Dragons halfback Ben Hunt.

Dragons halfback Ben Hunt said going from 48 points in a month to 48 in an elimination final in hostile territory showed that St George Illawarra were back on track.

With Tariq Sims leading the charge the Dragons blitzed the Broncos, scoring 30 points in as many minutes during a 48-18 victory.

"I've been playing in the NRL since 2009, and I have to say, last week's win over the Broncos was in my top-three most satisfying results," he writes in this week's Big League magazine. 

"Not too many people gave us a chance to win that, given we've been under the pump and not playing the best footy in recent weeks, so to go up there and get the win against my former club was very satisfying.

"It'd been a tough month for us, leading into that game. We'd scored 48 points in the final four weeks of the regular season, so to come out and score 48 against a top team like the Broncos was an unreal feeling.

"Everyone had written us off, so we just went out there with the mindset of playing footy and leaving everything we had out there on the field."

On a lighter note, Hunt said his 40/20 kick in the second half was more a result of good fortune than planning.

"I've been praised for that 40/20, but I have to admit it wasn't meant to go out. It was a play we'd worked out during the week because we thought we might be able to catch them out early in the set if Corey Oates was up in the line," he said.

"It was meant to be an attacking play for Nene Macdonald to chase, but credit to 'Oatesy' because he was ready for it. Thankfully I kicked it too well and it went out and we got the ball back."

Hunt said the Dragons were thrilled with the way they performed against Brisbane, but are aware they need to start from ground level once again when they tackle South Sydney at ANZ Stadium on Saturday night.

"We know the job is only just getting started. We've had a couple of setbacks through injury, but we've still got plenty left in us and we'll need to lift because it's going to be another step up against Souths," he said.

"I saw their game against Melbourne and they nearly got the job away from home in what was an exceptional contest between two top teams. If we want to be anywhere close to beating them, I think we're going to have to be even better than what we were on the weekend.

"They've got no weak links, but as we showed against the Broncos, neither do we. The ledger is all square this season, so hopefully we can come out on top and march on to the preliminary final."  

 

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