Who would�ve thought that the fixture corresponding to last season�s 4th vs 5th semi final would be a match to decide who props up the NRL ladder only 6 months later?
Saints & Penrith always put on a good show, with all three games last season being high-scoring affairs packed with excitement & drama. Both teams will be desperate for their first win of the year & we should get a cracking game of football as a result.
From a Dragon Army point of view, the numbers that we brought to Penrith Park for last year�s semi final were a season highlight & the atmosphere on the Hill was second-to-none. The support for our team at 24-0 down was as loud as it was at the kick-off. With the current predicament that our club finds itself in, the more support the team has away from home, the better. So make the effort on Saturday evening. Kick-off is at 5:30pm � bring your flags & signs, wear your red & white, bring your voices & Fire Up!
GETTING THERE & AWAY: Train or car are the two most convenient transport options on Saturday evening. From Penrith Station it is only a short walk down Station Street to the stadium�s Northern turnstiles.
For those of you who intend to drive, there is parking in the areas surrounding the stadium but get there early for a decent spot & be prepared to spend a few dollars.
TICKET PRICES: General Admission tickets are available from the ground for $8 with a Dragons season ticket. Alternatively, you can buy them during the lead-up to the match for $16 & at the gate for $18.
WHERE ARE THE ARMY SITTING?: As is the case every time Saints venture to the foot of the mountains, the Dragon Army will be located on the Northern Hill. This is designated as a �non alcohol� area but I won�t tell if you won�t.
BEST PUBS: The gigantic Panthers Leagues club dominates the area & is a good spot for a refreshing ale or nine. Aside from that, you are probably best served getting on the train & heading back in to civilisation to celebrate!