As captain of their club for some years and leading by example, the St George Illawarra Dragons have admittedly, had a love-hate relationship with Ben Creagh at times.
However, on the back of their current success this year, which Creagh has been a part of and contributed to, the majority are pleased to see their club captain commit to the club for a further season.
Since making his debut with the club in 2003, Creagh has played in 253 games with the Dragons, behind only Norm Provan (256) and Ben Hornby (273) respectively.
At 30 years old, Creagh is expected to surpass both those players for games played and with four club Player of the Year Awards to his name, there is no club he would rather be at.
â€œI am extremely honoured and proud to have the opportunity to continue representing my childhood Club for another season,â€ said Creagh.
â€œThe Club has played an important role in my life for a long time now and I feel privileged hopefully being able to finish my rugby league career here as a one-club player.”
As a local junior, the Dragons make it a priority to retain them and their captain and veteran forward Ben Creagh, was no exception.
â€œEveryone at the Club is delighted that we have been able to come to an arrangement that will see Ben extend his career at the Dragons,â€ said Dragons Director of Recruitment and Retention, Peter Mulholland.
â€œBen is an outstanding leader, not only on the field, but at training and in all Club activities, he is highly respected by his team-mates and all staff at the Dragons.
â€œBen is a local junior who has always represented himself, his family, the Dragons and the game of rugby league with distinction; he is a player that everyone at the Dragons can be proud to have associated with the Club.”