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Dragons ready for pointy end of pre-season

The running has become repetitive, every play have become a part of the conscious and fitness drills have become the norm.

The pre-season has reached the pointy end and the Dragons are ready to rip into their pre-season fixtures.

The NRL Nines returns in 2020 at HBF Stadium, Perth on February 14 and 15.  A festival of rugby league and live entertainment, all 16 NRL and four NRLW teams will head west for the first time ever for pre-season bragging rights and $1,000,000 in prize money.

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Modified rugby league rules will create non-stop action on the field, a range of food, drinks and live entertainment will provide plenty of fun in the sun.​

The Dragons will then head to Maitland's No. 1 Sportsground to take on the Newcastle Knights on Saturday, February 22.

Maitland has a range of fine dining establishments to suit every taste, whether that be restaurants or cafes, to prepare for a huge day of rugby league action involving all three grades (NRL, Canterbury Cup and Jersey Flegg).

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The party doesn't stop at full-time either; several drinking holes will accommodate your game dissections to the early hours of Sunday morning.

The last stop on the Dragons' pre-season travels, before their Round 1 clash against the Wests Tigers at WIN Stadium, Wollongong on Sunday, March 15, is Mudgee.

The annual Charity Shield clash against the South Sydney Rabbitohs has made Glen Willow Stadium home over the past two years and will take place on Saturday, February 29.

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In 2020, not only will the Central West of New South Wales be treated to more rugby league action, but also the Mudgee Cup will take place on the Sunday.

Not a bad way to kick-start another huge season, wouldn't you say?