St George Illawarra have today announced XBlades as the Dragons' official apparel partners on a multi-year deal.

XBlades will supply the club's official playing jerseys, shorts and socks, as well as training and off-field apparel.

XBlades have recently been working with the Dragons to find effective solutions to improve the performance of the club's apparel by trialling new Merino wool fabric technology.

"We're proud to be teaming up with the Dragons who align strongly with our brand values of innovating and developing technically enhanced products which can be seen through their willingness to embrace our Merino jersey trial," XBlades Australia CEO Leighton Richards said.

"XBlades’ ethos is athlete-led and product driven therefore our products and technology will continue to evolve with the game as we strategically leverage our new networks to push the boundaries of innovation.

"We’ll continue to work together with the Dragons over the next few months to bring major developments across fabrics and design for apparel ready for 2018 and beyond."

St George Illawarra Chief Executive Officer Peter Doust said he was delighted to see XBlades come on board as the Dragons' official apparel partners.

"The Dragons are extremely excited by the possibilities of our five-year agreement with an internationally renowned brand such as XBlades," Doust said.

"The thorough process that XBlades underwent with key members of the Dragons, to help adhere to the players' high performance apparel needs, is another step in the right direction for the club.

"As far as innovation and forward-thinking goes, the Dragons are pleased to be aligning with XBlades and the values they hold dear, ahead of the 2018 NRL season."

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Following the release of the new 2018 XBlades gear, the Dragons Team Store in Kogarah as well as online will be stocking the full range as it becomes available – starting with the off-field gear including training shirts, singlets and shorts.

Make sure you buy directly from the club from November 1, both in-store and online. 2018 Red V Members, don't forget to use your Red V discount!

The Dragons Team Store will also be stocking the new 2018 home jersey from the beginning of December. The jersey pre-sale will commence in mid-November so be sure to keep checking your inboxes for the pre-sale link.  

When you buy your merchandise from the Dragons the money directly benefits the club.