They may have beaten one high-flying team, but despite their win over Cronulla, the pressure is still on the Dragons to perform once more, as they brace themselves for a clash with the Rabbitohs.
Last week’s win gave the Dragons a hope of reaching the NRL finals, and with their season on the line, Dragons winger Brett Morris knows that winning games will be crucial.
“Our season was on the line last weekend. We had to win, and it’s the same this weekend – we have to win,” winger Brett Morris said of their position just two points out of eighth spot.
“If we want to be a part of this top eight, we’re going to have to beat top-eight sides.”
The Dragons run home is not about to get any easier either, with games against the Rabbitohs, Storm, Warriors and Wests Tigers to come – games that will push the Dragons capabilities as finals contenders to the limit.
“We know it’s going be a big challenge,” Morris said.
“They’ve played some great footy over the last three months. The coach has really instilled into them how to grind out victories.”
With Steve Price finding himself in the news, following his attack on his critics in the NRL world, Dragons centre Matt Cooper said that he had not noticed any change in the rookie coach’s demeanor.
“I’ve been impressed with the way Pricey’s handled it,” Cooper said.
“Usually, coaches get a bit of pressure on them and they start doing weird things.
“Pricey’s doing the same things – he’s the same bloke. It doesn’t look like it has affected him.”