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Ben Hornby and Dean Young rising through the St George Illawarra Dragons coaching ranks

Adrian Proszenko They've combined for plenty of wins on the field, now Dean Young and Ben Hornby are hoping to notch some more for the Dragons off it.

Jamie Soward steps up as Penrith captain

It hurts: Penrith's Jamie Soward.

Michael Chammas He has been lumped with the captaincy by default, but Penrith skipper Jamie Soward is making a strong case to retain the role beyond the end of the season.

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Wayne Bennett signing with Broncos saved Dragons from two-month soap opera

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Roy Masters Wayne Bennett’s signing with the Broncos has saved St George Illawarra from a two-month teenage TV soap opera with the Dragons cast as the baddies – prepared to dump the steady girlfriend...

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St George Illawarra Dragons just need Wayne Bennett to sign on the dotted line

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Andrew Webster Don’t break out the Penfolds wine just yet, Dragons fans, but the second coming of Saint Benny is almost complete.

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Laurie Daley helped transform Blues long before becoming coach

Committed: Laurie Daley.

Michael Chammas He didn't know it at the time, but during a meeting in 2010, Laurie Daley helped sow the seeds for what would eventually become his finest hour in rugby league.

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Anzac Day has special meaning for NRL boss Dave Smith

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Andrew Webster Anzac Day has taken on many meanings and forms over the years, including its modern-day reincarnation of something as inconsequential but also entirely significant as a game of footy.

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Talkin' Teams, Origin and Ultimate League

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Chris Boulous Join Chris Boulous for the NRL team news as it comes as well as plenty of Ultimate League chat.

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Benji Marshall vows to earn respect of new NRL teammates at St George Illawarra Dragons

Back on the paddock: Benji Marshall training with the Dragons on Tuesday.

Brad Walter After being introduced to his new St George Illawarra teammates by coach Steve Price on Tuesday, Benji Marshall told them he wanted to earn their respect before being selected for his first NRL...

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Celebrating 100 State of Origins: Part Three

Verbal joust: Greg Inglis and Paul Gallen during a heated exchange in game one of the 2013 series, which NSW won 14-6.

To celebrate 100 State of Origin matches, Fairfax spoke to 100 players about their best memory and the greatest moment in the history of the series. Part four will appear on Tuesday.

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New St George Illawarra coach Paul McGregor tells players to get on with job

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Brad Walter After receiving the blessing of sacked St George Illawarra coach Steve Price to take on his job, Paul McGregor delivered some home truths to the Dragons players at a meeting ahead of their first...

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Paul McGregor gets his first test in Steve Price's shoes

Settling in: New Dragons coach Paul McGregor talks with Gareth Widdop and Benji Marshall during training this week.

Brad Walter McGregor, an inaugural co-captain of the Dragons with Mark Coyne in 1999, will begin his audition for the club's vacant coaching job when he oversees the team for the first time in Monday's night's...

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State of Origin: Josh Dugan to centre of attention

Dragons fullback Josh Dugan is brought under control against South Sydney at the SCG.

Michael Carayannis Josh Dugan is under serious consideration to fill the vacant NSW centre spot following his positional switch for St George Illawarra.

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NRL Power Rankings: Round 7 - Obstructions abound in video age

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Paul Suttor The seemingly perennial drama about obstruction rulings is a relatively new problem in the grand old game of rugby league - it's a problem which has arisen in the age of the video replay.

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NRL: Wave of optimism has swept new-look Dragons' camp, says coach Steve Price

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Michael Chammas It has taken two years but St George Illawarra coach Steve Price finally has the football team he wants.

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Half measures: How the Brisbane Broncos pivots stack up

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Phil Lutton Throughout their short but disproportionately successful life as an NRL club, the Brisbane Broncos have thought long and hard about opening the wallet in the player market.

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St George Illawarra Dragons pair snapped up by London Broncos

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Michael Carayannis The London Broncos have swooped on St George Illawarra pair Josh Drinkwater and Atelea Vea, signing them immediately.

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Ben Creagh keen to breathe fire back into Dragons

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Michael Carayannis The added burden of the captaincy plagued Ben Creagh in his first season at the helm of the Dragons last year.

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Dragons pick up Harrison after Raiders release

Player, Bronson Harrison, in action.

Chris Wilson Released by the Canberra Raiders last week, former Kiwi international Bronson Harrison has found a new home with the St George Illawarra Dragons.

NRL: 2013 team-by-team previews

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With just three days to the NRL season opener our experts run the rule over every team in the competition.

Melbourne Storm v St George Illawarra Dragons

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AAMI Park, Melbourne, Sunday 3pm (AEDT)