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The Dragons lost zero fans despite their tight loss to the Sharks on Friday night, on what was also the NRL's Indigenous Round.

Representative Round also lingered from the week prior as a myriad of Dragons discussed their chances for higher honours in the State of Origin arena.

News

Joel Thompson models the Dragons' Indigenous jersey ahead of one of the more momentous rounds on the rugby league calendar – Dragons Website

Cameron McInnes remained confident the Dragons could make do without skipper Gareth Widdop and fullback Josh Dugan in the local derby – Illawarra Mercury

NRL Community and Engagement Ambassador and former Dragon George Rose dropped by to chat to the team about Indigenous Round – Dragons Website

Tim Lafai discussed taking over the goal kicking duties following injuries to Dugan and Widdop – Illawarra Mercury

Hame Sele is living life in the fast lane after representing City Origin after playing just four first grade games – Dragons Website

McInnes discusses his chances for a New South Wales Origin debut after his solid showing for the City side in Mudgee – Illawarra Mercury

Local Indigenous Artist Lani Balzan discusses her role in designing the Dragons' Indigenous jumper – NRL.com

Jason Nightingale found it hard to call the Sharks "little brothers" considering the status as reigning premiers – St George Leader

Paul McGregor discusses the long-term benefits of having 19 players feature in the recent NRL Representative Round – Illawarra Mercury

The Cronulla Sharks added spice to the local derby by entering the race to sign Dugan – The Daily Telegraph

Tough call from the referees proves costly for the Dragons as they go down to the Sharks at UOW Jubilee Oval – Illawarra Mercury

The Sharks loss didn't stop Jack de Belin and Paul Vaughan making another claim towards their respective State of Origin debuts – The Daily Telegraph

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