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

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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Talkin' Teams, Tuesday, June 11

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Michael Chammas Michael Chammas brings you the NRL teams for round 17 as they are announced.

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Dugan close to finalising deal with Dragons

Dugan

Michael Chammas Josh Dugan is on the verge of returning to the NRL after his manager met St George Illawarra officials on Wednesday to finalise a contract with the joint venture club.

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Dugan can help Dragons get their fire back, says Young

Dragons player Josh Dugan trains with the Dragons.

Michael Chammas St George Illawarra have struggled to score points since Darius Boyd's defection to Newcastle but former Dragons lock Dean Young believes Josh Dugan can solve their attacking woes.

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Ruling challenge groundless as Price's men go down in flames

Roosters

Michael Chammas ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA coach Steve Price won't have a lot to argue about when he approaches referees boss Bill Harrigan about the contentious try awarded to Mitchell Pearce that sunk the Dragons last...

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Shoulder knock rules King out of Broncos crunch match

Jason King

Michael Chammas MANLY prop Jason King is expected to miss tonight's clash with Brisbane, failing to overcome a shoulder injury suffered in last Sunday's win over the Knights.

High heir pressure but Price feels right

Dragons coach Steve Price.pic John Veage

Michael Chammas STEVE PRICE could well be remembered as the meat in the sandwich provided by two of the greatest coaches in league history.

Positions, decisions - time is almost up for tough calls

Michael Chammas

Michael Chammas Michael Chammas looks at the 10 most contentious positions still up for grabs in this weekend's trials.

Eels not alone in bid to lure Norman south

Corey Norman

Michael Chammas, Brad Walter PARRAMATTA will have to fight off bids from St George Illawarra and Penrith to lure Corey Norman from Brisbane for next season.

Roosters push to keep Pearce part of flock

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 25: Beau Scott of the Dragons is tackled by Mitchell Pearce of the Roosters during the round eight NRL match between the St George Illawarra Dragons and the Sydney Roosters at Allianz Stadium on April 25, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Michael Chammas HAVING guaranteed Anthony Minichiello will remain a one-club man with a one-year contract extension, the Roosters will now turn their attention to ensuring Mitchell Pearce follows the same footsteps.

Hornby and Rein sweet after push and spray

Michael Chammas St George Illawarra prop Trent Merrin has denied a rift between skipper Ben Hornby and Mitch Rein, saying frustration was the reason for Hornby's out-of-character attack on his hooker on Monday night.

Skipper's red mist not a sign of discord at Red V, insists Merrin

Ben Hornby?

Michael Chammas DRAGONS prop Trent Merrin has denied a rift exists between skipper Ben Hornby and Mitch Rein, describing frustration as the reason behind Hornby's out-of-character attack on his hooker on Monday...

Daydream believers: Price's men rediscover lost souls

Dragons

Michael Chammas Don't be mistaken - it wasn't an afternoon when the Dragons finally executed their plans, it was far more significant than that.

Replacement Watmough relishes chance to line up with Vatuvei

Anthony Watmough

Michael Chammas WHEN Manly football manager Steve Gigg's name flashed up on Anthony Watmough's phone on Sunday afternoon, he immediately assumed the worst.

Fien's fine knowing the end is nigh

Michael Chammas NATHAN FIEN, the grandfather of St George Illawarra's hooker ranks, is enjoying mentoring Cameron King and Mitch Rein but believes it won't be long before they overtake him in the pecking order.

Clubs stake their seasons on untested halves pairs

Michael Chammas IN A reflection of the modern game, 14 clubs are set to open their premiership campaign next week with halves who have played fewer than 35 NRL games together.

We were the ones out there: Young downplays Bennett's role

Jamie Soward, Wayne Bennett and Dean Young.

Michael Chammas ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA insist they have ''nothing to prove'' in the post-Wayne Bennett era that begins against their former coach in Newcastle on Thursday night.

Price is right, team says of coach's style

Brad Walter, Michael Chammas Dragons players have warned former mentor Wayne Bennett to expect some surprises when they take on his Newcastle side under new coach Steve Price in Thursday night's NRL season opener.

We're a different beast, Dragons warn Bennett

Wayne Bennett

Brad Walter, Michael Chammas DRAGONS players have warned former mentor Wayne Bennett to expect some surprises when they take on his Newcastle side under the guidance of new coach Steve Price for the first time in Thursday...

Tigers undecided over Mason but Willie has options, too

Willie Mason

Michael Chammas Wests Tigers are weighing up the pros and cons of signing Willie Mason, but insist they ''aren't the only show in town''.