St George Illawarra Dragons

Dragons ready to swoop for Lafai

Adrian Proszenko 10:00 PM   St George Illawarra headline a number of clubs preparing to swoop on Tim Lafai should the Canterbury centre come onto the open market.

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Dugan backs mate Ferguson to star at fullback

Blake Ferguson is all smiles at a Sydney Roosters training session ahead of Friday night's semi-final clash against Canterbury.

James MacSmith   NSW fullback Josh Dugan is backing Blake Ferguson to make a successful transition to the custodian role for Sydney Roosters next NRL season

Dugan focused on switching positions, not codes

Staying put: Josh Dugan is committed to the Dragons.

Brad Walter   Josh Dugan belivies Jarryd Hayne will make it in NFL but he is unlikely to follow him to the US

Merrin out to make up for lost time at Penrith

Willing worker: Trent Merrin.

Adrian Proszenko   Trent Merrin isn't sure if his limited game time this year with St George Illawarra was linked to his decision to join Penrith. But the NSW and Australian forward wants to make up for lost time by playing every minute of the Panthers' 2016 campaign.

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Packer's threat of deportation a legal minefield

Darren Kane

Darren Kane   So, a question. If you could deport new St George Illawarra recruit Russell Packer back to his native New Zealand, would you? Some questions are easy; others, anything but.

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Dragons teammates behind Packer as he awaits deportation ruling

Dragons support: Rusell Packer at training on Friday.

Brad Walter   Russell Packer is a leader on and off the field, according to Dragons teammates

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Dragons recruit McCarthy's African mission

Well travelled: Dragons recruit Tyrone McCarthy plays for Hull Kingston Rovers against Wigan Warriors in the Super League last season.

Brad Walter   If Tyrone McCarthy wasn't training with the Dragons this week he would have been in Africa working with school children.

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McGregor guarded on Dragons' 2016 expectations

Searching for consistency: Dragons coach Paul McGregor training at WIN Stadium.

Mitch Jennings   Dragons coach Paul McGregor hasn't pencilled in where he expects to finish the 2016 season but he knows his players have already set a much higher bar for themselves.

Rose considering boxing after Dragons exit

Options open: George Rose.

Adrian Proszenko   Cult figure George Rose hopes to be considered for the revamped NRL All Stars clash despite being clubless as he contemplates a switch to boxing.

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NRL and Nine resisting temptation to cash in on Sam's return

Red and green all over again: Sam Burgess.

Brad Walter   Cowboys v Bulldogs and Eels v Dragons tipped for round one with Channel Nine and the NRL resisting the temptation of repeating this year's blockbuster premiership kick-off between South Sydney and Brisbane.

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Dugan undergoes neck surgery

Neck injury: Josh Dugan.

Brad Walter   A neck injury was causing Josh Dugan to lose strength in his left arm. He has undergone surgery for a debilitating neck injury that St George Illawarra medical staff feared would have had an impact on his playing career.

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Minister casts doubt on Packer's NRL return

Russell Packer in action for the Newtown Jets in May.

Russell Packer's announced return to the NRL is in serious doubt, with the immigration department yet to decide whether to cancel his visa and send him back to New Zealand.

Packer given green light for return to NRL

On the way back: Russell Packer playing for the Illawarra Cutters at WIN stadium in May.

Tom Decent   Russell Packer looks set to make his return to the NRL after he was granted approval to sign a two-year deal with St George Illawarra.

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Dragons job done, Mulholland heads to Raiders

Incoming: Josh McCrone was brought to the Dragons by Peter Mulholland.

Brad Walter   Departing recruitment guru Peter Mulholland believes the Dragons are poised to be a premiership force again

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McCrone leaves Raiders for Dragons

Josh McCrone has signed with the St George Illawarra Dragons.

Jon Tuxworth   St George Illawarra Dragons confirm signing of utility Josh McCrone on a two-year deal. 

St George Illawarra Dragons dominate at NRL Community Awards

Community minded: Dragons forward George Rose.

Michael Carayannis   St George Illawarra have been recognised for their contribution to the community by taking out the club community program of the year at the NRL's community and player education awards on Friday night.

Kearney stands firm on Benji snubbing

Snubbed: Benji Marshall can't get a start with the Kiwis.

Clay Wilson   Kiwis coach Stephen Kearney is standing firm on Benji Marshall's omission from the train-on squad for the upcoming tour of England, despite Kieran Foran's withdrawal.

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Farah to meet with new Tigers boss but board hasn't changed its stance

New talks: Robbie Farah is due to meet new Wests Tigers boss Justin Pascoe next week.

Michael Chammas   New Wests Tigers chief executive Justin Pascoe will meet with Robbie Farah next week, however it's unlikely the hooker will be able to change the club's position on his future at the joint venture.

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Dragons emerge favourites to sign Farah

On the move: Will Robbie Farah breathe fire for the Dragons next year?

Adrian Proszenko   St George Illawarra have emerged as the favourites to sign unwanted Wests Tigers captain Robbie Farah in a move that would reunite him with long-time teammate Benji Marshall.

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Benji overlooked for Kiwis selection

Unwanted: Benji Marshall.

David Long   Former captain Benji Marshall has been overlooked once again by the Kiwis' selectors, missing out on a place in their wider squad to prepare for the tour of England.

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