Round 2 vs Sharks

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  1. getsmarty

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    GAME DAY

    Game Day Information: Round 2 v Sharks
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    Dragons.com.au dragons.com.au
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    Mon 12 Mar 2018, 02:36 PM

    The St George Illawarra Dragons will play the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks on Thursday, March 15 at Southern Cross Group Stadium at 8:05pm.

    Gates Open: 5:30pm
    ISP – Newtown Jets Vs Dragons: 5:35pm
    NRL kick-off: 8:05pm

    Broadcast by Channel Nine and Fox League

    TICKETS

    From Ticketek (www.ticketek.com.au) or 132 849

    *Ticket surcharge fee $6.95



    Adult

    Concession

    Junior (5-16)

    Family

    Black, white and blue

    $33.70

    $23.94

    $20.19

    $84.65

    General Admission

    $22.00

    $17.00

    $10.00

    $50.00

    Away supports

    $30.60

    $25.50

    $15.30

    $66.30

    Silver alcohol free

    $26.55

    $21.45

    $12.75

    $58.65

    Silver

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    ET upper

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    ET lower

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    Monty Porter stand

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    Peter Burns upper and lower

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    The CSSC

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    RED V MEMBERSHIP

    Member access

    Red V Members do not have access to this game with their membership as this is an away game.

    Red V Members can access discounted pre-purchased tickets in the away bay 103 and general admission. Please check inside your Red V emails for member ticket offers to view the discount code.

    Click here to purchase tickets

    MERCHANDISE

    Dragons merchandise van will be located on the family hill.

    TRANSPORT

    Train

    The closest station to Southern Cross Group Stadium is Woolooware on the T4 Eastern Suburbs and Illawarra line. Change at Woolooware or Cronulla for a free shuttle bus to the venue.

    Extra services will leave Cronulla, stopping all stations to Hurstville. Sydney Trains services will run to a weekday timetable. See train timetables and maps.

    Bus

    A free shuttle bus to Southern Cross Group Stadium will run from Woolooware and Cronulla stations every 15 minutes (until one hour after NRL full-time).

    - Return services will run from the stadium every 15 minutes for an hour after full-time.

    - Bus service 985 will service the Woolooware Bay precinct via Cronulla station and Miranda Westfield. For details and timetables visit www.Transdevnsw.com.au

    Road

    New South Wales police may close roads around Southern Cross Group Stadium before and after the match to help safely manage crowds.

    Taxi

    A taxi rank is located out the front of Sharkies Leagues Club.

    Parking

    Off-street parking is limited and is likely to reach capacity. Remember your match ticket includes travel on trains so leave the car at home and take advantage of the frequent trains and free shuttle buses.


    https://www.dragons.com.au/news/2018/03/12/game-day-information-round-2-v-sharks/
     
  2. jeffdragon

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    Would like to see us win.
    Although i thought we"d win 1/2 v broncs, sharks.
     
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  3. Old Kogarah Boy 1

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    I'm going for two on the trot ..................and continue the Cronulla rot.

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  4. ALSGI

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    Sharks game in the bag OKB1.
     
  5. TomRedVRiver

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    If the Sharks keep the same spine as Rd 1 then we should win. If Flanno wakes up and moves Moylan to fullback and Holmes to the wing, then it'll be much tougher.
     
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  6. Crush

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    Dragons by 4
     
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  7. Crush

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    It'll be Dugan to fullback
     
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  8. Saint_JimmyG

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    Are there any tickets left, it seems everything is "exhausted"?
     
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  9. Saint_JimmyG

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    I'm unsure how accurate this ticketing info is, considering I just bought a seat in the Peter Burns Stand (bay 26) this morning.
     
  10. Gareth67

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    Would love to see Hunt and Widdop manufacture a move with Duffy splitting the defence and leaving the Duges in his wake before going over for a try . . . or two .
     
  11. West coast dragon

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    The sharks middle defence is very weak....
    Vaughan, JDB, and Graham should score some tries.
    Holmes can't catch any high balls......
    If Holmes is playing FB then Dragons must bomb him with high balls.
     
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  13. JamesRustle

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    Dufty at Duges all night... I recall Duges in the centres getting burnt for speed on numerous occasions... twice on the one night by Koribete a couple of years back (gee that 2nd try shat me as he made no adjustment for his first error... then again, he's just too slow).
     
  14. getsmarty

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    PREVIEW

    Sharks v Dragons: Round 2 preview
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    NRL.com
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    Tue 13 Mar 2018, 01:32 PM

    Plenty of eyes will be on Josh Dugan, who made a well documented off-season switch from the Dragons to arch rivals Cronulla.

    In light of the incessant roasting Wests Tigers fans gave former golden boy James Tedesco in the round one stoush with the Roosters, it'll be interesting to see how Dugan is received by Dragons followers in his first home game in a Sharks jersey.

    The Dragons' display in their convincing win over Brisbane was one of the more impressive performances in the opening round, while the Sharks were first-up losers to the Cowboys but were in striking distance until the closing stages.

    In a long-standing annual battle for bragging rights, both teams will be looking to draw first blood in their initial meeting for 2018.

    Match: Sharks vs Dragons

    8:05pm
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    Home Team

    Sharks

    12th Position

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    Away Team

    Dragons

    1st Position

    Venue: Southern Cross Group Stadium

    Match broadcasters:

    • Nine Network
    • Fox League
    • LIVE PASS
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    Thursday March 15, 8.05pm AEDT, Southern Cross Group Stadium

    Head-to-head: 34 games, Storm 24 wins, Dragons 9 wins

    Matches at the venue: 18 games, Sharks 11 wins, Dragons 7 wins

    Last five games: Dragons 3 wins; Sharks 2 wins

    2017 matches: Dragons won 16-10 in round 3; Sharks won 18-14 in round 10

    2017 points per game: Sharks 19.8; Dragons 22.2

    2017 points conceded per game: Sharks 17; Dragons 18.8

    Televised: Nine, Fox League, NRL Live Pass


    https://www.nrl.com/news/2018/03/13/cronulla-sharks-v-st-george-illawarra-dragons-round-2-preview/
     
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  15. Dragonslayer

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    Basically cut and paste team list

    Interestingly, Lomax has not been named in rhe ISP squad
     
  16. TomRedVRiver

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    VERY interesting. Wonder what's going on there...
     
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  17. Alec's-saints

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    get the feeling lafai is under the pump
     
  18. Smack

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    Is always going to be a tough game at the swamp. Whatever happens, we need to improve in defence out wide.
     
  19. getsmarty

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    DRAGONS

    Latimore gives Dragons lowdown on Sharks for derby
    Author
    Brad Walter Senior Reporter
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    Tue 13 Mar 2018, 10:00 AM

    Veteran prop Jeremy Latimore has provided his St George Illawarra comrades with a valuable insight into his former Cronulla Sharks teammates ahead of Thursday night’s local derby at Southern Cross Group Stadium.

    Latimore, who joined the Dragons this season after a year with the Sharks, revealed coach Paul McGregor had asked if he could provide any tips on the 2016 Telstra Premiership winners.

    ''He asked a few little things but I am a middle so I don't really know too much about what their game plans are,'' Latimore said.

    ''They have got a style of play and it is physically coming and letting teams know that they are there to play.

    ''After being there I know that is their mentality. They are a gritty team, and I think come the mid-point of last season Cronulla were the best defensive team and then they fell away so I know that is something they pride themselves on.

    ''There is a lot of tough, old boys there who pride themselves on getting off the line and physically overpowering their opponents.''

    The Sharks were outgunned 20-14 by the Cowboys last Friday, while the Dragons triumphed 34-12 against the Brisbane Broncos 24 hours earlier, but Latimore said it was impossible to gauge form after just one round.

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    Dragons pair Jeremy Latimore (left) and Euan Aitken after beating the Broncos. :copyright:NRL Photos
    However, he believes the Dragons forwards will need to be as physical as they were against the Broncos to overcome a pack featuring Paul Gallen, Wade Graham, Andrew Fifita and Matt Prior.

    The Sharks have a new look backline after signing Matt Moylan from Penrith Panthers and ex-Dragons international Josh Dugan, who has been tipped to switch from the centres to fullback.

    ''Games against Cronulla are always won in the middle,'' Latimore said.

    ''That is where their strengths are, they have got Wade Graham, big Fifita and Gal in the middle, and Matty Prior.

    ''If we win through the middle I think we can nullify their threats. Matty [Moylan] is still finding his feet, Dugan will come with a point to prove so it will be a good game. It's up to us as the middles to take it to them.''

    Latimore and Leeson Ah Mau made an impact for the Dragons last Thursday night when they interchanged with starting props James Graham and Paul Vaughan and lock Jack de Belin.

    The well-travelled 31-year-old said they would be looking to do the same against the Sharks.

    ''There is a bit of a siege mentality for both teams,'' he said.

    ''You don't want to give one to the opposition and it is a bit of a pride thing to win the local derby.

    ''They have had a bit of success in the last couple of years and the Dragons have missed the finals so it is a new beginning for us. It is about consistency and doing it every week. We've got aspirations to be a top team so we have got to go out there this week and do that.''

    Dragons captain Gareth Widdop, who celebrated his 29th birthday on Monday, said the team would be looking to build on their performance against the Broncos when they meet the Sharks in one of the NRL's most keenly contested derbies.

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    ''The local derby at Shark Park is always one of the best games to play throughout the year so I think everyone is pretty fired up to get out there,'' Widdop said.

    ''It is what it is all about, playing these big games and testing yourself.

    ''We have certainly got a good roster and with the squad we have got there is no reason we can't do special things this year but we know it takes a lot of hard work and this competition is so tough.''

    Dragons 34-12 Broncos



    https://www.nrl.com/news/2018/03/13...lowdown-on-former-cronulla-sharks-team-mates/
     
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    TEAM LISTS

    NRL team: Round 2 v Sharks
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    Tue 13 Mar 2018, 03:59 PM

    St George Illawarra Dragons coach Paul McGregor has named his mandatory 21-man squad to face the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks this Thursday, March 15 at Southern Cross Group Stadium.

    The Dragons will kick-off at 8:05pm with the Monty Porter Cup once again on the line, with their Intrust Super Premiership counterparts to kick-off prior at 5:35pm against the Newtown Jets.

    Jeremy Latimore and Hame Sele look destined to fight for that final interchange spot for the foreseeable future, with the latter named in the No. 17 jumper.

    Zac Lomax and Reece Robson's berths in the reserves list could lead to potential NRL debuts for the junior New South Wales representative duo.

    NRL squad for Round 2 v Sharks:

    1. Matt Dufty – sponsored by Illawarra Mercury/St George & Sutherland Shire Leader
    2. Nene Macdonald – sponsored by Relativity in the Loop
    3. Euan Aitken – sponsored by University of Wollongong
    4. Tim Lafai – sponsored by Kingsgrove Sports Centre
    5. Jason Nightingale – sponsored by SMAI
    6. Gareth Widdop (c) – sponsored by Dynamic Projects
    7. Ben Hunt – sponsored by Paul's Customs and Forwarding Solutions
    8. James Graham – sponsored by EFEX
    9. Cameron McInnes – sponsored by Floormania
    10. Paul Vaughan – sponsored by My Muscle Chef
    11. Tyson Frizell – sponsored by Val Morgan
    12. Tariq Sims – sponsored by Destination Wollongong
    13. Jack de Belin – sponsored by Wollongong Jetski

    Interchange:
    14. Luciano Leilua – sponsored by Addbuild Additions
    15. Kurt Mann – sponsored by Wollongong Diagnostics
    16. Leeson Ah Mau – sponsored by Westfund
    17. Hame Sele – sponsored by Domus Lighting
    18. Jeremy Latimore
    19. Zac Lomax
    20. Reece Robson
    21. Blake Lawrie



    https://www.dragons.com.au/news/2018/03/13/nrl-team-round-2-v-sharks/
     
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