The St George-Illawarra Dragons breathed hope into the millions of Dragons fans everywhere when they won the Charity Shield 18-12 over the Souths Sydney Rabbitohs. The game was a tough game and three Souths players were placed on report, while the referees were vigilant in the new "dancing" tackle with plenty of calls and penalties. The game always appeared to be in control, but it tool a late try to the Dragons to break a 12-12 deadlock and to take the spoils.
The Charity Shield is seen by many as the unofficial start to the NRL season, and with the World Club Challenge is seen as the perfect weekend to whet the NRL appetites and get the juices flowing. Season NRL 2012 here we come!!!