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St George Dragons NRL 2024 Predictions, Projections and Player Movement

Last updated: 10 Feb 2024
Jeremy Darke 10 Feb 2024
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Dragons are expect to be handed the Wooden Spoon in 2024.
To many off-field issues to contend with for the Dragons.
Dragons will need another year under Shane Flanagan before their is an effect..
Shane Flanagan, St George Illawarra
What effect can Shane Flanagan have on the Dragons?(Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)

NRL 2024 Predictions, Projections and Player Movement: St George Dragons

  • NRL 2024 Predictions, Projections and Player Movement: St George Dragons
  • Where they finish: 17th
  • What’s to like 
  • What’s NOT to like
  • St George Dragons Offseason Player Movement
  • St George Dragons Predicted Starting 17

Where they finish: 17th

Sorry Dragons fans but coach Flanagan can’t save you this season. There is too much going on in St George to expect anything different than the wooden spoon in 2024. The backline was too poor defensively and there is just not enough spark in attack to warrant anything different than what they put out on the park in 2023.

What’s to like 

The Dragons are looking to turn the page on what has been a tumultuous few years avoiding the wooden spoon in the last few rounds of the 2023 season. The biggest move of the offseason was bringing in premiership winning coach Shane Flanagan to bring back a firm but positive culture back to the club in an attempt to lift them from the bottom of the ladder.

Flanagan managed to keep Ben Hunt at the club for another year which depending on which way you look at it, a positive for the team. Recruiting Raymond Faitala-Mariner in the early stages of 2024 is also a step in the right direction for the club, who do have a decent engine room on paper.

40 percent of the Dragon’s losses in 2023 were by a converted try or less so if Flanagan can install a winning attitude into his teams they may be apple to turn things around a little, but that is a big if. 

What’s NOT to like

Flip the coin on the Ben Hunt saga and you a team leader and your marquee player that is just counting down the days until he can renegotiate his contract with another club. If the Dragons can get off to a bad start I can see this situation becoming an even bigger nightmare for the club than it was last season.

Tyrell Sloan was the best worst thing for the Dragons last season. When the fullback was hot they were dangerous, however, he was most often not. There are already talks circulating that Zac Lomax will spend time at the back which is a concern before the season has even started.

St George Dragons Offseason Player Movement

Ins: Corey Allan (Roosters), Tom Eisenhuth (Storm), Kyle Flanagan (Bulldogs), Hame Sele (Rabbitohs)

Outs: Billy Burns (Sharks), Tyrell Fuimaono (unsigned), Jaiyden Hunt (Broncos), Zane Musgrove (Warrington Wolves), Jayden Sullivan (Wests Tigers)

St George Dragons Predicted Starting 17

1. Tyrell Sloan
2. Zac Lomax
3. Moses Suli
4. Jack Bird
5. Mikaele Ravalawa
6. Kyle Flanagan
7. Ben Hunt
8. Jack de Belin
9. Jacob Liddle
10. Blake Lawrie
11. Dan Russell
12. Jaydn Su’A
13. Raymond Faitala-Mariner

14. Francis Molo
15. Toby Couchman
16. Hame Sele
17. Tom Eisenhuth

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