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Next Game: The Season has finished
Dragons lose Dugan for Manly NRL match
22 Jul 2017
St George Illawarra fullback Josh Dugan will miss the NRL clash with Manly due to a hamstring injury.

St George Illawarra have suffered a significant body blow ahead of their vital NRL match against Manly, with fullback Josh Dugan ruled out due to a hamstring injury.

Dugan pulled up sore from last week's golden-point loss to Canberra however, at this stage, the Dragons are hoping the injury is only minor.

"Upon follow-up scans, it was determined that he would miss this weekend's game against Manly," performance manager Nathan Pickworth said.

"He will be reviewed and progressed accordingly over the next couple of days."

It caps off a difficult week for the NSW State of Origin centre, who has been the focus of the fallout from the Blues' series-decider loss after he and Blake Ferguson's six-hour visit to a pub on a day off.

It represents a massive hit to the Dragons' top-eight hopes.

St George Illawarra are hanging on by a thread to their spot in the eight, having dropped seven of their past 10 games.

Jason Nightingale will return to fullback - a position he has played regularly this year - while Matt Dufty is set to make his NRL debut off the bench as Kurt Mann goes to the wing.

In better news for the Dragons, Russell Packer is set to overcome a hip injury to play, while Tyson Frizell is also considered certain to return from a hip injury.

Blake Lawrie, after playing NSW Cup on Saturday for Illawarra, will drop off the bench, along with Taane Milne.

The injury news came after coach Paul McGregor believed he had seen the Dragons turn a corner in last week's loss.

"We know where we are on the ladder," McGregor said.

"It wasn't a complete performance but it was a clear sign of improvement on previous weeks.

"We created three good scoring opportunities last week. We played direct, we played more straight and we engaged the line better.

"We do need to execute our finishes a little bit more. The line speed was more consistent last week.

"We need to build on that performance."

Manly also have injury worries, with boom hooker Apisai Koroisau ruled out with a calf injury.

They will also rely on a secondary goal-kicker, with winger Matthew Wright succumbing to a hip issue.

STATS THAT MATTER:

* The Dragons scored at least 16 points in their first seven rounds, but have done so just four times since

* The Dragons' left edge is the most-dominant in the NRL, with 31 tries this year

* Manly lead for points per game (23.3)


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Last Game: The Eagles lost against the Cronulla Sharks 16 - 40 at Toyota Park, Australia (5187 days ago)  game results here
 Manly Eagles Season 0 Stats (All games)
 Total Games Played 26 
 Away Games 26 
    Away Wins 11 
 Home Games
    Home Wins
 Total Tries: 52 
 Total Goals: 53 
 Total Field Goals:
 Total Points For: 603 
 Total Points Against: 750 
 Leagues the Manly Eagles are in
2000 NRL Season, 2001 NRL Pre-Season, 2001 NRL Season, 2002 NRL Season, 2003 NRL Season,

 Players in 2002
Albert Torrens, Ben McDougall, Brad Kelly, Brendon Reeves, Danny Lima, David Westley, Grant Wooden, Jamie Goddard, Jason Ferris, Jason King, John Hopoate, John Malu, Lenny Beckett, Mark Shipway, Nathan Long, Nik Kosef, Robert Miles, Sam Murphy, Shayne Dunley, Steve Menzies, Tasesa Lavea, Wade Forrester,

 Players in 2001
Adam Muir, Andrew King, Ben Walker, Brett Kimmorely, Christian Hill, Geoff Toovey, Greg Ebrill, Jay Bandy, Joel Penny, Josh Stuart, Karl Lovell, Lee Murphy, Mark O'Meley, Paul Stringer, Phil Bailey, Scott Asimus, Scott McLean, Scott Pethybridge, Stephen Trindall, Steve Carew, Steve Carter, Tony Jensen, Willie Leyshon, Wyane Evans,

 Players in 2000
Adam Hayden, Andrew Frew, Brett Grogan, Damien Driscoll, Daniel Gartner, Jason Taylor, Michael Buettner, Nigel Roy, Owen Cunningham,
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Last Results

Saturday, 10 May, 2003
Sharks 40
Eagles 16


Saturday, 3 May, 2003
Penrith 30
Eagles 29


Sunday, 27 Apr, 2003
Eagles 28
South Sydney 20


Sunday, 20 Apr, 2003
Eagles 20
Melbourne 14


Sunday, 13 Apr, 2003
Eagles 38
St George 12


Sunday, 6 Apr, 2003
Wests Tigers 38
Eagles 12


Saturday, 29 Mar, 2003
Warriors 20
Eagles 16


Saturday, 22 Mar, 2003
Cowboys 30
Eagles 20


Sunday, 8 Sep, 2002
Penrith 68
Eagles 28


Sunday, 1 Sep, 2002
Eagles 18
Warriors 16


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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