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The St George Illawarra Dragons celebrated their return from the first bye of the season with a scrappy 16-12 win over the Wests Tigers on Saturday afternoon at ANZ Stadium.

Dragons duo Tyson Frizell and Josh Dugan managed to get through State of Origin unscathed but the former was unfortunately injured against the Tigers.

Skipper Gareth Widdop returned too, while Tim Lafai signed a three-year deal to remain at the Red V until the end of the 2020 season.


The Dragons threw their support behind National Reconciliation Week which occurred in the lead-up to playing the Wests Tigers – Dragons Official Website

Murmurs of skipper Widdop returning against the Tigers grew louder as the week progressed – Illawarra Mercury

Jai Field earned the backing of veteran winger Jason Nightingale following his starring performance for the New South Wales Under-20s last Wednesday – Dragons Official Website

Lafai put pen to paper and re-signed with the Dragons for a further three seasons on Friday morning – Dragons Official Website

The Dragons do enough to keep the Wests Tigers at bay in scrappy four-point. The win keeps the Red V at third on the NRL Telstra Premiership ladder – Dragons Official Website

The Daily Telegraph's James Phelps saw Widdop as prime motivation for the Dragons' win over the Tigers.

Head of Athletic Performance Nathan Pickworth provides a brief update on the condition on the injured Frizell – Dragons Official Website

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