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Where will the Dragons finish in 2019?

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St George Illawarra Dragons 2019

Post by greeneyed » January 6, 2019, 8:15 am

St George Illawarra Dragons: 2019 Round 1 predicted team

NRL.com's predicted Round 1 team:

1. Gareth Widdop
2. Zac Lomax
3. Euan Aitken
4. Tim Lafai
5. Jordan Pereira
6. Corey Norman
7. Ben Hunt
8. Paul Vaughan
9. Cameron McInnes
10. James Graham
11. Tyson Frizell
12. Tariq Sims
13. Jack De Belin

14. Blake Lawrie
15. Jacob Host
16. Luciano Leilua
17. Korbin Sims

Other squad members: Mitch Allgood, Jai Field, Josh Kerr, Jeremy Latimore, Darren Nicholls, Jonus Pearson, Mikaela Ravalawa, Reece Robson, Tristan Sailor, Lachlan Timm

https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/01/05/par ... cted-team/
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Re: St George Illawarra Dragons 2019

Post by bonehead » January 6, 2019, 9:13 am

fair spine

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Re: St George Illawarra Dragons 2019

Post by gergreg » January 6, 2019, 9:15 am

That's not a bad side, but will be interesting to see what sort of destabilising influence that Jack DeBelin and the new addition of Norman has on the side. Unless Widdop has asked to be moved I don't understand why he would move out of the halves?

Why is Dufty not named? Has he actually signed with another club? Maybe I missed it?

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Re: St George Illawarra Dragons 2019

Post by greeneyed » January 6, 2019, 10:16 am

Dufty hasn't signed elsewhere, but it's clear he's not in their plans for the top 17 this year.
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Re: St George Illawarra Dragons 2019

Post by RTW » January 6, 2019, 10:39 am

I’m a big fan of Zac Lomax and can see him forcing his way into the centres.


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Re: St George Illawarra Dragons 2019

Post by greeneyed » January 6, 2019, 11:04 am

Very promising player.
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Re: St George Illawarra Dragons 2019

Post by edwahu » January 6, 2019, 11:12 am

They are very overrated but should make the 8 pretty comfortably.

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Re: St George Illawarra Dragons 2019

Post by gergreg » January 6, 2019, 3:21 pm

greeneyed wrote:Dufty hasn't signed elsewhere, but it's clear he's not in their plans for the top 17 this year.
Thanks GE. Maybe he is leaving the club but just not finalised a deal yet, because he is definitely good enough for the 17, & extra players named in the list.

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Re: St George Illawarra Dragons 2019

Post by gergreg » January 6, 2019, 3:24 pm

edwahu wrote:They are very overrated but should make the 8 pretty comfortably.
I don't know about overrated. I think they are clearly the best as far as pre season training goes, as they clearly start the season the best, for a few years now. The addition of Crawley has to help out McGregor.

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Re: St George Illawarra Dragons 2019

Post by greeneyed » January 6, 2019, 5:53 pm

gergreg wrote:
January 6, 2019, 3:21 pm
greeneyed wrote:Dufty hasn't signed elsewhere, but it's clear he's not in their plans for the top 17 this year.
Thanks GE. Maybe he is leaving the club but just not finalised a deal yet, because he is definitely good enough for the 17, & extra players named in the list.

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They keep denying they'll be releasing him, but I wonder if a good offer comes along...
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Re: St George Illawarra Dragons 2019

Post by edwahu » January 6, 2019, 8:10 pm

gergreg wrote:
January 6, 2019, 3:24 pm
edwahu wrote:They are very overrated but should make the 8 pretty comfortably.
I don't know about overrated. I think they are clearly the best as far as pre season training goes, as they clearly start the season the best, for a few years now. The addition of Crawley has to help out McGregor.

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My main issue is the number of rep players they end up with. Fair enough they started 2 seasons well but we have heard players need to show up in the big games to earn rep jumpers. They came up with an all time choke in 2017 and have 5 origin players a year later.

I also reckon the first 6 weeks is pretty random and you get clubs going on runs well above their ability.

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