St George Illawarra Dragons
Michael Carayannis Ben Barba mightn't feel like the weight Cronulla's season rests on his shoulders but skipper Paul Gallen has left little doubt how much the team needs five-eighth to fire.
Mitch Jennings St George Illawarra coach Paul McGregor has scoffed at suggestions Trent Merrin’s ''demotion'' to the interchange bench for Monday night’s season opener has anything to do with the Origin star’s decision to leave the club at the end of the season.
Michael Chammas Departing St George Illawarra forward Trent Merrin has been painted as "greedy" and "selfish" but admits he would have stayed at the club had they not reneged on a handshake agreement reached last year.
Trent Merrin will join the Penrith Panthers from next season. The Panthers announced on Monday that the St George Illawarra forward has signed a three-year deal which News Corp is reporting is worth nearly $750,000 a season.
Simon Brunsdon St George Illawarra forward Jack de Belin insists the departure of club favourite Trent Merrin will not derail the Dragons plan to return to NRL finals this year.
Michael Chammas Departing St George Illawarra forward Trent Merrin has been given a deadline of Wednesday to make a decision on his future.
Brad Walter St George Illawarra coach Paul McGregor believes the Dragons 18-12 defeat of Warrington in the opening World Club Series match at Halliwell Jones Stadium has given his team the perfect platform for the upcoming NRL season.
Joe Barton St George Illawarra have been warned to expect a deafening reception when they face Warrington in the opening match of the World Club Series.
Joe Barton It only takes a cursory glance at the squads from St George Illawarra's two recent pre-season trips to England for captain Ben Creagh to realise the enormity of the NRL club's rebuild.
Brad Walter Gareth Widdop grew up dreaming of playing in the Super League but Friday night's World Club Series match against Warrington may be as close as the St George Illawarra five-eighth gets to fulfilling his childhood ambition unless he decides to return to England to finish his career.
Benji Marshall says the zip is back in his game and that St George Illawarra five-eighth Gareth Widdop is providing something he hasn't had in a decade - some support in the halves.