They aren’t the same team they were about 3 months ago. Earlier in the season if they kicked a field goal in the first minute you’d back them to win the game 1-0. Now they let much bigger leads slip. I think they’re a tired team with a big premiership/origin hangover. They need to step their attack up, or get flogged. If they turn over the ball against Brisbane like they did against us, they’ll see 40 put on them like the Warriors did.
Broncos are rightly favourites but St George-Illawarra seem to go alright up there. They’ve certainly got the talent but the vibe you get from them isn’t great at the moment. Last year’s win and Bennett’s departure seems to have taken the hunger out of them. That said, they lost in Melbourne by 2, were in the game on the scoreboard until the death against us, and have a great roster. As I said, Broncos look more likely but I wouldn’t write off the Dragons totally.