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 St George Illawarra
Next Game: The Season has finished
Vaughan eyeing rugby league's next level
19 Jan 2018
St George Illawarra prop Paul Vaughan says his stellar 2017 NRL season will mean nothing if he doesn't take his game to the next level in 2018.

Paul Vaughan isn't resting on his laurels.

The St George Illawarra prop enjoyed a breakout 2017, being mentioned in dispatches as a future NSW Origin representative and enjoying a World Cup campaign with Italy.

But he says that won't mean anything if he want go to another level in 2018 and is champing at the bit to form a new Red V front row partnership with James Graham.

"That year that I had last year was probably the best year that I've had in my career," Vaughan said.

"Each year I'm trying to get better. I don't want to plateau after that year. I want to get better, I want to improve each year that I play first grade.

"I've played over 100 games now so I've got to pull my finger out and go to that next level or I won't be happy with myself."

After finding himself unwanted at Canberra, he took up an opportunity at the Dragons and proved himself one of rugby league's premier forwards.

He averaged 137 metres per match in 2017, the fourth most in the competition by a prop.

Now, he's eyeing that next peak of a maiden Blues jersey and has shadowed Graham during the off-season, hoping the fiery Englishman's enthusiasm and work ethic will rub off on him.

While Vaughan admitted to having some problems understanding his teammate, he described Graham as setting the gold standard on the training paddock and was looking to follow his lead.

"Everything he does is 100 per cent," Vaughan said.

"If we're out there training and the ball goes dead, he's sprinting back to the 20 to get ready for the next set which is something you don't really see that often.

"I'm really eager to learn off him and to build my game and we complement each other pretty well. If we can get the sets off to a good start, it's going to be good for the both of us and the team as well."


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Last Game: The Dragons lost against the Penrith Panthers 26 - 30 at Penrith Stadium, Australia (5368 days ago)  game results here
 St George Illawarra Season 0 Stats (All games)
 Total Games Played 26 
 Away Games 26 
    Away Wins 12 
 Home Games
    Home Wins
 Total Tries: 60 
 Total Goals: 50 
 Total Field Goals:
 Total Points For: 661 
 Total Points Against: 573 
 Leagues the St George Illawarra are in
1999 NRL Country Carnival, 1999 NRL Season, 1999 NRL Finals, 2000 NRL Season, 2001 NRL Pre-Season, 2001 NRL Season, 2001 NRL Finals, 2002 NRL Season, 2002 NRL Finals, 2003 NRL Season,

 Players in 2002
Brent Kite, Craig Stapleton, Gary Mcbride, Jason Hooper, Jason Ryles, Lance Thompson, Lee Hookey, Luke Bailey, Luke Felsch, Mark Gasnier, Mark Riddell, Matt Cooper, Nathan Blacklock, Nathan Tutt, Reece Simmonds, Shane Millard, Shaun Timmins, Trent Barrett, Willie Peters,

 Players in 2001
Amos Roberts, Andrew Bobbin, Andrew Hart, Chris Leikvoll, Colin Ward, Craig Smith, Darren Treacy, Jamie Ainscough, Jamie Fitzgerald, Justin Smith, Kieran Kerr, Paul McGregor, Wade Forrester, Wayne Bartrim,

 Players in 2000
Anthony Mundine, Corey Pearson, Daniel Heckenberg, Lee Murphy, Luke Branighan, Luke Patten, Nathan Brown, Robbie Simpson, Terry Lamey,

 Players in 1999
Brad Mackay, Craig Fitzgibbon, Mark Coyne, Rod Wishart,
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Last Results

Sunday, 11 May, 2003
Penrith 30
St George 26


Sunday, 4 May, 2003
St George 28
Sharks 12


Friday, 25 Apr, 2003
St George 24
Sydney City 20


Saturday, 19 Apr, 2003
St George 24
Canterbury 14


Sunday, 13 Apr, 2003
Eagles 38
St George 12


Saturday, 29 Mar, 2003
Canberra 18
St George 14


Sunday, 23 Mar, 2003
St George 30
Parramatta 28


Saturday, 15 Mar, 2003
Wests Tigers 24
St George 20


Saturday, 21 Sep, 2002
Sharks 40
St George 24


Saturday, 14 Sep, 2002
St George 26
Newcastle 22


2003 NRL LADDER
Round 10
May 17th - 18th
Pos  Team Name  P
 1   Canberra   16 
 2   Brisbane   14 
 3   Warriors   14 
 4   Sydney City   12 
 5   Melbourne   12 
 6   Newcastle   12 
 7   Penrith   12 
 8   Canterbury   10 
 9   St George   10 
 10   Eagles   8 
 11   Cowboys   8 
 12   Sharks   6 
 13   Wests Tigers   6 
 14   Parramatta   4 
 15   South Sydney   2 
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