BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 28: Gareth Widdop of the Dragons is taken from the field injured during the round 3 NRL match between the Brisbane Broncos and the St George Illawarra Dragons at Suncorp Stadium at Suncorp Stadium on March 28, 2019 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

St George Illawarra skipper Gareth Widdop may have played his last game for the club after re-injuring his shoulder in Thursday night's win over the Broncos.

The Englishman dislocated his shoulder late in the second half and had to be helped off the ground by a trainer.

Dragons coach Paul McGregor revealed that the early prognosis did not look good for the 30-year old.

“It’s bad,” McGregor told reporters post-match.

“I’m not a doctor, but he’s uncomfortable. It’s dislocated.

“We’ve got a ready-made replacement in (Matt) Dufty.”

Widdop injured the same shoulder last year and required surgery in the off-season, causing him to miss England's series win over New Zealand.

He is set to depart the Dragons at the end of the season to return to England.



  1. Last I checked Dufty isn’t a 5/8 so hardly a ready-made replacement. Now they have to find a spot for Lomax. And before anyone says Lafai, he’s been consistently our best back this year and has cut out the stupid passes and is making good breaks. The trouble is Lomax is a brilliant goal kicker and we’ve lost Widdop. Aitken to wing Lomax to centre maybe

  2. Der, but he’s not a fb he’s a 5/8 and Dufty is not a 5/8 he’s a fb, so like I said he’s not a ready made replacement in any way shape or form. He should have always been fb.

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