Dragons' innovations adopted by the NRL

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  1. Life's Good

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    Which year?? There have been a few.
     
  2. carcharias

    carcharias Immortal

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    Early 2000's
    Doust was the architect from memory
    Dragons were travelling very well
    They were looking like at least making the GF
    So doust made them have a parade thru the gong.
    Next minute
    They lost a semi and needed the cowboys to lose an unwinable game

    Cowboys beat parra maybe???
    Maybe 2004 or 2005

    It was up their with dousts premiers shirts fiasco.
     
  3. Life's Good

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    Grand final street parade before a semi final. Confucius say 'Carch is a sh*t stirrer'.:wink:
     
  4. The Mad Hatter

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    The GF t shirts bwah ha ha ha. f**k that was funny.
     
  5. TheFrog

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    2004
    Dragons (5) lost by a point to Penrith (4) after conceding 24 points in the first quarter hour but totally controlling the game after that.
    Next day Cows (in their first ever finals match) beat Dogs and Storm beat Broncs and the Dragons were out on their arse.
    So perished one of the most scintillating yet arrogant footy teams in NRL history.
     
  6. muzby

    muzby Village Idiot Staff Member

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    Come on now.. there's a lead time for orders coming out of Guam..
     
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  7. _snafu_

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    I remember the post match interview with Trent Barrett saying that they will need to improve next week....unfortunately next week became next year.
     
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  8. GAZF

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    Yeah, the tees are good. Sometimes I like to go to the pub and show support for my team, but not look like I still live with my mum.
     
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  9. The Mad Hatter

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    Women In League

    St George Illawarra recently pioneered a ladies team. And boy did they hit hard. Tough...fast... They are a hundred times tougher and faster than any AFL stick insect.

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    But this wasn't the first time women had dabbled in top flight NRL for St George Illawarra.

    Ben Creagh played 270 games for the Dragons, bleeding for his club. This was because he was in possession of a vagina.

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    Then in April 2012, Dean Young announced his retirement. Normally, one would do this at the end of the season. But not big Deano. He saw the freight train coming and it's name was GI. Chugga chugga choo choo.

    Unfortunately, Big Dean got splattered in to next week (some say next season) like a used tampon. GI, who has a chivalrous, yet wild and whacky method of preventing women from self harming, thought he'd do the same to young Dean.

    GI, to his credit, couldn't help the poor wench. Prostrate, wretched...Dean was carted off to have his ovaries checked.

    But the NRL knew that to keep women in the game, the self harm prevention method had to go. And possibly a new comp for women established. Bravo! The NRL proactive. Whoa...hold on there trigger. This credit goes to St George Illawarra.

     
  10. carcharias

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    Yeah
    Nice

    I remember my band was playing that night the cows won

    We played straight after it

    Every song felt like it was a victory anthem
     
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  11. Timmah

    Timmah LeagueUnlimited News Editor Staff Member

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    I doubt heritage round was pre-dated by whatever rubbish claims you've made in the OP. NRL has been doing some kind of heritage or retro round for at least a decade if not more.
     
  12. wibble

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    In 1999, Dragon's star Nathan Blacklock did a complicated set of maneuvers ending in a backflip.

    The NRL has since adopted this as standard procedure for implementing policy.
     
  13. The Mad Hatter

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    Nice.
     
  14. Prometheus

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    The NRL adopted heritage round in 2008 for the centenary of league in Australia. The Dragons had been doing it since at least 2004.
     
  15. Life's Good

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    [email protected]:wink:
     
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  16. The Mad Hatter

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  17. Life's Good

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    Bad luck TMH. Poor calls tonight.
    I know you will be cheering us on Tuesday though.
     
  18. The Mad Hatter

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    Yeah. Somewhere in that crowd, I'll be lurking.
     
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  19. Timmah

    Timmah LeagueUnlimited News Editor Staff Member

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    they'd been doing a retro round of sorts since at least 2003, but good try.
     
  20. T-Boon

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    Girls in footy shorts just does not work. They should play in Lorna Jane pants.
     

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