The St George Rugby League Football Club played its first premiership game on St George's Day, 23 April 1921. The club, which merged with the Illawarra Steelers in 1999 to become the St George Illawarra Dragons, celebrates its centenary in 2021.
During the first 100 years, the Dragons built a reputation for excellence, especially from 1956 to 1966 when they won 11 premierships in a row. Some of rugby league's greatest names have worn the iconic Red V jumper, including Norm Provan, Reg Gasnier, Graeme Langlands and Johnny Raper, and they played in many famous games. No club has a bigger or more passionate fan base.
This is Volume 1 of the definitive Dragons story, through the eyes of the players, fans, officials and other eyewitnesses who have been a feature of the club's first century.