulk up as he tries to secure a regular position in the NRL side.

For the past 12 months, the Junior Kangaroos and NSW under-20s representative has been following a specially designed diet that requires him to eat around the clock.

"At the start, I was dead-set force-feeding myself," Field said. "Breakfast was the hardest, I'd wake up and be trying to eat, and it would take me half an hour, but then you get used to the amount of food you have to eat."

The 20-year-old's...


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Wonderful Widdop stars again - NRL.COM

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The move of Gareth Widdop to fullback continues to prove a masterstroke, with the St George Illawarra Dragons star a standout for England in Saturday's 20-18 semi-final victory over Tonga.

Better known as a five-eighth these days, Widdop's return to his former position has been one of the major positives for coach Wayne Bennett's side so far and in Auckland he laid on two of England's tries against Tonga and scored the other, causing constant issues with his evasive running.

The 28-year-old now shapes as a key figure ahead of meeting Australia in the Rugby League World Cup final on Saturday, where he is likely to line up opposite Billy Slater in the No.1 jersey.

"It's been good, I'm just happy to be part of the team and play my role wherever Wayne wants to put me. I haven't been back at fullback for six or seven years now, but I am really enjoying it," Widdop said.

"If Wayne goes...


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Read more: Wonderful Widdop stars again - NRL.COM

Wonderful Widdop stars again - NRL.COM

4313667 wonderful-widdop-stars-again-nrl-com

The move of Gareth Widdop to fullback continues to prove a masterstroke, with the St George Illawarra Dragons star a standout for England in Saturday's 20-18 semi-final victory over Tonga.

Better known as a five-eighth these days, Widdop's return to his former position has been one of the major positives for coach Wayne Bennett's side so far and in Auckland he laid on two of England's tries against Tonga and scored the other, causing constant issues with his evasive running.

The 28-year-old now shapes as a key figure ahead of meeting Australia in the Rugby League World Cup final on Saturday, where he is likely to line up opposite Billy Slater in the No.1 jersey.

"It's been good, I'm just happy to be part of the team and play my role wherever Wayne wants to put me. I haven't been back at fullback for six or seven years now, but I am really enjoying it," Widdop said.

"If Wayne goes...


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McGregor mulls Widdop fullback switch - NRL.com - NRL.COM

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McGregor mulls Widdop fullback switch

Dragons five-eighth Gareth Widdop's strong form at fullback for England may sway coach Paul McGregor. Credit: Kylie Cox; Gregg Porteous. Copyright: NRL Photos.

St George Illawarra Dragons captain Gareth Widdop is expected to start next season at five-eighth but coach Paul McGregor refuses to rule out a positional switch in light of the Englishman's starring role at fullback during the World Cup.

Widdop has again been named in England's No.1 jersey for Saturday's semi-final against Tonga in Auckland after being used in that position for the past three matches following the injury suffered by Jonny Lomax against Lebanon.

Lomax has recovered but has been unable to regain the position from Widdop, who is second for try assists at the World Cup with five. Fiji centre and former Dragons team-mate Taane Milne leads that category with seven.

"Gareth is doing what his team needs him to do...


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McGregor mulls Widdop fullback switch

Dragons five-eighth Gareth Widdop's strong form at fullback for England may sway coach Paul McGregor. Credit: Kylie Cox; Gregg Porteous. Copyright: NRL Photos.

St George Illawarra Dragons captain Gareth Widdop is expected to start next season at five-eighth but coach Paul McGregor refuses to rule out a positional switch in light of the Englishman's starring role at fullback during the World Cup.

Widdop has again been named in England's No.1 jersey for Saturday's semi-final against Tonga in Auckland after being used in that position for the past three matches following the injury suffered by Jonny Lomax against Lebanon.

Lomax has recovered but has been unable to regain the position from Widdop, who is second for try assists at the World Cup with five. Fiji centre and former Dragons team-mate Taane Milne leads that category with seven.

"Gareth is doing what his team needs him to do...


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McGregor mulls Widdop fullback switch

Dragons five-eighth Gareth Widdop's strong form at fullback for England may sway coach Paul McGregor. Credit: Kylie Cox; Gregg Porteous. Copyright: NRL Photos.

St George Illawarra Dragons captain Gareth Widdop is expected to start next season at five-eighth but coach Paul McGregor refuses to rule out a positional switch in light of the Englishman's starring role at fullback during the World Cup.

Widdop has again been named in England's No.1 jersey for Saturday's semi-final against Tonga in Auckland after being used in that position for the past three matches following the injury suffered by Jonny Lomax against Lebanon.

Lomax has recovered but has been unable to regain the position from Widdop, who is second for try assists at the World Cup with five. Fiji centre and former Dragons team-mate Taane Milne leads that category with seven.

"Gareth is doing what his team needs him to do...


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McGregor mulls Widdop fullback switch - NRL.com - NRL.COM

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McGregor mulls Widdop fullback switch

Dragons five-eighth Gareth Widdop's strong form at fullback for England may sway coach Paul McGregor. Credit: Kylie Cox; Gregg Porteous. Copyright: NRL Photos.

St George Illawarra Dragons captain Gareth Widdop is expected to start next season at five-eighth but coach Paul McGregor refuses to rule out a positional switch in light of the Englishman's starring role at fullback during the World Cup.

Widdop has again been named in England's No.1 jersey for Saturday's semi-final against Tonga in Auckland after being used in that position for the past three matches following the injury suffered by Jonny Lomax against Lebanon.

Lomax has recovered but has been unable to regain the position from Widdop, who is second for try assists at the World Cup with five. Fiji centre and former Dragons team-mate Taane Milne leads that category with seven.

"Gareth is doing what his team needs him to do...


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Read more: McGregor mulls Widdop fullback switch - NRL.com - NRL.COM



 

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