Rugby League Saints - 2020 - UPDATE

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Talk of Saab weighing in at 109 klgs - just as fast tho.

Mary better play him soon. I'd put Lomax in the centres - give Lafai the boot. Then either play Dufty at FB or boot him and go buy a FB.

Pity we can't get our other juniors back that were never given a shot by you know who.
 

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Dragons players have backed a loan system to help the injury-hit Warriors but are wary of facing the side now considered most people’s second-favourite team after four weeks in camp since their arrival from New Zealand.

St George Illawarra prop Eddie Blacker is considered someone who would benefit from a loan spell and the Dragons are understood to be willing to provide other fringe players to assist the Warriors while gaining NRL experience.

The idea was initially proposed after the Warriors decided to stay in Australia when the international borders closed in March and has arisen again since their return from New Zealand following a series of training injuries last weekend.

Prop Leeson Ah Mau ruptured his pectoral muscle, while Jazz Tevaga and Adam Keighran suffered knee injuries as the Warriors ramped up preparations at their Tamworth training base before the May 30 clash with the Dragons.

With any additional players joining them from New Zealand needing to undergo 14 days isolation in Australia, as centre David Fusitu’a is currently doing, Warriors CEO Cameron George wants to borrow players from rival teams.

Dragons second-rower Tariq Sims believes it would be a great opportunity for players outside their club’s top playing squad as there is no Canterbury Cup or second-tier competition for them to ply their trade.

The injury toll has left Warriors coach Stephen Kearney with Agnatius Paasi and rookie Jamayne Taunoa-Brown as his only specialist front-row options for the match against St George Illawarra while veteran forward Adam Blair could also be moved into the engine room from lock.

However, Dragons players are bracing for an ambush by a team who had been in isolation together at Tamworth for 18 days before moving to Gosford on Wednesday, where they will be in camp until they can return to New Zealand.
 

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Completed home games:

Round 1 v Wests Tigers: Sunday, March 15
Round 2 v Penrith Panthers: Friday, March 20

The remainder of the Dragons' 2020 home draw is as follows:

Campbelltown Stadium

Round 5 v Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks: Sunday, June 14 @ 6:30pm
Round 9 v Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles: Sunday, July 12 @ 6:30pm

Home games to be allocated:

Round 10 v Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs: Saturday, July 18 @ 3pm
Round 12 v South Sydney Rabbitohs: Thursday, July 30 @ 7:50pm
Round 13 v Sydney Roosters: Thursday, August 6 @ 7:50pm
Round 16 v Gold Coast Titans: Friday, August 28 @ 6pm
Round 18 v Canberra Raiders: Saturday, September 12 @ 3pm
Round 20 v Melbourne Storm: Sunday, September 27 @ 4:05pm

FULL DRAW: https://www.dragons.com.au/draw/
 

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Veteran Dragons forward James Graham concedes he's out of answers regarding the club's latest criticism but insists under-fire coach Paul McGregor is part of the solution.

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He's clearly after another year ... :)
 

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St George-Illawarra has implemented a new four-man selection committee process to try and revive signs of life into the ailing Red V season.

Coach Paul McGregor is now joined in a voting process by assistant coaches Shane Flanagan and Dean Young and executive manager of football Ben Haran.

It’s a unique scenario and extremely rare for an NRL head coach to be forced into a voting process on selections.
 

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St George-Illawarra has implemented a new four-man selection committee process to try and revive signs of life into the ailing Red V season.

Coach Paul McGregor is now joined in a voting process by assistant coaches Shane Flanagan and Dean Young and executive manager of football Ben Haran.

It’s a unique scenario and extremely rare for an NRL head coach to be forced into a voting process on selections.
Shows they don't have much confidence in the coach.
 

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St George Illawarra forward arguments to continue for the rest of the week.

De Belin fronted Wollongong Local Court in a bid to have his case thrown out.

The 29-year-old was charged with raping a 19-year-old woman in a Wollongong apartment at the end of 2018.
 

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St George Illawarra forward arguments to continue for the rest of the week.

De Belin fronted Wollongong Local Court in a bid to have his case thrown out.

The 29-year-old was charged with raping a 19-year-old woman in a Wollongong apartment at the end of 2018.
a fair hearing media hype free is all you can hope for..
 

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St George Illawarra have confirmed the venues for the Dragons' upcoming Rounds 9 and 10 allocated home game fixtures.

The Dragons will return to Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Kogarah on Sunday, July 12 against the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles in Round 9 before heading to WIN Stadium, Wollongong the week following (Saturday, July 18) against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs.

Rounds 9 and 10 are expected to be subject to government health regulations, where crowd size remains restricted, to currently, up to 25 per cent of stadium capacity.

Member entrance will be subject to a ballot to be drawn at random. Ballot entry will correspond to the venue of which members are entitled access to. Eligible Red V members for the Round 9 membership ballot will receive an email on Sunday afternoon. No tickets will be available for public purchase.
 

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St George Illawarra have confirmed the venues for the Dragons' upcoming Rounds 9 and 10 allocated home game fixtures.

The Dragons will return to Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Kogarah on Sunday, July 12 against the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles in Round 9 before heading to WIN Stadium, Wollongong the week following (Saturday, July 18) against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs.

Rounds 9 and 10 are expected to be subject to government health regulations, where crowd size remains restricted, to currently, up to 25 per cent of stadium capacity.

Member entrance will be subject to a ballot to be drawn at random. Ballot entry will correspond to the venue of which members are entitled access to. Eligible Red V members for the Round 9 membership ballot will receive an email on Sunday afternoon. No tickets will be available for public purchase.
so will they be wearing their Liverpool FC playing strip?
will Norman have a clue? or go to the bench?
To bad he is a stanleys type player or they could make J BIRD an offer seeing rumours the Broncos want him gone.
Their defence is getting a bit better with Flanagan working on them BUT that hole in front of the posts has appeared two games in a row now.

They desperately need to start using the ball instead of dying with it.
 
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Isn't one of the jerseys supposed to look like the old Illawarra Steelers jersey??? That would make sense.
I cant recall the "away" jersey looking anything like the Steelers jersey which mostly was RED with white shorts not crimson shirt and shorts.
The reason I am so critical of that "away" strip is because it looks like a soccer team and bears no resemble to either clubs history in the Mcmerge
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It will be case a case of deja vu for the club that unearthed Josh and Brett Morris with St George Illawarra signing identical twins Matthew and Max Feagai.

In a double deal for rugby league’s next backline brothers, Matthew and Max Feagai this week signed on until the end of 2022 after both were promoted into the Dragons’ NRL squad.

New Zealand born Samoans who both played Australian schoolboys last year, Matthew emerged as the joker in his first interview as an NRL contracted player.

The 19-year-old’s now have their sights set on becoming the first twin brothers to play for the same side since the Morris brothers.

They could even line up against their idols should Josh and Brett play again next year.

Interesting to see them in the centres - or wing/centre.

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