The St George Illawarra Dragons and the NRL have today announced the Club's fixtures for the upcoming 2019 NRL Telstra Premiership season.
The Dragons will play their opening two home matches at Jubilee Stadium, Kogarah in Round 2 against South Sydney and Round 5 against the Bulldogs, followed by the Sea Eagles at WIN Stadium, Wollongong on Easter Saturday in Round 6.
The draw has delivered the Dragons two Thursday nights, one Friday, three Saturdays and four Sunday fixtures as home games in Kogarah and Wollongong, with a further two Sundays for home games at Glenn Willow Stadium, Mudgee and the Sydney Cricket Ground against the Knights in Round 10 and the Tigers in Round 24.
Club Management has worked with all stakeholders to determine the venues for the Club's home matches following receipt of the draw, as determined by the NRL and Host Broadcasters.
"The Dragons certainly have some great games to look forward to within our schedule in 2019, with a mix of Sydney and regional teams playing across our home venues" said Dragons Chairman Brian Johnston.
"We are looking forward to heading back to Mudgee to take on the Knights in Round 10 as well as returning to the historical SCG to take on the Tigers in Round 24. The remaining ten home games will be played at our traditional venues in Kogarah and Wollongong with some mouth-watering match ups including the defending premiers the Roosters at Jubilee Stadium and the local derby against the Sharks at WIN Stadium"
"The development of the NRL draw is a complex process, and we always aim to spread our home fixtures as evenly as possible. However due to availability issues at certain points of the season across our playing venues we have not been able to deliver as balanced a schedule as we would have liked in 2019, across Jubilee Stadium and WIN Stadium"
"As a result, our home games for Kogarah are scheduled at the start and end of the season, with the Wollongong fixtures largely in the middle, but nonetheless there are some great matches for our Members and supporters to plan for and get excited about," added Johnston.
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The Dragons 2019 home draw is as follows:
Jubilee Stadium, Kogarah
Round 2 v Rabbitohs: Thursday, March 21 at 7:50pm
Round 5 v Bulldogs: Sunday, April 14 at 4:00pm
Round 20 v Eels: Sunday, August 4 at 4:00pm
Round 21 v Titans: Saturday, August 10 at 3:00pm
Round 23 v Roosters: Saturday, August 24 at 7:30pm
WIN Stadium, Wollongong
Round 6 v Sea Eagles: Saturday, April 20 at 7:30pm
Round 11 v Sharks: Sunday, May 26 at 4:00pm
Round 15 v Cowboys: Friday, June 28 at 6:00pm
Round 16 v Storm: Thursday, July 4 at 7:50pm
Round 17 v Raiders: Sunday, July 14 at 6:00pm
Glen Willow Regional Sports Complex, Mudgee
Round 10 v Knights: Sunday, May 19 at 2:00pm
Sydney Cricket Ground
Round 24 v Tigers: Sunday, September 1 at 4:00pm
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