Tag: St George Illawarra Dragons

Former teammate takes dig at Joel Thompson

One of Joel Thompson’s former teammates at the St George Illawarra Dragons, Peter Mata’utia, has taken a light-hearted dig at the forward who has just linked with the Manly Sea Eagles. Thompson tweeted, “First day at @SeaEagles . Didn’t think the move was going to happen but here now for a big 2018.” Mata’utia was […]

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Dragons fans want answers as Joel Thompson signs with Sea Eagles

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis One of St George Illawarra’s most respected players Joel Thompson has been released by the club to take up a contract with the Manly Sea Eagles. There had been speculation that Thompson would be leaving the Dragons despite the man himself taking to Twitter in November saying, “Good being back with […]

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Paul Vaughan finally gets his recognition after being picked in Prime Minister’s XIII side to play Kumuls

St George Illawarra Dragons prop Paul Vaughan will finally receive the recognition he deserves for an outstanding debut season at the Saints after being selected for the Prime Minister’s XIII to take on Papua New Guinea. Vaughan will be joined by Valentine Holmes, Andrew Fifita, Api Koroisau, Dylan Walker and Jack Bird making their PM’s […]

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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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Tweet comes back to bite Josh Dugan on the arse as Dragons do it without him

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis A tweet has come back to haunt axed St George Illawarra Dragons star Josh Dugan after he was unceremoniously dropped from the Saints team on Sunday for missing the team bus to Penrith. Dugan tweeted on Saturday that he was “gutted” he’d be missing the American college gridiron match at Allianz […]

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Why should other clubs be penalised because rivals overshot $9.2 million salary cap target?

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis Clubs lobbying for a higher salary cap in 2018 only have themselves to blame as they prepare to meet with NRL officials on Thursday at League Central. Tensions are at boiling point but how much should you believe from the powerbrokers in club land? Canterbury Bulldogs Chairman Ray Dib invited a […]

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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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Josh Dugan who as rookie Dufty helps resurgent Dragons smash high-flying Sea Eagles

St George Illawarra fans are asking Josh Dugan who this morning after the stellar debut of rookie Matt Dufty in the Dragons massive win over Manly on Sunday. Dufty was in everything as the Saints smashed the Sea Eagles 52-22. “I didn’t really find an issue with the physicality,” Dufty said. “It’s good having big […]

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