Round 18 vs Panthers

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  1. getsmarty

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    Telstra Premiership Round 18 Panthers vs Dragons
    Telstra Premiership

    Round 18 - Friday 19th July 2019


    Match: Panthers vs Dragons
    Kick off: 7:55pm
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    home Team

    Panthers

    8th Position

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    away Team

    Dragons

    13th Position

    #NRLPanthersDragons

    Venue: Panthers Stadium

    Match broadcasters

    • Nine Network
    • Foxtel
    • LIVE PASS
    • KAYO
    Ground Conditions: N/A

    Weather: Fine

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    Stats
    Current Season
    Wins this season
    50%

    8/16

    40%

    6/15

    Points Scored
    home Penrith Panthers
    239

    away St. George Illawarra Dragons
    273
    Points Conceded
    home Penrith Panthers
    310

    away St. George Illawarra Dragons
    329
    Completion Rate
    71%

    77%

    Tackle Efficiency
    86.8%

    88.5%

    Average Points Scored
    home Penrith Panthers
    14

    away St. George Illawarra Dragons
    18
    Average Points Conceded
    home Penrith Panthers
    19

    away St. George Illawarra Dragons
    21
    Average Play The Ball
    3.36s

    3.4s


    https://www.dragons.com.au/draw/nrl-premiership/2019/round-18-panthers-v-dragons/
     
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  2. Number of the Beath

    Number of the Beath Juniors

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    I reckon we should just forfeit.
     
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  3. jeffdragon

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    We will bt em
    Their assy luck will run out. They can't be lucky again.
     
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  4. blacksafake

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    Control Kikau & we’ll go a long way to winning.
     
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  5. Dragons22

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    Key point for next the excuses conference against the Panthers:
    "I think the 5 day turn affected our performance"
     
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  6. Dragonslayer

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    5 day turn and team list out on Tuesday. Will there be any changes? Will McGregor have the balls to make changes. or do we get the excuse of yesteryear about maintaining "stability"

    Well Lats looks like he will be out, which means Graham will come straight back in. I cant see McGregor making any changes other than this one.
     
  7. rednwhites

    rednwhites Juniors

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    Much like the players, I have zero to no interest in this game. We are on a hiding to nothing. Nothing can be salvaged from this season, win, lose or draw here.
     
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  8. Dennis Papaioannou

    Dennis Papaioannou Juniors

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    So Graham and Widdop come in and we end up in the same position as we were when we started the season.
    Where do we play Widdop? Where do we play Norman?
    If Maloney is on song we will struggle again.
     
  9. Number of the Beath

    Number of the Beath Juniors

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    1 Norman 2 Dufty 3 Leilua 4 Lafai 5 Saab 6 Field 7 Hunt 8 Graham 9 McInnes 10 Lawrie 11 T Sims 12 Frizzell 13 K Sims 14 Host 15 Ford 16 Kerr 17 Vaughan
    Caretaker Coach : M Head
    Pearson, Ravalawa, Latimore, Maranta, Aitken stamped "Never To Play First Grade Again"
     
  10. BLM01

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    Cant wait will be the Channel 9 game Friday night.
    Penrith going for 7 in a row and will have the points booked in. Time for a real upset.
     
  11. getsmarty

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    McGregor not giving up on title hopes despite dismal display
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    Brad Walter NRL.com Senior Reporter
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    Sun 14 Jul 2019, 10:04 PM
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    After venting his frustration at St George Illawarra’s 36-14 loss to 12-man Canberra outfit at WIN Stadium on Sunday night, Paul McGregor still believes the Dragons can win the grand final.

    With prop James Graham due to return next week from a broken leg followed by captain Gareth Widdop after shoulder surgery, St George Illawarra are nearing full strength at the right end of the season but it may be too late after a performance McGregor labelled their "worst of the season".

    McGregor estimates the Dragons need to win six of their remaining eight games to make the finals and when asked if that was possible, he said: "Absolutely. I think we can win it."

    However, the St George Illawarra coach qualified his comments by saying the team would need to improve dramatically on their lacklustre performance against Canberra in the team’s last home game of the season at their Wollongong base.

    "I know that sounds unrealistic sitting here right now but that is how I approach every training session and every game," McGregor said.

    "If we can bring our best performance we can win games and we can win a few in a row to play finals. If we are healthy, look out. But we have got a long way to go after tonight because that was disappointing."



    Cotric sent off for spear tackle

    With so much at stake against the Raiders, he was deeply disappointed the Dragons missed 54 tackles, committed 10 errors and conceded seven penalties.

    After fighting back from 26-0 down before Raiders centre Nick Cotric was sent off in the 59th minute, the Dragons failed to take advantage of an extra-man advantage and conceded two tries before Matt Dufty raced 80 metres to score just before the siren sounded.

    A win would have kept St George Illawarra two points behind eighth-placed Penrith, who they play at Panthers Stadium on Friday night, whereas the Dragons are now 14th ahead of only Canterbury and Gold Coast.

    "I am not going to defend that performance at all, that was the worst performance of the season," McGregor said.

    "It was just one on one missed tackles by our edges that led to tries, then some disciplinary areas around our penalties and fundamental errors that shouldn’t be happening.

    "We have had our distractions this year but we had enough talent on the field today to win that game and we didn’t go close so we have to own up to that performance and change that because that is not acceptable.

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    "It was the last game at WIN for the year and this is where they train every day, the importance of the occasion, we had the boys who played Origin, we had Tariq [Sims] back, we put in a good performance the week before and only lost by a penalty goal against Melbourne without nine players.

    "We had every reason to go after the game tonight and we just didn’t.

    "I think it was a performance that we have all got to take ownership for, the coaches and especially myself. I am at the forefront of that so we have all got to improve."

    Panthers v Dragons
    What will be the result of their round 18 clash?



    https://www.dragons.com.au/news/201...ing-up-on-title-hopes-despite-dismal-display/
     
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    Ravalawa cited by Match Review Committee
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    Dragons.com.au dragons.com.au
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    Mon 15 Jul 2019, 01:12 PM

    St George Illawarra winger Mikaele Ravalawa has been cited by the Match Review Committee in the aftermath of the Dragons' 36-14 loss to the Canberra Raiders on Sunday night.

    The Fijian international was charged with a grade one careless high tackle on Raiders skipper Jarrod Croker just before half-time.

    An early guilty plea will see Ravalawa fined $1350. The Dragons have until midday on Tuesday to decide.


    https://www.dragons.com.au/news/2019/07/15/ravalawa-cited-by-match-review-committee/
     
  13. JohnnoMcJohnno

    JohnnoMcJohnno Juniors

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    Well it's free to air and the daughters boyfriend left behind some JD & coke cans. Prefer beer but what the hell, cheap night in for me. Woohoo.
     
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  14. Eatons Hill Dragon

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    Anyone playing SuperCoach should probably have Kikau in there team this weekend.
    He will be running straight towards Aitken all night.
     
  15. Old Kogarah Boy 1

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    No but the fans should stay away in protest...... the message will get across better than any other.
     
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  16. Old Kogarah Boy 1

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    If McGregor is on song, the team will struggle.
     
  17. SBD82

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    1. It
    2. Doesn’t
    3. Matter
    4. Who
    5. We
    6. Pick
    7. We
    8. Are
    9. f**king
    10. Gone
    11. For
    12. The
    13. Season
    14. And
    15. The
    16. Foreseeable
    17. Future
     
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  18. Coffs dragon

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    It's sad, but I hope they get flogged if it means another nail into the coffin of our delusional coach.
     
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  19. Eatons Hill Dragon

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    On current form that team would beat the current Dragons team.
     
  20. Old Kogarah Boy 1

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    SBD82,
    Well Done, that looks like a real team effort!
     
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