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St George Illawarra Dragons National Youth Competition team halfback Adam Clune has rallied his teammates to start hard against the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Redfern Oval on Saturday.

The Young Dragons have returned to training after an extended break courtesy of the recent representative fixtures invigorated to turn-around what has been a lacklustre campaign to date.

Young Dragons captain Adam Clune believes the team needs to rally from their most recent defeat to the Sydney Roosters prior to the rest and focus on the upcoming bloc of fixtures staring against the Rabbitohs.

 “The most recent loss against the Roosters was a tough loss to handle especially after to be looking to get back on the winner’s list,” said Clune.

“We had an impressive first half in defence but probably dropped the ball more than we would have liked as well as being fatigued.

“In the second-half we started well but they got some momentum and we weren’t able to peg them back from there.

“Since then we have all had a rest which has given us time to focus on what is required for the next stage of the season.

“We are playing a team who have also rested and have managed some wins of their own in recent weeks.

“There is no doubt that we are hurting by the losses that have occurred this season but there is still time to turn things around and get us back into a position on the table where we need to be.”

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