Discussion in 'St George Illawarra Dragons' started by jeffdragon, Jul 6, 2018.
Does Mcidiot want us to lose. Is there a conspiracy and Mcidiot is the central figure??????
How bad is Nighty's shoulder?
Could this be a Ben Creagh farewell scenario?
Nighty is listed in the run on team as a farewell gesture knowing that he won't play but retire after the game due to injury (and age).
If so, farewell Nighty and thanks for the memories....in particular the 2012 Anzac game.
This is a real danger game.
Mataulino back, Farah at hooker, Mbye at FB and Benji at 5/8
They are nearly at full strength and if we are complacent at all, they will punish us.
Should tell us a lot about where we are at.
exactly my thoughts also DENNIS beware the wounded tiger .......
The Tigers have struggled to score points all year and there isn't much to suggest that is going to change seeing they are still working on combinations(Mbye coming in, Reynolds injury etc.). We have so much to play for and this is he sort of game that can be a springboard to getting back to the form we displayed in the first 8-10 rounds. I'm hoping the sting of a poor defensive effort against Melbourne is the motivator to come out firing.
Us by 12+
We need to stand up and put a big score on them. We need to come home strong leading up to the finals.
Yes more than worried
Heard Maloney say something this morning bout origin but it applies weekly also.
He said no matter how gassed out you r as a team the easy option is to ruck it it 1 out 1 out, he said u gotta find something in that period your out on your feet and play some footy instead of surrendering.
Hope super coach was listening better yet Gareth
You would have to say that the dragons boys will back up from origin after that.
None of them played huge minutes-
What was the go with Vaughan not playing 2nd half & JDB only minimal minutes
Vaughan still played 15 minutes more than our weekly no.17..
Nene Macdonald looking to break his try-scoring drought for St George Illawarra Dragons at 'fortress' Kogarah
King of the kids: Nene Macdonald in action at the Dragons' school holiday clinic at Bexley on Monday. Picture: John Veage
Nene Macdonald has made finding the stripe look easy this season but will look to break a personal duck when St George Illawarra return to Jubilee Oval to host the Wests Tigers on Sunday.
Macdonald, who has scored nine tries in 16 games already this season, is yet to score a four-pointer for the Dragons at Kogarah in his eight appearances in the red V at St George’s spiritual home.
The 24-year-old is only behind centre Euan Aitken (10) as St George Illawarra’s top try scorer this season, level with Matt Dufty on nine tries.
Macdonald has a better record at Kogarah in a Gold Coast jersey. He scored twice for the Titans in a 32-12 victory over the Dragons in 2016.
All aboard: Nene Macdonald gives Matt Dufty a piggyback at the Dragons' school holiday clinic at Bexley on Monday. Picture: John Veage
The giant winger is becoming known for his acrobatic finishes, scoring another incredible effort for the Dragons as they fell from the top of the NRL table after their late 52-30 loss to Melbourne on Thursday night.
St George Illawarra will look to bounce back and secure a 10th win from their last 11 matches at their spiritual home when they welcome the Tigers to Kogarah.
And Macdonald told the Leader the Dragons had turned Jubilee Oval into a fortress.
“I’m pretty pumped for it. I love playing these Sydney games especially at Kogarah Oval. Any local games where the crowd is close up it brings that much more atmosphere than the big stadiums,” he said.
“You come out to say ANZ [Stadium] and it’s the same amount of crowd but it’s just so spread out it feels like there’s hardly anyone there. Then you go to a smaller stadium with the same amount of people you hear the roars and everything and everyone getting involved just lifts [you] that little bit more and puts a bit more passion into it.
A crowd of more than 19,000 were on hand when the Dragons thrashed Melbourne in their last appearance at Jubilee Oval, Kogarah in round nine. Picture: John Veage
“It’s home for us. No one wants to lose at home. I think that’s with every team. They don’t want to lose at home. No matter the team bottom or top of the table you want to lift at home.”
St George Illawarra will hope to welcome back their State of Origin quintet of Ben Hunt, Tyson Frizell, Jack de Belin, Paul Vaughan and Tariq Sims after the five Dragons stars do battle in game three in Brisbane on Wednesday night.
Kick-off is at 4.10pm.
Yeah I kinda figured I was in trouble when there was no talk of an injury to nighty anywhere.
Ahh well, I hope its a warm day on Sunday!
Expect a widdop special this week. He is a weapon at Kogarah
Mate go now idea why vaughan did not play but JDB had a illness and lost 5 kg during the week so mybe he was buggered.
But these are much harder minutes than normal nrl imo
Sunday arvo at Kogarah. So many memories.
The commentators said that Sims looked spent after his first stint.
Interesting that Hunt played a lot of minutes. He’ll likely be first choice hooker next year. Offers a lot more than McCullough, and it’s not enough to have hookers who just pass and tackle any more.
Cooks changed the position now.
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