By Rachael Price
St George Illawarra Dragons fullback Adam Quinlan is looking forward to testing himself against the Sydney Roosters when they clash at Allianz Stadium, Moore Park on Saturday.
The Culburra Dolphins junior is relishing his role in the custodian’s role and is using every opportunity to learn from the experienced players who have been in the position.
The 21-year-old is adamant the reigning Premiers will be out to win after their loss to the Newcastle Knights last round but knows the Red V have what it takes to come away with the win.
“I’m really enjoying my role at fullback; the coaching staff is showing a lot of confidence in me to let me keep playing there,” said Quinlan.
“I have a lot of opportunity to gain knowledge from others with much more experience at fullback; Brett Morris and Jason Nightingale are internationals and Josh Dugan is a powerhouse fullback.
“They’ve been around the game for a long time and they really help me out with my game during training and off the paddock.
“The forwards in the team are doing a great job for the back; they are setting up the platform for us.
“The Roosters are the defending Premiers so they’re going to be tough to beat.
“They will be disappointed with last week’s performance so they’ll be fired up and ready to go.
“I’m not sure if it’s a good thing or bad thing to catch them off their loss to Newcastle; either way we’re going to be ready and if we stick to it we can come away with the victory.