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The NRL has released the draw for season 2005. The 12 St.George Bank Dragons' home games are:
Round Commencing Opponent
2 18/03/05 Storm 5 08/04/05 Sea Eagles 6 15/04/05 Broncos 9 06/05/05 Rabbitohs 10 13/05/05 Penrith 13 03/06/05 Warriors 14 10/06/05 Cowboys 16 24/06/05 Wests Tigers 20 22/07/05 Sharks 21 29/07/05 Roosters 24 19/08/05 Eels 26 02/09/05 Knights
With only 5 NRL matches being held at Kogarah in 2005, R2K calls for the St.George-Illawarra management to allocate quality games to the venue. Matches against the Broncos, Penrith, Wests Tigers, Sharks and the Eels would be good choices for OKI Jubilee Stadium. Fortunately the round 15 SCG match against South Sydney has been confirmed as a Rabbitohs' home game.
There has been no announcement on whether the allocation of the 12 home games could be affected by the next stage of the Oki Jubilee Stadium upgrade. Kogarah Council recently published an article in their newsletter confirming that a Development Application for the next stages of the improvements is expected to be lodged shortly. In the same article, Kogarah Council stated that "Jubilee Oval will be the jewel in the St.George crown."
Warren Lockwood, the Chairman of the St.George Leagues Club set out his vision for Oki Jubilee Stadium in the latest edition of the St.George Leagues Club Journal:
"It is envisaged that OKI Jubilee Stadium will be transformed into the focal point for our local community, where both young and old can meet and share their dreams in the atmosphere of the traditional Village Square."