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Game day guide: Round 21 v Wests Tigers

The St George Illawarra Dragons will meet the Wests Tigers on Thursday, July 20th at WIN Stadium, Wollongong. This is your game day guide.

Key clash for both sides

The season is quickly progressing towards its climax with just six clashes remaining after this round.

With just two competition points separating the sides, Thursday night’s affair shapes as a pivotal one as both sides look to make a climb up the ladder.

The Dragons have triumphed in six of their past nine games at WIN Stadium and came away with a 12-6 victory over the Wests Tigers in Round 8 of last year at the venue.

Mikaele Ravalawa, who recently extended his contract with the Red V until at least the end of the 2026 season, has scored seven tries from his past five games at WIN Stadium, including a hat-trick and two doubles.

Key Timings:

Gates Open: 6.30pm

Kick-off: 7.50pm

Where: WIN Stadium, Wollongong

Watch: Nine, 9Now, Kayo & Foxtel

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Just before kick-off and at the start of the second half, make sure you are in your seats and ready to dance for your chance to WIN.

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Liddle faces former side

Dragons hooker Jacob Liddle will come up against his former club for the first time when the Wests Tigers make the trip down to Wollongong on Thursday night.

The 26-year-old debuted for the Wests Tigers back in 2016 as a teenager and spent seven seasons with the club playing 74 games and scoring a dozen tries.

In his first year with the Red V, Liddle has scored three tries, assisted on four, and averaged over 31 tackles per game in 15 appearances.

Red V boosted by returning trio

Ben Hunt, Tyrell Sloan, and Jack Bird are all set to be back on deck for the Dragons when they take on the Wests Tigers on Thursday night in Wollongong.

Hunt returns from Origin duty at seven with Jayden Sullivan ruled out with a hamstring strain whilst Sloan returns from a calf strain at fullback to replace Paul Turner and Jack Bird comes onto the interchange as he makes his way back from nursing a knee complaint.

Jaydn Su’A (shoulder) and Ben Murdoch-Masila (knee) are both unavailable for interim coach Ryan Carr.

Dan Russell earns his first NRL start in the second row after impressing in a 46-minute debut against the Raiders in Round 19.

Nofoaluma, Laurie back in for visitors

David Nofoaluma and Daine Laurie both return for the Wests Tigers with Asu Kepaoa and Will Smith dropping out.

Rookie rake Tallyn Da Silva also earns a recall on the interchange with Jake Simpkin listed among the reserves.

Skipper Apisai Koroisau made a successful return from a jaw fracture last round against the Knights and lines up at hooker for Tim Sheens' side.

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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