Dragons Squad Heads To Cairns
Monday 11 February 2013 3:30 PM
St George Illawarra Dragons Head Coach Steve Price has today named a 25-man squad to travel to Cairns next week for a pre-season camp ahead of their opening trial match.
The Dragons depart Sydney on Monday, February 11 and spend the week in Cairns training, conducting coaching clinics and participating in promotional activities in the lead-up to their opening trial match against the North Queensland Cowboys at Barlow Park on Saturday, February 16.
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Price admits that the travelling squad are all looking forward to the upcoming hit-out and sees it at as an ideal opportunity to see how far his players have developed so far this pre-season.
“The entire team is excited to be travelling up to Cairns next week after a very tough pre-season that has extended over nearly four months,” said Price.
“Cairns is a wonderful city and the squad is looking forward to getting out and about amongst the community as we know there is a large Dragons supporter base up there.
“We will have several days to acclimatise to the warm conditions expected to be on offer ahead of what will be a competitive trial game against the Cowboys.
“I know everyone that has been selected will be wanting to put their hand up and demonstrate what they are capable of and what they have taken with them from the pre-season.”
The Dragons will also be within the Cairns community in the lead-up to the match working with the local association to help promote the game of rugby league in the area.
Dragons players not travelling to Cairns will be participating in NRL One Community Carnival and Dragons Community activities throughout the St George, Illawarra and South Coast regions alongside several Dragons Ambassadors.
The Dragons have today also announced the signing of Taioalo Junior Vaivai to a one-year contract that will see him join the Club until at least the end of 2013.
Dragons Squad Travelling to Cairns:
Ben Creagh (c)
Jack de Belin
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