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The St George Illawarra Dragons and NRL proudly travelled to further develop the game of rugby league in Samoa in recent weeks.

The Dragons, in conjuntion with representatives from the NRL, spent three days identifying and assessing more than 160 prospective athletes across a number of physical testing simulations while additionally promoting key messages about the game across the Island nation.

The outcome of the visit was to provide Samoan players a pathway in a tested system to potentially reach the NRL from the Pacific region and to provide education through the sucessful 'Tackle Bullying' and 'Dream Believe Achieve' programs. 

The Dragons identified duo Albert Viali and Gordon Lemisio as standout performers throughout all the activities with each player to be invited to visit the Club at a later date.

Red V Members and supporters are encouraged to click and watch the extended Dragons TV video featuring Dragons Ambassador Shaun Timmins and NRL Education and Welfare Manager Nigel Vagana amongst others who travelled to the island nation to help identify talent and develop the game.

Acknowledgement of Country

St George Illawarra Dragons respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders peoples, where our games are played, our programs are conducted and in the communities we support.

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