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NRL Premiership - Round 01 - Melbourne Storm V St George Dragons - 07 March 2016 - AAMI Park, Melbourne, Vic - Ian Knight

St George Illawarra Dragons prop Dunamis Lui is optimistic that the team can turn the tide of recent misfortunes against the Gold Coast Titans at Cbus Super Stadium, Robina on Saturday.

The Toa Samoa international was a late inclusion, replacing hooker Siliva Havili on the interchange, for the Red-and-Whites in their harrowing 26-0 loss to the Brisbane Broncos at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane last round.

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The result marked the team’s second consecutive loss within the span of five days but for Lui, playing only his second first-grade game for his new club, the time now spent in training will allow the entire squad to identify what errors need to be corrected come next game day.

“It would have been nice to have gotten the win but we’ve just got to go back to the drawing board,” said Lui.

“Fortunately we now have a long turnaround in between games and hopefully we can turn it all around.

“It was good to return to playing first-grade and getting the chance to play in front of my home town and like I said, it would have been nice to get the win.

“I thought we hung in alright for the most part against the Broncos and started the second-half well with them only scoring the tries in the last ten minutes.

“We had put ourselves under the pump in the earlier parts of the game and it was hard to get out of it – especially against the Broncos who are the number one team at the moment.

“Moving forward we need to be better than that and the time now spent in training will help us do just that.”

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