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St George Illawarra Dragons captain Ben Creagh believes the body is fighting fit for the fixture against the Sydney Roosters at Allianz Stadium, Moore Park on Monday.

The Dragons skipper suffered a slight ankle knock in the match against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs but admits the recent week’s rest courtesy of the bye round has helped his body overcome any lingering niggles.

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The local University of Wollongong junior, who recently re-signed for a further one-season, notes though that the squad’s attention now turns to the upcoming bloc of twelve fixtures and trying to maintain their positive momentum.

Creagh, 30, reveals that the local derby victory over the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks in round 12 stands out as the benchmark performance of the season and hopes to see similar performances in the coming weeks.

“It was nice to get a week off last round as it was a tough loss against the Bulldogs prior to that but it was nice to get the body right and recover well,” said Creagh.

“My ankle got awkwardly caught in a tackle during that game but the week off has done the world of good.

“So far the squad have had a couple of training sessions and they are looking forward to the game against the Roosters on Monday night.

“The Roosters are a quality side with great players across the park so we will definitely have our hands full but a good challenge that the boys are up for.

“I think our game against the Sharks a few weeks back has been one of the standout games for me this season.

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“We’ve had some good wins this season but to put on as many points as well did against them at home was pretty special.

“There are now only twelve games to go in the regular season before finals and there’s, I suppose, a lot more to achieve within this side.

“We’re still not looking too far ahead as yet as over the next few weeks we hope to just keep winning.”

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