St George Illawarra Dragons prop Trent Merrin hopes to continue the unbeaten winning streak against the Brisbane Broncos at WIN Stadium, Wollongong on Friday.
The Red-and-Whites are currently perched on top of the NRL ladder after starting the season with three wins on the trot.
The NSW Blues representative also noted the scoring prowess of teammate Brett Morris who notched his hundredth try against the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks last round.
“It’s a great feeling to win three in a row, the boys are really happy and it’s been awesome coming to training,” said Merrin.
“We’re full of confidence for Friday’s game against the Broncos; the job is far from done and we need to keep our consistency this season.
“This was our first real grinding match; we were really tested toward the end the game, we knew it was going to be a tough one and down to the last minute being a local derby.
“The boys put in a gutsy effort on Saturday and full credit to them for coming out with the win.
“Brett Morris is a freak to get that try on the weekend; I was on the bench and I couldn’t believe it when he got up that high and placed it down, he’s one of the few who could pull off something like that.
“The Sharks weren’t going to be pushovers even with a small selection of players to choose from and injuries; it was a great game, I was really happy with the intensity.
“It’s always a tough battle against the Broncos and they seem to switch on when they come down here so we need to do our homework on them this week and work on the little things.
“Every year we need to test ourselves and take it to a new level; the boys help in doing this and as long as the team is going well I’ll be happy.
“It’s great that I’ve been able to step up and take on more of a leadership role at the club; the other boys are there to back us up too, it makes my job a lot easier when we’re all on the same page and everyone is digging in.
“It’s a credit to the team and we are taking our game to a new level; we just need to keep doing what we’re doing.”