Graeme Langlands public tribute

St George Illawarra Dragons and rugby league fans in general are encouraged to arrive early to Jubilee Oval, Kogarah on Thursday night to take part in the public tribute to Immortal Graeme Langlands.

The club's Round 1 fixture marks the first official match since Langlands passed away (January 20, 2018) and the club, together with the NRL and former teammates, plan to acknowledge and recognise his rugby league achievements.

As part of the proceedings, representatives of the Langlands family will receive commemorative premiership medals in honour of the four grand finals Langlands won with the Dragons between 1963 and 1966

A plaque will also be unveiled in honour of 'Changa'.

Video tributes and highlights of his outstanding club and representative career will also be played as fans have the opportunity to celebrate the rugby league achievements and talents of Langlands.

"It will be a wonderful occasion and opportunity for not only Dragons fans, but all fans of rugby league to come and celebrate the career of Chang," former Dragon Steve Edge said.

"There are some great video packages and moments to remember and share and it is great that many of his former teammates will also be in attendance."

Gates open on Thursday at 6:30pm with the ceremony scheduled to begin at 6:45pm. The first 10,000 fans through the gates will also receive a special commemorative tribute booklet.