NRL 2 years ago

Wet & Wild Ride: Dragons Drown Rabbits

  • Wet & Wild Ride: Dragons Drown Rabbits

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 20: Ben Creagh, Josh Dugan and Mitch Rein of the Dragons celebrate victory during the round three NRL match between the St George Dragons and the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Sydney Cricket Ground on March 20, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

  • Wet & Wild Ride: Dragons Drown Rabbits

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 20: Josh Dugan of the Dragons runs the ball during the round three NRL match between the St George Dragons and the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Sydney Cricket Ground on March 20, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

  • Wet & Wild Ride: Dragons Drown Rabbits

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 20: A Dragons player walks across the wet cricket pitch area after play in the round three NRL match between the St George Dragons and the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Sydney Cricket Ground on March 20, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

  • Wet & Wild Ride: Dragons Drown Rabbits

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 20: Tyson Frizell of the Dragons passes to Josh Dugan of the Dragons as he is tackled during the round three NRL match between the St George Dragons and the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Sydney Cricket Ground on March 20, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

  • Wet & Wild Ride: Dragons Drown Rabbits

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 20: Luke Keary of the Rabbitohs tackles Joel Thompson of the Dragons during the round three NRL match between the St George Dragons and the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Sydney Cricket Ground on March 20, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Is there a better site than watching Benny Creagh throttle his tonsils when singing the team song after an epic victory? 

Well, perhaps Greg Inglis attempting to pop a field goal at the death is just as good. Someone slip the poor fella a calculator.

If Sunday at the SCG didn't whet your appetite for more of the same from the Dragons in 2016, then you need to take up netball, or tiddlywinks.

You might also like

The Saints slid, slopped, slugged and marched from end to end of the SCG and back into the winners circle as a result. The team with the big Red V is out of the cellar and on the road to a vintage 2016. 

There were standouts across the pool yesterday: Euan Aitken, a centre of attention; JDB, Coops and Aitken made massive metres; saturation coverage from 49-tackling Mitch 'Sampson' Rein; More completions than finished roadworks in NSW; McChrone stepping up to the plate; Friz with a killer offload to a flying Duges; a glimpse of what Lafai can offer; and 200-gamer Gypsy with a trademark touchdown. Every player played his part.  

 It was a day when the pill deserved to stay tucked up under dry armpits. Atrocious weather conditions fashioned some old-fashioned footy. No Frills, Aldi-like presentation, not pretty but gritty. A trademark Dragons' effort where D was the letter of the day.  


The Sunday slugfest paid homage to all of the past gladiatorial battles that have played out on the hallowed turf at the SCG. The  single-digit score line harked back to the days when Frank Hyde followed the footy "straight between the posts". Back to simpler times when cars featured three on a tree and aircon was a luxury.

Love Frank, Johnny Raper and a big crowd? Check this out, way back in '65. "Glory Glory to Saint George..." 


 

Whether it was the pep talk pre game by former greats of the club, the team's precarious position on the table, a rev-up from Mary or combination of the above that fuelled the side, who cares. It worked and we won.

One from three now. Shoot down the Panthers next week at home then snatch a few clutch games  on the road against top sides and 'she'll be apples'.

 

 


0 0
please wait...