Jeff Dickinson-Fox reviews the campaign which saw Melbourne Storm crowned premiers in 2017.
2 days ago
Who would?ve thought that the fixture corresponding to last season?s 4th vs 5th semi final would be a match to decide who props up the NRL ladder only 6 months later?
Saints & Penrith always put on a good show, with all three games last season being high-scoring affairs packed with excitement & drama. Both teams will be desperate for their first win of the year & we should get a cracking game of football as a result.
From a Dragon Army point of view, the numbers that we brought to Penrith Park for last year?s semi final were a season highlight & the atmosphere on the Hill was second-to-none. The support for our team at 24-0 down was as loud as it was at the kick-off. With the current predicament that our club finds itself in, the more support the team has away from home, the better. So make the effort on Saturday evening. Kick-off is at 5:30pm ? bring your flags & signs, wear your red & white, bring your voices & Fire Up!
GETTING THERE & AWAY: Train or car are the two most convenient transport options on Saturday evening. From Penrith Station it is only a short walk down Station Street to the stadium?s Northern turnstiles.
For those of you who intend to drive, there is parking in the areas surrounding the stadium but get there early for a decent spot & be prepared to spend a few dollars.
TICKET PRICES: General Admission tickets are available from the ground for $8 with a Dragons season ticket. Alternatively, you can buy them during the lead-up to the match for $16 & at the gate for $18.
WHERE ARE THE ARMY SITTING?: As is the case every time Saints venture to the foot of the mountains, the Dragon Army will be located on the Northern Hill. This is designated as a ?non alcohol? area but I won?t tell if you won?t.
BEST PUBS: The gigantic Panthers Leagues club dominates the area & is a good spot for a refreshing ale or nine. Aside from that, you are probably best served getting on the train & heading back in to civilisation to celebrate!