The NSW Blues have been named for the first game of the 2017 #Origin series.
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Can we please try that again? Last Friday was not the start to the season that Dragons fans wanted. The team played below our expectations & there wasn?t enough Red & White in the stands for a game against one of our traditional rivals.
This Saturday night at WIN Stadium sees the Melbourne Storm come to town. Because they don?t have a very large travelling supporter base, it is now our opportunity to fill the ground with Red & White & support the boys in their first home game of the season. Melbourne play an attractive style of football, as does Saints, so we can expect a high-scoring affair.
Sources close to the club hint that we may even have a rare chance to sight our representative five-eighth, Trent Barrett. If that isn?t incentive enough to get to the game, I don?t know what is!
The game kicks off at 7:30pm, get there early & support our Premier League lads against North Sydney, wear your Red & White, bring all the signs & banners & FIRE UP!
GETTING THERE & AWAY: For Sydney-siders, a good option is the hour-long drive to Wollongong. After a simple trip down the F6 freeway, there is ample free parking near City Beach provided you arrive early enough. There can be some congestion getting away after the game, but that is to be expected.
The train is also a popular choice for games at WIN Stadium. From Wollongong station, the ground is a 5-10 minute walk down Burelli Street. Simply follow the crowds. For train time information, go to: http://www.131500.com.au but bear in mind that the last train back to Sydney leaves Wollongong at 10:07pm.
A third option for travel to the game is the coaches being run from St George Leagues Club. The coaches leave at 2.30pm & tickets are $20. Please call 9587 1966 to make a booking.
TICKET PRICES: General Admission tickets for Saturday?s game are $20 & are available from the gate or Ticketek. Please note that your Oki Jubilee season ticket does not get you the $8 away supporter deal!
WHERE ARE THE ARMY SITTING?: For all games at WIN Stadium, the Dragon Army are located on the Hill, to the north of the dividing fence, but south of the Alcohol-free area. This is a General Admission area.
BEST PUBS: With the last train leaving soon after the game and many people having to drive back up the freeway, a lot of people stop for a quick beer at Steelers Leagues or the Five Islands Brewery before making the trip home to (hopefully) watch the highlights of a Saints victory on Fox Sports.