Monday, October 4, 2010

Drought finally broken as Dragons reign in Roosters in wet

From League HQ
Glenn Jackson October 4, 2010
THE one positive about a drought is that when the rain finally comes, there ain't a feeling like it - the longer you wait for something the better it is. As the rain came last night, St George Illawarra won a premiership - choke on that.
The Dragons are a peculiar lot. They rarely show emotion, their off-field demeanours being like their on-field ones, dare we say boring

But when they knew they had this premiership in the cabinet, the emotion was palpable.
Hooker Dean Young, after scoring a 63rd minute try that finally broke the Roosters' backs, held his Dragons badge between his fingers and displayed it proudly. He reflects the length of Dragons disappointment over the years; his father Craig skippered their last success, in 1979.
Five-eighth Jamie Soward, who speaks about processes and systems in his game like a computer programmer, leapt into his teammate's flailing arms like he was a kid again. He even spoke like a kid again.
Afterwards he yelled: ''They said we couldn't do it, our attack sucked - there's nothing better than this.''
Wayne Bennett, who had won his seventh premiership, grinned as he walked down to the sideline, high-fiving people he did not know.
It was hardly gripping - how could it be in that weather? But it will be gratifying for so many to see that big ugly gorilla cast off St George Illawarra's [don't forget the latter half of the merge] back

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