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Dragons Weekly Wrap: Round 26

Nathan Beuman

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While St George Illawarra’s season came to an end with a six-point loss to the Bulldogs on Sunday, it wasn’t all bad news for the club.

Both Illawarra and the young Dragons qualified for their respective finals series, with Illawarra looking to go back to back in the Intrust Super Premiership.

News

NRL.com's Alicia Newton writes how Tariq Sims’ game-winning try against the Panthers could save the Dragons season.

Matt Dufty admits that he is "over the moon" when he sees his name on the team sheet every week – NRL.com

Jason Nightingale believes that Sims is lifting at the right end of the season, heading into the round 26 clash against the Bulldogs – Dragons Official Website

Head of Athletic Performance Nathan Pickworth says that Russell Packer’s recovery from a knee injury is slower than expected – Illawarra Mercury

Coach Paul McGregor believes that the Dragons deserve to be playing finals football ahead of Sunday’s must win against the Bulldogs – Illawarra Mercury

The finals equation is simple for the Dragons – beat the Bulldogs – The Daily Telegraph

St George Illawarra skipper Gareth Widdop reminds Dragons of what’s at stake against Bulldogs – The Daily Telegraph

The Dragons fall short of making the top eight after going down to the Bulldogs 26-20 at ANZ Stadium – Sydney Morning Herald

A late try to fullback Jai Field sees Illawarra continue their incredible run of late, advancing to the second week of the Intrust Super Premiership finals – Illawarra Mercury

A Michael Lichaa try with eight minutes to go sunk the Dragons, ending their hopes of playing finals football – Dragons Official Website

Will Hopoate and Michael Lichaa lead the Bulldogs to their third-straight win, ending the Dragons season in the process – NRL.com

A brilliant 79th minute try to Jai Field saw Illawarra claim a late victory over Mounties to advance to week two of the Intrust Super Premiership finals – Dragons Official Website

McGregor believes that once the dust settles, he will be able to take some positives out of the 2017 season – NRL.com  

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