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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
Sadler, A S, 1930, 3 games. (0pts) Played in 1930 grand final.
Sadlier, Bill 'Chid'
Bill Sadlier
S, 1922-23, 11 games.
4t (12pts)
Played with second grade runners-up of 1923.
Became club selector.
more: team 1930
Saffy, Jarrod*
Jarrod Saffy 2008
SI, 2008, 14 games.
Prop forward. Second-row forward.
Born: 24/10/1984 in Cape Town, South Africa.
Junior Clubs: Sydney University (Rugby Union).
Rep Honours: Aust Schoolboys, Aust U/21s and Aust Sevens in rugby union.
Height: 191cm.
Previous Clubs: Wests Tigers (2006-07, 8 games)
First Grade Debut with Tigers: Wests Tigers v South Sydney at Leichhardt Oval, Round 26, 2006.
First Grade Debut with Dragons: Dragons v Wests Tigers at Sydney Football Stadium, Round 1, Sunday 16 March, 2008.
A 15-year-old rugby union prospect in 1999, Saffy moved to Australia from South Africa before switching to rugby league. In 2008, the former Tigers forward escaped a biting charge whilst playing for Saints against the Raiders. Canberra halfback Todd Carney claimed he had been bitten during a tackle, but discrepancies in his testimony and inconclusive video footage led to the NRL judiciary finding Saffy not guilty.
Saffy has extended his stay at the Dragons for a further two years, re-signing until 2010.
Sailor, Wendall
Wendell Sailor 2008
SI, 2008-2009,
33 games.
17t (68pts)
Born: 16/07/1974 in Sarina (Qld).
Junior Clubs: Sarina Crocodiles.
Height: 191cm.
Qld rep (1996-2001); SL Qld rep (1997)
Aust rep (1994-2001); Aust SL rep (1997)
Previous Clubs: Brisbane Broncos (1993-2001, 189 games, 110t, 1g).
First Grade Debut with Broncos: Brisbane v Gold Coast at QE2 Stadium, Round 12, 1993.
First Grade Debut with Dragons: Dragons v Broncos at Wollongong, Round 13, Friday 6 June, 2008.
A Queensland Maroons and Australian Kangaroos representative, Wendell Sailor has played at every level of the game, as well as playing under a number of administrations during one of the most turbulent periods in the history of the game.
In his debut season with the Broncos, Sailor was part of the team that won the premiership, defeating the St George Dragons 14-6 in 1993. In the same year, he won the Rookie of the Year award at the Broncos club. More premierships were to follow with Sailor's large frame and speed out wide proving too much for most defending wingers.
In 1994, Sailor's representative career began when he was selected for the Kangaroos.
In 1996, Sailor debuted for Queensland in State of Origin.
The turmoil of Super League followed with Sailor remaining at the Broncos and becoming one of the highest paid players during the bidding war.
After playing for the Broncos in the NSWRL, ARL, Super League and the NRL, Sailor switched to rugby union and played for the Queensland Reds in 2002. He debuted for the Wallabies the following year. He then made another big-money move to the NSW Waratahs in 2006.
In 2006, Sailor's biggest controversy was to follow with the dual international returning a positive drug test for cocaine and anabolic steroids. A two year suspension followed, effectively barring Sailor from playing in either football code.
In June, 2007, the St George Illawarra Dragons announced that they would sign Sailor on a two-year incentive based contract when his ban expired in April, 2008.
In April and May 2008, Sailor made several appearances for Shellharbour in the NSW Cup. He has also since been loaned to Qld Cup side the Burleigh Bears when no first grade spot was available.
In June 2008, Sailor finally made his return to first grade rugby league when Saints took on his old team the Broncos in Wollongong. Unfortunately, the comeback was short-lived with Sailor suffering a fractured cheekbone whilst making a tackle in the first half.
Sailor recovered in time to make seven more appearances in 2008. He scored his comeback try against his former club the Broncos in round 23. He later scored a hat-trick in the Dragons' 40-14 demolishing of the Eels in round 25.
Sailor still has a year to run on his contract with Saints. But other deals are in the wind with European Super League entrants the Celtic Crusaders and French Rugby Union looking to sign him for 2009.
But Sailor stayed put, eventually playing one more season in 2009, his former Broncos coach Wayne Bennett joining him at the Dragons. In what was his final year in the NRL, Sailor was a nominee for the 2009 Dally-M winger of the Year award.
His final game was for the Indigenous All Stars (vs NRL All Stars) in a sell-out pre-season match on the 13th February, 2010. Sailor scored the opening try, the Indigenous side ultimately posting a 16-12 victory.
Sailor has since pursued a career in the media and has become a regular panelist on Channel Nine and Fox, as well as being employed by Dragons media. In addition, Sailor has involved himself in awareness programs including Rugby League's One Community program.
Saleh, Hassan
Hassan Saleh
SI, 2003. 11 games.
1t (4pts)
Winger. Fullback.
Born 1979, Sydney.
Junior Club: Twin Willows Warriors.
Rep for Lebanon in 2000 World Cup.
Signed with Saints from the Wests Tigers club in 2003 but was not retained in 2004.
more: 2003
Sams, Graeme S, 1971-74, 69 games + 5 repl.
10t (30pts)
Lock. Centre.
Sutherland junior.
Played 83 games with Sharks before joining St George.
more: 1972
Sanderson, Andrew S, 1993-94, 2 repl. (0pts)  
Sanderson, Paul S, 1994, 1 repl. (0pts)  
Saukuru, Colin S, 1995 & 1997, 3 games + 8 repl. (0pts)  
Saunders, Frank
Frank Saunders 1927
S, 1923-29, 74 games.
50t, 20g (190pts)
NSW rep (1924-25)

Endured a moment of embarrassment in 1923 when he made a break against Newtown, losing his shorts in the process. 'Fatty' ran 50 yards and set up the winning try.
Top first grade point scorer for club in 1923.
Played for NSW against England in 1924.
Played in the 1927 premiership-deciding final scoring a hat trick of tries.

Father of noted cricketer, former ballboy and club official, Warren Saunders.
more: 1927, team 1927
Saunders, Owen
Owen Saunders 1983
I,  1983-87, 41 games + 1 repl.
17t (68pts)
Saunders also scored 24 tries in reserve grade, making a total of 41 for the Illawarra club.
Schifilliti, Dean (c)
Dean Schifilliti
I,  1989-93, 101 games.
16t (64pts)
Originally from Queensland, Schifilliti took over as Steeler's captain in 1991.

He played his best football in 1992, captaining his side to the pre season Challenge Cup victory of that year.

Also played with South Sydney, North Queensland, Adelaide and Parramatta before injury saw him into retirement in 2000.
Schuback, J S, 1938-40, 38 games.
6t (18pts)
Schuman, Reg
Reg Schuman 1930
S, 1929-35, 61 games.
3t (9pts)

Played in 1929 semi final loss and was also a member of the 1930 grand final side.
more: team 1930

Scott, Beau*
Beau Scott 2007
SI, 2007-08
41 games.
6t (24pts)
Second row forward. Centre.
Born: 15 May, 1984, Camden, NSW.
Junior club: Picton.
Height: 184cm.
First Grade debut with Sharks: Sharks 40 v Storm 16, Toyota Park, 6/8/05 (Rd 22).
First Grade debut with Saints: Dragons 20 v Titans 18, Suncorp Stadium (Lang Park), 18/3/2007 (Rd 1)
Played 28 games with the Sharks (2005-2006), scoring 28 points, before linking up with Saints.
A hard running back rower and strong defender, Scott was one of Saints best forwards in 2007 and 2008.
Selby, Geoff
Geoff Selby
I,  1984-85, 39 games.
9t (36pts)

S, 1986-88, 44 games + 18 repl.
4t (16pts)
Lock forward.
St George junior.

Graded at Illawarra on the recommendation of his former high school teacher, Brian Smith.

Returned to St George and came under the guidance of Johnny Raper.
Geoff Selby was tragically killed in a car crash on 13 February, 1989.

He was remember by the annual Geoff Selby Memorial Award - a coach award given to one player every year for outstanding contributions to the team.

more 1989
Seru, Fili
Fili Seru 1997
I,  1996-97, 18 games + 2 repl.
4t (16pts)
Fijian International came to the Steelers in 1996.
Went on to play with Halifax and Hull in the UK and Guildford in Sydney's Metropolitan Cup.
Setu, Lagi
Lagi Setu 2007
SI, 2007-08, 31 games.
1t (4pts)
Second row forward. Lock forward. Centre.
Born: 25/2/88, New Zealand.
Junior Club: Riverview (Schoolboy) Rugby Union.
Height: 189cm
First Grade Debut: Dragons 12 v Knights 16, 23/3/2007 (Rd 2) at Kogarah.
Rep honours include Aust 19, Aust School Boy, QLD 12-19, Samoa.
In 2008, Seu was named in the Samoa squad for World Cup.
Signed to play with the Broncos in 2009.
Shadlow, Norman
Norman Shadlow
S, 1921-26, 50 games.
13t (39pts)
Played in initial first grade match for Saints in 1921.
A tough an often uncompromising player, Norman scored a spectacular try in Saints' first ever first grade win when they defeated Newtown 11-9 at Sydney Sports Ground, 21 May 1921.

Only ever played for St George.
more: 1921, team 1925
Sharp, Joe
Joe Sharp 1931
S, 1930-32, 23 games. 1t (3pts) Second row.
8 November 2004
St George's oldest living player, 98-year-old JOE SHARP, is still fighting fit and earned a hearty round of applause for his longevity at the Grand Final lunch.
Joe, a second rower for the Dragons in the late 20s and early 30s, will celebrate 76 years of holy union to wife Violet on the Central Coast on November 17.
"I feel like I have another couple of years left in me," Joe said at the Lunch, where Prime Minister John Howard and Labor leader Mark Latham raised a glass to him.
"I had one beer today," added the former railway worker.
"I'm under strict instruction from the wife not to drink, but I always had a couple of schooners every day when I was working – two was enough."
Still as sharp as a tack and remarkably nimble, he bypassed the lift for the stairs as he left the club unassisted.
The couple's daughter, Bev Lawrence, recently discovered the above picture of the 1931 First-Grade side taken at Earl Park (St George vs North Sydney).
Joe is the one wearing headgear.

St George Dragons Team 1931

Joe Sharp thought to be oldest living former first grader.
JOE SHARP, Saint's oldest living player, reached triple figures in excellent health when he celebrated his 100th birthday in April.
Mr Sharp also played three games for Canterbury-Bankstown and is thought to be the oldest living former first-grader.
Full article: click here
Sheppard, Chris
Chris Sheppard
SI, 2005-2006, 4 games.
Born 16 March 1981 in Mareeba, Queensland.
Junior club: Mareeba Gladiators.
First grade debut: Cowboys (v Penrith), Cairns, 10 May 2001 (Rd 4).
An experienced first grader with 60 NRL appearances, Sheppard was released from the North Queensland Cowboys, linking up with Saints midway through 2005. He played one first grade game with Saints in 2005 (round 18 v Eels at Parramatta Stadium, 8 July).
Sheppard's contract with Saints was extended until 2006.
In 2006, he played three first grade matches and at time of publishing, is off-contract.
Sheppard, F S, 1948, 1 game. 1t (3pts)  
Shulman, Mark (c)
Mark Shulman 1977
S, 1971-78
56 games (includes 5 repl.)
8t (24pts)
St George junior (Arncliffe Scots).

t 5' 2" (157cm) and 9st 4 lb (59 kgs), Shulman was one of the smallest men to play the game.
Graded in 1970, Shulman debuted in first grade in 1971. His career stalled briefly after breaking his leg in 1973. He had a plate inserted but made a comeback in 1974.
He played in the historic 1977 drawn grand final but suffered a back injury after receiving knees in the back courtesy of Parramatta forward Ray Higgs.

Shulman watched from the sidelines as Saints won the Grand Final replay 22-0.
In 1978, Shulman was named captain, taking over from Steve Edge. In the same year, a neck injury forced Shulman's retirement (Craig Young taking over as captain).
In all, Shulman played 170 games for St George - some 55 to 60 in first grade (including Amco Cup).
Shulman's nickname,'Bantam' was coined by team mate Billy Smith and stuck throughout most of his career.
Another nickname of 'Mighty Atom' was only used in the media early in his career and rarely used.

A favourite of supporters during the successful 70s era, Shulman went on to coach in the lower grades before being elected to the Saints' board in 1984. He later moved to Brisbane.
more: 1971, 1977
Shumack, J S, 1928, 3 games. (0pts)  
Sibraa, J S, 1922, 1 game +1 repl. (0pts)  
Simmonds, Reece
Reece Simmonds 2002
SI, 2002-2006, 48 games.
21t (84pts)
Reece Simmonds
First Grade
Reece Simmonds
Position Fullback, winger
Born 7 Jan 1980, Sydney
Junior Club St Andrew's, Eaglevale
Height 175cm
Debut Dragons (v Sharks), Aussie Stadium, 17 Mar 2002, (Rd 1)
Reece Simmonds played with Western Suburbs before being graded at Saints in 2000.
He played in the 2001 First Division (second grade) Grand Final.
Simmonds played 24 first grade games in 2004 (including a semi-final appearance), scoring 14 tries.
Winner of 2004 'Geoff Selby Memorial NRL Coaches Award', determined by the Dragons first grade coaching staff.
With plenty of outside backs in the club ranks, Simmonds played much of 2005 in the Premier League (second grade), playing just five games in the first grade.
Simmonds' contract with Saints was extended into 2006 (six games) before he signed with South Sydney Rabbitohs for 2007.
more: 2003, 2004
Simmons, Graeme 'Slippery' S, 1967-69, 18 games +2 repl.
South coast junior was brought to the club as a backup hooker to Ian Walsh.
Simmons, Lionel S, 1964, 3 games. 1t (3pts) Illawarra junior.
Simon, Craig
Craig Simon 1998
I,  1992-96 & 1998, 50 games + 23 repl.
15t (60pts)
Came to the Steelers following a stint with Souths.
Went on to Hull in the UK where he was a star player before returning to Australia in 2001 to play Canberra's First Division.
Returned to the Illawarra in 2002 and linked up with Port Kembla.
Brother of John Simon.
Simon, John
John Simon
I,  1990-95, 107 games + 13 repl.
27t, 30g, 9fg (177pts)
NSW rep (1992 & 1997).

Aust rep (Super League 1997).

Schoolboy sensation, represented City Firsts in 1991-92.

Unable to maintain match fitness, Simon eventually retired in 2001 when as the Wests Tigers half back, he said he had lost the desire to compete.
Simon played an important part in Illawarra's development.
In total, he played 230 game at first grade and rep level and represented NSW and Australia (Super League) in his 10 year career.
Brother of Craig Simon.
Sims, Ashton
Ashton Sims

SI, 2003-2007,
81 games (incl repl)
9t (36pts)

Prop forward.
Born 26 February 1985 in Sutherland, NSW.
Junior Club: Gerringong Lions.
Height: 192cm.
Went to Kiama High School - the same school for Saints greats, Rod Wishart and Shaun Timmins.
Rep honours: 2002 Australian schoolboys, 2001-02 U17 Origin, 2003 U19 Origin.
In 2002, Sims was an Australian schoolboys representative and also played in the Jersey Flegg (third grade) Grand Final.
First Grade Debut: Saints v Panthers, Penrith Stadium, May 11, 2003 (Rd 9).
Sims' contract with Saints was extended into 2008 but he was released at the end of 2007 to join the Brisbane Broncos.
more: 2003, 2004
Simpson, J S, 1936, 3 games. (0pts)  
Simpson, Robbie
Robbie Simpson
S, 1998, 3 games + 11 repl (0pts)
SI, 2000 & 2003, 6 repl. (0pts)
TOTAL: 1998, 2000 & 2003, 3 games + 17 repl. (0pts)
Utility forward.
Skelton, Sean
Sean Skelton 1995
I,  1995, 1 game.
2t (8pts)
Captain of South African World Cup side.
Also played with Canterbury and Souths as well as a stint in England.
Went on to play with Nowra.
Skinner, C S, 1932, 1 game. (0pts)  
Slavin, M S, 1944, 2 games. 1t (3pts)  
Slockie / Slockley, W
W Slockie Slockley
S, 1925, 6 games.
5t (15pts)
Score fives tries in six matches before leaving Rugby League.

Features in a famous team photo at Earl Park.

more: 1925, team 1925
Smith, Billy (c) (vc)
Billy Smith
S, 1963-77, 233 games.
30t, 3g, 21fg [before 1971] + 23fg [after 1971] (161pts).

Halfback. Centre.
Born: 12 July, 1942, Fremantle (WA). Raised in Mortdale in Sydney.
NSW rep (1964-65, 1967-69, 1971 &1973).

Aust rep (1964-68 & 1970).
Originally a centre, Billy Smith became one of the most competitive and tenacious halfbacks to ever play the game. He will be forever noted as a St George legend who always played above his weight.

A St George junior (Mortdale Mighty Midgets and Renown), Smith's career escalated under the coaching of Norm Provan.
Twice winner of the Harry Sunderland medal for best Australian player in a Test series, Smith went on to captain Australia in the 1970 Rugby League World Cup.
His partnership with fullback Graeme Langlands in the 1966 Grand Final has been regarded as one of the most memorable in history with the two champions seeming to have an intuitive and unbeatable knowledge of each other's movements.
Billy Smith played in four Grand Final wins in 1963-66 and played in two losing grand finals in 1971 and 1975.
He also played in the third grade side that won the premiership in 1972 and the 1976 reserve grade Grand Final winning side.
In all, Billy Smith played 296 all grade matches which remains as a Dragons club record.
more: 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1976, 1977
Billy Smith article - click here
Smith, Brad S, 1995-98, 3 games + 24 repl. 1t (4pts)  
Smith, Brian
Brian Smith coach 1994
S, 1974, 17 games.
1t, 1fg (4pts)
Former Casino halfback, Brian Smith was another player kept in the lower grades by the evergreen Billy Smith.
Brian Smith contributed to the St George district as coach of James Cook High before coaching Newtown U/23s side.

Played with Souths and coached in their lower grades before becoming first grade coach of Illawarra in 1984.

Following a coaching stint in the UK, Smith returned to Australia to take up his appointment as first grade coach of St George in 1991.

He guided Saints to two grand final appearances in 1992 and 1993 but left the club when the Super Leagur turmoil erupted in 1996.

After a second stint in the UK, Smith returned to Sydney to become head coach at Parramatta.

Brother of Tony Smith.

more: 1984, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993
Smith, Craig (c)
Craig Smith
I,   1996-98, 40 games + 9 repl. 1t (4pts)
SI, 1999-2001, 52 games. 1t (4pts)
TOTAL: 1996-2001, 92 games + 9 repl. 2t (8pts)
Prop forward.
NSW rep (1997)

Kiwi international was co-captain of the Dragons.

Smith came under the scrutiny of Jim Hall's NRL Match Review Committee when TV commentator Ray Warren and Melbourne coach Chris Anderson raised question marks over Smith's running style. It was claimed that Smith was raising his knees when meeting the defence.

A series of hearings at Jim Hall's NRL judiciary and subsequent suspensions eventually saw Smith forced out of the Australian competition.
Smith went on to a career with Wigan in the UK before returning to Australia to play with the Newcastle Knights.

more: 1999, 2001
Smith, Damien S, 1996-97, 22 games + 5 repl.
4t (16pts)
Smith , Justin
Justin Smith
SI, 2000-2002, 32 games (inc repl).
8t, 3g (38pts)

Second row forward.
NSW Residents rep in 1999.

Debuted in 1st grade on 24 July 2000 against the Broncos.

In three seasons, Smith has scored 8 tries + 3 goals for Saints but impressed all with a high workload and an uncanny ability to offload in traffic.

Unfortunately, salary cap restraints saw him depart for Souths in 2003.
more: 2002

Smith , Neville
(captain coach)

Neville Smith 1941
S, 1939-41 & 1943, 59 games.
15t, 118g (281pts)
Neville Smith
Second row forward. Goal kicker.
Qld rep (1938). NSW rep (1940-41).

Brisbane Valleys junior.

In 1939, 22 year old Neville Smith was appointed the youngest ever captain coach in the history of the club.

In 1940, he captained NSW.

Denied playing for Australia due to the outbreak of WWII

In 1941, he led St George to their first premiership. He was knocked out but recovered to score 13 points in Saints' 31-14 victory over Easts.
Neville Smith, aged 81, passed away in August, 1997
more: 1939, 1941, 1943
Smith, Peter
Peter Smith 1986
I,  1984-86, 38 games.
Prop forward.
Completed 11 seasons of grade for Souths, Canterbury, Gold Coast and Illawarra playing over 100 first grade games during his career.
Smith, Reg S, 1954, 10 games. 3t (9pts) Hooker.
Formerly from Western Suburbs.
Went on to be Australian selector before becoming St George selector and committeeman in 1960.
Immensely popular with players and officials, Reg Smith passed away in 1968 following a battle with cancer.
Smith, Ray
Ray Smith 1958
S, 1957-59, 16 games.
5t (15pts)
NSW rep (1960-62).

Played in Grand Final winning sides of 1957 and 1958.

Went on to play with Thirroul in the Illawarra representing NSW from that district.
Smith, Ron I,  1987, 3 repl. (0pts) Second row forward.
Smith, Tony
Tony Smith
I,  1987 & 1989-91, 37 games + 4 repl.
9t (36pts)

S, 1992-93 & 1995, 28 games + 19 repl.
4t (16pts)
Five eighth.
Born: 24 January 1967

Originally from Lismore and younger brother of Dragons and Steelers coach Brian Smith.

In 1992, Tony Smith was named on the interchange bench in the grand final against Brisbane.
In 1993, he was named in the run-on side in the grand final, once again against the Broncos.
An injury to his achilles tendon in a trial in Maryborough ruled Smith out for 1994, but he was able to make a brief comeback in 1995.
Went on to join his brother's coaching team at Parramatta and then moved on to coach Huddersfield (2001-2003) and Leeds in the UK, guiding Leeds Rhinos to a premiership wins in 2004 and 2007.
Following a successful coaching career in Great Britain, which saw him rise to success at an international level, the former St George five-eighth committed himself to the game in Europe when he declared his intentions to become a British citizen in 2008.
The national coach of Great Britain in January 2008, Tony Smith lives in the northern English town of Huddersfield, the birthplace of rugby league, with his wife and two children
Brother of Brian Smith.
more: 1993
Soorely, Vince S, 1947-48, 27 games. 1t (3pts)  
Sorridimi, Michel

Michel Sorridimi
S, 1975-82, 82 games + 6 repl.
31t (83pts)
A member of the 1975 Jersey Flegg premiership winning side.
Suffered medial ligament injury  in 1979 Grand Final victory and had to endure two knee operations.

Popular flankman scored 31 tries and only ever played with St George.

more: 1974, 1979 team
Souter, Gary S, 1974, 8 games + 5 repl. (0pts)  
South, Darren S, 1989-91, 26 games + 4 repl.
8t, 5g (42pts)
Soward, Jamie*
Jamie Soward 2007
SI, 2007-08
33 games.
12t, 92g, 2fg (234pts)

Club's top point scorer (105 points)
Club's top goal scorer (38 goals).

Club's top point scorer (129 points)
Club's top goal scorer (54 goals).

Halfback. Goal kicker.
Born: 13th November, 1984 in Wagga Wagga, NSW.
Junior Club: Wagga Kangaroos.
Height: 178cm.
First Grade Debut (with Roosters): 8/5/05 (Round 9), Roosters 32 v Knights 2 at the Sydney Football Stadium (Aussie Stadium).
First Grade Debut (with Dragons): 1/6/07 (Round 12), Dragons 11 v Broncos 4 at Kogarah.
From 2005-2007, Soward made 22 appearances with the Sydney Roosters, scoring 26 points.
In 2007, after playing one match with the Roosters, Soward was released, linking up with Saints to replace injured halfback Mathew Head.
Soward had an immediate impact in round 12 against the Broncos, dominating the match with kicks in general play while kicking one goal and one field goal to put the icing on a man-of -the-match performance.
In 2008, Jamie Soward was named in the Indigenous Dreamtime team, playing in the World Cup curtain raiser on October 26 at the Sydney Football Stadium. Soward has aboriginal heritage from his Dad's side of the family and is part of the "Wradjuri" tribe. The Dreamtime team defeated the New Zealand Maori 34-26 in what a highly entertaining match of open rugby league.
Soward's contract with Saints has been extended into 2008.

Spencer, Lindsay
Lindsay Spencer 1941
S, 1941-42, 25 games.
4t (12pts)
Lindsay Spencer
Played in 1941 Grand Final victory.

more: 1941 team
Spring, Peter
Peter Spring 1986
I,  1986-88, 23 games + 3 repl.
2t (8pts)

S, 1989-91, 18 games + 6 repl.
Prop forward.
From Batesman Bay. Peter Spring was a tough no nonsense forward who spent three seasons with Illawarra before joining St George.
Represented Country Seconds in 1987.
Springall, Wayne
Wayne Springall 1982
I,  1982-83, 37 games.
2t (7pts)
Played in Manly's grand final win over Cronulla in 1978.

Played in the Steeler's first season in 1982 and voted the club's Player of the Year in the same year.

more 1982
Sprouster, Alan S, 1933, 7 games.
2t (6pts)
Played in 18-5 grand final loss to Newtown in 1933.
Stanford, Peter
Peter Stanford 1983
I,  1983, 3 games.
Member of Presidents Cup winning side 1984. Went on to play with Wests and coach in the lower grades. Became a member of the coaching staff at Mt Kembla Lowries.
Stanley, Chase
Chase Stanley 2007
SI, 2007-08
33 games.
11t (44pts)
Centre. Winger.
Rep Honours: New Zealand Kiwis (2007).
Born: 31/05/1989, Sydney.
St George junior (Hurstville United).
Height: 185cm.
First Grade Debut: 23/3/07 (Round 2), Dragons 12 v Knights 16 (Aged 17years 296 days).
The nephew of former All Blacks centre "Smokin" Joe Stanley, Chase Stanley burst onto the NRL scene in 2007, scoring a try on debut while juggling first training with his high school studies.

Chase is the second eldest of six children, the eldest of five brothers, born in Bankstown Hospital to working-class parents. His mother, Michele, is from proud league stock, with her grand-uncles Rangi and Tommy Chase representing New Zealand in the 1930s. Chase was christened with his mother's maiden name, and is a distant relative of Dragons teammate Rangi Chase.
Source: SMH League HQ, 18/5/2007)
Managed by former Dragons forward Lance Thompson, Stanley began his first grade career in the backs but has been earmarked by many as a future second row forward.
A schoolboy sensation in 2007, Stanley capped of a huge year when he was selected for New Zealand, scoring two tries in his Test match debut.
(Match report:, 11/11/2007)

In 2008, Chase Stanley 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.

Contracted with Saints until 2010, Chase Stanley was released and signed a two-year deal with the Melbourne Storm, beginning at the completion of season 2009.
Stanton, Ron S, 1952, 10 games. 4g (8pts)  
Stapleton, Craig
'Stapes', 'Stapo'

Craig Stapleton
S, 1998, 1 game + 5 repl. 1t (4pts)
SI, 2000-2003, 30 games (incl repl). 2t (8pts)
TOTAL: 1998 & 2000-03, 36 games (incl repl). 3t (12pts)
Prop forward.
Born 31 Aug 1978, Sydney

St George junior (Penshurst).

Played in 2001 First Division Grand Final winning side.
Signed with Parramatta for 2004.

more: 1998, 1999 team
Starkey, Bruce
Bruce Starkey
S, 1974-82. 128 games + 9 repl.
13t (39pts)
St George junior (Arncliffe Scots).
Powerful runner who only ever played with St George in the top grade.

Played in the 1977 grand final and Grand Final replay and again in the 1979 Grand Final.
more: 1977, 1979 team
Starr, M S, 1944, 1 game. (0pts)  
Stathers, Johnny
Johnny Stathers 1960
S, 1959-62, 13 games + 1 repl.
5t (15pts)
Winger. Fullback. Five eighth. Halfback.
Played as winger in 1960 Grand Final victory.
Suffered from a recurring shoulder problem. In 1963, he broke his leg in two places.
Went on to teaching in Armidale and later became acting Director of Department of Sport and Recreation
1960, 1960 team
Staunton, Alan S, 1952-54, 42 games.
13t, 2g (43pts)
Played in Gosford and South Coast before joining St George.
Went on to be manager of Wagga Wagga Leagues Club but tragically killed in  car accident in 1963. 
Steele, C S, 1961, 1 game. (0pts)  
Steele, Glen I,  1988, 1 game + 1 repl. (0pts)  
Stephens, R S, 1959-60, 2 games. 2g (4pts)  
Stevens, Jason
Jason Stevens 1993
S, 1992-96,
64 games.
3t (12pts)
Prop forward.
NSW rep (2000-2004, 5 games).

Aust rep (1999-2002, 10 games).
St George junior.
Jason Stevens played in 1993 grand final but broke his thumb in the first tackle of the match and was unable to continue.

Defected to Super League in 1996. A court order forced him to return to Saints only to see him sidelined with injury. He joined the Sharks in 1997, playing in a further 168 games.
Stevens ended his first grade career with the Sharks at the end of 2005 with a total 232 first grade appearances.

Brother of Paul Stevens.
more: 1993, team 1993
Stevens, Paul S, 1994, 2 games + 9 repl.
Joined Sharks in 1997.
Brother of Jason Stevens.
Stone, Robert (c)
Robert Stone

S, 1975-85, 170 games.
26t (81pts)

Front row forward. Second row forward.
NSW rep (1980).
Played 281 all-grade games for St George and won a premiership in all three grades (thirds in 1974, seconds in 1976 and firsts in 1977).
Debuted in first grade in 1975 as an 18-year-old and was part of a ruthless pack which won the 1977 premiership.
A rugged forward with pace, Stone scored a memorable runaway try in the Grand Final replay of 1977.
Played in the first State of Origin match in 1980 and in 1984, Robert Stone was the Dragons' captain 15 times out of 24 appearances that year.
Became captain-coach of Picton before returning to St George as an administrator, eventually becoming Football club CEO in 2001.
Was instrumental in the push to have the Dragons return to Kogarah Jubilee Oval in 2003.
Robert Stone was diagnosed with tumours in 2003-2004 and passed away on 1st August 2005, aged 49.

more: 1974, 1977, 2005
Home grounds: Kogarah
Robert Stone Interview with SOTV
Robert Stone Tribute

Stone, Troy S, 1994-96, 26 games + 7 repl.
2t (8pts)
Played in 1996 grand final

more: 1996
Strudwick, Ross S, 1969-72, 30 games + 2 repl.
1t, 56g, 2fg (117pts)
Qld rep (1973-76).
Aust rep (1975).

St George junior (Renown).
Had to compete with Billy Smith for halfback spot and joined Brisbane Valleys to further his career.
Went on to coaching in the UK.
more: 1971, 1972
Strutt, Fred S, 1960, 1 game.
Second row forward.
Gained a 'free transfer' from St George (normally unheard of) after concocting a story about family problems in Wagga Wagga.
Later represented Country Firsts.
Stumbles, Barry S, 1974, 4 games + 1 repl. 1t (3pts)  
Sullivan, Peter S, 1974, 1 game.
Second row forward.
RU convert. Wallaby Test captain switch codes in 1974 but only managed one RL first grade game following a serious knee injury.
Summerell, Bill
'Monka', 'Honest Bill'
S, 1935 & 1938, 16 games.
5t, 1g (17pts)
Later coached Reserve and Third Grades and became Chairman of selectors giving many years of great service to Saints.
Bill loved St George. During one evening in 1972 at Kogarah Jubilee Oval, while looking at the panorama of Botany Bay, he declared, "That's the greatest sight I've ever seen".
He passed away the next day.
Symes, J S, 1944-45, 11 games. 2t (6pts)  

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