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St George Illawarra Dragons National Youth Competition team centre Keelyn Tuuta-Edwards concedes that the team will need to improve in certain areas during the first allocated Bye Round.

The Young Dragons enter the mandatory break on the back of a pulsating 30-all draw with the North Queensland Cowboys at WIN Stadium, Wollongong on Saturday.

The Rockingham Coastal Sharks junior was amongst the try-scorers on the day but notes that both he and his teammates need to utilise the time away to work on defensive structures and maintain fitness.

“It was something else out there against the Cowboys but a bit unlucky not to come away with the win so we will need to work hard at training to keep improving,” said Tuuta-Edwards.

“I was open and calling for the ball and the hole opened up which allowed me to get through and score which I am thankful to my teammates for.

“During the Bye Round though we intend to maintain our fitness and are going in to the gym for several weight sessions as well as going through some defensive structures on the field too.

“Our next game is at home against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs so we want to do as many things correctly to help us prepare for that match as possible.”

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