Dragons’ winning culture ‘is safe’

St George Illawarra’s five fallen NSW stars have vowed not to let the devastation of another losing State of Origin series corrupt the developing winning culture at the Dragons.Winger Brett Morris, second-rower Ben Creagh and centre Beau Scott are all expected to take the field against the Sharks at Toyota Stadium tomorrow after being part of the failed Blues campaign on Wednesday.Matt Cooper will miss the game with a hamstring injury, while prop Michael Weyman is also in doubt with groin soreness. Full coverage of the Dragons But with the harsh spotlight turned upon them as irate NSW fans call for heads to roll following a fifth straight series loss, they must now focus on continuing the Dragons’ magical run at the top of the NRL ladder.Creagh said the NSW players needed to pick up the pieces without letting their latest dose of the Origin blues rub off on their club team-mates.”It will be hard because I’m so disappointed about the game and the loss, but you can’t carry it with you too long,” Creagh said.”I’ve got to go back to Saints and find the positives because it can spread very easily.”I’ll go back and be as upbeat as I can and prepare for the game.”You really want to make amends (for the Origin loss) and come back fit for your club and I’ll be doing everything I can for the Dragons. We’ll be all right.”But Cronulla duo Trent Barrett and Paul Gallen will also have their chance to bounce back tomorrow after the Sharks enforcer took an early plea for a high hit on Queensland’s Nate Myles.There will be no such questions of motivation for triumphant Queensland pair Darius Boyd and Neville Costigan.Dragons fullback Boyd has been cleared of serious injury after being spear-tackled by NSW firebrand Luke O’Donnell on Wednesday night.There has been a long-standing questionmark over the Dragons’ culture, having failed in previous finals series, including last year after winning the minor premiership.But there is little doubt about becoming a tougher outfit under coach Wayne Bennett, in his second season in charge.With the Red V flying high with a 10-3 record to be outright first, Scott was adamant he would put the loss in his Origin debut behind him.He admitted he was desperate to be part of a winning team again.”You can use (Origin) as a motivator to get back out there and be in a winning team again,” he said.
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