Creagh: Time To Armour Up

By Rachael Price

St George Illawarra Dragons captain Ben Creagh knows the Red-and-Whites will have to work hard when they play against the Sydney Roosters at Allianz Stadium, Moore Park on Saturday.

The Dragons skipper is enjoying his time in the forwards and is certain they have what it takes to overcome the reigning Premiers.

The 29-year-old will exchange the Red V for his ISC Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man jersey for the upcoming fixture and is eager to see fans do the same.

“We had a good win over the Tigers on the weekend; we started a little bit scrappy in the second half but we’re working on that for Saturday,” said Creagh.

“I’ve been enjoying my time in the front row for the past eight weeks or so; it’s a bit of a change for me but all the guys around me are playing really well and that’s helping the side a lot.

“I think we’ve been playing better because we’ve simplified a few things in our defence and attack which has definitely helped the forward pack.

“We’re going out there every week trying to improve on ourselves and competing hard against the opposition.

“In the last two years the Roosters have had it over us and they haven’t really changed their game over that time.

“They have a big forward pack and some explosive outside backs and I think if we can handle their forward pack we’ll be able to diffuse their backs.

“We’re going to have our hands full over the weekend but we know what to expect from the Roosters.

“The Roosters are a quality side and they’re coming off a tough loss last week so they would’ve had a tough week at training; it’s going to be a big match for us.

“We’re coming down to the business end of the season so it would be great to see our fans out there supporting our run to the Finals.

“Both teams are playing for a lot; we’re both trying to make it into Finals footy and it’s round 21.

“There’s nothing better than footy at the Allianz Stadium on the weekend, especially when we’re going up against the Roosters.

“There are a few boys who think they’re the Iron Man of the team; Joel Thompson thinks he’s up there with the way he struts about the place.”