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 St George Illawarra
Next Game: The Season has finished
Widdop re-signs as halves market shrinks
22 Apr 2017
Gareth Widdop will remain with St George Illawarra until at least the end of the 2021 NRL season.

Another piece of the 2018 NRL halves puzzle has been put into place, with Gareth Widdop re-signing with St George Illawarra until the end of the 2021 season.

The Dragons captain was key a component in next year's jigsaw puzzle, with the Wests Tigers already confirming they were interested in the 28-year-old as a replacement for Parramatta-bound Mitchell Moses.

Widdop was also considered an outside chance to replace Cooper Cronk in Melbourne, having been developed in the Storm's system under coach Craig Bellamy.

But the Dragons confirmed on Saturday morning the England five-eighth would be remaining with the club, alongside incoming halfback Ben Hunt, for at least another four seasons.

"At this stage of my career it certainly was a big decision for my family," Widdop said.

"I have three young kids, I'm very settled here in Wollongong and I'm enjoying my time here,"

"So while it was a big decision, I'm happy to be staying."

Widdop arrived at the Dragons in 2014, but has enjoyed his best season this year as Paul McGregor's side sit top of the ladder.

With Widdop spearheading their attack, the Dragons have already scored 191 points this year, more than half the amount they put together in 2016.

"The Dragons have grown more and more since I've arrived," Widdop said.

"There's a good environment here and it's a good place to be so I wanted to play my part in that."

Widdop, the competition's leading point-scorer this season, has scored six tries, has eight try assists and made eight line-breaks in just seven games - on track for his best season in the NRL.

His signature shrinks the market of off-contract halves for next season.

While some decisions are unlikely to be made before Cooper Cronk confirms his future in July, Canterbury's Josh Reynolds remains an off-contract target for clubs.

The Warriors' Kieran Foran is expected to link with former coach Des Hasler at Canterbury, while his partner Shaun Johnson is also a potential option for clubs.

Chad Townsend locked in his future with Cronulla on Friday, while Anthony Milford and Johnathan Thurston are expected to re-sign with Brisbane and North Queensland respectively.

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Last Game: The Dragons lost against the Penrith Panthers 26 - 30 at Penrith Stadium, Australia (5099 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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