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St George Dragons Rugby League History
Since 1921 - Our Proud History
Players H-I
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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
Haddock, Perry S, 1984-86, 1989, 58 games + 3 repl.
12t, 1fg (49pts)

I, 1987-88, 36 games + 1 repl.

6t, 1fg (25pts)
Originally from Erina, Haddock was one of the shortest half backs to ever play the game (5' 4" or 1.6m).

Played in 1985 grand final

St George President's cup coach in 1991.
Hadley H S, 1922, 1 game. (0pts)  
Hale, Jim
Jim Hale 1941
S, 1941-47, 60 games. 20t (60pts) Forward.
Scored 20 tries in 60 games.

Played in club's first Grand Final winning side in 1941.

Played in 1946 grand final and was attacked by a spectator after the match, sparking an all in brawl.

more: team 1941, 1946
Hale, William (Bill) S, 1936, 1940, 10 games. (0pts)  
Halliwell, Steve S, 1981, 1 repl. (0pts) Vice-captain of Australian Schoolboys Rugby Union in 1980.
Hamment, Frazer I, 1989, 9 games + 1 repl. 2t (8pts)  
Hammond, Gary I, 1986, 1 repl. (0pts)  
Hampson, Steve I, 1989, 11 games. 1t (4pts)  
Hancock, Alan S, 1973, 1 repl. (0pts)  
Hanson, Dean I, 1987-91, 47 games  13 repl. 4t (16pts)  
Hardman, Bill
Bill Hardman 1927
S, 1924-31, 94 games. 13t (39pts) Forward.
NSW rep (1925-26).

Brighton Le Sands junior.

At 6' 2" (188cm), Hardman was a class forward who went on to play six games for NSW.

Played in Saints' first premiership-deciding final appearance in 1927 and played in the 1930 grand final.

more: 1926, team 1927, team 1930
Hardy, Jeff
Jeff Hardy 1993
I, 1985-89, 69 games  15 repl.
14t (56pts)

S, 1991-98, 92 games + 67 repl.

19t (76pts)
Back row forward.
St George junior and club man.
Played in 1992, 1993 and 1996 grand finals; in 1993 in unfamiliar position of prop forward following an injury to Jason Stevens in the opening minutes.
Was a member of the NRL judiciary panel in 2003.

more: 1993, 1996
Hardy, Les S, 1957, 2 games. 1t (3pts)  
Hardy, N S, 1936 2 games. (0pts)  
Harmey, K S, 1947-50, 24 games. 13t (39pts)  
Harry, A S, 1926, 2 games. 1t (3pts)  
Hart, Andrew
Andrew Hart 2001
I,  1997-98, 30 games.
4t (16pts)

SI, 1999-2001 67 games.

7t (28pts)
TOTAL: 97 games.
11t (44pts)
Second row forward.
Illawarra clubman played with the Dragons before joining Souths in 2002.
Hart, Gordon
Gordon Hart 1941
S, 1938-41, 42 games.
15t (45pts)
NSW rep (1940).

After receiving special permission to gain leave from military camp, Hart scored a try in the 1941 Grand Final.

A Lieutenant in the Australian Infantry Forces (AIF), Hart was mentioned for "conspicuous bravery" during WWII

more: 1941, team 1941
Hart, S S, 1938, 1 game. (0pts)  
Harvey, Wayne I, 1987-89, 5 repl. (0pts)  
Hasson, Roy 'Torchy'
Roy Hasson 1941
S, 1940-44, 23 games.
4t, 5g (22pts)
NSW rep (1947).

Played in Saints' first grand final win.

Passed away in 1968.

more: 1941, team 1941
Haumono, Solomon
Solomon Haumono 2000
SI, 2000, 2 repl. (0pts) Forward.
NSW Tri series rep (1997).

Aust SL rep (1997).
Hauville, Brendon I, 1997. 3 games +  3 repl. 1t (4pts)  
Hawke, Norman 'Johnny' (c)
Norman Hawke
S, 1949-52, 56 games. 8t, 3g (30pts) Five eighth.
NSW rep (1948-51).

Aust rep (1948-49).

Played Australian Rules Football prior to joining St George.

Captained St George to victory in the 1949 Grand Final.

Went on to captain coach Kyogle.

Died in 1992 from Parkinson's Disease, aged 66.

more: 1949, 1952
Hawthorne, Phil
Phil Hawthorne 1968
S, 1968-71, 56 games.
5t, 1g, 55fg [before 1971], 1fg [1971] (128pts)
NSW rep (1970).
Aust rep (1970).
Captained Australia in the third Test of 1970 Ashes series. Rugby Union convert, played for Wallabies in 1962 at age 18
A noted field goal specialist, Phil Hawthorne potted the first one point field goal in a premiership match after the rule change came into effect in 1971.
Played with Easts in 1972 before becoming-coach of Coffs Harbour.
In later years, the champion pivot suffered from leukemia, but remained an inspiration to others before passing away in 1994.

more: 1968, 1970
Hayes, T S, 1963, 1 game. 1t (3pts)  
Hayward, M S, 1944 & 1946-47, 37 games. 7t (21pts)  
Haywood, Tom S, 1933-40, 56 games.
5t (15pts)
Reserve for 1935 team which thrashed Canterbury 91-6.
more: 1935
Hazelton, Charlie 'Saus'
Charlie Hazleton 1939
S, 1939-40, 26 games.
27t (81pts)
NSW rep (1937).

Aust rep (1937-38).

Port Kembla junior.

The first international from the Illawarra district. Scored two tries in his only Test match against NZ. 

Scored 17 tries in his first season with St George.

Rep career cut short by war.

Returned to play with Port Kembla.

Passed away in 1985 after coming home from a St George v Illawarra match.

more: 1937, 1940
Head, Mathew
Mathew Head

SI, 2003-2007,
57 games (incl repl)
7t, 95g, 1fg (219pts)

Five eighth. Halfback.
Dapto junior.
Born 9 May 1982 in Wagga Wagga NSW.
Height: 175cm.
Debuted for Saints Saturday, 29 March 2003 (v Raiders at Canberra Stadium).
Following an injury to Brett Firman (broken leg) in early 2004, Head took over as halfback. He made such an impact that Firman was granted a release in mid-2004.
Head played in just four matches in 2003 before shining in 2004 to become the club’s leading first grade point scorer with 119 points (scoring five tries, 49 goals and one field goal in 23 of a possible 25 NRL matches).
Winner of 2004 Intergral Energy Dragons Medal (club’s first grade “player of the year” award).
Head was again set for standout season in 2005 before suffering a season-ending knee injury in round 14.
Injury concerns continued to hamper Head's progress in 2006 with the playmaker appearing in just 14 games and kicking 15 goals from 26 attempts.
During 2006, Head re-signed with the Dragons until 2008. But events similar to his predecessor intervened, and Head's contract was set to end prematurely.
In 2007, Head played six games in another season hampered by injury. Following the mid-season signing of halfback Jamie Soward, Head was eventually released to play with Hull in the UK before being signed by Wests Tigers in late 2007.
Head rejoined the Dragons in 2009.
more: 2003, 2004,

Healy, Richard (Dick) S, 1945-48, 33 games. 8t (24pts) Front row forward.
Hearn, Tony S, 1997-98, 12 games + 3 repl.
Qld rep (1995-97).
Previously played with North Sydney (1992-95) and North Queensland (1996).
In 1995, he was cited for head butting in the State of Origin III, the subsequent suspension ultimately costing Hearne any chance of Test selection.
Heckenberg, Daniel
Daniel Heckenberg
SI, 2000, 5 repl. (0pts) Forward.
Named as reserve in First Division Grand Final winning side of 2001.
Hedley, H S, 1922, 1 game. (0pts)  
Hemsworth, Keith S, 1972, 1 game + 1 repl. 1t (3pts)  
Henare, Robert S, 1998, 1 repl. (0pts)  
Henderson, Brian S, 1955 & 1960, 23 games. 1t (23pts)  

Henderson, Michael
Michael Henderson

SI, 2003-2006, 40 games (incl repl)
1t (4pts)
Michael Henderson
First Grade
Michael Henderson
Position Prop / second row forward
Born 14 July 1984, Griffith
Junior Club Griffith Waratahs
Height 186cm
Debut Dragons (v Broncos), WIN Stadium, 4 July 2003 (Rd 26)
Graded with the Dragons in 2002, Henderson made a bring impression before being called into the first grade in late 2003.
Rep honours to date: NSW Residents 2004.
Henderson has signed with the Gold Coast Titans for 2007.
more: 2003,
Henderson, Norm S, 1968-71, 42 games + 2 repl. 6t (18pts)  
Henderson, R S, 1967, 2 games. (0pts)  
Henjak, Ivan S, 1981-83 & 1992, 29 games + 5 repl.
4t (16pts)
Left out of 1992 grand final. Went on to become reserve grade coach of Brisbane in 1994.
Hepi, Brad I, 1996, 10 games + 8 repl. 3t (12pts)  
Herbert, Troy I, 1994, 1 repl. (0pts)  
Heron, Cecil S, 1991, 3 repl. 1t (4pts)  
Herron, Ian 'Chook'
Ian Herron 1993
S, 1990 & 1992-95, 41 games + 6 repl.
12t, 111g (270pts)
St George junior.

Unusual goal kicking action.

Landed a goal from the sideline in Saints' 28-8 loss in 1992 grand final.

Later played briefly with Balmain and Parramatta.

More: 1992, 1993, team 1993
Heugh, Cavill I, 1987-89, 34 games + 14 repl.
7t, 4g (36pts)
Prop forward.
Qld rep (1985-86).
Heuschkel, Lew
Lew Heuschkel 1921
S, 1921-22, 4 games. (0pts) Was part of the inaugural first grade squad and was listed as reserve for Saints' first game in the big league.
More: 1921
Hewitt, Tom
Tom Hewitt 2007
SI, 2007,
5 games.
4t (16pts)
Born: 1/10/1985, Theodore, Qld.
Junior Club: Wynuum
Height: 185cm
First Grade Debut: 14/4/2007, Round 5 Dragons v Storm at Kogarah (Storm won 24-10).
Hewitt played in the premiership-winning Jersey Flegg side of 2005, scoring two tries in the grand final (Saints defeating Parramatta 30-20).
The young winger continued to impress in the lower grades and was promoted to the firsts in 2007, scoring four tries in five games.
Signed with the Broncos for 2008.
Hey, D S, 1931, 1 game. (0pts)  
Higgins, Darren S, 1988-90, 12 games + 8 repl. 3t (12pts)  
Hill, Noel
Noel Hill 1949
S, 1948-50, 58 games.
7t (21pts)
Sturdy snowy haired player and South Coast junior from Thirroul. Played in the winning 1949 grand final side.

Captained Country in 1952.

more: team 1949
Hodges, Troy S, 1991-92, 14 games + 2 repl. 1t (4pts)  
Hodgson, H S, 1935, 3 games. (0pts)  
Hoey, H S, 1927-29, 13 games. 2t (6pts)  
Holden, Jack S, 1954, 13 games. 3t (9pts)  
Holdsworth, Daniel
Daniel Holdsworth
SI, 2004-05, 6 games.
2t (8pts)
Born 27 April 1984.
North Beach (WA) junior.
Debuted in first grade for Saints Friday, 21 May 2004 (v Eels at Parramatta Stadium), scoring two tries.
Holdsworth signed with the Canterbury Bulldogs for 2006.
Holdsworth, Russel I, 1982-83, 24 games. (0pts)  
Hole, Kevin S, 1952-54 & 1956-57, 50 games.
47t (141pts)
St George junior.

Scored 47 first grade tries in 50 matches for Saints. Played in 1951 Final replacing Noel Pidding.
Holland, Jack 'Dutchy'
Jack Holland
S, 1947-52, 87 games. 27t, 3g (87pts) Prop forward.
NSW rep (1949-51). Aust rep (1948-50).

St George junior. Joined Saints after serving in Army during WWII. Giant forward played in 1949 grand final win. Kicked his only ever goal in his final Test appearance v GB in 1950 won by Aust 5-2.

Passed away 1994, aged 71.

More: 1949
Hollingsworth, Max S, 1933-35, 19 games. 7t (21pts) Scored four tries in Saints 91-6 demolition of Canterbury in 1935.
more: 1935
Holmes, Alan S, 1976, 1 repl. (0pts)  
Holt, Cyril 'Slipper' S, 1937-38 & 1945, 29 games.
5t, 49g (113pts)
Centre. Goal kicker.
Club's top point scorer in first grade, 1937, 1938 & 1945. Scored 123 all grade points in 1937, including 42 points in first grade.
Hoogerwerf, Jason S, 1988-90, 16 games +  8 repl. (0pts)  
Hooper, Jason (c)
Jason Hooper
I, 1998, 2 games + 9 repl.

SI, 1999- 2002, 79 games (inc repl).
21t (84pts)
TOTAL: 90 games (incl repl).
Utility player.
Has played back row, halfback, five eighth and centre.

St George Illawarra captain for one match.

Signed with UK club St Helens for 2003.

More: 2001, 2002
Hookey, Lee
Lee Hookey
SI, 2000-02, 61 games (incl repl).
32t (128pts)
Winger / centre.
Leading try scorer for the club in 2002 with 18 tries.

Signed with Souths in 2003.

more: 2002
Hopkinson, R S, 1938-40, 41 games. 3t (9pts)  

Hornby, Ben (c)*
Ben Hornby


SI, 2000-08
175 games (incl repl)

42t, 7g 2fg (184pts)



Utility back: Fullback. Halfback. Five eighth.
NSW rep (2004, 2006 & 2008)
Aust rep (2006)
Other rep honours: 1999 U19 Aust, 1999 U19 NSW, Country 2005 & 2006
Born 10 February 1980 in Wollongong. Height: 182cm.
Junior Club: Corrimal Cougars.
First Grade debut for Saints July 8, 2000 (v Panthers at Penrith)
In 2003, Hornby was awarded the club's Integral Energy Dragons Medal (best and fairest) and is considered one of the most underrated players in the NRL.
Following a exceptional start to the season at fullback, Hornby was selected for NSW in the 2004 State of Origin series.
In 2005, Hornby's utility value was realised when he moved from fullback to halfback, playing the second half of the season there following a season-ending injury to regular half Mathew Head. In the same year, Hornby filled in as captain on seven occasions during Trent Barrett's absence.
Also in 2005, Hornby won the club's Geoff Selby Memorial NRL Coaches Award.
In 2006, Hornby played all 27 matches for the Dragons, the only player in the squad to do so. Playing mainly in the full back and half back positions, Hornby bagged five tries, two goals (from two attempts) and two field goals for a season total of 26 points.
In the same year he was named in the NSW side for State of Origin III.
Hornby capped off a tremendous 2006 season when he made his Test debut for Australia in that year's Tri-Nations series, Hornby being selected at half back against Great Britain in fourth Tri-Nations encounter.
In 2007, Hornby was named as co-captain (along with Jason Ryles and Mark Gasnier).
In 2008, Hornby captained the side three times (Rounds 6, 12 and 21) and played in 24 first grade games. In May he was selected for NSW Country in that year's drawn City v Country Origin clash.
Also in 2008, Hornby was recalled into State of Origin for the NSW side, on the interchange bench for game 1.
In 2009, Hornby was named as club captain.
Hornby is currently contracted with the Dragons until the end of 2010.

More: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008
Horsley, Johnny S, 1956, 4 games. (0pts)  
Horwood, Martin S, 1983-84, 10 repl. (0pts)  
House, Michael S, 1992, 1 repl. (0pts)  
Houston, Chris
Chris Houston 2007
SI, 2007,
16 games.
Prop forward.
Born: 15/02/1985, Moruya, NSW
Junior Clubs: Narooma
Height: 194cm
First Grade Debut: 31/3/2007, Round 3 Dragons v Cowboys at WIN Stadium Wollongong (Cowboys won 22-18)
Houston played in the premiership-winning Jersey Flegg side of 2005, scoring a try in the grand final (Saints defeating Parramatta 30-20).
Signed with Knights for 2008.
Howell, David
David Howell
SI, 2003-04, 12 games (incl repl)
5t (20pts)
Winger. Centre.
Born 1983, Camden, NSW
Junior Clubs: Thirroul, Illawarra & St Gregory’s, Campbelltown.
Signed with Raiders for 2005.
Brother of Michael Howell.
Howell, Michael
Michael Howell
SI, 2002-04, 14 games (incl repl)
2t (8pts)
Second row forward. Lock forward.
Born 1982, Camden, NSW.
Junior Clubs: Thirroul, Illawarra & St Gregory’s, Campbelltown (captain).

Illawarra junior represented NSW U/19s.
Signed with Raiders for 2005.
Brother of David Howell.
More: 2003
Huddart, Dick
Dick Huddart 1966
S, 1964-68, 78 games + 1 repl.
16t (48pts)
Second row forward.
Represented Great Britain. 16 Test veteran.

Noted for his powerful runs wide of the ruck.
Became the first British Test player to play in Sydney premiership winning side, scoring a try in Saints' 1966 grand final win.

More: 1966
Hudson, C S, 1952, 3 games. 1t (3pts)  
Hughes, E S, 1936, 9 games. 3t (9pts)  
Hulbert, Barry S, 1974-76, 38 games + 2 repl.
3t, 35g (79pts)
Hurley, L S, 1952, 8 games. 1t (3pts)  
Hume, F S, 1923-26, 39 games. 5t (15pts) Previously played with Easts 1920-22.
Hunt, Dan*
Dan Hunt 2007
SI, 2007-08
42 games.
3t (12pts)
Prop forward.
Born: 8/09/1986, Sydney, NSW.
Junior Clubs: Dapto.
Height: 190cm.
Rep Honours: U/19s NSW.
First Grade Debut: 18/3/2007, Round 1 Titans vs. Dragons at Suncorp Stadium aka Lang Park (Dragons won 20-18).
Dan Hunt was one of the standout rookies for Saints in 2007.
In 2008, he played in 24 games in the front row and continues to improve.
Dan Hunt is currently signed with the Dragons until the end of 2009.
More: 2007
Hurworth, Steve S, 1975-76, 11 games + 3 repl. 2t (6pts)  
Hutchison, Morrie S, 1974, 1 game + 1 repl. (0pts)  
Hyland, C S, 1930-33, 31 games. 2t, 25g (56pts) Top first grade point scorer for club in 1930.
Ingram, Scott S, 1994, 2 repl. (0pts)  
Ireland, L S, 1936, 6 games. 2t (6pts)  
Isemonger, Sam
Sam Isemonger 2006
SI, 2006-2007,
21 games (incl repl)
1t (4pts)
Second row forward.
Born: 4 May 1978, Sutherland, NSW
Height: 184cm
Junior Clubs: Como Jannali
Previous Clubs: Sharks 1998-2005
First grade debut: Sharks (v Eels), Parramatta Stadium, 10 July 1998 (Rd 18)
Debut for Dragons: (v Rabbitohs) 26 March 2006, Telstra Stadium (Rd 3)
Career stats (up until end 2006): 90 games, 10 tries (40pts)
Played in another five games for Saints in 2007 (0pts).
Ives, William (Bill) S, 1928, 2 games. (0pts) Prop forward.
NSW rep (1921 &1923-25).
Received a three week suspension when he was one of three Saints' players sent off following a brawl in a match against Wests in 1928.
Also played with Glebe (1920) and Easts (1921-27). Brother of Test forward Clarrie Ives.
Izzard, Craig
Craig Izzard
I,  1992-93, 18 games + 12 repl.
1t (4pts)
Back row forward.
Played in 1992 pre-season Tooheys Cup side that defeated Brisbane 4-2 in the Final.
Izzard, Grant I, 1993, 2 games. 1t (4pts)  

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