St George Illawarra Dragons

Dugan set to switch as McGregor revamps Dragons' attack

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Michael Carayannis   Paul McGregor is considering switching Josh Dugan between centre and fullback during matches while the St George Illawarra coach has also removed the shackles on halves Benji Marshall and Gareth Widdop in a bid to spark the Dragons attack.

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Dragons open to privatisation to keep up with big clubs

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Brad Walter   St George Illawarra officials believe the policy of taking marquee games to big stadiums will help ensure the joint venture is profitable by 2017. But they have confirmed publicly for the first time they are prepared to consider selling a stake in one of the NRL's most famous clubs.

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Creagh backs Dragons forwards critics

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Michael Carayannis   St George Illawarra captain Ben Creagh believes the criticism directed at the club's forward pack last season was "warranted".

Hornby and Young help restore Dragons' pride

Passion: Ben Hornby and Dean Young have taken on bigger coaching roles at the Dragons.

Michael Carayannis   St George Illawarra coach Paul McGregor has turned to two of the Dragons' fiercest competitors to help restore pride and passion to the club.

Dragons still optimistic of re-signing Merrin

Keen to stay: Dragons forward Trent Merrin.

Brad Walter   St George Illawarra coach Paul McGregor remains optomistic of re-signing Trent Merrin, despite the club not being prepared to increase its offer to the NSW Origin forward.

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Tough love spurs Marshall to put second-best behind him

Back in front: Dragons star Benji Marshall.

Brad Walter   A rejuvenated Benji Marshall has been leading the way at pre-season training with the Dragons and believes he can get back to his brilliant best next year.

Beware of Dragons: Marshall

"If we can achieve what we did at the back end of last year and get better at that we will be in for a big year.": Benji Marshall is confident.

Laine Clark   He may be the "jokester", but former Kiwis star is deadly serious when he says St George are in for a big one next season.

Ex-Dragons junior Blaine Rozs killed in tractor accident

Former St George Illawarra Dragons player Blaine Rozs.

Josh Butler   A former St George Illawarra Dragons player was crushed to death in a tractor accident at Jaspers Brush on Monday morning.

Marshall backs Packer comeback

Ready to fire: Dragons halfback Benji Marshall.

Brad Walter   Benji Marshall has backed his jailed former Kiwis team-mate Russell Packer to return to the NRL next season.

Dragons sign former Maroons centre Nielsen

Dane Nielsen.

Adrian Proszenko   St George Illawarra have signed former Queensland Origin centre Dane Nielsen on a two-year deal as coach Paul McGregor continues to reshape his roster.

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Morris vows to never turn back on Dragons

New Bulldog Brett Morris says he regrets not having a chance to say goodbye to St George Illawarra fans.

Michael Carayannis   Brett Morris says he will never turn his back on the Dragons but still holds some disappointed with how his switch to Canterbury came about.

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Dugan completes another chapter

Focused: Josh Dugan has plans to join university.

Michael Chammas   Josh Dugan's redemption story has been told many times since getting his life back on track at the Dragons, but another chapter was added during the week when he completed the course he was forced to undertake as part of his rehabilitation.

Dragons struggle to keep Merrin

In demand: Trent Merrin has been linked to several other NRL clubs.

Michael Chammas   Trent Merrin's manager will meet with St George Illawarra officials next week to discuss extending the Origin forward's contract, however it's likely Merrin will test the market for 2016 and beyond.

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Neck surgery sidelines Dragons coach

Paul McGregor

Adrian Proszenko   St George Illawarra coach Paul McGregor has undergone a neck operation which will prevent him from being too hands on during the early stages of preseason.

Dugan unsettled on long-term position

"I've only scratched the surface at centre. I played a handful of games there and two of them were in Origin": Josh Dugan.

Michael Carayannis   St George Illawarra's Josh Dugan isn't settled on his long-term position but acknowledges Jarryd Hayne's defection could sway him into returning to playing full-time in the No.1 jersey for the Dragons.

There's no crisis in this Dragons' den, says Creagh

Changes were inevitable: Dragons stalwart Ben Creagh.

Michael Carayannis   St George Illawarra could add Russell Packer and Mose Masoe to their forward stocks as skipper Ben Creagh denies the club has reached crisis point.

George Rose signs one-year deal with St George Illawarra

On the move: Former Melbourne Storm prop George Rose.

St George Illawarra have announced that journeyman prop George Rose has agreed to a one-year contract for the 2015 NRL season.

Doust blames merry-go-round for player churn

Roster headaches: Paul McGregor.

Brad Walter   St George Illawarra chief executive Peter Doust believes the high number of clubs changing coaches this year has resulted in an unprecedented movement of players during the off-season.

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Beale says Dragons haven't pointed to the exit

Kiwi call: Gerard Beale fends off Josh McCrone of the Raiders.

Michael Carayannis   Gerard Beale says he has not been told by anyone at the Dragons that they do not intend to fulfil the final year of his three-year deal.

Packer and damaging the NRL brand

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Darren Kane   A Major League game can meander for hours, but absent that thwack of ash on leather, everyone may as well chew their tobacco somewhere else.