St George Illawarra Dragons halfback Josh McCrone has taken a lot away from the 44-4 win over the Central Queensland Capras at Browne Park, Rockhampton on Saturday.
The Temora Dragons junior, who joined the Red-and-Whites during the off-season, was captain for the pre-season clash against the Queensland Cup opposition and featured both in the halves as well as hooker.
McCrone admits his body endured a workout as a result of playing rake for several extended periods of the game but is happy to have endured it.
“It was a good hit-out for me and the first time I’ve played as hooker this pre-season and I was blowing a bit but it’s what I needed,” said McCrone.
“I got the opportunity to do a fair bit of defence which is good for my match fitness.
“I am happy to play wherever I’m required as it’s all about playing your part for the team.
“Everyone got a very good hit-out there from the minutes they needed and are comfortable with what they can do for team.”