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The St George Illawarra Dragons are deeply saddened at the passing of Premiership-winning lock-forward George Jardine, on Friday morning.

Jardine was the last surviving member of the 1949 Premiership winning team whom defeated the South Sydney Rabbitohs 19-12 at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Growing up in Wollongong, Jardine played five seasons with the St George Dragons between 1947-1950 and 1952 and scored nine tries in 60 appearances for the Club.

The highly-regarded forward returned to the Illawarra in 1953 where he joined the Northern Suburbs Wollongong club before forging a long association with the Helensburgh Tigers.

The Dragons will wear black armbands as a sign of respect during their fixture against the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks at Jubilee Oval, Kogarah on Sunday.

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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