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Where will the Dragons finish in 2019?

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

Very promising player.
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Post by edwahu » January 6, 2019, 11:12 am

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

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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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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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Re: St George Illawarra Dragons 2018

Post by greeneyed » January 14, 2019, 7:18 pm

Not according to the NRL Integrity Unit

Dragons statement: Corey Norman

The St George Illawarra Dragons have been made aware of a video circulating on social media of Corey Norman from several years ago.

The Dragons informed the NRL Integrity Unit on Monday afternoon. The Integrity Unit have since confirmed they have previously been made aware of the footage and dealt with it accordingly at the time.

The club will make no further comment.

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https://www.dragons.com.au/news/2019/01 ... ey-norman/
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Re: St George Illawarra Dragons 2018

Post by Manchild » January 14, 2019, 8:41 pm

greeneyed wrote:Not according to the NRL Integrity Unit

Dragons statement: Corey Norman

The St George Illawarra Dragons have been made aware of a video circulating on social media of Corey Norman from several years ago.

The Dragons informed the NRL Integrity Unit on Monday afternoon. The Integrity Unit have since confirmed they have previously been made aware of the footage and dealt with it accordingly at the time.

The club will make no further comment.

St George Illawarra Dragons media statement

https://www.dragons.com.au/news/2019/01 ... ey-norman/
Yeah jumped the gun. Saw the press release from Dragons

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Post by Dusty » January 15, 2019, 9:16 pm

Gareth Widdop quits St George Illawarra Dragons in Super League move

St George Illawarra skipper Gareth Widdop will quit the Dragons after agreeing to a move to return to England. The English international will walk away from the final two years of his contract to join Warrington Wolves in 2020.

Read more: https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport ... d19bd44ddc

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St George Illawarra Dragons 2018

Post by Sid » January 15, 2019, 9:57 pm

So Dufty will play fb for St G?
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Post by greeneyed » January 15, 2019, 10:18 pm

Maybe in 2020.
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Re: St George Illawarra Dragons 2018

Post by greeneyed » January 17, 2019, 7:56 am

St George Illawarra Dragons best 17 for 2019 NRL season: Welcome headaches and backline dilemmas for Red V

Fox Sports Dragons' best 17

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

14. Korbin Sims
15. Luciano Leilua
16. Jeremy Latimore
17. Blake Lawrie

Read more: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-pr ... 5a04b79658
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Re: St George Illawarra Dragons 2018

Post by greeneyed » February 12, 2019, 11:21 am

Jack De Belin pleads not guilty to sexual assault charge

Dragons and NSW Origin star Jack de Belin has successfully applied for bail variations that allow him to continue playing rugby league after entering a not guilty plea to a charge of aggravated sexual assault in Wollongong court. The matter has been adjourned to April 17, the week of the Dragons' round six clash with Manly at WIN Stadium.

Read more: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/02/12/jac ... lt-charge/
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Post by Green eyed Mick » February 12, 2019, 4:05 pm

https://www.canberratimes.com.au/nation ... 50x8y.html

Pretty disgusting allegations. I suspect he'll never play the game again if convicted.

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Post by T_R » February 12, 2019, 7:15 pm

If he's convicted, he's going to jail
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Re: St George Illawarra Dragons 2018

Post by BJ » February 12, 2019, 8:27 pm

T_R wrote:If he's convicted, he's going to jail
It’s such a high bar to jump, the chances of conviction are pretty low.

If he’s guilty I hope he gets the full punishment. Hard to prove these type of allegations. However, police don’t make these charges without some sort of evidence.

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Post by gergreg » February 12, 2019, 8:45 pm

That is a tough article to read. I know the world is a pretty **** up place but I just can't understand how anybody could treat another human being, as alleged in that article. How can you have sex with someone who clearly isn't enjoying it? I know it's just allegations at this stage and it's all difficult to prove ... I don't know what to say aside from expressing my disgust.

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Post by -PJ- » February 13, 2019, 6:40 am

Bellend will be punished by the NRL and will be sitting down come April..
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Post by julian87 » February 13, 2019, 7:30 am

I’m interested to see how Ravalawa goes this year. It’s a bit of a sore point as a Raiders fan I guess but I wouldn’t be surprised to see him slot straight in given when he was signed.

Pereira did a good job for them last year but the other options seem like they’d be makeshift wingers (Dufty and Lomax)
well, I guess you could say that I'm buy curious.

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Re: St George Illawarra Dragons 2019

Post by greeneyed » February 18, 2019, 2:32 pm

St George Illawarra Dragons re-sign Matt Dufty to end 2021

St George Illawarra fullback Matt Dufty has re-signed with the Dragons for a further two seasons. Dufty – who was already under contract for 2019 – will now remain at the Dragons until at least the end of the 2021 NRL Telstra Premiership season.

Read more: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/02/18/st- ... y-to-2021/
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Re: St George Illawarra Dragons 2019

Post by greeneyed » February 27, 2019, 5:37 pm

St George Illawarra Dragons forward Jack De Belin declines invitation to stand down after meeting NRL

Jack de Belin has declined an invitation by the NRL to stand down from playing while he faces criminal charges. De Belin and Dragons officials met NRL chief executive Todd Greenberg at St George Leagues Club on Wednesday to talk about potential implications of his ongoing court case.

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Post by Fuifui Bradbrad » February 27, 2019, 5:49 pm

What on earth does that mean? Declining an invitation to stand down? Doesn’t the club or NRL just stand them down?


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Post by greeneyed » February 27, 2019, 5:58 pm

They were giving him the opportunity to stand down voluntarily. Presumably some legal reason.

Peter Beattie on TV today saying it is likely anyone facing a criminal charge with a penalty of 10 years in jail or more will be stood down in future.
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Post by Woodgers » February 27, 2019, 8:15 pm

Dragons have served the NRL legal papers if they stand him down. It's what I said last night in the thread about the salary cap, it had the smell that the Dragons were backing the administration in a corner and here we are.
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Post by gergreg » February 27, 2019, 8:17 pm

The NRL should counter sue for damage to their brand.

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Re: St George Illawarra Dragons 2019

Post by greeneyed » February 27, 2019, 8:29 pm

St George Illawarra Dragons are preparing for a courtroom showdown with the ARLC over Jack de Belin

The Dragons served the ARL with legal papers on Wednesday afternoon, informing the league they planned to sue if embattled star Jack de Belin is stood down on Thursday. The Dragons believe there should be a presumption of innocence until de Belin’s court case is resolved.

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Re: St George Illawarra Dragons 2019

Post by edwahu » February 28, 2019, 9:02 am

In the petty grudge holding world of Rugby League that's a very bad move by the Dragons imo. Especially since they had to go cap in hand to the NRL a couple of years ago.

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Re: St George Illawarra Dragons 2019

Post by LimeGreenMachine » February 28, 2019, 9:35 am

This is just going to get uglier.

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Re: St George Illawarra Dragons 2019

Post by Green eyed Mick » February 28, 2019, 10:19 am

Agree. The Dragons are taking a pretty big risk with this kind of threat.

I would think more than handful of their fans would be pretty disappointed with the way the club has handled this.

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Re: St George Illawarra Dragons 2019

Post by Coastalraider » February 28, 2019, 11:05 am

Green eyed Mick wrote:
February 28, 2019, 10:19 am
Agree. The Dragons are taking a pretty big risk with this kind of threat.

I would think more than handful of their fans would be pretty disappointed with the way the club has handled this.
Especially if De Bellend is found guilty.

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