Dragons announce back-rower as their new captain

It was a decision that was tough to make, and one that was deliberated on following the sudden retirement of 2012 captain Ben Hornby – but the St George Illawarra Dragons and coach Steve Price reached a decision, confirming back-rower Ben Creagh as the club's new captain.

Creagh, who is a local junior from the University of Wollongong, made his debut in the later stages of the 2003 season, with 2013 to be his 10th season playing first-grade for the Dragons.

Creagh is also a NSW Blues and Australian representative, and notched up 200 career games in the NRL last year – as he looks forward to being the new captain of the club.

“It is an honour and a privilege to be handed the responsibility of leading the Dragons next season,” said Creagh.
“This Club has a proud history with traditions that I am very respectful of and will continue to follow.

“I am thankful to Steve Price for this opportunity and to be here today with my senior team mates and former Club Captains is very special, and I am very thankful to them for coming here in support of me today.

“It is humbling to know that my childhood dream of leading the Club h

as come true, being a local junior from the Illawarra and it is something I will cherish forever.”

A member of the 2010 premiership winning side, Creagh is a much-loved figure by Dragons fans and now one of the club's veteran players – with Dragons coach Steve Price expecting Creagh to lead from the front both on and off the field as a leader.

“It is important that the new Club captain leads by example not only on the football field, but off it as well and Ben definitely fits this criteria,” said Price.

“I have known him for several years and he is a person who goes above and beyond what is required of him ,and is an inspiration for other players.

“I look forward to working alongside both him and the Leadership Group as we all prepare for the new season.”

Dragons CEO Peter Doust was also pleased to have the captaincy at the club settled, citing the appointment of Ben Creagh as their new captain, as an important one.

“We are all delighted by the appointment of Ben as our new Club captain and all know he will lead this Club by example,” said Dragons CEO Peter Doust.

“Ben is a quality individual who always represents the Club with distinction and is a very popular choice amongst his peers and the entire Dragons staff.”

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