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St George Illawarra have named the son of Parramatta great Mick Cronin in a squad containing 10 of their premiership stars for Sunday’s Charity Shield clash with South Sydney. Peter Cronin is among four recruits making their debuts for the Dragons, joining former Manly and Cronulla forward Adam Cuthbertson, Wests Tigers signing David Gower and ex-Penrith forward Daniel Penese at ANZ Stadium. The traditional fixture will also mark the return from long-term injury for prop Dan Hunt (Achilles), who has signed a new deal with the club, and outside back Ratu Peni Tagive (knee). Exciting young Dragons hooker Cameron King, who played one NRL match last season and was recently chosen in Ricky Stuart’s NSW Blues in waiting squad, has been given the opportunity to start at hooker. Assistant coach Steve Price will be in charge of the team with Wayne Bennett on NRL All Stars duty.

The Rabbitohs have named their strongest available line-up, with a long list of players sidelined by injury. Sam Burgess (shoulder), Greg Inglis (shoulder/hip), Issac Luke (shoulder), Michael Crocker (knee), Luke Stuart (shoulder), Jason Clark (hamstring) and Blake Judd (hamstring) are all out but are expected to be fit for the round one match against the Sydney Roosters. Prop Ben Ross will back up from the bench following his first game in nearly two years last weekend following a neck injury. Meanwhile, Hunt has agreed to a contract extension that will keep him at the Dragons until the end of 2013.Sunday’s game will be his first since rupturing his Achilles in the warm-up to the round 11 clash against Canberra at WIN Stadium last May. “It is pretty exciting times for me at the moment, to be returning to the field and also to secure my future here at the Dragons for a couple of extra years,” Hunt said. “It’s been a long recovery road but all the hard work will have paid off come Sunday when I get out there on the field.” The Rabbitohs will be looking to take home the Charity Shield for the fourth consecutive year.


The Hunt is over, for the Dragons

St George Illawarra coach Wayne Bennett is confident his side can stay at the top of the NRL ladder despite ongoing State of Origin commitments and the season loss of front rower Dan Hunt before Sunday’s 22-14 loss to Canberra. In a simple training exercise before the match in Wollongong, Hunt managed to rupture his Achilles tendon, despite having no prior signs that the area was weak. With absent NSW big man Michael Weyman now the club’s only experienced starting prop, the Dragons front row depth will be tested, with the likes of Jon Green, Trent Merrin and Michael Greenfield now required to step up. However Bennett said his side has the staff to cover Hunt’s loss and wasn’t worried about losing such an important player. “If it starts raining I’ll have a rain jacket with me, you just get on with it don’t you,” Continue reading

As promised, I will have a look at the Dragons and identify a couple of good scoring players that might help limit the damage of the bye rounds.

In the forwards have a look at Dan Hunt (FRF) @ $230,300 and Luke Priddis (HOK) @ $203,500.

Hunt averages 37.83 but @ $230,300 he maybe a little expensive if you haven’t picked him up yet.  The good points is he is unlikely to get a SOO call up, barring injury you will have him till round 14, his tackle count have been over 30 for the last three rounds and he scores good points in metres gained.   His down side is he makes a few mistakes, loosing 28 points in the Continue reading