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St George Dragons Rugby League History
Since 1921 - Our Proud History
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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
Caine, Joel S, 1998, 3 repl. (0pts) Fullback. Winger.
Born: 18/9/1978.
Height: 175cm.
When on to play for Balmain Tigers and Wests Tigers in the National Rugby League as well as London Broncos and the Salford City Reds in the European Super League.
Brother of Tony Caine.
Caine, Tony
Tony Caine
SI, 2007
9 games.
Born: 15/10/1986, Westmead NSW.
Height: 180 cm
Junior Club: Gymea Gorillas and De La Salle, Caringbah.
Rep honours: NSW Resident
Debut for Dragons: 18/3/2007 (Round 1) Brisbane's Lang Park aka Suncorp Stadium. vs Gold Coast Titans (won 20-18 by Dragons)
Tony Caine played just one first grade game with the Sharks in 2006 (27/5/06) and suffering a knee injury while attempting a kick that was charged down by Warriors' prop Steve Price. After a stint on the sidelines, Caine shifted to Saints in 2007, debuting off the bench for the Dragons in round 1.
Caine played in nine first grade games in 2007 but was later released (in 2008) when the same nagging knee injury forced him to quit the game.
Reports in 2008 had Caine indicating he would be completing his studies - Diploma in Financial Planning - while trying to maintain his fitness.
Brother of Joel Caine.
More: 2008
Calder, Phil I,  1985 & 1987, 5 games + 3 repl. (0pts)  
Callaway, Dean I,  1991-98, 78 games + 11 repl.
13t (52pts)
Cambridge, Greg I,  1982, 1 repl. (0pts)  
Campbell, Owen 'Bricky'
Owen Campbell
S, 1941-45, 56 games. 26t (78pts) Winger.
Originally from Maitland, represented Country in 1937.

Scored two tries in 1941 Grand Final victory.
more: 1941
Campion, Kevin S, 1996, 14 games + 6 repl. 2t (8pts) Forward.
Went to state rep honours with Brisbane and the NZ Warriors.
Cannon, Mark S, 1982-83 & 1985, 12 games + 8 repl.
3t, 5g (19pts)
Carberry, Greg I,  1987-88 & 1990, 6 games +  5 repl.
1t, 13g (30pts)
Carberry, Michael I,  1985-90, 87 games + 1 repl. 5t (20pts)
Carey, Tom S, 1932-34, 15 games. 3t, 3g (15pts) Halfback.
Carige, Andrew S, 1994, 1 repl. (0pts)  
Carige, Paul I,  1996, 12 games + 4 repl. 1t (4pts)  
Carlaw, John
SI, 2004, 15 games (incl repl).
3t (12pts)
Centre. Winger.
Gosford (Townies) junior.
Born in Gosford (NSW) in 1975, Carlaw was a veteran of 136 first grade games before signing with Saints in 2004. He debuted in 1997 for the Hunter Mariners before linking up with Melbourne, Balmain and Wests Tigers. He played with the Warriors in the 2002 Grand Final and backed up again in 2003 before being released. A solid defender and powerful runner, Carlaw was all but signed with UK Super League club, the Salford Reds and applied for a work permit; but the deal fell through in early 2004.
Carr, Geoff S, 1970-74, 55 games + 4 repl.
27t (81pts)
NSW schoolboy rep.

Played in 1971 garnd final.

Became Dragons CEO in 1990 and later a NSW & ARL executive.

more: 1995, 1996
Carroll, Peter
Peter Carroll
S, 1951-53 & 1955-58, 101 games.
24t (72pts)
Five eighth.
Part of the mighty unbeatables of 1956.

Played in 1956 and 1957 Grand Final victories.

more: 1956, 1958

Carstairs, George (c)

George Carstairs

S, 1921-29, 79 games.
11t, 79g (191pts)
Centre. Captain in 1924.
Aust rep (1921-22).

Marist Bros (St George) junior.

Scored first try for St George in first grade.
Carstairs was the first junior from the St George district to be selected for Australia, playing in two Tests on the 1921-22 Kangaroo tour (St George half 'Rickety' Johnston was also selected).
Top first grade point scorer for club in 1922, 1924 & 1925.
Played in Saints' first premiership-deciding final in 1927.
Mentioned as being at the centre of the 'Earl Park riot' of 1928.

A digger in both World Wars, Carstairs' death was prematurely reported whilst he was fighting in the Middle East in W.W.II..
Passed away in 1966.
more: 1921, 1928, 1929, 1966
Casey, A S, 1928, 1 game. (0pts)  
Casey, Stephen S, 1982-83, 13 games + 1 repl.
2t, 13g (33pts)
Catrios, V S, 1926, 2 games. (0pts)  
Cavill, Martyn I,  1982-83, 21 games + 1 repl. 2t (6pts)  
Chambers, E S, 1925-26, 8 games. 1 t (3pts)  
Chamoun, Sami I,  1998, 4 games + 1 repl. (0pts)  
Chapman, Damien
Damien Chapman
S, 1992-95, 6 games + 6 repl.
2t, 12g (32pts)
more: 1993
Chapman, John
John Chapman
S, 1973-78, 126 games.
39t, 14g (145pts)
Centre. Winger.
NSW rep (1972).

Blayney junior was Country and NSW rep when only 18 in 1972.

Played in 38-0 1975 grand final loss.

Played in 1977 grand final 9-all draw and missed a late penalty goal in extra time. Played in Grand Final Replay the following week, won 22-0 by Saints.

more: 1973, 1977
Charles, Jack S, 1938, 7 games. (0pts)  
Chase, Rangi*
SI, 2007-08
31 games.
7t (28pts)
Hooker. Five-eighth.
Born: 11/04/1986
Height: 174 cm
Rep honours: NZ U16's, NZA
Debut for Dragons: 31/3/2007 (Round 3) WIN Stadium. vs Cowboys (Cowboys won 22-18).
A Kiwi junior, Rangi Chase previously played first grade for Wests Tigers (one appearance, scoring one try, 2/7/2006) before being signed by Saints.
In 2008, Rangi Chase was named in New Zealand's initial 49-man World Cup training squad. He
was later selected for New Zealand Maori, playing in the World Cup curtain raiser against The Australian Indigenous Dreamtime team, won 34-26 by the Dreamtime team.
Childs, Edward S, 1965, 1 repl. (0pts)  
Chilvers, T S, 1947, 2 games. (0pts)  
Clancy, Gerry I,  1985, 2 games. (0pts)  
Clapham, Robert (Bob) S, 1970-73,
22 games. 5t (15pts)
A Renown United (St George) junior, Bob also played in the Brisbane competition.

Played in 1971 grand final.
A hard and tough footballer, Bob Clapham passed away in 2004.
more: 1972
Clark, Brett S, 1988-89, 21 games. 9t (36pts). Half back.
Played in Panasonic Cup victory in 1988.
Also played with Western Suburbs (1984-87) and UK club St Helens in their 1987 Wembley Cup loss to Halifax.
Clark, Jack S, 1921, 4 games. (0pts) Forward.
Played in initial first grade match for St George.
Clarke, Abe S, 1922, 1 game. (0pts)  
Clarke, Alister S, 1942 & 1945, 13 games. 1t (3pts)  
Clarke, Greg I,  1993-94, 1 game + 3 repl. (0pts)  
Clarke, Leo
Leo Clarke
SI, 2002, 3 games.
1t, 4g (12pts)
Winger. Goal kicker
Played the 2001 premiership winning first division side before being called into the first grade side late in 2002, playing three games including two matches in the club's finals campaign.
Clarke, Richard S, 1985, 3 repl. (0pts)  
Clay, Brian 'Poppa'
Brian Clay
S, 1957-67, 183 games. 33t (99pts) Five eighth. Lock forward. Centre.
NSW rep (1957&59).

Aust rep (1957&59-60).

Newtown junior played in no less than eight Grand Final victories for Saints during their golden era.

Passed away in 1987.

more: 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1966, 1967,  'Poppa', 1987
Clifford, Wayne I,  1996-98, 41 games. 20t (80pts)  
Clinch, Gavin S, 1997, 14 games + 2 repl. 2t (8pts)  
Cole, Keith I,  1986-88, 16 games + 2 repl. (0pts)  
Cole, Max S, 1972 & 1976, 10 games + 1 repl.
5t (15pts)
Collier, W S, 1942-43, 28 games. 2t (6pts)  
Collins, Wayne

Wayne Collins
S, 1991-94, 63 games + 5 repl. 5t (20pts) Hooker.
Played in 1992 and 1993 grand finals.

more: 1993
Colquhoun, Jack S, 1936, 1 game. (0pts)  
Condon, Michael I,  1989, 1 game. (0pts)  
Conn, R S, 1926, 5 games. (0pts)  
Connolly, John I,  1988, 3 games. (0pts)  
Conroy, W S, 1953, 1 game. (0pts)  
Conway, John S, 1980-81, 2 games + 2 repl (0pts)  
Cooper, N S, 1953, 2 games. 2t (6pts)  

Cooper, Matt (c)*

Matt Cooper

SI, 2000-08
161 games.
87t (348 pts)

Centre. Winger.
NSW rep (2004-2008).
Aust rep (2004-2006).
Height: 186cm
Born in Port Kembla 18 April 1979 and a Shellharbour Sharks junior, Matt Cooper enjoyed athletics when young and was involved with the local surf club. Weighing 92kg and standing at 188cm, Cooper posseses natural speed and took some stopping in 2003.
One of the games most underated centres, Cooper was nominated for the club's Integral Energy Dragons Medal (won by Ben Hornby) and was awarded the the club's Geoff Selby Memorial NRL Coaches Award in 2003. Winner of 2004 'Red V Members Player of the Year', voted by Dragons supporters.
Cooper was selected for Country Origin in 2003 and again in 2004.
In 2004, following a series of stand-out performances, he was selected for NSW in State of Origin 3 and was later named in Kangaroo squad for the 2004 Tri-Nations series, touring to the UK as well as France and the USA.
Also in 2004, Cooper was the club's leading first grade try scorer, posting 17 tries from 23 appearances.
He gained rep honours again in 2005, cementing a centre spot in the NSW side alongside team mate Mark Gasnier. He was then selected in the Kangaroo Tri-Nations squad of 2005, playing in four Tests including the Tri-Nations Final at Elland Road in Leeds. On the same tour, Cooper also played for Australia in a one-off Test match against France in Perpignan.
In 2006, Cooper was again selected for Australia, scoring a try in the Anzac test match against New Zealand. In the same year, Cooper was ruled out of State of Origin I with a hamstring injury. He was recalled into the NSW side for in Origin III.
In 2007, Cooper played all three State of Origin matches for NSW.
Also in 2007, Cooper was the leading try scorer in first grade with 11 tries. In round 12 of the same year he played a one-off match as Dragons captain (Dragons def Broncos 11-4 at Kogarah).
Cooper was also awarded the St George Bank Immortals Trophy at the 2007 club awards.
In 2008, Cooper was again selected for NSW, playing in all three State of Origin clashes. He was also named in the 46-man preliminary training for the World Cup and was considered a likely replacement for injured Broncos centre Justin Hodges. But a groin injury forced Cooper to withdraw.
Also in 2008, Matt Cooper agreed to terms with the Dragons for a further three years, until the end of 2011.

more: 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007

Cooper, Reg S, 1955, 1 game. 3t (9pts)  
Corkery, Ray S, 1965, 3 games. (0pts)  
Corrigan, Dennis S, 1973-74, 1 game + 6 repl. (0pts)  
Courtney, Ed Jnr. S, 1931, 6 games. 1t (3pts). Ed Courtney Jnr played alongside his famous father Ted Courtney at Wests in 1924.
League pioneer and a member of the first Kangaroos, Ted Courtney actually signed with St George as part of the new NSWRL at Rockdale Town Hall in 1908. At that meeting, a St George Rugby League club was formed, but unfortunately folded when only three players signed following pressure from the Rugby Union.
Courtney, H S, 1934, 3 games. (0pts)  
Cox, Alf S, 1942-45, 37 games. 4t, 7g (26pts)  
Cox, Barry S, 1971-72, 3 games + 3 repl. 1t (3pts)  
Cox, Brett I,  1994, 4 repl. (0pts)  
Cox, Russell S, 1971-76, 62 games + 4 repl. 6t (18pts)  

Coyne, Mark (c)
Mark Coyne


S, 1989-98, 1989-98, 207 games. 56t (224pts).
SI, 1999, 15 games. 5t (20pts).
TOTAL: 1989-1999, 222 games. 61t (242pts).

Qld rep (1990&92-97).

Aust rep (1995-97).

Played in 1992, 1993 and 1996 grand finals.

Fought back a form slump to regain his first grade spot in 1999 before injury forced him out the starting lineup for that year's grand final.

As winger, he scored the match winning try for Qld in the 1994 State of Origin against NSW. With one minute to go and trailing 12-10, the Maroons began deep in their own half. The ball went through 10 sets of hands before Coyne took the final pass to score.

Donated the proceeds of his testimonial dinner to children's charity and later spoke out in favour of the Dragons returning to Kogarah Jubilee Oval.
In 2004, Mark Coyne was named on the revamped NRL judiciary panel.

Brother of Peter Coyne

more: 1989, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2003
Coyne, Peter S, 1991-92, 30 games + 4 repl.
13g, 2fg (28pts)
Five eighth.
Played in 1992 grand final.

Signed with Castlford, UK in 1993.

Brother of Mark Coyne.

more: 1989
Craigie, E S, 1943, 2 games. (0pts)  
Craigie, M S, 1944-45, 12 games. 4t (12pts)  
Cram, Scott I,  1997-98, 22 games + 18 repl. 2t (8pts)  

Creagh, Ben*

SI, 2003-08
106 games (incl repl).
20t (80pts)

Winger. Centre. Second row forward.
Born: 6 Feb 1985, Blacktown, NSW.
Wollongong University junior.
Aust rep (2005).
A promising schoolboy basketballer and member of the Wollongong Hawks youth squad.
Debuted for Saints on Sunday 10th August, 2003 at Kogarah Jubilee Oval.
Initially a winger, Creagh became a valuable utility player at centre before slotting into the back row. Selected in 2004 Junior Kangaroos squad.
In 2005, Ben Creagh was named in the 23-man Australian Tri-Nations squad which toured New Zealand, Great Britain and France. He gained selection in the second row for the Kangaroos on November 12 when Australia defeated France 44-12 in Perpignan
In 2006, Creagh was a Country Origin rep.
In June 2006, Creagh agreed to terms with St George Illawarra for a further three seasons, until the end of 2009.
In 2007, Creagh played in every match on offer (24 appearances) and was rewarded with the club's best player award, the St George Bank Medal. He was also awarded the 'Red V Members Player of the Year' as decided by supporters.
On the 2007 representative scene, Creagh played one match for NSW Country but was never far away from state and international considerations.
more: 2003, 2004, 2005,
2006, 2007

Crewe, Tom S, 1930, 6 games. (0pts)  
Crosland, Daryl I,  1986-88, 5 repl. (0pts)  
Cross, Greg S, 1970, 2 games. (0pts)  
Cross, John (c)

John Cross
I,  1991-97, 117 games + 19 repl.
32t (128pts)

SI, 2003, 19 games.
2t (8pts)
Second row forward.
Born in 1972 in Port Kembla and a Port Kembla junior, John Cross was a
member of the NSW under 17s/18s/19s/ from 1989-91 before representing City Firsts in 1992-3.
Captained the Steelers to a narrow 11-10 loss to the touring Great Britain side in 1992 and was captain of Illawarra again in 1993.

Cross signed with the Dragons for 2003 after five seasons with Penrith and played 19 more games before retiring to take up a position as the 2004 Steelers Jersey Flegg coach.
Cross, Michael I,  1995-97, 2 repl (0pts)  
Crow, Trevor S, 1988-89, 6 games + 5 repl. (0pts)  
Crowe, M S, 1932 & 1937, 12 games. 5t (15pts)  
Culbert, Chris S, 1989, 2 games. (0pts)  
Culbert, Michael S, 1989-90, 2 games + 1 repl. 2t (8pts)  
Cullen, Peter S, 1981, 2 games + 1 repl. 1t (3pts)  
Cummings, E 'Ned' S, 1923, 11 games. (0pts) Previously played with Balmain in 1919-20.
Curran, H S, 1938, 4 games. 2t (6pts)  
Curry, David S, 1981, 4 games + 1 repl. (0pts)  

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