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St George Illawarra Dragons halfback Benji Marshall confides that there is an exciting attitude in camp ahead of the fixture against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium, Olympic Park on Sunday.

The Dragons enter the encounter on the back of three impressive victories which has included not conceding a try against them in nearly two hours of play.

The New Zealand international believes that this display can be pin-pointed down to the entire squad wanting to play for one another as well as everyone else associated with the Club.

Marshall, 30, believes that the named line-up for the encounter will face determined opposition in the guise of the Bulldogs this round but admits the team needs to focus on themselves.

“They’ll be coming out fired up and ready to play against us and obviously losing three of their big guns is going t be a loss for them,” said Marshall.

“We have our own issues at the moment though trying to fix-up our attack but our focus is on what we’re going to do as opposed to what they’re going to do.

“We are really becoming a tight-knit group and you can see that from the efforts that we are all putting into our games.

“We keep turning up for one another and that’s an attitude thing – if your mind’s on the job there as a group for each other you do those things.

“A lot of our pre-season was built on our defensive work and it has started to show which is nice.

“Our supporters were disappointed in the way we were performing not so much that we were losing and just with the last three games, while winning does help, its more about our attitude on the field and having a go for one another which is impressing them.

“As a fan that’s what you want to see - your players putting in one hundred percent each and every week.”

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