St George Illawarra Dragons National Youth Competition team winger Rowland Kotobalavu concedes small errors need to be eradicated in time for the fixture against the Canberra Raiders at WIN Stadium, Wollongong on Sunday.
The Young Dragons were narrowly defeated 26-24 by the South Sydney Rabbitohs last round in a tight-contest which saw the team command a lead at the interval.
The Dragons winger featured in that fixture after returning to the team in recent weeks following a brief spell with the Sydney Roosters and admits he is enjoying being around familiar surroundings once again.
“We started the first twenty minutes against the Rabbitohs very strong but several penalties and errors let us down where it counted in the end,” said Kotobalavu.
We didn’t play consistently which translated to not getting the win or the points.
We need to go back to the drawing board and continue to work on the little things like holding the ball and staying focused on the field.
We know we have what it takes to match the other teams we compete against but small errors are what let us down.
Fortunately, we return home this week to face the Raiders and will be competing on familiar territory.
I am enjoying being back at the Club after a small spell away and hopefully I can play my role in grabbing that victory that we all desire.”
The Dragons will proudly be supporting the Joanne Mackay Breast Cancer Foundation as part of Women In League Round against the Canberra Raiders at WIN Stadium, Wollongong on Sunday.
The Foundation is in honour of the wife of former St George, Illawarra, St George Illawarra, NSW and Australian representative Brad Mackay who sadly lost his wife to breast cancer.
The Joanne Mackay Breast Cancer Foundation is a long-term Dragons charity that focuses on the fundamental and emotional needs of patients and their families during the treatment of breast cancer.
The Foundation will facilitate several activities in and around the venue on game day to raise donations including a bucket collection which take place around the venue as well as several stalls where official scarves and other paraphernalia will be available for purchase.
Additionally, representatives from the Foundation as well as Bria Mackay will help form an on-field guard of honour for the players when they take to the field prior to kick-off.
Furthermore, the team will proudly be wearing pink socks in recognition of the Foundation when they take to the field.
Additionally, the Dragons have launched a new “Flexi Pass” three game Red V Membership that will allow supporters to choose which of remaining home games they want to attend during the 2015 season, across all venues.