Take a trip down memory lane with the St George Illawarra Dragons each week as we re-visit the highs and lows, triumphs and tribulations of the Red V.
St George take advantage of Canterbury’s inexperience at first grade level by inflicting a 91-6 hiding at Earl Park. The Dragons cross for 19 tries and land 17 goals in the 85-point massacre. The score and the winning margin remain records for the premiership competition.
Illawarra produce the boilover result of the Panasonic Cup with their stunning 40-0 whitewash of Cronulla at Parramatta Stadium. English imports Andy Gregory and Steve Hampson make their debuts but play only a small role in the win. Illawarra finish the tournament runners-up following a 22-20 defeat to Brisbane.
St George Illawarra put the Anthony Mundine saga behind them to thrash Auckland 54-0 at WIN Stadium. Winger Amos Roberts scores 22 points on his debut in first grade.
Former Test centre Mark Gasnier was poised to make a surprise comeback to the NRL in 2010, according to an exclusive report in the Daily Telegraph. The report revealed that Dragons boss Peter Doust has already met with NRL CEO David Gallop and salary cap auditor Ian Schubert to investigate how to fit Gasnier under the club’s payment cap.
St George Illawarra sign former Canberra fullback Josh Dugan for the remainder of the season. Dugan would play 85 games for the Dragons before departing for the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks ahead of the 2018 season.
The game loses an Immortal with the passing of legendary St George centre Reg Gasnier, one day short of his 75th birthday.