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2020 Draw- Round 1; Dragons Vs Tigers @ WIN

Discussion in 'St George Illawarra Dragons' started by Dragons22, Oct 26, 2019.

  1. Dragons22

    Dragons22 Juniors

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    https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/s...0/news-story/d33a32ef6fa0c2c3fdbd7a3b9182bddd

    Blockbuster NRL round one fixtures revealed for 2020
    Phil Rothfield, The Daily Telegraph
    October 26, 2019 8:46pm
    Subscriber only

    The NRL will host four potential sellouts in a spectacular opening to the 2020 season.

    A copy of the first round draw, leaked to The Sunday Telegraph, features huge afternoon games over the weekend in Sydney rather than the unpopular Thursday and Friday night timeslots.

    The full house signs could go up at four venues:

    # The Parramatta Eels hosting the Canterbury Bulldogs at Bankwest Stadium.

    # The Cowboys playing the Broncos at the magnificent new stadium in Townsville.

    Round one in the 2020 season will be a blockbuster. Picture: Phil Hillyard
    # Brookvale Oval to host the Manly Sea Eagles against their arch-rivals Melbourne Storm on a Sunday afternoon.

    # And the Penrith Panthers at home to premiers the Sydney Roosters on a Saturday night.

    It is a huge match against the best team in the competition for Ivan Cleary and his Panthers who desperately need a strong start to the season to build confidence in the playing group.


    The full draw will be released on Tuesday with the first round of the competition kicking off on Thursday night, March 12.


    The Battle of Brookvale will headline the opening round. Picture: Brendon Thorne
    The timeslot no one wants — 6pm on a Friday evening — has gone to grand finalists the Canberra Raiders in what will be a tough sell against wooden spooners the Gold Coast Titans and their new coach Justin Holbrook.

    Still, the excitement the green machine generated throughout the finals series will ensure a solid turn out in the national capital.

    Manly’s home game against Storm on a Sunday afternoon at a suburban ground will be as good as it gets. Only the Roosters, Rabbitohs rivalry is more bitter than the Sea Eagles and Melbourne.


    Brisbane face the Cowboys in the Queensland derby. Picture: Ian Hitchcock
    After a disastrous 2019 campaign, St George-Illawarra and embattled coach Paul McGregor launch their recovery season in Wollongong against the Wests Tigers on Sunday evening.

    Like the Panthers, they are absolutely desperate for early success.

    The South Sydney Rabbitohs are at home at ANZ Stadium on the Saturday evening against the Cronulla Sharks in what should be one of the closest games.

    The NRL crowds were down this year about two per cent on 2018.

    More strategies have been put in place in this year’s schedule for big games to be played in family friendly timeslots rather than on school nights.

    ROUND ONE 2020
    Thursday, March 12

    Eels v Bulldogs, Bankwest Stadium (Nine/Fox League), 8.05pm (all Sydney times)

    Friday, March 13

    Raiders v Titans, GIO Stadium (Fox League), 6.00pm

    Cowboys v Broncos, Townsville Stadium (Nine/Fox League), 8.05pm

    Saturday, March 14

    Knights v Warriors, McDonald Jones Stadium (Fox League), 3.00pm

    Rabbitohs v Sharks, ANZ Stadium (Fox League), 5.30pm

    Panthers v Roosters, Panthers Stadium (Fox League), 7.35pm

    Sunday, March 15

    Sea Eagles v Storm, Lottoland (Nine/Fox League), 4.05pm

    Dragons v Tigers, WIN Stadium (Fox League), 6.15pm
     
  2. muzby

    muzby Village Idiot Staff Member

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    Lomax will destroy us..
     
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    The tigers are first up specialists.
    0-1 for MARY.
     
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    Rename it LOSE Stadium.
     
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    That's great actually. Love Sunday afternoon games against the Tigers

    And that Cowboys/Broncos game at the new stadium will be fantastic
     
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    If he gets a start. Wouldn't be moving anyone. Splinters again for Zac in 2020
     
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    muzby Village Idiot Staff Member

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    Actually it’s where we have our best records of all our home grounds..
     
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    Last time we played tigers in round 1 was 2014 from memory, we kicked their ass.
    Widdop first game partnered with Witt.
    All went to shit after that though.
     
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    I am looking forward to seeing what Head Coach Flanagan does with the side. I think I might just refuse to acknowledge the muppet for the year.
     
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    Ahhh Round 1 and the twilight Sunday game.
    Dragons really know how to raise an eyebrow with the broadcasters...we were once a TV drawcard!
    Cmon Slothfield this will be a sell out too.
    Tigers - Maquire. Mary???or someone else - Dragons
    If it is Mary...then Tigers win with 2 tries of kicks..and Mary to comment on that 1st.
     
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    Idiots at the NRL.

    A blockbuster would have been Saints v Titans, Saturday at 5.30 pm at Glen Willow oval.

    A real rivalry and contest.
     
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    It was also the beginning of the end for Price. He was punted in mid 2014 so let's hope history repeats in 2020.
     
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    Your a hard but fair person, Tru.
    Good old Mudgee Dragons .................

    [​IMG]
     
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    :):):)
     
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    Here I was thinking you were a troll, maybe you really are a simpleton.
     
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    I can tell you some the lads have already started training under instructions from the coach..by courier pigeon...I wonder if Flanno is involved :oops:....only things that a proposed assistant who cant be registered until 18th Dec might be responsible for when the head coach is not there....I just wonder ;)
     
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    10am tomorrow draw released.
     
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    muzby Village Idiot Staff Member

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    Cue meltdown on here at 10.01am..
     
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    There will be no meltdowns this time.
    Nobody gives a toss. Half the people in here are hoping for a harsh draw so that McGregor has less chance of success. In fact, I'd say more than half are hoping for early losses.
     
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    muzby Village Idiot Staff Member

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    This is why I think there will be a meltdown..

    If we have anything softer than us playing the Storm twice and the Roosters twice before round 5, there’ll be some kind of conspiracy thought up as to why the NRL are doing things to keep Mary in power.. (perhaps how Bruce strongarmed the NRL by saying he wouldn’t pitch for broadcast rights next time??)

    And of course the obligatory time slot complaints.. Because, you know, the 15 place team should get great spots the following year and all that..
     
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