St George Illawarra Dragons captain Ben Creagh admits he is pleased with the positive start to the season following the 14-12 win over the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks at Remondis Stadium, Cronulla on Saturday.
The Dragons toiled hard to secure two valuable points and continue their unbeaten start to the season which sees them perched top of the NRL table after three rounds.
Dragons skipper Creagh has heaped praise on winger Brett Morris for scoring his 100th try during the local derby and admits the flanker deserves all the accolades thrown his way.
“Yeah it’s a nice start to the season for us. We’ve had some really tough games, especially the one on the weekend against Cronulla,” said Creagh.
“It was a tough match, a really tight match only two points difference in it, but it’s nice to grind it out and come away with the win.
“The second half wasn’t the best half of footy we have played this year, but it was good to get a lead and hold onto it.
“I think that’s something that we had struggled with in the past.
“I think the change in attitude in the side is really good and there are some good signs ahead for us.
“It’s a massive achievement for Brett, he is very proud to be part of the Dragons and for some time now.
“It’s awesome to see him score one hundred tries for the club, that’s a massive achievement for a player in the game and he should be very proud.
“Trent Merrin has also been great, he’s a true professional. He has come along in leaps and bounds.
“He has been training extremely hard, his preparation and professionalism off the field is outstanding and it shows in his game because he is extremely fit and just rips in every week.
The University of Wollongong junior is also excited about potentially playing the Brisbane Broncos at a packed WIN Stadium, Wollongong on Friday.
“It will be great to get back to the Gong this week, we played here for the Charity Shield and that wasn’t our best performance but we love to play in front of our home fans in Wollongong,” said Creagh.
“It’s great to see all our Red V Members and fans out there cheering and supporting us.
“It will be a massive game against Brisbane, they’re going well at the moment, they had a really tight game there last week against the Roosters and will be looking to bounce back.”