Dragons Centre Gerard Beale has today been ruled out of Saturday night's 31st Charity Shield match against the Rabbitohs at WIN Stadium.

Beale,23, sustained a knock to his jaw whilst playing with the Illawarra Cutters last weekend in a trial game, which has aggravated an old jaw injury.

Dragons Medical and Coaching Staff have opted to keep Beale out of this weekend's match but expect him to be fit and available for selection in Round 1.

Dragons Junior Kangaroo Charly Runciman will replace Beale in the starting line-up for the annual clash on Saturday night.

The Charity Shield began in 1982 and so too did the tradition of supporting local charities and causes. In 2014 awareness and proceeds from the Charity Shield will support three charities from within the Dragons Community program – The St.George Foundation, St George and Wollongong Public Hospitals.

The St.George Foundation was founded in 1990 by St.George Bank, also the major partner of the St George Illawarra Dragons.

Over the past 24 years the Foundation has raised more than $20 million to support physically, socially and economically disadvantaged kids across Australia.

Results

In 30 Charity Shield fixtures contested since 1982, the Dragons have recorded 16 wins, 10 loses and drawn on four occasions.

Ticketing Information

Tickets for the 2014 Charity Shield are now on sale to the general public through Ticketek.
For further information or to purchase tickets please click here.

Jersey Auction

The Club will auction off their player-worn jerseys on the night with all proceeds going directly to both hospitals.

The auction will commence directly after the final whistle on Saturday, February 22 (7.00pm) and close on Thursday, February 27 (9.00pm). Visit www.dragons.com.au to place your bid!

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