The St George Illawarra Dragons will meet the Melbourne Storm on Saturday, August 19th at WIN Stadium, Wollongong. This is your game day guide.
Recognising our Emergency Services
The Dragons and Storm will again compete for the Emergency Services Cup on Saturday night.
The Emergency Services Cup was first launched in 2009 after Victoria's Black Saturday Bushfires with the annual showdown played in recognition of emergency services personnel who dedicate their lives to their local communities across Victoria and New South Wales.
Score Dragons kick-off v Score Raiders: 6.30pm
NRL kick-off v Storm: 7.35pm
Where: WIN Stadium, Wollongong
Watch: Nine, 9Now, Kayo & Foxtel
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Score Dragons return
The Score Dragons will face off against the Score Raiders in their annual curtain-raiser to the NRL clash on Saturday evening at 6:30pm.
The annual fixture is in its ninth year and provides the stars from both squads the opportunity to showcase their skillset in front of a WIN Stadium crowd.
The Score Dragons play matches in the local Illawarra and Group 7 Rugby League competitions with the fixture against the Raiders acting as a curtain raiser to an NRL match since 2019.
The Dragons are committed to showcasing various ways to become involved in rugby league and the Score Dragons social inclusion program, in partnership with The Disability Trust, is a demonstration of this.
Show your support and continue the success of this program by donating to the Score Dragons Program today.
Double boost for Dragons
Zac Lomax (shoulder) and Francis Molo (head knock) have both been named to make their returns to the lineup after being sidelined for the side's Round 24 clash versus the Rabbitohs.
Lomax comes into the centres with Max Feagai dropping back to the reserves list.
Michael Molo pushes to lock with Ben Murdoch-Masila reverting to the interchange and Toby Couchman named among the reserves.
Feagai hits 50
Dragons winger Mathew Feagai is set to appear in his 50th NRL game against the Storm on Saturday night.
Feagai enjoyed a try-scoring debut in the Dragons’ 32-12 win over the Bulldogs in Round 9, 2021 at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium whilst donning the club’s ‘blood and bandages’ jersey paying tribute to the inaugural St George Dragons team of 1921.
A member of the Illawarra Steelers’ 2019 SG Ball Premiership-winning side, Feagai grew up in Leeton in the Riverina region of NSW before moving to Wollongong as a teenager to pursue his rugby league dream alongside twin brother Max.
The 22-year-old was the club’s leading try-scorer a year ago and has cemented his spot on side’s left wing since early-2022.
Storm sticking strong
Melbourne Storm head coach Craig Bellamy has announced the same 17 that downed the Raiders in Round 24.
Harry Grant and Eliesa Katoa have, however, been named to start after coming off the bench last week.
Will Warbrick has been listed among the reserves as he eyes a return from a neck complaint whilst Ryan Papenhuyzen is still a week away from his long-awaited return from a knee injury.