KICK-OFF: Dragons return to spiritual homes

REWARDED: The Illawarra faithful on the WIN Stadium hill.
REWARDED: The Illawarra faithful on the WIN Stadium hill.

CALL it a win for the diehards.

St George Illawarra have confirmed that they will play 10 of their 12 home games at their spiritual homes of WIN Stadium and Kogarah in 2018.

UOW Jubilee Oval will host five home matches, as it did this season, while Wollongong will also be granted an additional home match, one up on the four fixtures it’s hosted for the past three seasons. 

The Dragons also host the annual Anzac Day clash with the Roosters next year, that will be played at it’s regular home of Allianz Stadium.

Dragons CEO Peter Doust said the club is still exploring its options as to where it will host it’s 12th home fixture, with the possibility of taking the match abroad.

It’s a deviation from the hugely unpopular ‘Right Game Right Venue’ strategy that has dictated allocation of games from 2014-2017.

It saw two matches taken to ANZ Stadium the future of which is still up in the air as the NSW government considers plans to upgrade it's major stadiums.