Tag: Gareth Widdop

Steele Sports Medal after Round Six

St George Illawarra’s Paul Vaughan and Gareth Widdop are first and second respectively after six rounds of the Steele Sports Medal. Widdop took three votes away from Brookvale on Saturday but Vaughan’s two votes means he is now out to 13 points after just six games. Cody Walker’s Man of the Match performance against Penrith […]

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The Saints are marching: Why the fight-or-flight Dragons can make it all the way to the playoffs

BY CURTIS WOODWARD They are 3-1 to start 2017, boast the season’s top points scorer, The81stMinute’s Steele Sports Medal leader and three of the top scoring fantasy players to begin the year but you’ll be hard-pressed to find a St George Illawarra Dragons fan willing to break the shackles and dance from the rooftops just […]

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We’re ready to back up last week’s win: Widdop

The St George Illawarra Dragons are desperate to back up their upset win over Premiers Cronulla with a similar performance this weekend according to captain Gareth Widdop. Widdop’s Dragons have been inconsistent to start 2017 beginning with a huge win over Penrith in round before being outplayed by Parramatta in Wollongong the following week. Last […]

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2017 Predictions: St George Illawarra Dragons

BY CURTIS WOODWARD St George Illawarra Dragons Coach: Paul McGregor Pre-season: Auckland Nines February 4th and 5th, v Wests Tigers February 11th, v South Sydney February 19th   What they’ll get right: The Dragons have some quality forwards which will keep them in plenty of contests. They need a monster year from Tyson Frizell and […]

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I’m taking responsibility for Dragons attack: Widdop

St George Illawarra captain Gareth Widdop says he will be taking ownership of the Dragons attack with Benji Marshall’s exit and a pre-season injury to young half Drew Hutchison. The Dragons also have to consider who to partner with Widdop in the pre-season with former Canberra playmaker Josh McCrone the frontrunner. “We’ll be changing things […]

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Widdop dropped, Cronk rested, JWH injured: Four Nations teams

BY CURTIS WOODWARD ENGLAND Wayne Bennett has dropped England’s veteran playmaker Gareth Widdop for their clash with Scotland this weekend. He has been replaced by Wigan’s George Williams. “I’ll try to stay as close to the team that I will probably pick to play against Australia,” Bennett said. “We just need more time together, this […]

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