St George Illawarra Dragons National Youth Competition centre Reuben Garrick is adamant the team will bounce back against the South Sydney Rabbitohs at the SCG on Sunday.
The Young Dragons have been on the losing end of two tough tussles in their opening two fixtures of the new season but still have the belief notes the local Gerringong Lions junior.
Garrick is in the midst of his first season full season with the team and is enjoying his opportunity to represent the Club.
He also notes that his on field education is improving courtesy of the ever watchful eye of Head Coach Mat Head.
“It’s always good to find the line but it’s a bit disappointing it wasn’t enough to get the win in the big local derby,” said Garrick.
“We gave it a good it a good red-hot crack at it and we know we can turn it around in time for next weekend against the Rabbitohs.
“I thought our forwards were really good throughout the majority of the game and really muscled-up which provided a good platform for us backs to work off of.
“Head is a really experienced coach who tells you about the little things that you wouldn’t pick-up yourself and I’m enjoying having the opportunity to work and learn under him this year.”
Game Day Activations
The fixture will be recognising and celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1966 Premiership - the last in the world record run of 11 Premierships between 1956-1966.
The Dragons will have a “History Walk” activation with different pieces of memorabilia celebrating the historic 11 Premiership wins between 1956-66 at the Victor Trumper Concourse (Level 1).
Jersey Information & Auction
The Dragons will also commemorate the occasion by wearing a special Heritage Jersey recognising the 11-straight Premierships and 85 players involved.
The Dragons player-worn Heritage Jerseys will be available for auction via the official website between Thursday, March 17-Thursday, March 24.