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Both the Dragons and Wests Tigers are shooting for three on the trot on what will also be a very special day for the Red V faithful.

Game of the round?!

Two weeks ago, you would have scoffed at the claim. However, Sunday's clash at WIN Stadium is shaping up to be the game of the round.

Two consecutive wins for each team means confidence is sky high ahead of the battle for three straight.

You won't want to miss this one come Sunday.

NRL Round 8: Dragons v Wests Tigers
Members Appreciation Round

Date: Sunday, May 1
Venue: WIN Stadium, Wollongong
Gates open: 1:30pm
Knock On Effect Cup v Western Suburbs: 1:40pm
NRL kick-off: 4pm

Secure your seat here.

Celebrating Red V members

This week we celebrate those in that number – our Red V members.

Member Appreciation Round is a special occasion each year, where Red V members can look forward to exclusive prizes, offers and experiences throughout the week.

It's the Dragons' way of acknowledging its members' continuous support and reward them for their commitment.

It's not too late, become a Red V member today and enjoy the perks of the week (and season) to come.

Injury cloud hangs over Dragons

Will he or won't he? That's the big question being asked after Jack Bird was named to start on Tuesday. This despite only playing 40 minutes in the Dragons' Anzac Day epic last weekend.

Bird has been named in the halves while he awaits the results of scans on his arm. A call will be made on his availability later in the week.

In a blow for the Red V, Jaydn Su'A will spend an indefinite time on the sideline after scans confirmed he suffered a syndesmosis injury on Anzac Day. Josh McGuire takes his place in the side while Tyrell Fuimaono returns to the team on the bench.

Young guns Tyrell Sloan, Cody Ramsey and Jayden Sullivan have been named in the reserves and could earn a late call-up if Bird is deemed unfit.  

Tigers' To'a tinker

The wind quickly came out of the Wests Tigers' sails following their last gasp win last week with news star fullback Daine Laurie suffered a grade two MCL injury.

The knee injury puts Laurie on the sidelines for Sunday's game with rookie Starford To'a coming in as his replacement.

In his brief NRL career (24 appearances), To'a has played just one at fullback which will no doubt make him a target for one of Ben Hunt's towering bombs.

Englishman Oliver Gildart moves into the centres with back-rower turned centre Luke Garner. Rookie forward Kelma Tuilagi returns to the back row after missing last week's win due to illness forcing Alex Seyfarth back to the interchange bench.

Freeze frame

Skipper Ben Hunt embracing exhilarated Red V members and fans with the Anzac Cup in toe. A fantastic way to commence Red V Members Appreciation Round.

Acknowledgement of Country

St George Illawarra Dragons respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders peoples, where our games are played, our programs are conducted and in the communities we support.

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