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Illawarra Steelers

ClubnameIllawarra
FullnameIllawarra District Rugby League Football Club
Founded1982
Exited1999 (merged to form St George Illawarra Dragons)
First CoachAlan Fitzgibbon
First CaptainJohn Dorahy
LeagueNSWRL, ARL, NRL
Season1998
Position12th of 20
Premierships0
Runnerups0
Minorpremierships0
Spoons3 - 1985, 1986, 1989
Best Result3rd of 16 1992
Titles1992 Tooheys Challenge Champions
Win45 - 0 vs. Canberra, 25 April 19821
Loss0 - 51 vs. Newtown, 2 May 19822
HomejerseyIllawarra Steelers home jersey 1982.svg

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The Illawarra Steelers was an Australian rugby league football club based in the city of Wollongong, New South Wales. The club competed in Australia's top-level Rugby League competition from 1982, when they, along with the Canberra Raiders, were admitted into the then New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership until 1998 when they formed a new joint venture team, the St. George Illawarra Dragons with the St. George Dragons in 1999. Over those seventeen seasons the club received three wooden spoons, made the play-offs twice and had a total of three of its players (two New South Wales Blues and one Queensland Maroon) selected to don the green and gold for Australia.

The Steelers still field stand alone teams in junior grades. Their mascot was the popular Stanley, the Steel Avenger (commonly referred to as Stanley the Steeler).

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P=Premiers, R=Runner-Ups, M=Minor Premierships, F=Finals Appearance, W=Wooden Spoons
(Brackets Represent Finals Games)
Season summaries :
Competition Games
Played
Games
Won
Games
Drawn
Games
Lost
Ladder
Position
P R M F W Coach Captain Details
1982 NSWRFL season
26 6 0 20 13 / 14
Allan Fitzgibbon
John Dorahy
Illawarra Steelers 1982
1983 NSWRFL season
26 8 0 18 12 / 14
Illawarra Steelers 1983
1984 NSWRL season
24 12 0 12 9 / 13
Brian Smith
Illawarra Steelers 1984
1985 NSWRL season
24 5 0 19 13 / 13
Illawarra Steelers 1985
1986 NSWRL season
24 7 0 17 13 / 13
Illawarra Steelers 1986
1987 NSWRL season
24 8 0 16 11 / 13
Perry Haddock
Illawarra Steelers 1987
1988 NSWRL season
22 6 1 15 13 / 16
Terry Fearnley
Illawarra Steelers 1988
1989 NSWRL season
22 2 1 19 16 / 16
Ron Hilditch
Chris Walsh
Illawarra Steelers 1989
1990 NSWRL season
22 11 1 10 9 / 16
Illawarra Steelers 1990
1991 NSWRL season
22 12 1 9 8 / 16
Graham Murray
Illawarra Steelers 1991
1992 NSWRL season
22 (3) 13 (1) 1 (0) 8 (2) 3 / 16
John Cross
Illawarra Steelers 1992
1993 NSWRL season
22 12 0 10 7 / 16
Illawarra Steelers 1993
1994 NSWRL season
22 11 3 8 6 / 16
Illawarra Steelers 1994
1995 ARL season
22 10 1 11 12 / 20
Graham Murray→Allan Fitzgibbon
Illawarra Steelers 1995
1996 ARL season
22 8 0 14 14 / 20
Allan McMahon
John Cross, Paul McGregor
Illawarra Steelers 1996
1997 ARL season
22 (1) 10 (0) 3 (0) 9 (1) 6 / 12
Andrew Farrar
Paul McGregor
Illawarra Steelers 1997
1998 NRL season
24 11 1 12 12 / 20
Illawarra Steelers 1998

Team of Steel : 2010
Season Average Attendance
1998 9248
1997 8695
1996 7434
1995 9651
1994 11911
1993 12321
1992 13750
1991 12244
1990 9968
1989 7253

St. George Illawarra Dragons

The ClubHistory (St. George Dragons * Illawarra Steelers) * Records * Players * Coaches
Home GroundsWollongong Showground * Jubilee Oval
CultureCharity Shield * ANZAC Game
Important FiguresBen Hornby * Wayne Bennett
LeagueNational Rugby League
Premierships (0)
Seasons (11)
1990 * 1991 * 1992 * 1993 * 1994 * 1995 * 1996 * 1997 * 1998 * 1999
2000 * 2001 * 2002 * 2003 * 2004 * 2005 * 2006 * 2007 * 2008 * 2009
2010 * 2011 * 2012 * 2013 * 2014 * 2015 * 2016 * 2017 * 2018 * 2019
Other CompetitionsCurrent: National Youth Competition * New South Wales Cup
Past: Jersey Flegg Cup
AffiliationsShellharbour Marlins (Shellharbour City Dragons)



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