Search this site
or the WWW

Search History
Search WWW

Seasons In Review


1907 - 1920

1921 - 1925

1926 - 1929

1930 -1934

1935 -1939

1940 -1944

1945 -1949

1950 -1955

1956 -1959

1960 -1963

1964 -1966

1967 -1969

1970 -1973

1974 -1979

1980 - 1984

1985 - 1989

1990 - 1993

1994 - 1995


1997 - 1998


2000 - 2002

2003 - 2005



St George Dragons Rugby League History
Since 1921 - Our Proud History
Players A-B
[A-B] [C ] [D-E] [F-G] [H-I] [J-K] [L] [M-Mc] [N-O] [P-Q-R] [S] [T-U-V] [W-X-Y-Z]
A full list of players that have played first grade for the Dragons club since 1921.
S: St George I: Illawarra SI: St George Illawarra Games may also mean interchange repl: replacement * current player
Name Details Notes / info links
Abbott, L S, 1936-37, 16 games. 2t (6pts)  
Adams, Steven S, 1976, 1 repl. (0pts)  
Ainscough, Jamie (c)
Jamie Ainscough
S, 1997-1998, 35 games + 2 repl. 8t, 2fg (34pts)
SI, 1999 - 2001, 69 games. 25t, 2g (104pts)
TOTAL: 1997-2001, 104 games + 2 repl. 33t, 2g, 2fg (138pts)
Centre / winger.
NSW rep (1996-97&2000-01).

Aust rep (1995).

StGeo captain (c) 1 match.

Wests junior. Aust schoolboy rep played 81 games with Newcastle (1992-96) before joining St George. Went on to play in the UK.

more: 1994, 2000, 2001
Ainsworth, Ron S, 1946, 4 games. 1t (3pts)  
Air, Glen I,  1994-97, 35 games + 9 repl.
12t, 2g (52pts)
Alchin, Jason S, 1991, 3 games. 1t (4pts)  
Allen, Gavin S, 1987, 2 repl. (0pts)  
Allan, Tim S, 1939, 2 games. (0pts) Played fullback in the 1938 Reserve Grade premiership winning side - the first ever St George side to win a premiership.
Passed away in in Wauchope in 2003, aged 84.
Article: click here
Anderson, A S, 1922, 1 game + 1 repl. (0pts)  
Anderson, J
J. Anderson
S, 1922, 1 repl. (0pts)  
Appleby, Darren I,  1987-88, 5 games + 2 repl. 3t (12pts)  
Armstrong, Peter
'The Greyhound'
S, 1957-58 & 1961-64, 49 games.
8t (24pts)
Marist Bros Kogarah junior.

Fractured a vertebra in his neck but recovered to play over 100 grade games for St George.

Played in Grand Final win in 1961 and seconded for Ian Walsh in 1964 Grand Final.

more: 1961
Bailey, John
S, 1975-77, 38 games + 1 repl. 4t (12pts) Five eighth.
St George junior but originally from Inverell in 1973.

Member of 1974 Third Grade U/23s premiership winning side.

Awarded a penalty try in the 1977 Grand Final replay when St George defeated Parramatta 22-0.

Later had a brief stint as coach of Wests.

more: 1974, 1977

Bailey, Luke
'Bull', 'Bails'

Luke Bailey

SI, 2000-2006, 119 games (incl repl).
7t (28pts).


Luke Bailey
First Grade
Position Prop / second row forward
Born 5 Jan 1980, Port Kembla
Junior Club Shell Harbour / Steelers
Height 189cm
Debut Dragons (v Sharks), Stadium Australia (Homebush), 5 Feb 2000, (Rd 1)
NSW rep 2002-2005
Aust rep 2003-2004
Born in Port Kembla, NSW, Bailey is an Illawarra junior and played with Shell Harbour.
He was the NRL competition's top tackler for 2003.
Selected for 2003 Kangaroo train-on squad, Bailey was certain to go on tour but had to withdraw due to ear surgery.
In 2003, Bailey was nominated for the club's Integral Energy Dragons Medal (won by Ben Hornby) and was awarded the club's Red V Members Player of the Year.
Following an outstanding effort in club football, Bailey gained selection for the Kangaroos in the Australia v New Zealand 'Anzac' Test match in 2004.
Bailey was set for further rep honours in 2004 with NSW and Australia, but a torn left chest muscle (pectoral) in May, and subsequent surgery, saw a major disruption to his season.
Bailey played an outstanding season in 2005 for the Dragons and NSW but an
ongoing ear infection saw him pull out of the Tri-Nations tour later in the same year.
In 2005 Luke Bailey won the St George Bank Dragons Medal, a gold medal awarded the club's best player of 2005.
Bailey played an outstanding 2006 season with the Dragons, hitting top form coming into the finals. But in 2007, at aged 27, Bailey has been signed to a four year deal to play for the re-newed Gold Coast Titans club.

more: 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
Bailey, Trevor (c) S, 1988-90, 56 games. 12t (48pts) Back.
Had a brief stay as skipper in 1990.
Baker, F S, 1950-51, 10 games. 4t (12pts)  
Banks, Charlie
Charlie Banks
S, 1948-49, 24 games. 7t (21pts) Forward.
NSW rep v France (1951).

Played in 1949 Grand Final victory.

more: 1949
Banks, David I,  1983, 3 games. (0pts)  
Banks, K S, 1946, 15 games. (0pts)  
Barge, Randall S, 1979, 1 repl. (0pts)  
Barnhill, David
David Barnhill
S, 1992-96, 107 games + 4 repl.
7t (28pts)

Second row forward.
NSW rep (1994-95&98).

Played in 1992 and 1993 grand final sides.
Went on to join the successful the Burleigh Bears club on the Gold Coast and then represented Ireland in the 2000 Rugby League World Cup.

Became Dragons First Grade assistant coach in 2003.

more: 1993, 2002

Barrett, Trent (c)

Trent Barrett

I, 1996-98, 45 games. 30t, 2fg (122pts).
SI, 1999-2006, 154 games. 47t, 5fg (193pts).
TOTAL: 1996-2006, 199 games. 77t, 7fg (315pts).



Trent Barrett
First Grade
Position Five eighth, half back
Born 18 Nov 1977, Temora
Junior Club Temora / St Gregory's
Height 182cm
Debut Steelers (v Panthers), Wollongong, 25 Aug 1996, (Rd 21)
NSW rep 1997-2002 & 2004-2005
Aust rep 1999-2002 & 2005

Captain in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
Born in Temora, NSW, Trent Barrett was considered a schoolboy sensation in his home town before boarding at St Gregory's in Campbelltown, NSW. He went on to represent Country, NSW, as well as Australia at Test level, in the Rugby League World Cup and Kangaroo tours including the Tri-Nations series (now classed as Test matches).
Possessing a sharp passing game, Barrett was graded as a 16 year-old in 1993, debuting in first grade for the Illawarra Steelers in 1996. He represented NSW just nine months later.
In 1999, Barrett moved to half back to make way for five eighth Anthony Mundine. Following Mundine's departure in 2000, Barrett claimed the number 6 jersey as his own.
Barrett became part time captain of Saints in late 2001, taking over as club captain from 2002 onwards.
In a career hampered by injuries, Barrett suffered a season-ending ankle injury in May, 2003; but not before posting his 100th game with the Dragons' joint venture.
Barrett came back in 2004 and gained selection for NSW in State of Origin 3.
He was selected in the 2004 Tri-Nations Kangaroo squad before being forced to withdraw due to injury.
In 2005, Barrett was again selected in the Australian Tri-Nations squad. Playing four Tests including the Tri-Nations final, Barrett played twice off the bench as a utility hooker before being promoted into the run-on side at five eighth following the withdrawal of Darren Lockyer.
In 2006, Barrett announced that he had signed a three year deal with English Club the Wigan Warriors, beginning in 2007.
In 2008, Barrett announced that he was returning to Australia and the NRL, and later signed a two-year deal with the Sharks beginning in 2009.

more: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

Bartrim, Wayne (c)

Wayne Bartrim

S, 1995-98, 79 games + 4 repl.
19t, 242g (560pts)
SI, 1999-2001, 56 games + 16 repl.
8t, 171g (374pts)
TOTAL: 1995-2001, 135 games + 20 repl.
27t, 413g (934pts)
Lock forward. Hooker.
Qld rep (1995-98).
Aust rep (1995-96).
Gold Coast's highest point scorer of 1994.
Dragons highest point scorer (first grade): 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999.
A consistent goal kicker and aggressive player around the rucks, Bartrim was a more than capable match winner on his day.
Bartrim firmly declared himself a St George clubman during the ARL/SL split of 1996-97.
Went on to play for Castleford in the UK.
In 2008, Bartrim reportedly filed for legal action against the Nine Network for defamation over A Current Affair's story on June 13, 2007 (immediately prior to Origin II) about the financial collapse of his gym. Bartrim is claiming the story was defamatory because it contained a raft of false allegations. He was declared bankrupt in May 2006 after the business failed. Media article.

more: 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001
Bates, Jack S, 1939, 11 games. 3t (9pts) Winger.
Qld rep (1938).

Brisbane Valleys player represented Qld against NSW and NZ before joining Saints.

Bath, Harry (c)
'The Old Fox'

Harry Bath

S, 1957-59, 60 games.
10t, 240g (510pts)

Bath signs with St George in 1957, Frank Facer looks on.

Following a classic punch up in the 1959 grand final between Harry Bath (centre) and Manly's Rex Mossop (out of frame), both players are sent off by referee Darcey Lawler. It was Harry Bath's last game.

Harry Bath in 1995.
Picture: John Elliott


Hooker. Second row forward. Goal kicker.
Qld rep (1945) NSW rep (1946-47).

Born: 28 November 1924
Died: 4 October 2008

Bath was graded with Brisbane Souths when only 16-years-old, and won a premiership with them in 1945. He played for Queensland (1945) and NSW (1946-47) before turning 21. After moving to Sydney, Bath played in two Balmain Tigers' premiership winning sides (1946-47).

A knee injury denied Bath a spot in the 1946 Australian team prompting him to take up lucrative offers in the strong UK League.

Harry Bath, left, and Brian Bevan, right, with the Mayor at a Challenge Cup Town Hall reception in 1950.
Click on pic for larger image.
Picture: Eddie Whitham's archive
After shifting to England, Bath played briefly with Barrow before playing over 500 games for Warrington in nine seasons. The highlight of his UK stint being the 1950 Challenge Cup Final when he captained Warrington to victory in front of a then record crowd of 106,000 people. Rated as a prolific point-scoring forward, Bath holds a Warrington club record of 363 points in the 1952-1953 season.

In 1957 and aged 32, Bath returned to Australia to link up with Saints after Balmain rejected him because of his age.

Bath then played in three grand final victories (1957-59) thus posting the unique record of never playing in a premiership losing side in Sydney.

Before hanging up his boots, Bath was sent off in the 1959 grand final, along with Manly forward Rex Mossop.

Arguably  best player not to represent Australia, Harry Bath holds a number of point scoring records:
Most goals in a grand final 1957 (8 goals from 8 attempts).
Most points in a grand final 1957 (16 points).
Competition top scorer 1958 (225pts).
Competition top scorer 1959 (205pts).
St George most goals ever in one season 1958 (108g).
St George most points ever in one season 1958 (225pts).
Harry Bath was also the club's top point scorer in 1959 (205pts).

Bath coached Balmain (1961-66) to grand finals against St George (1964 and 1966). He also coached Newtown (1969-72) and Australia (1962 and 1968-1972) where he became the sole selector of Australia's 1962 Ashes side and coached the 1968 and 1970 Australian sides to World Cup wins.

'The Old Fox' carried his aggressive forward influence into the next generation when he successfully coached a young St George Dragons side - known as 'Bath's Babes' - to two premiership victories in 1977 and 1979.

He retired from coaching in 1981.

In 2004, Bath was inducted into the Rugby League Hall of Fame. In 2008, he was named as one of rugby league's '100 Greatest Players'.

In 2008, on the eve of the NRL centenary grand final, Harry Bath passed away following a long battle with illness. He was 83-years old.

more: 1957, 1958, 1959, 1964, 1977, 1978, 1981, 1982
Batty, Ken S, 1971-73, 26 games + 3 repl.
4t (12pts)
Englishman played in grand final loss in 1971.
Baxter, J S, 1954, 4 games. 1t (3pts)  
Beath, Barry
Barry Beath
S, 1966-77, 195 games + 3 repl.
61t (183pts)
Barry Beath 1973
NSW rep (1965).

Aust rep (1965 & 1971).

Eugowra 'international' joined Saints after touring NZ with Australian side.
Scored a try in 1971 grand final loss and played in the 38-0 grand final loss in 1975.
Came on as a reserve and played  in Saints' historic win in the 1977 Grand Final.

Barry Beath made the news in 1999 when he defended a young Dragons supporter's jersey in Cronulla Leagues club.

more: 1966, 1971, 1972, 1977, 1999
Beattie, Michael (c) S, 1980-92, 202 games + 9 repl.
62t, 3fg (241pts)
St George junior played as five eighth with Wollongong Wests before joining the Dragons.

Played in 1985 and 1992 grand final losses.

'Dally M' Captain of the year in 1992.
Beauchamp, Keith I,  1990-91 & 1994-95, 25 games + 7 repl.
7t (28pts)
Beazley, F S, 1945, 5 games. (0pts)  
Beers, T S, 1945, 4 games. (0pts)  
Beaber, R S, 1922, 1 game. (0pts)  
Bell, David S, 1970-71, 8 games + 2 repl. (0pts)  
Bell, Jeff S, 1969-71 & 1973, 13 games + 1 repl.
1t, 6g (15pts)
Bell, Mark S, 1995-97, 43 games + 9 repl.
24t, 9g, 1fg (115pts)
more: 1996
Benson, K S, 1941, 9 games. 5t, 1g (17pts)  
Benson, Trevor S, 1988, 2 games. (0pts)  
Benson, William (Bill)
S, 1927, 15 games. (0pts) Halfback.
NSW rep (1921--24).

Captained NSW in 1921, toured New Zealand with a NSW state side in 1922 and was a NSW representative against England. Captained 'Rest of Australia' against the Kangaroos in 1924.
Benson was talked out of retirement by Frank Burge to join Saints, playing in their maiden premiership-deciding final in 1927 before retiring.
Previously played with Glebe (1917-24), captaining Glebe against Saints in their initial first grade match in 1921.
Passed away, aged 75, while watching Australia v Great Britain during the 1968 Rugby League World Cup.

more: 1921
Best, Colin
SI, 2005-2006, 45 games.
26t (104pts)
Born 22 Nov 1978, Sydney.
An Engadine Dragons junior, Colin Best debuted in first grade with the Cronulla Sharks (v North Sydney, Toyota Park, May 30, 1998, round 12).
After scoring 43 tries in 81 games, Best was shown the door by the Sharks at the end of 2002. He signed with UK club, Hull for 2003-2004.
Signed by Saints in 2005, Best was viewed by many as the replacement for outgoing winger Nathan Blacklock (Blacklock also signed with Hull). Following a slow start to the season where the team lost their first four matches, Best attracted criticism in some quarters. But he bounced back to hold down his first grade spot and play every round on offer. Best turned out to be a tremendous finisher, forming an excellent partnership with centre Mark Gasnier.
The club's top NRL try scorer in 2005 (20 tries from 26 matches), Colin Best was just one try short of being the competition's equal leading try scorer (Cowboys' Matt Bowen scored 21 tries).
Colin Best played 19 first grade matches for the Dragons in 2006, scoring six tries. He is signed to played for the Canberra Raiders in 2007.
In 2006, Best's NRL career stats were 126 games, 69 tries (276pts).
more: 2005,
Bevan, Owen S, 1954, 1 game. (0pts)  
Bickerstaff, Matt
SI, 2006, 25 games
4t (16pts)
Matt Bickerstaff
First Grade
Position Second row forward
Born 27 Apr 1976, Sydney
Junior Club Bowraville
Height 184cm
Debut Crushers (v Rabbitohs), Redfern Oval, 14 July 1996, (Rd 15)
Previous Clubs: South Qld 1996-97, Cronulla 2002-04.
Formerly a Shark, Bickerstaff went overseas and came to Saints from UTC in France.
Bickerstaff gave tremendous service to Saints in 2006, playing in all but two first grade matches. At the time of publishing, he is off-contract.
In 2006, Bickerstaff's NRL career stats were 101 games, 12 tries (48pts)
Bird, John S, 1982, 5 games. 1t (3pts)  
Birks, Ray S, 1953-55, 6 games. (0pts)  
Black, Ernie
S, 1940, 2 games. (0pts) Hooker.
Pioneer RL broadcaster.

Was a member St George's reserve grade team in 1938 that won the club's initial grade premiership.
Blackburn, Mark S, 1987-88 & 1990, 4 games + 14 repl.
2t (8pts)

Blacklock, Nathan

Nathan Blacklock

S, 1997-98, 23 games. 20t (80pts)
SI, 1999-2002 & 2003-04, 114 games. 100t, 14g (428pts).
TOTAL: 1997-2004, 137 games. 120t, 14g (508pts)

Winger. Fullback.
Aust rep (2001).
The Competition's top try scorer: 1999, 2000, 2001.
Club's top try scorer (first grade): 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003.
Club's top point scorer (first grade): 2000.

Hailing from Tingha, NSW, Nathan Blacklock came to Saints in 1997 after making just five appearances (and scoring one try) with the Roosters in 1995.
A crowd favourite and match winner, Blacklock often left his wing to attack up the centre of the ruck.
Scored a sensational try in the 1999 grand final. While playing at fullback, 'Tingha' accelerated onto a chip kick from the opposition. He scooped up the ball, racing through a gap to score under posts 60 metres downfield.
During an outstanding season in 2001, Blacklock was controversially overlooked for NSW selection. He was selected for Australia, playing in two Tests and scoring two tries.
Following a short stint with the NSW Waratahs in Rugby Union, Blacklock made his return to the Dragons in 2003, where he was again the club's top try scorer in first grade.
At 28, Blacklock signed a two year contract with UK club Hull, beginning in 2005.
A sensational player and hugely popular, Blacklock departed Australia with a first grade career total of 121 tries from 142 games.
In August 2006, following a recurring knee injury, the 30-year-old Blacklock announced his retirement from the game. In a Hull FC press release, Blacklock said: "I’m disappointed I’ve had to call it a day, but I simply can’t give the 100 per cent I want to anymore because of injuries."
Since arriving at the KC Stadium in Hull from, Tingha quickly became a fans’ favourite, scoring 16 tries in 24 Super League appearances to finish as the club’s leading try-scorer. In 2006, he has crossed for 13 tries in 21 games, frequently playing injured. Hull FC's Peter Sharp added: "Tingha has enjoyed a marvellous career. He has achieved some things in rugby league that most people can only dream about."
more: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
, 2006
Nathan Blacklock web page
Blake, Phil
Phil Blake
S, 1993-94, 17 games + 12 repl.
15t (60pts)
Utility back. NSW rep.
Played for no less than six Aust clubs & one UK club.

Played in 1993 grand final.

more: 1993
Bleakley, Michael S, 1978, 1 repl. (0pts)  
Boatswain, Merv S, 1970, 2 games. (0pts)  
Bobbin, Andrew SI, 2001, 2 repl. (0pts) Forward.
Boler, Alan S, 1939-40, 21 games. 3t, 12g (33pts)  
Bolt, Michael I,  1982-90, 148 games. 9t, 1g (34pts) Hooker.
Illawarra Collegians junior and Illawarra Player of the Year in 1983 & 1987.

Played 187 consecutive grade matches - then a record in the Sydney competition. In all, Bolt played 210 grade matches.

1990 Winner of the 'Ken Stephen Award' for services to the code, Bolt went on to become a member of the NSWRL judiciary.
Bonus, Anthony I,  1994-95, 2 games + 3 repl. (0pts)  
Bossi, A S, 1921, 1 repl. Replacement player in Saints first 1st grade match. Unknown if he took the field. more: 1921
Bossi, Roy
S, 1921, 5 games. (0pts) Hooker. Forward.
Played in first 1st grade match for

St George. more: 1921
Bourne, K S, 1955, 3 games. (0pts)  
Bowen, D
D. Bowen
S, 1924 & 1926, 4 games.
1t (3pts)
Bowen, Grahame S, 1967-72, 75 games + 3 repl. 13t (39pts) Prop forward.
Played in 1971 grand final.
Bower, Bob S, 1950-53, 71 games. 9t (27pts) Prop forward.
NSW rep (1949).

Kurri Kurri forward played in Saints' 1953 final loss before returning to the bush.

Bower, Damien
Damien Bower

SI, 2002 -2003, 12 games (incl repl)
Half back. Five eighth. Hooker. Centre.
Born 1980 in Glen Innes, NSW and a Lismore Marist junior. Captained NSW U/17s rep side.
A versatile utility, Damien Bower was called into the top grade in 2002 as a bench player.
In 2003, Bower was listed as a personal trainer and has completed a small business traineeship
Bracken, Peter S, 1953, 17 games. (0pts)  
Bradley, Graeme (c)
'The Penguin'

Graeme Bradley
I,  1985-87, 23 games + 3 repl. 6t (24pts)
S, 1993-95, 70 games
Signed with Illawarra by his former school teacher and Steeler's coach, Brian Smith.

Represented Presidents XIII v GB in 1988. Played in 1993 grand final.

St George captain for a few weeks in 1994.

more: 1993, 1995
Bradshaw, S S, 1935, 2 games. (0pts)  
Bradstreet, Darren I,  1997-98, 19 games + 12 repl.
3t, 15g (42pts)
Brain, Stan
Stan Brain
S, 1927-29 & 1932-33, 63 games.
15t (45pts)
NSW rep (1925 & 1928-29).

Representing NSW from the bush, Stan Brain played in Saints' first premiership-deciding final in 1927 before representing NSW again.

more: 1927
Bramley, Colin S, 1975-79, 5 games + 12 repl. 4t (12pts)  
Brandley, Dennis S, 1968-71, 33 games + 3 repl. 5t (15pts)  
Branighan, Luke SI, 2000, 14 games + 1 repl.
2t (8pts)
Halfback / five eighth.
more: 2000
Branson, Tony
Tony Branson
S, 1968-73, 96 games + 5 repl.
23t, 2g, 3fg (76pts)
Five eighth.
NSW rep (1967-68 & 1971).

Aust rep (1967-69).

Nowra junior, Branson played for NSW and Australia before linking up with St George.

Tony Branson was brought in to replace champion five eighth, Brian Clay and did an outstanding job.

Following further representative honours, Branson played in the 1971 grand final loss to South Sydney.

more: 1968, 1972
Breaden, Dick S, 1967-69, 9 games. (0pts)  
Brennan, Joe S, 1931-32, 11 games. 1t, 17g (17pts)  
Brennan, Lennie S, 1932-34, 40 game. 20t, 1g (62pts) Played in 1933 final.
Brennan, Mitch
Mitch Brennan
S, 1978-80, 51 games.
35t, 2g (109pts)

Winger. Centre.
Qld rep (1981-83).

Trialled with Toronto Argonauts in North American Football.

In 1977, while in contract negotiations with Brisbane Souths, Mitch trialled with Saints under the false name of 'Mickey Lane' - a pseudonym invented by coach Harry Bath who borrowed it from a British street name. Brennan was recognised and fined.

Possessing an amazing turn of pace, Brennan was the club's top try scorer in 1979 with 16 tries.
Winner of the 'golden try' award (a mid-week cup award) in 1978 and 1980.

Played in 1979 Grand Final victory.

more: 1978, 1979, team 1979

Brenton, Tony S, 1968-69, 17 games + 2 repl. 7t (21pts)  
Brien, Jerry S, 1929, 4 games. (0pts) Halfback.
NSW rep (1925 & 1928).

Hampered by a shoulder injury, Brien missed an opportunity to represent Australia in 1928.

He later became Canterbury coach before being appointed a national selector. He was involved in the uproar which saw incumbent Australian captain-coach Len Smith dropped from the 1948 Kangaroo tour.
Also played with Wests (1924-28).
Brierley, J S, 1930-32 & 1934, 24 games. 5t (15pts)  
Briggs, T S, 1948-49, 17 games. 16t (48pts)  
Bristow, Adam I,  1996-98, 7 games + 13 repl. 4t (16pts)  
Britten, Jonathan I,  1992-98, 42 games + 13 repl. 18t (72pts)  
Broadhurst, Mark I,  1983, 24 games.1t, 1fg (5pts) Forward.
New Zealander played every match in Illawarra's 1983 season.
Broughton, Paul S, 1954, 6 games. 1t (3pts) Five eighth. Lock forward.
Forced to retire through injury. Became coach of St George Reserve Grade winning teams 1962-64 and then became the club's Chairman of Selectors in 1968. He then became Chairman of League's coaching panel in the early 1970s before coaching Brisbane Brothers, Balmain and Newtown.

Went on to become Director of coaching for NSWRL in 1986 and then Special Projects Manager.
Brown, Dave S, 1960-62, 51 games. 12t (36pts) Centre. NSW rep (1962).
Played in 1960 & 1961 Grand Finals.

Went on to captain Newcastle to a 5-3 win over St George in the 1964 State Cup.

more 1960
Brown, Fred S, 1945-47, 26 games. 9t, 9g (45pts)  
Brown, G S, 1928, 1 game. (0pts) Went on play four games with University in 1929.
Brown, Kevin
Kevin Brown
S, 1953-61, 135 games.
33t (99pts)
Prop forward.
NSW rep (1957-58).

Club man who only played first grade with the Dragons. Played in Grand Final victories of 1956 & 1957.
more: 1956, 1961

Brown, Nathan (c)

Nathan Brown

S, 1993-98, 96 games + 25 repl, 23t (92pts)
SI, 1999-2000, 46 games + 5 repl. 9t (36pts)
TOTAL: 172 games (incl repl). 32t (128pts)

Born July 1973.

Popular hooker and skilled ball player was unlucky not to gain higher representative honours.
Forced to retire following a back and neck injury which revealed an unrelated congenital problem with his spinal chord.
Became lower grade coach and led his Jersey Flegg side to 2002 minor premiers and runners-up.

Also a trainer at both club and representative level.

Received a huge boost when he was appointed First Grade coach in 2003 thus becoming the NRL's youngest ever head coach.

more: 1993, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2006
>>more: Nathan Brown page - click here
Browne, Stan I,  1982-83, 35 games. 6t (24pts)  
Brunker, Adrian
S, 1996-98, 39 games + 13 repl.
25t (100pts)
NSW rep (1992-93).

Played in 1996 grand final.

more: 1996
Buchanan, Brad S, 1978-83, 19 games + 14 repl. (0pts)  
Buckley, Grahame S, 1978-84, 55 games + 4 repl. 6t (19pts)
I,  1986, 1 game. (0pts)
Bugden, Bob

Bob Bugden
S, 1954-61, 135 games. 57t (171pts) Halfback.
NSW rep (1960&64).

Aust rep (1959-60).

Originally from Murwillumbah. Played in six Grand Final victories.

more: 1954, 1956, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963
Frank Burge (c)

Frank Burge
S, 1927, 16 games. 9t (27pts)

Lock Forward.
NSW rep (1912 & 1915 & 1919-20 & 1926).

Aust rep (1914 & 1920-22)

Frank Burge was the greatest try scoring forward in the history of the game. He holds numerous try scoring records including most tries in one first grade match (8 tries for Glebe in 1920). Burge held the record for the most first grade career tries for a forward (146 tries) - a record only surpassed in 2004 by Manly lock Steve Menzies, who scored many of his tries while playing in the centres.
Born in 1895, Burge was a Souths Rugby Union player, amazingly debuting in first grade at just 14 years of age. Burge switched to Rugby League and played with Glebe from 1911-23 & 1926. He made his Test debut against Great Britain in 1914.
In 1927, Burge link up with the '26 wooden spooners the St George 'Dragon Slayers'.
An innovative and dedicated professional, Burge turned around Saints' fortunes, leading them to their maiden premiership final and runners up in 1927.
His philosophy was simple; positive football and pride in yourself and your club. This attitude sank deep into St George and became a foundation stone which would carry the Dragons for many years to come.
Burge stayed on as coach of St George until 1930 before coaching Norths (1935), Canterbury (1936), Newtown (1940) and Wests (1947). He returned to Saints in 1937 where once again, he lifted the listless club - this time from second last place to equal second place.
The mighty Frank Burge, aged 64, passed away suddenly in 1958 after meeting with former St George clubman Reg Fusedale and some other friends for a morning swim at Brighton Baths. He collapsed in Marrickville later that afternoon while en route to a Newtown v Norths match at Henson Park.

more: 1921, 1927, 1930, 1958

Burgess, B S, 1950-51, 15 games. 10t (30pts)  
Burgess, Glenn S, 1983-87, 61 games + 6 repl.
10t (40pts)
St George junior.

In an era before the luxury of 20 metre re-starts from the in-goal, Glenn Burgess reinforced his reputation as 'The Bomb Diffuser' when he courageously negotiated a series of towering bombs from Canterbury in the 1985 Grand Final.
Went on to play for the Gold Coast.

more: 1985
Burke, D S, 1925, 8 games. 1t (3pts)  
Burns, David S, 1965-66, 15 games + 1 repl. 7t (21pts)  
Burns, Tommy
Tommy Burns
S, 1921-26, 53 games + 9 repl.
10t, 2g (34pts)
Halfback. Winger.
A member of the inaugural First Grade team of 1921.
Previously played with Easts in 1920.

more: 1921
Butler, Stephen S, 1977-79, 36 games + 3 repl. 12t (36pts) Fullback. Winger.
Arncliffe raised. Only played First Grade with St George.

Played in 1977 grand final draw and Grand Final replay victory.

more: 1977
Buttell, S S, 1922, 3 repl. (0pts)  
Byrne, Connell S, 1976-78, 3 games + 1 repl. (0pts)  

Byrne, Dean

SI, 2003, 6 games (incl repl).
2t, 3g (14pts)

Halfback. Five eighth.
Born at St George hospital in 1981 and a St George junior (Peakhurst Hawks), Dean Byrne broke both his feet in 2002 before recovering to debut in First Grade in 2003.
Byrne captained the lower grade Premier League side but the club were unable to find him a regular spot in the top grade.
A tremendous prospect, Dean Byrne signed with the South Sydney Rabbitohs for 2004 before his career was cut short, a serious leg injury forcing the 24-year-old into early retirement.
more: 2003
SOTV interview with Dean Byrne - click here

Byron, Michael I,  1995, 1 repl. (0pts)  

[A-B] [C ] [D-E] [F-G] [H-I] [J-K] [L] [M-Mc] [N-O] [P-Q-R] [S] [T-U-V] [W-X-Y-Z]
Corrections and enquiries: [email protected]