Tag: Paul McGregor

Aaron Woods isn’t cutting it at the Bulldogs: Ennis

Former Canterbury captain Michael Ennis has conceded the Bulldogs have lost out in signing Aaron Woods at the cost losing iconic figure James Graham. The retired hooker said running metres and other statistics wouldn’t be enough for Woods at Belmore. “(Graham) has been the heart and soul. Paul McGregor has been treasuring what James Graham […]

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McGregor “gutted” as Dragons miss Finals after shock Bulldogs loss

“Gutted” St George Illawarra Coach Paul McGregor can’t believe his Dragons gave up 26 points against a team that McGregor insisted couldn’t score points. Canterbury beat the Dragons 26-20 on Sunday meaning the Saints would miss the Finals. “Gutted. Absolutely shattered,” McGregor said. “It shouldn’t have come down to today but it did. We let […]

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Up the Dufty: Rookie fullback set to light up Dragons season on road to the NRL playoffs

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis A week is a long time in rugby league. Seven days ago, St George Illawarra were on tilt and fans were preparing for another September spent sticking pins into their Paul McGregor voodoo dolls. Then Matt Dufty came along. In the matter of 80 minutes, the Dragons resurrected their season putting […]

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“Fine Wine” Nightingale passes 100 tries with hat-trick as Dragons defeat Newcastle

St George Illawarra Coach Paul McGregor has praised veteran winger Jason Nightingale who bagged his third hat-trick of the year in the Dragons 32-28 win over the Newcastle Knights on Sunday at Kogarah and in the process passed 100 tries for the club. The Dragons trailed 28-10 at the break but powered home to claim […]

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Wayne Bennett drops Ben Hunt? Paul McGregor says ‘no sweat’

St George Illawarra coach Paul McGregor isn’t concerned incoming half Ben Hunt has been dropped from the Brisbane Broncos side in favour of Kodi Nikorima. Hunt will link with the Dragons in 2018 on a six-year, $6 million deal but won’t be playing NRL anytime soon with Brisbane coach Wayne Bennett preferring Nikorima and Anthony […]

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Fighting fire with fire: The 4-1 Dragons are in their best position since the golden days of 2010

BY CURTIS WOODWARD Are the St George Illawarra Dragons on the verge of a legitimate rise to the upper echelon of the National Rugby League? That is the question on the lips of long-suffering Saints fans across the country. Supporters have been starved of real success since the Wayne Bennett era. Now it seems coach […]

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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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