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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
Laird, Ray S, 1962, 2 games. (0pts) Fullback.
Qld rep (1963, 1965-66 &1967-70).

Aust rep (1970).
Played in Reserve Grade premiership winning side of 1962.
Lake, Trevor S, 1967-68, 8 games. 4t (12pts) Winger.
Champion Rhodesian RU winger. Scored 123 tries with Wigan (UK) and was brought into Saints following the retirement of Eddie Lumsden. His stay in the Sydney comp was short however when he suffred a knee injury after just a handful of games.
Went on to help form the SARL.
Laloata, Shane
Shane Laloata 2002
SI, 2002, 11 games.
4t (16pts)
Born: 8 Dec 1977, Wellington, NZ
Weight: 98kg Height: 182cm
Junior club Upper Hutt Tigers NZ.

Rep honours include Country NSW, NSW Residents and World Cup for Samoa in 2000.
Debuted with Saints' First Grade in May 12, 2002 (v Canberra at WIN Stadium).
Lamey, Terry
Terry Lamey 2000
I, 1997-98, 25 games + 9 repl. 2t (8pts)
SI, 1999-2000, 16 games (incl repl). 1t (4pts)
TOTAL: 1997-2000, 50 games (incl repl). 3t (12pts)
Second row forward.
more: team 1999
Landers, Kurt S, 1990-91, 2 games + 6 repl.
2t (8pts)
Langlands, Graeme 'Chang', 'Changa'
(c), (capt-coach)

Graeme Langlands

S, 1963-76, 227 games.
86t, 648g (1554pts)

Changa: The greatest player of all time?
Fullback. Centre. Captain-coach 1972-75.
NSW rep (1962-75).
Aust rep (1963-75).
In Rugby League circles, the name 'Langlands' is synonymous with greatness.
The last man to captain-coach Australia, Graeme Langlands has been described by some as the greatest player of all time.
Born in 1941, 'Changa' came to Saints from Wollongong following impressive displays for Country Firsts and NSW.
Initially, Wollongong agreed to release Langlands for £3000. But Saints tried to negotiate a transfer deal where the Wollongong club would be paid £1000 up front, plus £1000 every time Langlands played an international. Wollongong rejected the offer and took the £3000 one-off transfer fee instead.
History shows that Langlands represented Australia no less than 90 times, posting a record 189 points (17t, 69g) and playing in 34 Tests.
He was first selected for Australia soon after joining St George, touring with the 1963-64 Kangaroos. He scored a record 20 points (2t, 7g) in Australia's 50-12 whitewash of Great Britain in the Test match at Swinton.
He later played in four Grand Final winning sides, including 1966 when he kicked seven goals in Saints' win over Balmain.
Langlands was the competition's leading point scorer in 1971 and 1973. In an outstanding career, he was the club's top point scorer in first grade on 10 occasions: 1963 (107points), 1965 (161), 1966 (126), 1969 (166), 1970 (123), 1971 (196), 1972 (149), 1973 (183), 1974 (77), and 1975 (73).
After being recalled into the Australian side in 1974, Langlands played a magnificent match to win the Ashes and was carried aloft from the field with the huge SCG crowd chanting his name.
The greatest point scorer in the history of St George retired in 1976. In the same year, he was awarded a Member of the British Empire (MBE) medal for his contribution to Rugby League and club life.
Perhaps one of the greatest honours a player can receive is that which is bestowed upon him by his peers. In 1985, Rugby League Week arranged an Australian team reunion. Entitled, 'The Masters', it included 'the 13 best' players since 1970. Amongst them were no less than eight former Australian captains, including Graeme Langlands. When it came to the 'team photo', 'Changa' was late to take his seat and there was only one spot left, the one in the centre of the front row and the position reserved for the team captain. Those in attendance had spontaneously and unanimously decided that the captain's spot for this legendary team belonged to Graeme Langlands.
In 1999, Graeme Langlands was named a Rugby League immortal.
more: 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1981

Langi, Junior SI, 2000, 3 repl. (0pts) Utility back
Langton, Carl
Carl Langton
S, 1949-50, 19 games.
3t (9pts)
Second row forward.
Played in 1949 Grand Final victory.

Went on to refereeing.
A respected member of the club, Carl Langton passed away on the 10th December 2003.

more: 1949, 2003
Lapham, Ernie 'Curly'
Ernie Lapham 1921
S, 1921-24 & 1929, 53 games.
11t (33pts)
Forward. Winger.
NSW rep (1925-28?).
Played in initial first grade match for Saints in 1921.

Rated at the time as the fastest forward in the game, Lapham finished third behind legendary winger, Benny Wearing in the '100 yards Championship of League' in the 1920s.
Played in the forwards in 1921 but switched to winger in 1922.
A fitness fanatic, 'Curly' didnt smoke or drink and spent the summer months running with the local harriers.
Left Saints for South Sydney (1925-28) but made return to Saints for 1929. Went on to become club selector.
Ernie 'Curly' Lapham was still alive in 1999 (age 97) in a Brisbane nursing home and was regarded as the only surviving member of the original team.

more: 1921, 1926
Larder, Steve
Steve Larder
I, 1985-89, 47 games + 10 repl.
17t, 42g (152pts)
An exciting attacking fullback. Originally played in Berry and then Darwin before linking up with Wollongong. Larder also scored 115 points in reserve grade including 21 tries. He has since been a major reason for University RLFC being a competitive outfit in the Carlton League.
Went on to play AFL for Port Kembla
Larkin, G S, 1927, 3 games. (0pts)  
Laurence, E S, 1942, 3 games. (0pts) Played in 1942 grand final.
Law, A S, 1945, 4 games. 1t (3pts)  
Lawes, S S, 1931, 1 game. (0pts)  
Lawless, R S, 1951, 3 games. (0pts)  
Leaneo, Charles
Charles Leaneo 2006
SI, 2006, 6 games
3t (12pts)
Prop forward.
Junior Club: Hurstville United.
Height: 188cm
Weight: 124kg
Graded at the Dragons in 2002, Charlie Leaneo was part of the 2005 Jersey Flegg premiership winning side..
In 2006, Leaneo, 20, burst onto the NRL scene, scoring two tries on debut. He went on to play six games in first grade before having his season cut short with shoulder injury.
Despite being contracted until 2008, Leaneo did not make an appearance in first grade in 2007, the front rower eventually being released in the same year. He was signed by the Bulldogs for 2008.
more: 2006
Lees, Merv
Merv Lees
S, 1953-56 & 1958, 57 games.
35t (105pts)
NSW rep (1955).

An exciting back, Merv's career was plagued by injury. He was forced from field in 1956 Grand Final with broken collar bone, Saints eventually winning with 12 men.

more: 1956
Leigh, Shane I, 1988, 1 game + 2 repl. (0pts)  

Leikvoll, Chris
Chris Leikvoll

I, 1997-98, 9 games + 11 repl. 1t (4pts)
SI, 1999-2003, 91 games (incl repl). 2t (8pts)
TOTAL: 1997-2003, 111 games (incl repl).
3t (12pts)
Prop forward.
Born , 1975 Wollongong. Dapto junior who enjoys Tai Kwon Do
First Grade debut: Illawarra v Souths at SFS, May 25, 1997.
Played in 1999 grand final.
Sign to English Super League for 2004.

more: 1999, 2003
Lenihan, Jim S, 1996-98, 22 games + 18 repl.
9t (36pts)
more: 1998
Lennox, Jack
Jack Lennox 1930
S, 1930-32, 40 games.
3t (9pts)
Played in 1930 grand final.

Died as a Prisoner Of War in Malaysia in 1943.
more: team 1930
Lett, Michael* SI, 2008, 3 games.
2t (8pts)
Born: 11/03/1987 in Penrith (NSW).
Junior Club: Narooma Devils.
Height: 180cm.
Rep Honours: Junior Kangaroos 2005.
First Grade Debut: Roosters v Sharks at Toyota Stadium, Rd 15 2005
First Grade Debut with Dragons: Dragons v Bulldogs at Homebush, Round 6, Saturday 19 April, 2008.
Michael Lett played in three first grade games with the Roosters in 2005, scoring one try.
Levin, Trevor S, 1966, 4 games + 1 repl. (0pts)

Prop forward.
Listed as a replacement (for Robin Gourley) and played in the 1966 Grand Final.

Lindwall, Jack
Jack Lindwall
S, 1938-44 & 1946-49, 133 games.
110t, 99g (528pts)
Jack Lindwall

Centre. Winger.
St George junior (Arncliffe Scots).

Brilliant attacking back scored 28 points (against University) in just his second game for St George third grade in 1937.
Scored 110 tries (at the time a club record). Holds club record of six match tries against Manly in 1947 and holds equal points match scoring record of 36 first grade points in the same game (Les Griffin also scored 36 points for one match in 1935).*
Scored five tries or more for Saints on five other occasions (against Balmain, Easts, Wests, Waratah Mayfield and Albury).
Was the club's top point scorer in first grade in 1946, 1947 and 1948.
Represented Combined Sydney in 1941, 1942 and 1943.
Played in 1941 Grand Final victory as well as the 1942 and 1946 grand finals.

Only played with St George. Passed away in June, 2000.

Brother of Ray Lindwall.
more: 1938, 1940, 1942, 1946, 1947, 1949, 2000
*The Dragons official website reports on 18 June 2002 that Jersey Flegg (third grade) back Wes Naiqama has secured a club record by scoring 38 points in the Dragon's victory over North Sydney.
The article at states:
Naiqama crossed for five tries and kicked nine goals from as many attempts to surpass the joint record of 36 points held by Les Griffin and Jack Lindwall.
Griffin scored two tries and kicked 15 goals in 1935 while playing for St George and Lindwall made his mark with six tries and nine goals in 1947 while also donning the ‘Red V’.

Lindwall, Ray
Ray Lindwall
S, 1940 & 1942-43 & 1946, 31 games.
2t 115g (235pts).
St George junior who played both district Cricket and Rugby League was described in 1941 by magazine Rugby League News as a 'fine footballer and a magnificent cricketer'.

In 1942, Ray Lindwall scored 143 first grade points (1t, 70g) and was rated the best fullback in the game.
He played in the 1942 grand final before joining international Cricket. He was flown back from a tour of India to play in the 1946 grand final where he failed to kick a goal in what was his last game for Saints.
Went on to further greatness in Australian cricket as a strike fast bowler in 'Bradman's Invincibles' (1948). Eventually capturing 200 Test wickets, Ray Lindwall captained Australia following Don Bradman's retirement.
Passed away in 1996.

Brother of Jack Lindwall.

more: 1940, 1942, 1946
Linnane, Steve S, 1984-90, 88 games (+12 repl) Halfback.
Season's top try scorer in 1985 (16 tries). 'Dally M' rookie of the year in 1985.

Career suffered following long suspension in 1987 and was eventually sacked by Saints as a disciplinary action  in 1990.
Linnane linked up with the Newcastle Knights for one season in 1991 before becoming captain-coach of Kurri Kurri. He retired as a player in 1996 and was then appointed assistant coach at the Knights from 1997-1999. Linnane moved to the UK in 1999 to take the job as head coach of Rochdale. In 2000 he joined Super League club Halifax as assistant coach before being appointed head coach in 2001. Following a series of losses, Linnane was sacked by Halfax in 2002. The former Dragon then had moderate success with Hull Kingston Rovers in 2002 before resigning in 2004.

more: 1985, 1987
Lockwood, Michael S, 1979, 1 repl. (0pts)  
Long, Nathan
Nathan Long
SI, 2004, 1 game (0pts) Prop forward. Second row forward.
Born 1973 in Sydney. Cronulla-Caringbah junior played for City Origin in 2002.
Former Sharks and Manly forward battled with injury in 2004.
Louden, Sid S, 1931, 1934 & 1939, 34 games.
8t (24pts)
Five eighth.
Rated highly and competed with champion Wests' pivot Vic Hey for representative selection before breaking his leg in 1934.
Love, J (John?) S, 1967, 4 games. 1t (3pts)  
Lowrie, Colin S, 1975, 2 games. (0pts)  
Lulia, Keith
Keith Lulia 2007
SI, 2007,
7 games.
2t (8pts)
Born: 17th June, 1987
Height: 190cm.
First Grade Debut: 18/3/2007, Round 1 Titans vs. Dragons at Suncorp Stadium aka Lang Park (Dragons won 20-18)
A standout in the 2004 Port Kembla side that took out the under 18s premiership, defeating Dapto by 15-8 in the grand final at WIN Stadium.
Signed with the Knights for 2008.
Lumsden, Eddie
Eddie Lumsden
S, 1957-66, 158 games.
136t, 17g (442pts)

NSW rep (1957 & 1959-63).

Aust rep (1959-63).
Kurri Kurri junior.
Scoring 100 tries in 100 games by 1963,
Eddie Lumsden became only the second post-war player to reach a century of premiership tries (Souths (and Wollongong) winger, Ian Moir being the first).
The competition's leading try scorer in 1958 (18 tries) and 1962 (21 tries), the champion right flanker played in nine grand final wins.
Went on to become an Australian selector.

more: 1957, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1966

Lynch, Jack S, 1933-35 & 1937, 29 games.
12t, 6g (48pts)
Waverley College junior, also played with Easts in 1932-32 & 1936.
Played with Saints in their record 91-6 thrashing of Canterbury in 1935.
Went on to be a graded referee (1939-41) and lower grade coach at Easts (1944).
Was also Easts club secretary in 1945 and co-manager of Kangaroos in 1963-64.
Became deputy vice-president of NSWRL before passing away in 1966.
more: 1935

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