The St George Illawarra Dragons will face the Cronulla Sharks in Indigenous Round at WIN Stadium, Wollongong this weekend. Below are some of the more memorable games between the two combatants.
Dragons 38 defeated Sharks 0
Round 8: May 1, 2010
A hat-trick to Brett Morris and a double to Matt Cooper sparked the Dragons to their highest ever winning margin over the Sharks in this dominant victory. Almost 16,000 people packed into WIN Stadium to witness the Round 8 rampage which was fuelled by the appearance of former Dragon Trent Barrett coming up against his old side.
The Ricky Stuart coached Sharks held the Dragons to 18 points at half-time, but the Red V's try-scoring ways continued in the second stanza. The triumph was also the Dragons' highest winning margin of the 2010 season in what would eventually become a premiership-winning year.
Dragons 24 defeated Sharks 8
Preliminary final: September 19, 1999
A match that remains on the St George Illawarra highlight reel all these years later. Anthony Mundine ran in three tries in the 1999 preliminary final against the Sharks.
Captained by now Dragons coach Paul McGregor, the newly formed side fought out an intense battle in front of 51,827 spectators to upset the star-studded Sharks outfit.
The victory awarded the newly-formed St George Illawarra side a place in the grand final; they'd be joined by another team in its inaugural year in the Melbourne Storm.
Dragons 40 defeated Sharks 20
Round 6: April 13, 2018
A second-half rampage blew out the score-line in the most recent match between the neighbouring rivals. With the game still hanging in the balance at half-time at 16-10 and the Dragons playing with 12 men after Cameron McInnes was sent to the sin-bin early in the match, the final 40 minutes saw the Dragons streak away with the lead.
Matt Dufty crossed for his second try of the match just one minute into the second half, much to the delight of the 17,882 in attendance at WIN Stadium. The Sharks mounted a small fightback, crossing for two quick tries to get within eight points of the lead. But the Dragons ran in a further three tries before the match concluded and cruised to victory.