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Sunday, September 30

2018 retiring players: NRL.com acknowledges the list of players hanging up the boots in 2018, including Dragons great Jason Nightingale. 

The Storm are adamant there will be no room for sentiment on Sunday night should Cronk defy the odds and take his place in the Roosters line up - NRL.com

Behind the success of the inaugural NRL Holden Women's Premiership in 2018 will be internal reviews into the competition's next move - NRL.com

The Daily Telegraph reports that Cronk favoured his right-arm throughout yesterday's captain's run and predicts that he will not play in today's Grand Final.

'That's how fickle life can be. One game': The match that made Bellamy - Sydney Morning Herald

The breathing-enhancement expert who guided Mick Fanning and Pat Rafter to the top of their sports has emerged as the secret weapon in the Roosters' quest for premiership glory - Sydney Morning Herald

Friday, September 28

The story behind Steve 'Slippery' Morris' forgotten Dally M Medal - Dragons official website

Dragons winger Rikeya Horne has been named fullback for the Jillaroos PM's XIII side to play the Papua New Guinea Orchids next month - Dragons official website

Cronk will test his injured shoulder by tackling Dylan Napa or other members of the Sydney Roosters forward pack but the star halfback has backed himself to play in Sunday night's grand final - NRL.com

Storm skipper Cameron Smith said the challenges his side has overcome in 2018 has them well-placed to be at their best in Sunday's grand final showdown with the Sydney Roosters - NRL.com

St George Illawarra captain Sam Bremner has vowed to ensure the toe injury that crippled her NRL Women's campaign won't impact her representative chances - Illawarra Mercury

Thursday, September 27

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck has created history by becoming the first Warriors player to take out the Dally M Medal at Wednesday's awards night in Sydney - NRL.com

Brisbane Broncos hooker Brittany Breayley has taken out the 2018 female Dally M player of the year at the awards ceremony in Sydney on Wednesday night - NRL.com

13 St George Illawarra Dragons players have been named to represent the two Prime Minister's XIII teams to play Papua New Guinea in Port Moresby on Saturday, October 6 - Dragons official website

A record number of 45 teams from 22 schools stretching from Corrimal to Ulladulla headed to Albion Park's Croome Road Sporting complex for the annual Sam Bremner Shield on Tuesday - Dragons official website

ARLC chairman Peter Beattie has declared the shoulder charge will not make a return despite Billy Slater being cleared to play in Sunday's grand final - The Daily Telegraph

Wednesday, September 26

Melbourne superstar Billy Slater is free to play in the 2018 Telstra Premiership grand final after being cleared of a grade-one shoulder charge at the NRL judiciary on Tuesday night - NRL.com

Nene Macdonald, Cronulla hooker James Segeyaro and Canterbury back-rower Rhyse Martin head a strong contingent of NRL and Super League players named in the Papua New Guinea squad to play the Australian Prime Minister's XIII in Port Moresby on October 6 - Dragons official website

NRLW grand final: How Roosters' honesty session got season on track - The Daily Telegraph

Lacey: St George Illawarra have bright future despite NRL Women's defeat - Illawarra Mercury

The North Queensland Cowboys have signed former Dally M-winner Ben Barba to a one-year deal for the 2019 season - NRL.com

Four players in contention for Dally M Women's player of the year 2018 - The Daily Telegraph

Tuesday, September 25

The Penrith Panthers have re-signed star halfback Nathan Cleary on a new five-year deal - NRL.com

Melbourne's backline stars Cameron Munster, Brodie Croft and Will Chambers were high profile absentees from the Storm's first grand final training session on Monday - NRL.com

A former premiership winning teammate of Billy Slater and an ex-Roosters skipper could hold the fate of Slater's grand final dreams in their hands - The Daily Telegraph

NRLW: Resurgent Roosters confident of upsetting unbeaten Broncos - NRL.com

Cooper Cronk admits he is a "long shot" to play in Sunday's NRL grand final against Melbourne due to a shoulder injury - Sydney Morning Herald

Roosters five-eighth Luke Keary admits he does not care if Cooper Cronk plays the grand final or not - Fox Sports

Sunday, September 23

The Dragons NRLW side's loss to the Sydney Roosters has eliminated them from the inaugural competition - Dragons official website

Roosters halfback Cooper Cronk injures his shoulder in his side's win over the South Sydney Rabbitohs - NRL.com

Rookie Roosters centre Paul Momirovski's try in his side's preliminary final win over the Rabbitohs was made even more special, considering he was only given an hour to prepare beforehand - The Daily Telegraph

Roosters co-captain Jake Friend faces a nervous wait for the Match Review Committee's charge sheet after he tipped Souths skipper Greg Inglis on his head - NRL.com

Storm set to leave no stone unturned in their bid to help overturn Billy Slater's suspension - Sydney Morning Herald

Blayke Brailey and Kyle Flanagan are shooting for their 12th premiership together, when the Newtown Jets face the Bulldogs in the Intrust Super Premiership grand final - The Daily Telegraph

The Sydney Morning Herald reports the NRL will introduce a medical bunker for the 2019 NRL Telstra Premiership season.

Saturday, September 22

Episode four of the Dragons' NRL Holden Women's Premiership mini-series Leading Ladies is now available on Dragons TV.

Dragons centre Jessica Sergis is out to make up for lost time after foot injuries ruined her shot at achieving World Cup glory last year - Illawarra Mercury

Two have dropped out of the Dragons' NRLW team, with a grand final spot on the line against the Sydney Roosters on Saturday afternoon - Dragons official website

Five Dragons have made the 2018 Intrust Super Premiership Team of the Year following their preliminary final exit last weekend - Dragons official website

Billy Slater has a suspension cloud hanging over his head - in what would be his final game in rugby league - following the Melbourne Storm's preliminary final win over the Sharks - The Daily Telegraph

Storm skipper Cameron Smith hints he may retire at season's end if Melbourne are to win the grand final next weekend - NRL.com

Sharks back-rower Luke Lewis retires a champion despite his side's preliminary final smashing to the Storm - The Daily Telegraph

Sam Burgess and the South Sydney Rabbitohs have been cleared of any wrongdoing following a leud video chat exchange that has engulfed the game this past week - Sydney Morning Herald

The Knights have poached NRL Head of Football Brian Canavan to replace Darren Mooney - The Daily Telegraph

Thursday, September 20

The Penrith Panthers' board has endorsed Cameron Ciraldo to continue coaching the club in 2019 - NRL.com

The Daily Telegraph's believes the Dragons' premiership window remains open in 2019 in their season review of the club

Dragons captain Sam Bremner's broken toe has her in doubt for this weekend's clash against the Roosters - Illawarra Mercury

Wednesday, September 19

The Dragons have named their NRLW team for Round 3 against the Sydney Roosters at Allianz Stadium - Dragons official website

Dragons back-rower Holli Wheeler is ready to help the Dragons qualify for the inaugural NRLW grand final - The Daily Telegraph

The Penrith Panthers are now reportedly chasing the signature of Wests Tigers coach Ivan Cleary for 2021, after reportedly securing son Nathan on a long-term deal - Sydney Morning Herald

Paul Gallen, Luke Lewis and Josh Dugan are racing the clock to be fit for the Sharks' preliminary final clash against the Melbourne Storm on Friday night - The Daily Telegraph

Sharks back-rower Joseph Paulo is waiting in the wings if any one of his teammates are ruled out to play the Storm. It will be the first finals game of his lengthy career - Sydney Morning Herald

Tuesday, September 18

Panthers half Nathan Cleary has ended conjecture over his future by signing a long-term deal with Penrith - NRL.com

Rabbitohs firebrand Sam Burgess is happy for "the truth to come out" in regards to his recent scandal - Sydney Morning Herald

Dragons front-rower Asipau Mafi is loving life in the first ever NRL Holden Women's Premiership - The Daily Telegraph

New Zealand Warriors hooker Issac Luke could be on the move back to Australia, after being linked to the Newcastle Knights - NRL.com

Dragons lock Annette Brander has backed the increase of recovery options for St George Illawarra's Women's Premiership team - Dragons official website

Rabbitoh Greg Inglis and Rooster Boyd Cordner aren't only vying for a grand final berth this weekend, but also for the little c next to their name when the Australian team is named in the coming weeks - Courier Mail

Rabbitohs five-eighth Cody Walker was oblivious to his contact with referee Gerard Sutton in Souths' win over the Dragons over the weekend - Sydney Morning Herald

Sunday, September 16

Dragons bow out in Semi-final thriller: match report - Dragons official website

Paul McGregor and co-captain Tyson Frizell address the media after their 13-12 loss to South Sydney Rabbitohs - Dragons official website

Player ratings: Rabbitohs v Dragons - Dragons official website

St George Illawarra would have struggled to field a team if they'd beaten South Sydney - The Daily Telegraph

Dragons outclass Warriors for first NRLW win - Dragons official website

Women's rugby league has grown and barriers have been broken down. These female players are visible role models who can break down stereotypes - The Daily Telegraph

With access never before seen in the NRL, Leading Ladies Episode 3 is now available: Dragons official website

The moment Dragons star Jason Nightingale knew his time was up - The Daily Telegraph

Friday, September 14

Dufty says Graham was right to chip him - Dragons official website

Paul Crawley writes: Paul McGregor shows other NRL clubs how to get the job done - The Daily Telegraph

Rugby league's new 'Blocka' ready for Burgess brothers battle - The Daily Telegraph

Dragons teenager Keeley Davis chasing 'unreal' NRLW win against Warriors -The Daily Telegraph

Why Souths' No.1 gun wants to haunt Dragons -Sydney Morning Herald

Last time the Dragons met South Sydney in the finals, it was marred by a stink so brutal it sparked a change in attitudes towards on-field violence. Roy Masters, who was coach of the Dragons, remembers events at the SCG -Sydney Morning Herald

Tyson Frizell aiming for another dominant performance -Illawarra Mercury

Thursday, September 13

Lomax and Sergis in doubt for varying reasons - Dragons official website

Halfback Ben Hunt thrilled with sudden turnaround - Dragons official website

Honey Hireme joined the Fox League NRL 360 panel -Dragons official website

Bruised South Sydney skipper Greg Inglis daring the Dragons to take their best shot - The Daily Telegraph

Dragons need Warriors spirit to win NRL women's round two clash - The Daily Telegraph

Nene Macdonald prepared for Greg Inglis in NRL finals fixture - Illawarra Mercury

Mann out to haunt old mentor in finals blockbuster - Illawarra Mercury

Welcome to first grade: GI left immediate impression on Dragons tyro - Sydney Morning Herald

No troll zone: Targets like Ben Hunt urged to quit social media - Sydney Morning Herald

Poster boy: Teen with 166 minutes of NRL ready to face idol Inglis -Sydney Morning Herald

Wednesday, September 12

Jason Nightingale received the Dennis Tutty Award for 2018,  recognising his contribution in the player wellbeing and education space - Dragons official website

Sam Bremner is tipping a big future for 18-year-old rising star Keeley Davis - Dragons official website

Dragons should follow Storm blueprint to stop Rabbitohs: Craig Wing - Dragons official website

Paul McGregor from backing Zac Lomax to go head-to-head with South Sydney superstar Greg Inglis - The Daily Telegraph

Dragons speedster Jessica Sergis down but not out after big hit in NRLW - The Daily Telegraph

Army's Talesha Quinn in battle to play with Dragons in NRLW clash against Warriors - The Daily Telegraph

Sam Burgess, James Graham to add newest chapter to enthralling rivalry - The Daily Telegraph

It's time to fill stadiums for Sydney finals showdowns - Sydney Morning Herald

Sims primed for epic back-row battle - Illawarra Mercury

Friday, September 7

St George Illawarra hardman James Graham has launched a passionate character defence of former Canterbury teammate - The Australian

Broncos v Dragons preview - League Unlimited

Sam Bremner finally gets her Suncorp moment - NRL.com

Dufty blow-up proves there's passion at the Dragons: Graham - The Sydney Morning Herald

St George Illawarra captain Gareth Widdop has dispelled any doubts about his injured right shoulder after setting a new mark in the gym - NRL.com

Thursday, September 6

Talesha Quinn passes army fitness test in march towards NRL women's premiership - Daily Telegraph

Mal Meninga: "I think the Dragons are a very good chance of beating Brisbane on Sunday" - Courier Mail

Origin benefits far outweigh fatigues factor for Dragons - Dragons official website

Gorden Tallis: "And Ben Hunt he's the flavour of the month and the people that don't know anything just keep on using his name." - Illawarra Mercury

Why will your team be premiers? - NRL.com

Behind enemy lines NRLW Round 1 and NRL Finals

Wednesday, September 5

Simple Bennett mantra can unleash Dragons halves again - NRL.com

NRLW - Brisbane and St George Illawarra lay it all on the line in the opening round of the NRL Holden Women's Premiership at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday - Dragons official website

Dragons teams named for Brisbane road-trip - NRL Team List  and NRLW Team List

The halfback is always the public's first point of blame after a defeat. The key playmaker's performance isn't measured in try-assists or repeat sets, it comes down to a win or a loss - Daily Telegraph

St George Illawarra enforcer Jack de Belin is expected to receive painkilling injections to be ready in time for Sunday's all-or-nothing road trip to Suncorp Stadium - Sydney Morning Herald

Dragons captain Gareth Widdop is confident the Dragons can overcome their finals demons in this year's series - Wide World of Sports

Dragons forward Tyson Frizell admits stepping into the finals arena is an unfamiliar feeling - Illawarra Mercury

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Tuesday, September 4

Mini-series 'Leading Ladies' launched: the stories behind the Dragons Women's NRL team - Dragons official website

Broncos v Dragons: Why St George-Illawarra fans won't want Gerard Sutton to referee Elimination - Fox Sports

What you need to know: NRL Holden Women's Premiership - NRL.com

Returning Widdop ready to lift Dragons in NRL finals showdown - Illawarra Mercury

Monday, September 3

Broncos' Boyd slams Hunt's NRL critics - SBS

NRL set to smash revenue forecast and post $50m-plus surplus - The Australian

Dragons NRL finals, Women's premiership draws confirmed - Dragons official website

ISP Dragons earn preliminary final berth - Dragons official website

The first week of the anticipated NRL finals have been confirmed - NEWS.com.au

NRL finals analysis: How Broncos and Dragons match up - Courier Mail

Super fan Reg Jago backs Dragons women to fire in NRL women's premiership - Daily Telegraph

Sunday, September 2

Dragons v Knights - match highlights - Dragons official website

Dragons steady the ship with crucial win - Daily Telegraph

McGregor confirms details on Widdop's return - Dragons official website

McInnes and McGregor front Round 25 press conference - Dragons official Website

St George Illawarra Dragons finish strongly to hold off scrappy Knight - NRL.com

"Don't Leave Us": Cheers, tears and last win as Thurston bids farewell - Sydney Morning Herald

Dragons nail down home final with gritty win over Newcastle - Illawarra Mercury

Saints go hobbling into September after Pereira's game-turning heroics - Sydney Morning Herald

Saturday, September 1

Coach's preview: Paul McGregor talks about the Dragons' form ahead of Round 25 - Dragons official website

Nathan Pickworth provides an update on injuries sustained in Round 24 (Nightingale, Aitken), as well as letting us know when Widdop will be back and giving further information on Vaughan - Dragons official website

See the amended Round 25 squad to face Newcastle Knights at McDonald Jones Stadium tonight - Dragons official website

Energy, urgency, and passion are the buzzwords St George Illawarra players are focusing on in the hope of sparking the side back into action - NRL.com

Last chance for Dragons ahead of sudden-death showdown - Illawarra Mercury

Coach says the Matt Dufty bench experiment is at an end, confirming his No. 1 will start Saturday's match against Newcastle - Illawarra Mercury

McGregor has opened up about the hurt and anger that ended in a dressing room blow up between veteran enforcer James Graham and young fullback Matt Dufty last week - Daily Telegraph

Friday, August 31

Dragons proud to announce that Anytime Fitness have expanded their association with the club by becoming a partner of the Dragons' inaugural Women's Premiership team for the next two seasons - Dragons official website

Widdop, Vaughan, Sim and McInnes among nominees for Players' Champion 2018 - Dragons official website

Everything you need to know about the 2018 NRL finals - NRL.com

Steelers star Keeley Davis is ready to make NRL impression - Illawarra Mercury

Helensburgh star Kezie Apps says the Dragons' first ever women's roster is a strong endorsement of the Illawarra production line - Illawarra Mercury

Dragons Women's captain Sam Bremner says stars will be born in the upcoming NRL women's premiership and more than a few with be wearing red and white - Daily Telegraph

Thurston has become a Cowboys legend, but if not for the formation of the St George Illawarra joint venture, he could have easily been a Dragon - Daily Telegraph

Thursday, August 30

I love the passion the Dragons fans have: Tariq Sims - Dragons official website

Under siege Dragons hope honesty session can revive season - Dragons official website

Round 25 V Knights game day information - Dragons official website

Dragons players have emphatically backed Dragons coach Paul McGregor to lead the team out of its late season form slump - Illawarra Mercury

Mitchell Pearce says he knows Ben Hunt's pain as battling Dragons head to Newcastle - Daily Telegraph

Newcastle Knights coach Nathan Brown admits that the clubs may have to look at its injury management plan after key players were regularly sidelined during the season - NRL.com

Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan and former club officials Lyall Gorman and Damian Keogh will be called to the NRL integrity unit to answer questions about their roles at the Sharks when alleged salary cap breaches took place - Daily Telegraph

Wednesday, August 29

Paul McGregor names is 21-man squad ahead of the Dragons' Round 25 clash with Newcastle Knights - Dragons official website

Intrust Super Premiership coach Mat Head has named his team for the qualifying final clash against the Newtown Jets at Panthers Stadium, Penrith - Dragons official website

Jersey Flegg coach Wayne Collins has named his team to play the Sydney Roosters on Sunday, September 2 at Panthers Stadium, Penrith - Dragons official website

Tariq Sims cops a hard-hitting media session following the Dragons' Round 24 loss - Dragons official website

Jason Nightingale's NRL farewell likely rests in the fate of his teammates as the Dragons' fan favourite admits he may have played his last first grade game -  Illawarra Mercury

Craig Wing has turned up the heat on St George Illawarra star Ben Hunt, saying it looked as if he gave up in the side's Canterbury flop - Sydney Morning Herald

Players back NRL's move to take games to the bush in 2019 - NRL.com

Cronulla Sharks being investigated over possible salary cap breaches - Daily Telegraph

Tuesday, August 28

Lance Thompson gone, but never forgotten - Illawarra Mercury

Where your team could finish: The final round - Official Dragons Website

Graham Annesley has been appointed NRL Head of Football – Elite Programs and will take up the role on November 1 - NRL.com

Injured Jillaroos, Dragons star Kezie Apps back in track for women's NRL opener - The Daily Telegraph

Paul Kent discussed the ramifications of concussions in the modern game - The Daily Telegraph

"Leading Ladies" is an upcoming mini-series about the St George Illawarra Dragons inaugural NRL Holden Women's Premiership team - Dragons Official Website

Monday, August 27

Match Report: Dragons defeated by Dogs at Kogarah - Dragons Official Website

Nightingale praying for grand final miracle amid fears career is over - Sydney Morning Herald

Angry Dragons fans turn on their own after rout - NRL.com

McGregor wanted to send a message by dropping Dufty. It didn't work - Sydney Morning Herald

Dragons fans vent their fury as Bulldogs revive ghost of 2017 - Illawarra Mercury

Talesha Quinn said excitement is overshadowing nerves as players gear up for the inaugural NRL Holden Women's Premiership which kicks off in two weeks time - Dragons Official Website

Women's rugby league veteran Honey Hireme preparing for her first season with the Dragons - The Daily Telegraph

Rugby Union convert Eva Karpani hits internet to learn rules ahead of women's NRL - The Daily Telegraph

ISP Match Report & Highlights: Field stars in ISP Dragons' second half blitz - Dragons Official Website 

Saturday, August 25

The St George Illawarra Dragons are deeply saddened by the passing of former Dragon Lance Thompson - Dragons official website

Tributes flow for 'Thommo' - Dragons official website

Dragons' legend Matt Cooper pays tribute to former teammate - Dragons official website

How red-headed rogue Lance Thompson became cult hero - NRL.com

Lance Thompson was 'phenomenal. Just phenomenal' - The Australian

An emotional Anthony Mundine has spoken of the genuineness of Lance Thompson following the shock death of his former class and teammate - The Daily Telegraph

Dragons have announced that Helensburgh Tigers junior Sam Bremner has been named the inaugural captain of the Dragons' maiden NRL Holden Women's Premiership team - Dragons official website

Well-spoken and articulate, the new club's newest leader, Bremner, is well equipped to deal with the attention, but it never ceases to amaze her - Illawarra Mercury

Dragons veteran Jeremy Latimore is well aware that finals football is a privilege and not a right in the NRL - Illawarra Mercury

Friday, August 24

Jason Nightingale shares more good news ahead of his final game at Kogarah this Saturday - Dragons official website

Matt Dufty is named among the nominees for this year's Ken Stephens Medal - Dragons official website

Dragons forward Luciano Leilua insists he is ready to fill the void left by the season-ending injury to NSW Origin prop Paul Vaughan - NRL.com

Top referee Gerard Sutton brought into to oversee Dragons' opposed session in Wollongong yesterday - Illawarra Mercury

Apps: The strength of the Illawarra women's rugby league competition is the secret weapon that will help the St George Illawarra Dragons in the upcoming NRL Women's premiership - Illawarra Mercury

Thursday, August 23

Westfund Health Insurance have strengthened their ties to the club by becoming a partner of the Dragons' inaugural Women's Premiership team for at least the next two seasons - Dragons official website

Behind enemy lines, who is lining up for the Bulldogs this weekend? - Dragons official website

Dragons eager to build on Tigers victory - Illawarra Mercury

Coach Paul McGregor has labelled Dragons's 20-10 win against Wests Tigers as the best of his coaching career - The Daily Telegraph

Kalyn Ponga has expressed a desire to return to the code he made his name in and play for the All Blacks -news.com.au

Manly coach Trent Barrett has expressed his disappointment that chairman Scott Penn has publicly accused him of not acting in the spirit of the club - NRL.com

Wednesday, August 22

Paul Vaughan has been ruled out for the season following a freak incident that led to a foot injury on his previously uninjured leg - Dragons official website

Dragon declares himself Mr Fix It - NRL.com

University of Wollongong extends partnership to Women's Premiership - Dragons official website

St George Illawarra defend process that delivered Johnston as CEO - Sydney Morning Herald

Parramatta have denied fresh claims they have been cheating the NRL salary cap by providing free or discounted rental properties to their players - Fox Sports

NRL superstar Johnathan Thurston has revealed how close he came to signing a lucrative overseas rugby union deal - Fox Sports

Manly CEO Scott Penn reveals frustration at Trent Barrett exit, hints at club's next move - The Daily Telegraph

Tuesday, August 21

Paul McGregor has named his 21-man squad ahead of Round 24 - Dragons official website

Frizell, Leilua make NRL.com 'Team of the Week' - Dragons official website

The St George Illawarra Dragons have a new ownership structure with WIN taking on responsibility for the Illawarra component of the joint venture - Dragons official website

The NRL has revamped the All Stars concept for 2019 with a double-header being played in Melbourne next February to open the NRL season - Dragons official website

After discovering just how damaging he can be, St George Illawarra powerhouse Luciano Leilua says he's set a new high mark for himself - Sydney Morning Herald

Kurt Mann isn't shy about declaring five-eighth his best position but with club captain Gareth Widdop's mortgage on the role at St George Illawarra, the versatile Dragons utility knows this brief run could be his only chance for a while - NRL.com

Dragons teen Keeley Davis ready to tackle inaugural women's NRL competition- The Daily Telegraph

THE six most recent Hall of Fame inductees will receive a ring to honour their achievement in what the NRL is hoping will become a time-honoured tradition - The Daily Telegraph

Sunday, August 19

The Dragons claimed a 20-10 win over the Wests Tigers at Leichhardt Oval to return to the top four on the NRL Telstra Premiership ladder - The Daily Telegraph

The Dragons official website is the place to relive the match highlights, press conference and full match replay following the Dragons' win over the Tigers.

Dragons coach Paul McGregor came to the defence of Ben Hunt following his mismatched display against the Tigers - Dragons official website 

Hunt laughed off his critics following the Dragons' 10-point win over the Tigers - Illawarra Mercury

Dragons back-rower Luciano Leilua came of age against the Tigers, where he produced the match-winning play - Dragons official website

Wests Tigers coach Ivan Cleary declared his side's season is not yet dead and buried despite sitting four competition points outside of the top eight with two rounds to play - Illawarra Mercury

Johnathan Thurston's Sydney farewell has been scuppered by the Cronulla Sharks, led by Andrew Fifita - The Daily Telegraph

Punches thrown as the Knights take down the Panthers, who slip outside of the top four on the NRL Telstra Premiership ladder - Sydney Morning Herald

Friday, August 17

Dragons coach Paul McGregor has addressed the media ahead of the Round 23 clash against Wests Tigers - Dragons official website

McGregor remains unfazed by the coaching silly season, despite conjecture over his future - Illawarra Mercury

The Dragons have trimmed the squad to 19 to face the Wests Tigers - Dragons official website

Wayne Bennett remains locked in for the 2019 season with the Brisbane Broncos, says CEO Paul White - Sydney Morning Herald 

North Queensland Cowboys co-captain Matt Scott's 250th NRL game has been postponed due to injury - NRL.com

The latest SMAI High Performance Update has hit the shelf with Dragons Head of Athletic Performance Nathan Pickworth - Dragons official website

Conjecture over the Australia-Tonga Test at season's end has come under fire - The Daily Telegraph

Matt Dufty is ready to apply lessons learnt earlier in the Dragons' successful first half of the year - Illawarra Mercury

Jack de Belin has hailed a return to form this weekend against the Wests Tigers - Dragons official website

Over half a dozen Sea Eagles are reconsidering their future with Trent Barrett's coaching helm in doubt - The Daily Telegraph

South Sydney coach Anthony Seibold has described conjecture over his future a circus, following his side's 20-point loss to Brisbane - NRL.com

Wests Tigers are prepared to wait until season's end to make calls on the futures of Robbie Farah and Benji Marshall - Sydney Morning Herald

Dragons Women's Premiership outside back Rikeya Horne has been tipped for huge things ahead of the inaugural competition - Illawarra Mercury

Thursday, August 16

Ben Hunt needs to ignite Dragons' fire, says The Daily Telegraph's Paul Crawley.

Cronulla Sharks skipper Paul Gallen has vowed to play on in 2019 - NRL.com

Michael Maguire is the latest coach to be linked to the Brisbane Broncos' coaching job - The Daily Telegraph 

The Dragons are desperate to bounce back against the Wests Tigers, according to Jack de Belin - Illawarra Mercury

Dragons half Ben Hunt vows to handle the hostility of Leichhardt Oval, in his first ever game at the ground - Dragons official website

Des Hasler may be making a return to the Sea Eagles in light of Trent Barrett's looming exit from the club - The Daily Telegraph

Former Dragons assistant coach Jason Demetriou has what it takes to be Brisbane Broncos next coach, according to NRL.com

Parramatta have offered Jarryd Hayne another contract to remain at the Eels beyond 2018 - Sydney Morning Herald

John Hopoate has been banned from coaching or playing rugby league for the next 10 years - The Daily Telegraph

 

Wednesday, August 15

Zac Lomax extends his stay at the St George Illawarra Dragons for a further season - Dragons official website

Penrith Panthers have ruled out making a play for Sea Eagles coach Trent Barrett - NRL.com

Matt Dufty has urged Dragons fans not to stress over their recent run of form - Dragons official website

Sydney Roosters utility Victor Radley has revealed he would love to play for England one day, despite being touted for New South Wales and Australia honours - The Daily Telegraph

NRL.com have crunched the numbers on the Dragons' recent woes. 

The Daily Telegraph are reporting that Sea Eagles coach Trent Barrett has resigned from his post, and will finish up at the club at the completion of their season.

Kurt Mann is ready to fill the void left by Dragons skipper Gareth Widdop after being named at five-eighth to face the Wests Tigers - Dragons official website

Dragons back-rower Tyson Frizell has quashed Fox League commentator that the Red V are 'sooks' - The Daily Telegraph

Ben Hunt's confidence hasn't taken a hit despite the Dragons' three-game losing streak - Dragons official website

Hunt has also vowed to the Illawarra Mercury that he'll lift his game in Widdop's absence.

Andrew Fifita and Preston Campbell have implored retiring Cowboys legend Johnathan Thurston to play one last game in 2019 - the returning NRL All Stars clash - NRL.com

Tuesday, August 14

The Dragons have named their 21 to face the Wests Tigers on Saturday night at Leichhardt Oval - Dragons official website

The teams have been named for Round 23 of the NRL Telstra Premiership - NRL.com

Roosters signing and England international Ryan Hall has suffered an ACL injury and will miss a fair chunk of his debut NRL season in 2019 - NRL.com

Panthers half James Maloney is in a race against the clock to be fit for the NRL finals - The Daily Telegraph

Retiring Storm back-rower Ryan Hoffman has been ruled out for two months, putting his career in jeopardy - NRL.com

The Dragons have provided an injury update on injured skipper Gareth Widdop - Dragons official website

Avoiding end-of-season surgery, Widdop will be good to go come the finals series, speculate NRL.com.

Dragons Women's Premiership prop Teina Clark has overcome a lengthy suspension to reach the heights of the NRL - Dragons official website

Panthers prop Reagan Campbell-Gillard has called for his club to consider Cameron Ciraldo as the long-term successor to recently sacked Anthony Griffin - NRL.com

Monday,  August 13

The Dragons suffered a big loss at the hands of the Parramatta Eels on Saturday night, as they drop out of the top four for the first time in 2018 - The Daily Telegraph

Red V coach Paul McGregor questions sin-bin consistency as third Dragons player gets sin-binned in the space of four weeks - Illawarra Mercury

A dislocated shoulder to Dragons skipper Gareth Widdop adds to the club's recent woes - Dragons official website

McGregor struggles to contemplate Dragons' recent woes and even eating following the club's fifth loss in six weeks - Sydney Morning Herald

Sea Eagles coach and Dragons legend Trent Barrett threatens to leave Manly due to lack of resources - The Daily Telegraph

The Wests Tigers have finals on their mind following their win over the Canberra Raiders. Next stop the Dragons - Sydney Morning Herald

The Sharks strengthen their premiership credentials following Storm victory in Melbourne - Sydney Morning Herald

Wayne Bennett is on the outer at the Brisbane Broncos, as players contemplate leaving with the besieged coach - The Daily Telegraph

Storm legend and 2018 retiree Ryan Hoffman may have played his last game in the NRL after suffering hamstring injury - NRL.com

Oneata Schwalger has sacrificed plenty in order to fulfill her dream at the Dragons ahead of the inaugural NRL Holden Women's Premiership - The Daily Telegraph

Friday, August 10

There's serendipity, then there's Jason Nightingale equalling the record amount of games for St George Illawarra in his final ever NRL game on grand final day - Sydney Morning Herald

Paul McGregor on the upcoming game v Parramatta - Dragons official website

THROWBACK THURSDAY: After a physical start, the likes of Hornby, Soward, Cooper and Gasnier ran riot over the Eels in Round 8 of 2011 - Dragons official website

Dragons aiming for top two spot after Central Coast camp - NRL.com

The Dragons have received 88 second half penalties this season - Ivan Cleary's Wests Tigers can't buy one - what's going on? - Daily Telegraph

St George Illawarra coach Paul McGregor admitted there had been enough rumours about Griffin's falling out with Panthers boss Phil Gould to suggest unrest as Neil Henry pushes for NRL coaches alliance - Wide World of Sport

Thursday, August 9

Jason Nightingale career highlights - Dragons official website

Press conference: Gypsy faced media following the announcement of his retirement - Dragons official website

Luciano Leilua's NRL development set to continue as St George Illawarra take on Jason Taumalolo - Illawarra Mercury

Sam Bremner says women's NRL comp a "dream come true" - Daily Telegraph

After an illustrious career, Gypsy to call it a day - Dragons official website

Dragons hope to reignite their premiership challenge after Central Coast camp - NT News

Andrew Johns, Ben Hunt and Gareth Widdop caught up in the 'Gong for coffee and a chat - Dragons official website

Fast healer Vaughan wants to miss just one game - Sydney Morning Herald

Paul Green looking to rebuild Cowboys into a force in 2019 starting with a Dragons flyer - Daily Telegraph

Wednesday, August 8

Paul Vaughan fronted the media today to discuss his injury and recovery - Dragons official website

We go behind enemy lines and take a look at which Eels players will be lining up on Saturday night at ANZ Stadium - Dragons official website 

Billy Slater announces his retirement from NRL - NRL.com

Andrew Johns recently caught up with Dragons halves Ben Hunt and Gareth Widdop - Dragons official website

Dragons faithful have rallied in support of the club's NRL Women's Premiership team, purchasing foundation memberships in record numbers - Dragons official website

Tuesday, August 7

Injury update: Paul Vaughan has suffered a syndemosis injury. Find out how long he is out for - Dragons official website

Dragons' Round 22 team has been named to face Parramatta Eels this Saturday at ANZ Stadium - Dragons official website

Jersey Flegg coach Wayne Collins has named his team for this weekend - Dragons official website

St George Illawarra junior representative players Jason Saab and Jalal Bazzaz have been selected to represent the Australian Schoolboys over in England later this year - Dragons official website

Todd Greenberg and Peter Beattie front fan forum - NRL.com

Looking for a new do? Find out which teammate cuts JdB's hair - Dragons Official Website

Focus on the ruck again but stats show attack is thriving - NRL.com

NRL Daily: Live rolling rugby league coverage from around Australia - Daily Telegraph

Monday, August 6

The Dragons will take on Parramatta Eels at ANZ Stadium this Saturday, August 11, see game day details - Dragons official website

NRL.com polled more than 100 players from all 16 clubs before the representative season, with players giving their responses about a range of topics - Dragons official website

Dragons hardman Jack de Belin believes four weeks is more than enough time to recapture the form that saw his side emerge as title contenders earlier this season - Illawarra Mercury

The Illawarra Mercury spoke to Ben Hunt post-game about the teams' performance and blocking out 'the noise' - full story

Dragons coach Paul McGregor says there's only one way to stop the 'noise' about a late-season fade - Fox Sports

 Warriors forwards Bunty Afoa and Sam Lisone are each facing a suspension after being charged by the NRL match review committee over incidents in Round 21 against Bulldogs - NRL.com

NRL boss Todd Greenberg pledges $100 for each point scored in finals for drought-hit farmers - ABC News

Sunday, August 5

NRL CEO Todd Greenberg and ARLC chairman Peter Beattie have hosted a forum to give fans the opportunity to discuss a range of issues in rugby league - Dragons official website

Round 21 Match Report: Dragons run out of time against Warriors - Dragons official website

Catch up on the Extended Highlights from the Dragons match up with New Zealand Warriors - Dragons official website

Paul McGregor has challenged his players to use their second-half performance against the Warriors as a springboard for the remainder of the season – but they may have to do so without injured prop Paul Vaughan - Dragons official website

Watch the Dragons' complete press conference here - Dragons official website

Matt Dufty's ten minutes could be the most costly sin-binning of the season - Sydney Morning Herald

NRL finalising plans to take matches to the United States in 2019 - The Daily Telegraph

How some of the most influential people in rugby league are supporting the development of the women's game - The Daily Telegraph

Rugby league in NSW could lose $10 million worth of funding if CRL and NSWRL don't merge - The Daily Telegraph

Saturday, August 4

In his first full NRL season, Dufty has shown why the Warriors offered to fly him to Auckland for a tour two years ago after Tuivasa-Sheck ruptured his ACL as statistics for the pair compare favourably - Dragons Official Website

Nathan Pickworth delivers the latest news on Nene Macdonald's injury - Dragons official website

Dragons coach Paul McGregor has a plan to stop the Dragons slipping down the ladder - The Daily Telegraph

While most experts didn't rate St George Illawarra as top four contenders at the start of the season, Paul McGregor did - The Daily Telegraph

Malcolm Knox writes, the Immortals as a concept is already on its last legs - Sydney Morning Herald

Friday, August 3

NRLW squads come together with strong balance of experience and unknown talent and youth - The Daily Telegraph

James Graham describes the form of teammate Tyson Frizell this season as "almost flawless" - Official Dragons Website

Tyson Frizell was voted the best edge forward in rugby league by his peers in the NRL.com Players' Poll - Official Dragons Website

Paul McGregor is sticking with his original goals for 2018 - Official Dragons website

Immortal Frank Burge played for St George for one season in 1927 before coaching the Dragons in the following three season - NRL.com

Norm Provan's 1962 premiership-winning St George teammate John Riley reflects on Provan's induction as rugby league's 12th Immortal - Dragons official website

The NRL's players reveal who they think the game's best coach and spine positions are - Dragons official website

You can read all about the 12th Immortal on Norm Provan's biography page - NRL.com

Matt Dufty and the Dragons are cautious of the New Zealand Warriors' greatest threats - Illawarra Mercury

Kezie Apps was the inspiration for Talesha Quinn to return to Rugby League and joining the Dragons -  Illawarra Mercury

The Illawarra Steelers have celebrated a successful junior rugby league season with their annual presentation evening - Illawarra Mercury

Thursday, August 2

After falling short four times before, Norm Provan at last becomes an Immortal - The Daily Telegraph

Pressure is mounting at the St George Illawarra Dragons after three losses in their last four matches. Can they respond against the New Zealand Warriors? - Dragons official website

The Dragons Women's NRL side prepare to enter into unknown as training kicks off - Dragons official website

Keeping mum: Dragons' women's NRL squad comes in all forms - Sydney Morning Herald

Dragons legend Norm Provan has been named the 12th Rugby League Immortal - Dragons official website

Watch the Immortal Norm Provan in action - Dragons official website

Broncos coach Wayne Bennett explains how the Immortals selection panel selected five new Immortals at the Hall of Fame Awards night in Sydney - Dragons official website

St George Illawarra have launched the foundation membership program for fans to support the inaugural Dragons Women's team - Dragons official website

St.George Bank have extended their major partnership to the Dragons' inaugural NRL Women's Premiership team for at least the next two seasons - Dragons official website

Tanisha Stanton went to Jubilee Oval to meet Sammy Bremner, Kezie Apps and Daniel Lacey ahead of the upcoming Holden Women's Premiership - Dragons official website

Dragons star Sam Bremner says the women's NRL comp is a 'dream come true' - The Daily Telegraph

Read detailed profiles of all Hall of Fame Inductees - NRL.com

Former Dragons and Broncos' second rower Gorden Tallis was inducted into the NRL Hall of Fame last night - NRL.com

Dragons skipper Gareth Widdop looks to be leading the race for a 2018 individual honour - NRL.com

Wednesday, August 1

Dragons prop James Graham insists panic button has not been pushed - Dragons official website

Perfect 10: The contenders to be named the next two Immortals - Sydney Morning Herald

Paul Kent says the NRL faces a logjam of recognising the game's greats under the revised Immortals concept - The Daily Telegraph

St George Illawarra star James Graham has urged Dragons fans to get behind their side as they attempt to get their NRL campaign back on track - Illawarra Mercury

Tuesday, July 31

Dragons finalise Women's Premiership squad with three signings - Dragons official website

NRL Teams panellists Brett Kimmorley and Geoff Toovey discuss who they think will named as the rugby league's ninth, and potentially tenth, Immortal - NRL.com

FOUNDING editor of Rugby League Week Geoff Prenter has accused the NRL of conspiring to keep Norm Provan from becoming an Immortal - The Daily Telegraph

NRL.com honours legends with a dedicated Hall of Fame site which includes Dragons Billy Smith, Ian Walsh, Norm Provan and more - Dragons official website

Korbin Sims opens up about his move from the Broncos to the Dragons for the 2019 season - Dragons official website

The Dragons have a good chance to turn their fortunes around following their loss to the Roosters with the second "easiest" draw from here on out - Dragons official website

Todd Greenberg and Peter Beattie to front a Sydney fan forum this weekend - Sydney Morning Herald

Australia is set to undertake a Kangaroos Tour to Great Britain in 2020 ahead of the next World Cup - NRL.com

Luke Keary's injury, suffered during Sunday's win over the Dragons, has the potential to derail the Roosters' season - Sporting News

Monday, July 30

The Dragons are proud to announce the signings of Annette Brander, Kate Haren and Asipau Mafi for the NRL Holden Women's Premiership - Dragons official website

Brander will step out of her comfort zone when she moves from Brisbane to play for the Dragons in the inaugural Women's Premiership - The Courier Mail

The Daily Telegraph reports the signing of the three elite Maroons comes at the expense of the Brisbane Broncos' Women's Premiership side.

Peaking at the right time: Why the premiership race is wide open - NRL.com

An impressive Sydney Roosters side gets the better of the Dragons with a 36-18 victory at Allianz Stadium on Sunday - Dragons official website

In the post-match press conference Coach Paul McGregor says the Dragons did not execute the game plan during their 36-18 loss to the Roosters - Dragons official website

Paul McGregor will focus on fixing St George Illawarra's leaky defence before the finals - Dragons official website

A strong first half from the Wyong Roos has seen them topple the ISP Dragons - Dragons official website

Roosters Coach Trent Robinson believes the Roosters are just getting started after their win over the high-flying Dragons - Sydney Morning Herald

Lifetime Dragons member Donald Patterson was able to show his team a century of support when he recently turned 100 - St George & Sutherland Shire Leader

Sunday, July 29

Paul McGregor has amended his squad to 19 ahead of the Dragons' Round 20 clash against the Sydney Roosters at Allianz Stadium today - Dragons official website

Dragons Hooker Cameron McInnes overcomes Blues disappointment and continues as lynchpin for Dragons' 2018 success - Sydney Morning Herald

Ben Hunt is the finals-bound playmaker with a point to prove, he is yet to kick a field goal since debuting in 2013 - The Daily Telegraph

Saturday, July 28

Paul McGregor talks about the week that's been and the game to come against Roosters in our Round 20 coach's preview - Dragons official website

Dragons rookie Pereira had been waiting more than two years for a chance in the NRL but when it came he had just 24 hours to sign and drive from North Queensland to Wollongong - Dragons official website

Dragons sign representative duo Hannah Southwell and Teina Clark for Women's Premiership - Dragons official website

The Dragons women's recruitment drive continues, with the club adding incumbent NSW back-rower Hannah Southwell to its ranks for the upcoming season - Illawarra Mercury

Pereira answers the NRL call for St George Illawarra Dragons - Illawarra Mercury

According to the Fox Sports Lab, the Dragons have won just five of 14 in meetings against the two clubs — all of which occurred on Anzac Day - The Daily Telegraph

Friday, July 27

Which Dragons player is set to return this weekend? Find out in this week's SMAI High Performance Update - Dragons official website

Hannah Southwell and Teina Clark are welcomed to the Dragons' NRL Holden Women's Premiership team - Dragons official website

Yesterday the Dragons announced the signings of local juniors Talia Atfield, Georgina Brooker, Keeley Davis and Shakiah Tungai for the inaugural NRL Holden Women's Premiership - Dragons official website

Winger Jordan Pereira had been waiting more than two years for a chance in the NRL but when it came he had just 24 hours to sign and drive from North Queensland to Wollongong - Dragons official website

Throwback Thursday: Rugby League Immortal Arthur Beetson was sent off in this 1977 Major Preliminary Semi-final between St George and Eastern Suburbs, allowing the likes of Goodwin, Reddy and Finch to show their flare - Dragons official website

While most of the newly-signed Dragons womens players sign their first NRL deal in an office or a Leagues Club, Bulli-raised Brooker saved the moment she inked the deal for someone special - Illawarra Mercury

Dragons womens coach Daniel Lacey said the addition of local quartet was a nod to both the club's future and its past efforts in developing in women's pathways - Illawarra Mercury

Despite Dragons being second on the ladder, two places above the Roosters, all the money has been for the Chooks who buried Manly with a clinical and brutal display - The Daily Telegraph

In an era when magic Dragons were in abundance, Immortals original Reg Gasnier was hailed the most magical of all - Dragons official website

Thursday, July 26

Jack de Belin believes team-mate Euan Aitken will be out to prove a point against NSW centre Latrell Mitchell as the Dragons prepare for Sunday's heavyweight clash with Sydney Roosters at Allianz Stadium - Dragons official website

Roy Masters reminisces on the career of Rugby League Immortal and Dragons' great John Raper -Dragons official website

Roosters are rejuvenated and ready to avoid another Cooper Cronk bashing from Dragons forward Tariq Sims - The Daily Telegraph

The lure of an NRL premiership has helped Dragons forward Jack de Belin hit the reset button, following his shared success sky blue at Origin - Illawarra Mercury

Dragons enforcer Jack de Belin expects Euan Aitken to make it personal when he becomes the latest man to try to shackle a white-hot Latrell Mitchell, who beat the Dragons centre to a State of Origin jersey - Sydney Morning Herald

Jared Waerea-Hargreaves has dubbed the Roosters comprehensive Anzac Day loss to the Dragons as the reality check that forced their star-studded side to accept responsibility for a sluggish start to 2018 - NRL.com

Wednesday, July 25

Round 20 of the 2018 NRL Telstra Premiership is upon us and team lists have been named - NRL.com

Two of the match officials involved in last Friday night's controversial Cronulla-Canberra match have been axed and another two demoted for this weekend's round of NRL fixtures - NRL.com

Coach Paul McGregor has named his mandatory 21-man squad ahead of the Dragons' Round 20 clash against the Sydney Roosters at Allianz Stadium on Sunday, July 29 - Dragons official website

We go behind enemy lines and see which Roosters the Dragons will face this weekend - Dragons official website

Jack de Belin speaks to the media about Dragons' win over Cowboys, their upcoming match with Roosters and Gareth Widdop's hairdo - Dragons official website

Tuesday, July 24

St George Illawarra Intrust Super Premiership face Wyong Roos on Sunday, July 29 at Allianz Stadium as curtain-raiser to the NRL fixture. Full team list has been named - Dragons official website

St George Illawarra Jersey Flegg coach Wayne Collins has named his team to play the Sydney Roosters at Allianz Stadium on Sunday, July 29 - Dragons official website

Should Tyson Frizell return to his place on the right edge this weekend, he'll directly oppose NSW and Test teammate Boyd Cordner in a battle between arguably the two best back-rowers in the competition - Illawarra Mercury

The Dragons take on The Roosters this weekend at Allianz Stadium, see game day details - Dragons official website

North Queensland slump to a new low following 24-10 loss to St George Illawarra - The Daily Telegraph

Opinions divided over calls for captain's challenge - NRL.com

NRL chief executive Todd Greenberg has confirmed that some members of the officiating team involved in last Friday night's controversial Cronulla-Canberra game will pay the price for incorrect calls - NRL.com

Monday, July 23

Red V shake off State of Origin blues - Dragons official website

NRL round 19: St George Illawarra Dragons beat North Queensland Cowboys in Townsville - The Australian

Luciano Leilua finds hunger for success after ditching McDonalds drive-though diet - The Daily Telegraph

Dragons' top four push is back on track but coach Paul McGregor believes it was never off the rails despite some hiccups through the rep season - Illawarra Mercury

Trent Barrett stormed out of Manly's dressing shed at half-time of Roosters thrashing - The Daily Telegraph

The Melbourne Storm have jumped the Dragons to sit atop the NRL Telstra Premiership ladder following their win over the Warriors - Sydney Morning Herald

How does the Dragons' run home to the finals compare to other NRL teams? - NRL.com

Sunday, July 22

The Dragons returned to the top of the NRL Telstra Premiership ladder following their big win over the Cowboys - Dragons official website

See all the highlights from the Dragons' 14-point win in Townsville - Dragons official website

The Dragons shook off their State of Origin blues at 1300Smiles Stadium as their focus looks towards September - NRL.com

North Queensland remain in a battle for the wooden spoon after failing to get the job done against the Red V - The Daily Telegraph

Hear from coach Paul McGregor and captain Gareth Widdop following the Dragons' win over North Queensland - Dragons official website

Wests Tigers hooker Robbie Farah was knocked out in his 250th NRL game, as his side dismantle the South Sydney Rabbitohs - Sydney Morning Herald

The Newcastle Knights kept their slim finals hopes alive with an impressive comeback win over the Titans - NRL.com

Saturday, July 21

Nene Macdonald and Tyson Frizell have been withdrawn from the Dragons' Round 19 team to face the Cowboys - Dragons official website

Head of Athletic Performance Nathan Pickworth has provided an injury update on Tyson and Nene - Dragons official website

While he won't play, Frizell has backed the Dragons to move past their tendency of falling away in the back end of the season in 2018 - The Daily Telegraph

Queensland Under-20s playmaker Jake Clifford is inching closer to his NRL debut, which may come against the Dragons on Saturday night - NRL.com

Friday, July 20

Tyson Frizell has been ruled out, joining Nene Macdonald (foot) on the sidelines to face North Queensland. - Dragons official website.

Dragons coach Paul McGregor spoke to the media upon the Red V's arrival in Townsville on Thursday - Dragons official website

St George Illawarra Women's Coach Daniel Lacey is heading up the new Dragons Women's HPU. The seven week program is a mixture of education, field skill and drills and gym sessions. - Dragons official website.

The race for the 2018 wooden spoon has heated up following the Parramatta Eels victory over the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs overnight - Sydney Morning Herald

Keen observers in Townsville, upon the Dragons arrival, have asked the question - where's Tyson Frizell - Townsville Bulletin

Australian coach Mal Meninga hasn't ruled out selecting incumbents who were overlooked for State of Origin duty in 2018 - The Daily Telegraph

Thursday, July 19

Tariq Sims has expressed his delight over brother Korbin signing with the Dragons for the next three seasons - Dragons official website

Sims recalls when his mother Jackie used to hurl abuse at he and his brother at the back field of WIN Stadium - Sydney Morning Herald

Ben Hunt gears up for one last showdown with Cowboys legend Johnathan Thurston in Townsville on Saturday night - Dragons official website

Ben Hunt remains unperturbed by his Queensland Maroons No. 7 snub as he focuses in on ensuring the Dragons go all the way - Sydney Morning Herald

NRL referee boss Bernie Sutton has warned coaches of penalties if players try to slow the play the ball - The Daily Telegraph

Wednesday, July 18

Korbin Sims has signed a three-year deal with the St George Illawarra Dragons, and will reunite with brother Tariq in home territory - Dragons official website

Tariq Sims believes his brother Korbin is capable of playing his best footy at the Dragons - Dragons official website

There's no State of Origin for Paul Vaughan as he refocuses on the final-third of the season at the Dragons - Sydney Morning Herald

Dragons duo Paul Vaughan and Tyson Frizell state there's no excuses for the club from here - Dragons official website

The Dragons vow to fortify their defence with the NRL finals fast approaching - Illawarra Mercury

The Cowboys have named their squad to face St George Illawarra this Saturday night at Townsville's 1300Smiles Stadium - Dragons official website

Cronulla Sharks back-rower Luke Lewis has called time on his stellar NRL career - NRL.com

The NRL have announced six new Hall of Fame inductees, including former Dragon Gordon Tallis - Dragons official website

Tuesday, July 17

The Dragons have named their 21-man squad to face the Cowboys, including Nene Macdonald - Dragons official website

Round 19 of the 2018 NRL Telstra Premiership is before us, see all the teams on NRL.com

The Dragons' Jersey Flegg side will play the North Sydney Bears on Sunday, July 22 - Dragons official website

NRL.com have previewed the Dragons' upcoming clash against the North Queensland Cowboys. See what the experts had to say.

See the latest injury update on St George Illawarra winger Nene Macdonald after he failed to return against the Wests Tigers – Dragons official website

The Daily Telegraph have asked the question whether The Bunker should be able to rule on forward passes following the Roosters v Titans clash over the weekend.

NRL referees boss Bernard Sutton also had his say and said that Roosters halfback Sean O'Sullivan shouldn't have been awarded a try against the Roosters – Sydney Morning Herald

Dragons coach Paul McGregor refused to blame State of Origin on the club's four-point loss to the Wests Tigers over the weekend – Dragons official website

NRL.com believes familiarity – not fatigue – contributes to the influence State of Origin players on the NRL competition proper.

Former Dragon Siliva Havili has re-signed with the Canberra Raiders for a further two seasons – NRL.com

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