TOOWOOMBA, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 25: Cameron McInnes of the Dragons attempts to break away from the defence during the round three NRL match between the Gold Coast Titans and the St George Illawarra Dragons at Clive Berghofer Stadium on March 25, 2018 in Toowoomba, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

St George Illawarra have announced Cameron McInnes as their new skipper.

The hooker takes over from Gareth Widdop following his departure to English club Warrington Wolves.

At 25 years old, McInnes becomes the second-youngest captain in club history.

“It’s a huge honour to be named captain of the St George Illawarra Dragons. It was an unbelievable feeling when I was told I would be the captain,” McInnes told¬†

“This club has a great fan base and following so to be their captain is a huge responsibility. I’m focused and plan on upholding the club’s legacy and doing everyone proud.

“It’s a challenge I’m looking forward to. There’s plenty of great people at this club who will help me along the way, which is great as I have plenty of learning and growth as a player to come.”

Dragons coach Paul McGregor said McInnes personifies the club’s values.

“Cameron demonstrates, drives and reinforces what is acceptable and not acceptable in our club’s behaviour and standards. His ability to play through pain and fatigue is as good as anyone I have coached,” McGregor said.

“Cameron plays with passion, he’s gritty and he’s a trustworthy liaison between the staff and players. He’s been our most consistent player over the past three years which was really important when it came to deciding the leader of the club.”


  1. Brisbunny
    I know you had hail storms up there today… maybe one hit you on the head and your not thinking straight… or maybe you are just of the same mental capacity as the other South Sydney Sombreros on this site….

    He only played for 1:other club…. hint….
    it is the only pitiful cesspool club which was an embarrassment to the league for 50:years
    They were gifted a Comp in 2014
    They have the most wooden spoons than any other club in history
    Nana Glen is a hive of activity for breaches of the salary cap rules
    Fat papa is now part of board driving his new $200k Mercedes

  2. For christs sake woody, i mean mole, another article that should not have any comments about Souths, grow up mate!!

  3. @brisbanebunny…..In response to your first post, I think Tyson Frizzel was the other options being considered, but outside of him & McInnes I don;t think there was anyone suitable.

    @TheMole52…..How were the Rabbitohs gifted a premiership in 2014? In my opinion they thoroughly deserved the premiership and I clearly remember the performance of Sam Burgess that day and the emotion after the game. If that wasn’t enough to put a lump in your throat, I don’t know what is.
    Even if Souths have the most wooden spoons, it’s nothing compared to having won the most premierships don’t you think?

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