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GCRV

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Paul Crawley's prediction. Really want to avoid the spoon. Would be a bonus to win a few and finish ahead of the Dogs.

ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS

Current position: 16th on 12 competition points (-137 points differential)

Crawley’s prediction: 16th (16 competition points)

Run home: bye, Tigers (h), Sea Eagles (h), Eels (a), Rabbitohs (Cairns), Storm (h), Warriors (a), Knights (h)

Verdict: Have the bye this round followed by the likely wooden spoon play off against the Tigers next Thursday in Wollongong. After another horror season, Dragons fans can take some confidence from the effort shown in the close loss to the Raiders. Hopefully that fight stays with them for the remaining games, even though the finals are well out of reach.
 

Morgan

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Power Rankings​

16. St George Illawarra Dragons

Analysis: The Dragons delivered a valiant performance against the Sea Eagles in Round 22, coming within six points of spoiling Daly Cherry-Evans’ milestone match. With a two-win buffer over the last-placed Tigers, interim coach Ryan Carr will be confident his team can avoid the wooden spoon. However, the Red V have a tough run home, with every team they face in contention for the finals. To make matters worse, reliable forward Jack de Belin will spend four weeks on the sideline after failing in his attempt to overturn his ban for a hip-drop tackle.

Injuries/suspensions: Ben Murdoch-Masila (knee, Round 23), Paul Turner (hip, Round 23), Viliami Fifita (knee, Round 23), Jayden Sullivan (hamstring, Round 26), Jack de Belin (suspended, Round 27,) Cody Ramsey (illness, next season), Jaydn Su’A (shoulder, next season), Tyrell Fuimaono (hip, indefinite)

Run home: Eels (a), Rabbitohs (a), Storm (h), Warriors (a), Knights (h)

Chances of winning wooden spoon: 8.4%
 

RedV01

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Not too bad seeing what Luke Brooks and Tom Trbojevic (considering how much he's injured) are on and also this will only be true for a few more weeks. Shoule leave the club with money to spend on a marquee player or two or allow it to pay overs for promising juniors even if a few don't make it.

Highest Paid NRL players​

  1. Kalyn Ponga (Knights): $1.4m
  2. Nathan Cleary (Panthers): $1.3m
  3. Cameron Munster (Storm): $1.25m
  4. Daly Cherry-Evans (Sea Eagles): $1.2m
  5. Luke Brooks (Tigers): $1.15m
  6. Tom Trbojevic (Sea Eagles): $1.15m
  7. Ben Hunt (Dragons): $1.1m
  8. James Tedesco (Roosters): $1.1m
  9. Addin Fonua-Blake (Warriors): $1.05m
  10. Mitchell Moses (Eels): $1.05m
 

GCRV

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2023 Dally M Awards nominees

FULLBACK: James Tedesco (Roosters), Dylan Edwards (Panthers), Kalyn Ponga (Knights)

WINGERS: Dallin Watene-Zelezniak (Warriors), Jamayne Isaako (Dolphins), Brian To’o (Panthers), Dominic Young (Knights), Selwyn Cobbo (Broncos), Ronaldo Mulitalo (Sharks)

CENTRES: Stephen Crichton (Panthers), Bradman Best (Knights), Kotoni Staggs (Broncos), Campbell Graham (Rabbitohs), Herbie Farnworth (Broncos), Izack Tago (Panthers)

FIVE-EIGHTH: Ezra Mam (Broncos), Cameron Munster (Storm), Cody Walker (Rabbitohs)

HALFBACK: Nathan Cleary (Panthers), Daly Cherry-Evans (Sea Eagles), Shaun Johnson (Warriors)

HOOKER: Wayde Egan (Warriors), Apisai Koroisau (Wests Tigers), Harry Grant (Storm)

PROPS: Lindsay Collins (Roosters), Payne Haas (Broncos), James Fisher-Harris (Panthers), Nelson Asofa-Solomona (Storm), Jake Trbojevic (Sea Eagles), Addin Fonua-Blake (Warriors)

BACK ROWERS: Liam Martin (Panthers), Briton Nikora (Sharks), Tyson Frizell (Knights), Haumole Olakau’atu (Sea Eagles), David Fifita (Titans), Hudson Young (Raiders)

LOCK: Tohu Harris (Warriors), Isaah Yeo (Panthers), Patrick Carrigan (Broncos)

COACH: Kevin Walters (Broncos), Andrew Webster (Warriors), Ivan Cleary (Panthers)

CAPTAIN: Adam Reynolds (Broncos), Tohu Harris (Warriors), Isaah Yeo (Panthers)

ROOKIE: Jahream Bula (Wests Tigers), William Warbrick (Storm), Sunia Turuva (Panthers)

Not a single nominee. Not even our "superstar" (sarcasm) halfback and captain.
 

Eric

Moderator

2023 Dally M Awards nominees

FULLBACK: James Tedesco (Roosters), Dylan Edwards (Panthers), Kalyn Ponga (Knights)

WINGERS: Dallin Watene-Zelezniak (Warriors), Jamayne Isaako (Dolphins), Brian To’o (Panthers), Dominic Young (Knights), Selwyn Cobbo (Broncos), Ronaldo Mulitalo (Sharks)

CENTRES: Stephen Crichton (Panthers), Bradman Best (Knights), Kotoni Staggs (Broncos), Campbell Graham (Rabbitohs), Herbie Farnworth (Broncos), Izack Tago (Panthers)

FIVE-EIGHTH: Ezra Mam (Broncos), Cameron Munster (Storm), Cody Walker (Rabbitohs)

HALFBACK: Nathan Cleary (Panthers), Daly Cherry-Evans (Sea Eagles), Shaun Johnson (Warriors)

HOOKER: Wayde Egan (Warriors), Apisai Koroisau (Wests Tigers), Harry Grant (Storm)

PROPS: Lindsay Collins (Roosters), Payne Haas (Broncos), James Fisher-Harris (Panthers), Nelson Asofa-Solomona (Storm), Jake Trbojevic (Sea Eagles), Addin Fonua-Blake (Warriors)

BACK ROWERS: Liam Martin (Panthers), Briton Nikora (Sharks), Tyson Frizell (Knights), Haumole Olakau’atu (Sea Eagles), David Fifita (Titans), Hudson Young (Raiders)

LOCK: Tohu Harris (Warriors), Isaah Yeo (Panthers), Patrick Carrigan (Broncos)

COACH: Kevin Walters (Broncos), Andrew Webster (Warriors), Ivan Cleary (Panthers)

CAPTAIN: Adam Reynolds (Broncos), Tohu Harris (Warriors), Isaah Yeo (Panthers)

ROOKIE: Jahream Bula (Wests Tigers), William Warbrick (Storm), Sunia Turuva (Panthers)

Not a single nominee. Not even our "superstar" (sarcasm) halfback and captain.
  1. Kalyn Ponga
  2. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak
  3. Stephen Crichton
  4. Herbie Farnworth
  5. Brian To'o
  6. Cameron Munster
  7. Sean Johnson
  8. Payne Haas
  9. Wayde Egan
  10. Addin Fonua-Blake
  11. Liam Martin
  12. David Fifita
  13. Isaah Yeo
Coach: Andrew Webster
Captain: Adam Reynolds
Rookie: William Warbrick
Player of the Year: Sean Johnson
 

Morgan

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  1. Kalyn Ponga
  2. Jamayne Isaako
  3. Stephen Crichton
  4. Herbie Farnworth
  5. Brian To'o
  6. Cameron Munster
  7. Sean Johnson
  8. Payne Haas
  9. Wayde Egan
  10. Addin Fonua-Blake
  11. Liam Martin
  12. Haumole Olakau’atu
  13. Isaah Yeo
 

RedV01

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2023 Dally M Awards nominees

FULLBACK: James Tedesco (Roosters), Dylan Edwards (Panthers), Kalyn Ponga (Knights)

WINGERS: Dallin Watene-Zelezniak (Warriors), Jamayne Isaako (Dolphins), Brian To’o (Panthers), Dominic Young (Knights), Selwyn Cobbo (Broncos), Ronaldo Mulitalo (Sharks)

CENTRES: Stephen Crichton (Panthers), Bradman Best (Knights), Kotoni Staggs (Broncos), Campbell Graham (Rabbitohs), Herbie Farnworth (Broncos), Izack Tago (Panthers)

FIVE-EIGHTH: Ezra Mam (Broncos), Cameron Munster (Storm), Cody Walker (Rabbitohs)

HALFBACK: Nathan Cleary (Panthers), Daly Cherry-Evans (Sea Eagles), Shaun Johnson (Warriors)

HOOKER: Wayde Egan (Warriors), Apisai Koroisau (Wests Tigers), Harry Grant (Storm)

PROPS: Lindsay Collins (Roosters), Payne Haas (Broncos), James Fisher-Harris (Panthers), Nelson Asofa-Solomona (Storm), Jake Trbojevic (Sea Eagles), Addin Fonua-Blake (Warriors)

BACK ROWERS: Liam Martin (Panthers), Briton Nikora (Sharks), Tyson Frizell (Knights), Haumole Olakau’atu (Sea Eagles), David Fifita (Titans), Hudson Young (Raiders)

LOCK: Tohu Harris (Warriors), Isaah Yeo (Panthers), Patrick Carrigan (Broncos)

COACH: Kevin Walters (Broncos), Andrew Webster (Warriors), Ivan Cleary (Panthers)

CAPTAIN: Adam Reynolds (Broncos), Tohu Harris (Warriors), Isaah Yeo (Panthers)

ROOKIE: Jahream Bula (Wests Tigers), William Warbrick (Storm), Sunia Turuva (Panthers)

Not a single nominee. Not even our "superstar" (sarcasm) halfback and captain.
The good news is that the Bullgrubs also don't have anyone nominated. A debacle with their much hyped big name recruitment.
 

Chris M

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Flanno’s Dragons rebuild in full swing as unlikely ‘tragic’ enters fold​

Incoming Dragons coach Shane Flanagan has reportedly approached former Australian cricket captain Mark Taylor to join his coaching staff.

Taylor is a lifelong fan of the Red V club and previously revealed Flanagan wants to employ him as a leadership coach, whilst also working in a non-football capacity.


This is all well and good but I hope the much hyped juniors live up to the hype because it looks like Kyle Flanagan and Hame Sele are the only one's joining. The first is a NSW Cup utility and second fringe first grader.
 

Morgan

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Flanno’s Dragons rebuild in full swing as unlikely ‘tragic’ enters fold​

Incoming Dragons coach Shane Flanagan has reportedly approached former Australian cricket captain Mark Taylor to join his coaching staff.

Taylor is a lifelong fan of the Red V club and previously revealed Flanagan wants to employ him as a leadership coach, whilst also working in a non-football capacity.


This is all well and good but I hope the much hyped juniors live up to the hype because it looks like Kyle Flanagan and Hame Sele are the only one's joining. The first is a NSW Cup utility and second fringe first grader.
Might take a bit more pain but at least now I get the impression the club is really moving in the right direction.

Thank god Ryles turned us down.
 

Eric

Moderator
Might take a bit more pain but at least now I get the impression the club is really moving in the right direction.

Thank god Ryles turned us down.
Ryles might turn into a great coach. I always liked him as a player but a bit overrated. Wasn't close to his partner in crime, Bull Bailey.

But only our morons could think a rookie coach for this team and this club as it is now was a good idea.
 

GCRV

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Ryles might turn into a great coach. I always liked him as a player but a bit overrated. Wasn't close to his partner in crime, Bull Bailey.

But only our morons could think a rookie coach for this team and this club as it is now was a good idea.
Analysis = true
 

DragonsTragic

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What gives the most hope is that it doesn't seem like Flanno is happy to tinker with a couple of new players and staff and an adjustment in playing style, he seems intent on reforming the club as a whole and taking everyone with him.
 

GCRV

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What gives the most hope is that it doesn't seem like Flanno is happy to tinker with a couple of new players and staff and an adjustment in playing style, he seems intent on reforming the club as a whole and taking everyone with him.
Analysis = true
 
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