Dragons pin hopes on under-performing star
The Dragons not only need to find a winning formula under new coach Anthony Griffin - they also need to win back their disillusioned fans.
RECRUITMENT: Tyson Frizell is a big loss but the club has come up with three handy gains in Daniel Alvaro (Warriors), Jack Bird (Broncos) and Poasa Faamausili (Warriors)
STRENGTHS: The Dragons have pace to burn out wide, with Matt Dufty and Zac Lomax both having great seasons in 2020 despite their team's poor form. They need to see more of the ball.
WEAKNESSES: The Dragons' attack was too predictable last season and the lack of penetration in the halves was a real problem - and may be again. The forwards weren't blameless either - the Dragons had the least offloads of any team in the NRL in 2020.
MAN UNDER PRESSURE: Corey Norman - has all the talent in the world but simply doesn't show it enough. Coming off contract at the end of the season - and that may just bring out the best in him.
ONE TO WATCH: JAYDEN SULLIVAN - still only 19 but the Dragons have high hopes for this nippy five-eighth. Will put the pressure on Norman as the year unfolds.
WHAT THE BOOKIES SAY: To win comp $41, to make finals $4.05 (via Sportsbet)
WHAT MOLEY SAYS: Perennial under-performers, have finally cleaned the place out with a new coaching staff and a bunch of new players. Have the roster to make the finals - but I think they will just miss the boat.
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