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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
Dadswell, H
H Dadswell
S, 1922, 5 games. 1t (3pts) Member of Saints' of 1921 squad, playing first grade in 1922.
more: 1921 team
Daley, Dick S, 1934, 6 games. (0pts)  
Daley, R S, 1934, 4 games. (0pts)  
Daly, Ken I,  1986, 1 game. (0pts)  
Danes, Paul S, 1989 & 1991, 6 repl. (0pts)  
David, Maea I,  1996-97, 1 game + 10 repl. (0pts)  
Davies, G S, 1945, 2 games. 1t (3pts)  
Davies, P S, 1931, 2 games. (0pts)  
Davies, R S, 1953, 1 game. (0pts)  
Dawson, E S, 1951, 11 games. 2t (6pts) Hooker.
NSW rep (1949)
Dean, T S, 1944, 1 game. (0pts)  
Deery, John S, 1994, 1 game + 2 repl. (0pts)  
Delaney, F S, 1948, 1 game. (0pts)  
Delaney, H S, 1928, 14 games. 3t (9pts) Winger. Centre.
NSW rep (1933).
Went on to play with University, Easts and Souths. NSW rep while playing for Easts.
Delavare, B S, 1936, 1 game. 1t, 1g (5pts)  
Dempsey, Jack

Jack Dempsey
S, 1929, 13 games.
4g (8pts)
Half back.
NSW rep (1928).
Hailing from Newcastle, Jack Dempsey was captain of St George reserve graders before graduating to the firsts.
Also played first grade for University in 1934.
Dennis, Greg S, 1947, 8 games. 3t (9pts)  
Devine, R S, 1944-46, 22 games. 10t (30pts)  
Dickenson, Peter S, 1960, 1 game. (0pts)

Went on to play three seasons with Easts.
Later coached St George reserve grade to a premiership victory.
more: 1976

Dimond, Craig I,  1983-84, 20 games. 2t (6pts) Second row forward.
Son of Aust forward, Peter Dimond.
Djura, Bronko S, 1987, 15 games + 1 repl.
3t, 39g (90pts)
Fullback. Goal kicker.
Australian Schoolboy rep in both Rugby League and Cricket and a contender for Sheffield Shield selection.
Donnelley, 'Chick' S, 1946-47, 21 games. 2t (6pts)  
Donnelly, Ian
SI, 2003, 17 games (incl repl)
Prop forward.
Debuted in First Grade on Saturday 29 March 2003 (v Raiders in Canberra)
Signed with Manly for 2004.
Donnelly, Jason
Jason Donnelly
S, 1992-96, 53 games + 4 repl.
16t (64pts)
Winger. Centre.
New Zealand Test international and was injured in France when a hotel balcony gave way.

A reserve in the 1993 grand final.

more: 1993
Doolan, Paul S, 1990, 5 games + 1 repl. 1t (4pts)  
Dorahy, John (c)
'Joe Cool'

John Dorahy
I,  1982-85, 74 games.
14t, 204g, 5fg (463pts)
Fullback. Centre.
NSW rep (1979). Aust rep (1978). Wollongong junior.

Member of 1st Steelers team scored a then club record of 463 points.

Played for Country Origin in 1988.

Went on to captain-coach English club Halifax before returning to Illawarra as assistant coach.

more: 1982
Dowling, John S, 1979-84, 114 games + 3 repl.
18t, 15g (70pts)
Qld rep (1977, against France & 1982, State of Origin).

Became St George lower grade coach in late 80s.
Doyle, Les S, 1944-45, 27 games.
8t, 44g (112pts)
Five eighth.
Club's top point scorer in first grade in 1944.
Doyle, Rod S, 1990, 7 games. 1t, 12g (28pts)  
Drake, Lindsay S, 1972-75, 51 games + 2 repl.
13t (39pts)
Lock forward.
NSW rep (1971).

Played in 1975 grand final before returning to his old club Manly in 1977, eventually retiring from first grade at the end of 1979.
more: 1972
Dryden, Mick S, 1970-71, 3 games + 3 repl. (0pts)  
Duckett, Kevin S, 1986-87, 1 game + 3 repl. (0pts)  
Duckworth, Ben I,  1993-95. 5 games + 8 repl. 1t (4pts)  
Duff, J S, 1936-37, 10 games. 5t (15pts)  
Duncan, R S, 1943, 2 games. 1t (3pts)  
Dunn, Bill I,  1991-93, 28 games + 20 repl. 4t (16pts)  
Dunne, F S, 1923, 1 game. (0pts)  
Duval, Greg S, 1984, 1 game + 2 repl. (0pts)  
Dwyer, Jim
S, 1922, 5 games. (0pts) Forward.
Brighton Le Sands junior. Also known as 'Jim Rowland', Australian champion boxer.
Eason, J S, 1935, 2 games. (0pts)  
Eaton, Cameron I,  1993, 1 repl. (0pts)  
Eden, Harry
S, 1971-73, 26 games + 8 repl.
7t (21pts)
Front row forward. Centre.
Originally a centre. Played in 16-10 grand final loss to Souths in 1971 as a forward and stayed in that position for remainder of his career.
A hard running prop, Eden went on to score 17 tries in 38 matches with Souths between 1974-75.
Eden prided himself on his physical fitness and was playing as recently as 2004 when he took part in a fund-raiser for the ‘St George Dragons Allstars’. Proceeds from the match were donated to the Joanne Mackay Breast Cancer Foundation.
Harry Eden passed away following a battle with cancer in 2006.
Edge, Steve (c)

Steven Edge

S, 1973-79, 103 games (including repl.)
15t (45pts)

Combined Sydney rep vs NZ in 1976.
Regarded as one of the best rakes of the 1970s and 1980s, Steve Edge played in an amazing 11 grade grand finals sides beginning with a third grade premiership with Saints in 1972.
Highly experienced, Edge captained the 1977 Dragons' side, playing in the historic drawn Grand Final and subsequent Grand Final victory the following week.
Also played in Saints' 1979 Grand Final wining side.
Went on to further success with Parramatta, captaining them to three Grand Final wins from 1981 to 1983.

more: 1977, 1978, 2000

Elliott, Matthew
Matthew Elliott
S, 1989-93, 15 games + 47 repl.
8t (32pts)

Member of 1993 squad that went onto that year's grand final.
Went on to become NRL coach of the Canberra Raiders and Penrith Panthers.

more: 1993

Elliott, Paul I,  1982, 2 games. (0pts)  
Ellis, Ben
SI, 2007-08
21 games.
2t (8pts)
Hooker. Lock forward.
Born: 14/09/1982
Height: 180cms
Junior Club: Turangi Dambusters.
Rep Honours: NZ Junior, New Zealand Schoolboys.
First Grade Debut: 14/4/2007 (round 5) vs Storm at Kogarah (Storm won 24-10).
In 2006, Ben Ellis made a record 1066 tackles while playing for Premier League (NSWRL) side the North Sydney Bears, despite not playing a full compliment of matches. The achievement surpassed NSWRL and NRL records. Canberra's NRL lock Alan Tongue in the same year made 1040 tackles to set the NRL record, overtaking former Melbourne hooker Richard Swain's tackle count of 1004 tackles set in 2001. Ellis made his 1066 tackles in just 22 matches.
In 2007, Ben Ellis made just 14 appearances and regularly topped the tackle count, mostly from the interchange bench.
In 2008, Ben Ellis was 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.
Ellis, Peter
Peter Ellis

SI, 2003,
1game (incl repl).
Hooker. Back row forward.
Born in 1976 in Inverell, NSW and played with the Inverell Hawkes as a junior.
Played three games First Grade games with the Roosters (1998-99) before joining Saints in the lower grades.
Represented NSW residents (1st Division) in 1999.
Debuted for Saints First Grade on Saturday 15 March 2003 (v Wests Tigers at Telstra Stadium).
England, Scott I,  1995-96, 1 game + 4 repl. (0pts)  
Ennis, Michael
SI, 2005, 24 games
5t, 44g (108pts)
Born 16 Mar 1984, Coffs Harbour, NSW. Debuted in first grade with Newcastle in 2003.
The club's top first grade scorer in 2005, Michael Ennis was granted a release from Saints after just one season, signing with the Broncos soon after.
more: 2005
Evans, George
George Evans
S, 1962-68, 64 games + 4 repl.
11t (33pts)
RU convert. Played in four Grand Final wins 1962-65 and forced Billy Smith into the centres during this time.

Went on to coach Corrimal in Illawarra comp.

more: 1961, 1962, 1963
Evans, L S, 1947-48, 20 games. 7t (21pts)  
Everett, Wayne I,  1989, 3 repl. (0pts)  

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