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Creagh, Widdop co-captain Dragons in 2016.

  • Creagh, Widdop co-captain Dragons in 2016.

The St George Illawarra Dragons have announced that they will have co-captains this season, with star Garteh Widdop joining current captain Ben Creagh.

Creagh will remain as the club's captain but Widdop will take on the responsibility as team captain during game days. 

Despite being the captain, Creagh played much of the 2015 season off the bench, whereas Widdop spent most of his time on the field.

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"This past season I was playing more off the interchange bench and making less minutes and I believed the team really needed a captain who could play and lead for the entire 80 minutes," Creagh told the club's website.

"With a few little injuries, I am not able to train every session of every day and I really believe that you need your captain out on the field most days during the week as well as that is what is best for the team.

"Gareth's name was the first that came across both our minds as the next person here to lead the club and it's great that Gareth has accepted that role and he's really excited about it."

Widdop says he is excited and proud to be a leader of the club.

"It's both an honour and privilege to be named captain of such a proud club like the Dragons,” said Widdop.

"As a child it's always a dream to someday captain a team so I am very thankful to both Paul and Ben for having faith in me and providing me this opportunity.

"It's a new challenge in my career but I know I have support around me with Ben as well as the senior leadership group and coaching staff."

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