Digital Image by Robb Cox ©nrlphotos.com: Bronson Harrison :NRL Rugby League - Round 7; Illawarra Cutters V The Warriors at WIN Jubilee Stadium, Saturday the 19th of April 2014.

St George Illawarra Dragons second-rower Bronson Harrison is disappointed by the 34-14 loss to the Syndey Roosters in the ANZAC Cup when they clashed at Allianz Stadium, Moore Park on Friday.

The New Zealand international was proud to see so many dedicated Red V devotees out to support the side in Trent Merrin’s 100th game for the Red-and-Whites.

The 28-year-old believes they need to improve defensively and work on their speed in the coming weeks to overcome the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park on Sunday, May 11.

“It was amazing to see such a big crowd out there, they got out in force,” said Harrison.

“ANZAC Day is such a great day, it’s just so disappointing to get the result that we did; but overall today was an amazing experience.

“Mez is a great player, to have the opportunity to play alongside him in his hundredth game made it really special; hopefully we can turn it around for his 101st game.

“We have a few things we need to work on defensively, the play-the-ball speed was a bit quick.

“We need to slow it down a bit and cut out the penalties and errors; we gave away too many opportunities to the Roosters and in the end gave them the advantage.”