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2008 Preview - St George Illawarra Dragons
St George Illawarra Dragons 2008 By Michael Treacy LeagueUnlimited.com
1. Ben Hornby, 2. Josh Morris, 3. Mark Gasnier, 4. Matt Cooper, 5. Brett Morris, 6. Rangi Chase 7. Jamie Soward, 8. Jason Ryles, 9. Simon Woolford, 10. Justin Poore, 11. Beau Scott, 12. Ben Creagh 13. Dean Young RES: 14. Ricky Thorby, 15. Dan Hunt, 16. Kirk Reynoldson, 17. Chase Stanley
Player to have a big year - Brett Morris
Brett Morris initially burst onto the scene in 2006 and quickly made a reputation as a try scoring speedster with the Dragons. In 2007, he was joined in First Grade with his brother Josh and suddenly the Slippery Morris brothers had realised a dream of playing First Grade together. This dream was cruelly cut short in the early rounds due to Morris suffering a season ending shoulder injury. In that time, twin brother Josh established himself as one of the rising stars of the game being selected for Country Origin.
Brett will be looking to re-establish himself in the top flight in 2008 and recapture the form that nearly won him the Rookie of the Year award in 2006. A genuine flyer, Dragons fans should be excited about the prospect of two fit and firing Morris brothers on the flanks.
Young player to watch - Lagi Setu
20 year old Lagi Setu was initially regarded as a project player by Nathan Brown, an extremely gifted Rugby Union convert with fantastic offloading ability. In 2007 Setu made his long awaited debut for the Red V and didn