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Gasnier Negotiations Are Continuing

THE St George Illawarra Dragons are still in the process of constructing a competitive contract offer for Mark Gasnier to stay at the Club.

Dragons team round 8

ST George Illawarra Dragons teams list depending on the outcome of today's Dragons v Roosters fixture.

Debut for Te Maari, Ryles Returns for ANZAC Clash

BACKROWER Lee Te Maari is set for his NRL debut and international front rower Jason Ryles will return from injury for the Dragons traditional ANZAC Day match against the Roosters at Aussie Stadium next Tuesday.Te Maari 20, has been named on the interchange bench and Ryles will start at Prop having missed the past three matches with a broken hand.Unavailable Dragons due to injury are: Luke Bailey (Knee), Sam Isemonger (Knee) and Corey Payne (Eye Socket).Supporters are advised to purchase tickets in advance through Ticketek for this historic clash.NRL Dragons teamv Sydney Roosters3.00pm Tuesday 25 AprilAussie StadiumCoach: Nathan Brown 1. Ben HORNBY 2. Wes NAIQAMA 3. Mark GASNIER 4. Matt COOPER 5. Colin BEST 6. Trent BARRETT (c) 7. Mathew HEAD 8. Justin POORE 9. Dean YOUNG 10. Jason RYLES 11. Ben CREAGH 12. Ashton SIMS 13. Shaun TIMMINS Interchange:14. Michael HENDERSON15. Matt BICKERSTAFF 16. Lee TE MAARI17. Aaron GORRELL Premier Leaguev Newtown Jets7.00pm Friday 21 AprilWIN StadiumCoach: Steven Price 1. Clint GREENSHIELDS 2. Josh MORRIS 3. Brett MORRIS 4. Daryl MILLARD 5. Reece SIMMONDS 6. Chris SHEPPARD (c)7. Reece BLAYNEY 8. Charlie LEAENO 9. George NDAIRA 10. Chris HOUSTON (c) 11. Tom HABERECHT 12. Danny WICKS 13. Aaron WHEATLEY 14. Damon ALLEY-TOVIO 15. Willie TUPOU 16. James JIMENEZ 17. Beau RYAN 18. Jamie KEITH 19. Bryson GOODWIN 20. Beau MUNDINE Jersey Fleggv Sydney Roosters5.30pm Friday 21 AprilWIN StadiumCoach: Corey Pearson1. Jason NIGHTINGALE2. Rota SETU3. Junior SEUMANUTAFA4. Keith LULIA5. Luke IRWIN6. Richard WILLIAMS7. Matt SEAMARK8. Peter WAKLEY9. Scott SABLOWSKI10. Chris FARRELL11. James GREHAN12. James KEELAN13. Brian WEST (c)14. Dan HUNT15. Francis LANGIFISI16. Nathan WYNN17. Blake DUREAU18. Daniel JARVIS19. Tyson MUSCAT20. Peter REEVES

Milstones for Timmins & Gasnier for Dragons

DRAGONS Shaun Timmins and Mark Gasnier will be looking to celebrate significant milestones with a victory over Manly at Brookvale Oval this Saturday night.Timmins, making his return from a knee injury, will play his 200th NRL match and his first in the 2006 Telstra Premiership and Gasnier will be playing his 100th NRL game.Wes Naiqama will also make his return from injury (ankle) and has been named in the centres in replace of Daryl Millard.Unavailable Dragons due to injury are: Luke Bailey (Knee)and Jason Ryles (Hand).DRAGONS NRL TEAMv Manly Sea Eagles5.30pm Saturday 15 AprilBrookvale OvalCoach: Nathan Brown1. Ben HORNBY2. Reece SIMMONDS3. Wes NAIQAMA4. Matt COOPER5. Colin Best6. Mark GASNIER7. Trent BARRETT (c)8. Justin POORE9. Dean YOUNG10. Michael HENDERSON11. Ben CREAGH12. Ashton SIMS13. Shaun TIMMINSInterchange:14. Andrew PRICE15. Sam ISEMONGER16. Corey PAYNE17. Aaron GORRELL18. Matt BICKERSTAFFPremier Leaguev Manly Sea Eagles3.30pm Saturday 15 AprilBrookvale OvalCoach: Steven Price1. Clint GREENSHIELDS2. Josh MORRIS3. Brett MORRIS4. Beau RYAN5. Tom HEWITT6. Chris SHEPPARD (c)7. Mathew HEAD8. Charlie LEAENO9. George NDAIRA10. Chris HOUSTON (c)11. Tom HABERECHT12. Daryl MILLARD13. Aaron WHEATLEY 14. Danny WICKS15. Lee TE MAARI16. James JIMENEZ17. Reece BLAYNEY18. Jamie KEITH19. Bryson GOODWIN20. Beau MUNDINE21. Willie TUPOUJersey Fleggv Manly Sea Eagles1.45pm Saturday 15 AprilBrookvale OvalCoach: Corey Pearson1. Jason NIGHTINGALE2. Rota SETU3. Junior SEUMANUTAFA4. Keith LULIA5. Luke IRWIN6. Richard WILLIAMS7. Matt SEAMARK8. Peter WAKLEY9. Scott SABLOWSKI10. Chris FARRELL11. Lagi SETU12. James KEELAN13. Brian WEST (c)14. Luke YOUNG15. Francis LANGIFISI16. James GREHAN17. Blake DUREAU18. Daniel JARVIS19. Nathan WYNN20. Peter REEVES21. Dan HUNT

Creagh and Cooper return for Dragons

KANGAROO tourists Ben Creagh and Matt Cooper will make their return from injury against the Broncos this Sunday at WIN Stadium in the Illawarra Heritage Match.Creagh has been recovering from a knee injury and will play his first game for 2006, while Cooper has missed the past two rounds with a hamstring injury.Players from the 1978 Illawarra Division team will be recognised on the day, with this teams achievements considered the catalyst for the Steelers entering the NSWRL competition.The Dragons will wear their alternate jersey that incorporates the traditions of the former Steelers jersey in this round 4 match.Unavailable Dragons due to injury are: Wes Naiqama (ankle), Shaun Timmins (knee), Mathew Head (knee), Luke Bailey (Knee) and Jason Ryles (Hand).DRAGONS NRL TEAM LIST v Broncos 3:00pm Sunday 2 April WIN Stadium Coach: Nathan Brown 1. Clint GREENSHIELDS2. Reece SIMMONDS3. Mark GASNIER4. Matt COOPER5. Colin BEST6. Trent BARRETT (c)7. Ben HORNBY8. Justin POORE9. Dean YOUNG10. Michael HENDERSON11. Corey PAYNE12. Ashton SIMS13. Matt BICKERSTAFF14. Andrew PRICE15. Ben CREAGH16. Sam ISEMONGER17. Aaron GORRELL DRAGONS JERSEY FLEGG TEAM LIST v Bulldogs 1:00am Sunday 2 AprilWIN Stadium Coach: Corey Pearson 1. Jason NIGHTINGALE2. Rota SETU3. Junior SEUMANUTAFA4. Keith LULIA5. Luke IRWIN6. Richard WILLIAMS7. Matt SEAMARK8. Charlie LEAENO9. Brad DAVIDSON10. Chris FARRELL11. Lagi SETU12. James GREHAN13. Brian WEST (c)14. Luke YOUNG15. Francis LANGIFISI16. Lewis McPHAIL17. Nathan WYNN18. James KEELAN(Premier League team has the bye)

Dragons name team to face Roosters

DRAGONS coach Nathan Brown has named a strong line-up to take on the Roosters this Sunday afternoon.Clint GreenshieldsReece SimmondsMark GasnierMatt CooperWes NaiqamaTrent Barrett (c)Chris SheppardLuke BaileyDean YoungJason RylesCorey PayneAshton SimsShaun TimminsReserves: Andrew Price, Justin Poore, Michael Henderson, Matt Bickerstaff, Aaron Gorrell, Daryl Millard, Ben Hornby

Young re-signs with Dragons

AUSTRALIAN Squad member Dean Young has today agreed to terms with the club for three years until the end of the 2009 season.Young is the first of the club's off-contracted players to make a formal commitment to the St George Illawarra Dragons for the next few seasons and will continue to be a key component in the side over the coming years.Young, 22, the 2005 St George Bank "Immortals Trophy" winner and Red V Member "Player of the Year" said he was pleased to be staying with the Club."It is a great club, one that has always looked after me and I am proud to be a part of it," said Young. "The Dragons have shown a lot of faith in me and other young juniors and given us so many opportunities from a young age. "We have a special group that I want to continue to be a part of," added Young. "Dad played his career out here and there's no reason why I can't do the same".Dragons Coach Nathan Brown believes Young's contributions both on and off the field are important for the Dragons and is pleased to see him resign."Dean is very professional," said Brown. "He is the type of player we want at the Dragons; he always puts the team before himself."He works extremely hard and sets a great example for everybody at training and in games as well as in our other off-field activities," added Brown. "Everybody here is happy to know that he has resigned with our club and I'm sure our fans will be too".Being announced in the 44-man Australian Squad at the start of the year was a nice surprise for Young but he is not getting ahead of himself."Being named in the Australian Squad wasn't something I expected but I was definitely happy to be involved," said Young. "Id love to play rep footy one day, it is something every player strives for."To get such an opportunity I need to keep working hard and perform consistently well for the Dragons each week which is my focus".

Dragons Not in Crisis

THE St George Illawarra Dragons categorically state there is no crisis at the Club. Management is merely going about the business of planning the Club?s short-term future.

Bailey Wins 2005 St George Bank Medal

ST George Illawarra Prop Luke Bailey has won the prestigious 2005 St George Bank Medal at a formal presentation at Town Hall, Sydney, tonight.

Dragons to Discipline & Educate Naiqama for Unlicensed Driving

THE St George Illawarra Dragons have today taken steps to discipline and educate Wes Naiqama after he was last night pulled over by police for driving without a license.