Dragons Get the Monkey Off Their Back

Monday, June 15th, 2020
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The Dragons have finally got the monkey off their back, picking up their first win of the NRL season with a 30-16 defeat of Cronulla.

It comes after St George Illawarra went two games without scoring a try.

A reshuffle of the Dragons’ spine worked wonders for under-pressure coach Paul McGregor.

He says it was a much improved performance on their recent poor form.

“All we were after this week was improvement on our past performance; we got that,” he says.

“To get the ‘W’ [win] is a bonus, and that’s what you play for.”

Sharks coach John Morris says although parts of the game were solid, his team just wasn’t the better side this round.

“[There’s been] no consistency with our performances across the 80 minutes,” Morris says.

“We’ve had some good moments in those times, but I said to the boys, it’s often the moments that you lose, not just the game. There [were] crucial moments in that game that we lost and the Dragons were just better at certain parts of the game.”

Coronavirus concerns have pushed back the Sydney Roosters’ match with the Canterbury Bulldogs to tonight.

Despite testing negative to the virus, Bulldogs prop Aiden Tolman is believed to be facing 14 days quarantine.

 

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