IT is the hope that will kill you in rugby league and hope is the currency which most Dragons fans have been trading in the last few years under Steve Price.
2013 was a disappointing year for the North Queensland side, as while they finished 8th and were eliminated under nefarious circumstances by the Cronulla Sharks in week one. The journey to that finals series was paved with inconsistency.
FIJI have produced a dominant display to seal a semi-final date with Australia after defeating Samoa 22 points to 4 in front of 12,766 fans at the Halliwell Jones Stadium in Warrington.
TONGA have signed off with a gritty 16-0 defensive victory over Italy in front of 10,266 fans at The Shay.
COOK Islands have withstood a late Welsh onslaught to register a maiden World Cup win 28-24 over Wales in front of 3,270 fans at The Gnoll.