Dragons ISP Draw Released
The St George Illawarra Dragons' Intrust Super Premiership draw has been released for the upcoming 2018 season.
This season will be the first time in a decade that this team will compete in this competition as St George Illawarra, as per the recently announced re-developed pathways structure.
"I'm really excited to have the reserve grade team known as the St George Illawarra Dragons. I think it's a big thing for the club," ISP coach Mat Head said.
"I think the jumper you wear on your back will play a little part in the squad's motivation, no matter who you're selected for because we'll all be wearing that same jumper.
"It is early days but we want to go as far as we can in 2018," Head added.
"We deserved what we achieved last year by making the second week of the finals and to have a similar squad go around again for another 12 months, I'd like to think we'll go a lot further into the finals."
For those Dragons members, partners and fans unable to make ISP fixtures, over half of the ISP Dragons' games on television, with seven fixtures scheduled to be broadcasted live on Channel Nine and a further five to be shown on Fox League.
The ISP Dragons will also play their part in the Round 11 Magic Round, with triple-headers scheduled for Henson Park and North Sydney Oval. The Dragons will take their home game against the New Zealand Warriors to Henson Park as a result.
There are only two games scheduled to be played at Kogarah's Jubilee Oval presently, due to the venue unavailability as advised by Georges River Council. However the Council have suggested that this may change as the season progresses and all parties will advise accordingly.
Dragons Intrust Super Premiership draw:
Rd 1 v Mounties March 10, 1pm WIN Stadium Live on Nine
Rd 2 v Newtown March 17, 3pm WIN Stadium
Rd 3 v North Sydney March 24, 2pm Ron Costello Oval, Shellharbour
Rd 4 v Knights April 1, 1:45pm WIN Stadium
Rd 5 v Newtown April 7, 3pm Henson Park
Rd 6 v Wyong April 14, 3pm WIN Stadium
Rd 7 v Warriors April 21, 1pm Mt Smart Stadium
Rd 8 v Panthers April 28, 1pm WIN Stadium Live on Nine
Rd 9 v Wests May 6, 11:45am Jubilee Oval Live on Fox League
Rd 10 v Bulldogs May 12, 3pm Belmore Sportsground
Rd 11 v Warriors May 19, 1pm Henson Park Live on Nine
Rd 12 v Knights May 27, 11:45am McDonald Jones Stadium Live on Fox League
Rd 13 v North Sydney June 2, 1pm North Sydney Oval Live on Nine
Rd 14 v Wentworthville June 10, 3pm Ringrose Park
Rd 15 v Blacktown June 16, 3:15pm WIN Stadium Live on Nine
Rd 16 v Wests July 1, 11:45am Leichhardt Oval Live on Fox League
Rd 17 v Panthers July 7, 1pm Panthers Stadium Live on Nine
Rd 18 v Wentworthville July 15, 3pm Jubilee Oval
Rd 19 v BYE
Rd 20 v Wyong July 29, 1:55pm Allianz Stadium
Rd 21 v Bulldogs August 4, 12:45pm WIN Stadium Live on Fox League
Rd 22 v BYE
Rd 23 v Blacktown August 18, 1pm Campbelltown Stadium Live on Nine
Rd 24 v Mounties August 25, 11:45am GIO Stadium Live on Fox League
Dragons 2018 home game schedule:
R1 v Broncos Jubilee Oval Thursday 7:50pm, March 8th NRL only
R4 v Knights WIN Stadium Sunday 4pm, April 1st (Easter) NRL + ISP
(Junior Reps and Under-20s on the Saturday in Wollongong – members free entry)
R5 v Souths Jubilee Oval Friday 8pm, April 6th NRL only
R6 v Sharks WIN Stadium Friday 8pm, April 13th NRL only
R8 v Roosters Allianz Wednesday 4pm, April 25th NRL + Defence Force
R9 v Storm Jubilee Oval Sunday 2pm, May 6th NRL + ISP
R11 v Raiders Mudgee Sunday 2pm, May 20th NRL + Women's
R15 v Manly WIN Stadium Saturday 5:30pm, June 16th NRL + ISP
R16 v Eels WIN Stadium Thursday 7:50pm, June 28th NRL only
R18 v Tigers Jubilee Oval Sunday 4pm, July 15th NRL + ISP
R21 v Warriors WIN Stadium Saturday 3pm, August 4th NRL + ISP
R24 v Bulldogs Jubilee Oval Sunday 4pm, August 26th NRL + TBC