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Dragons must move on, says Nightingale

Thursday, April 17, 2014

SYDNEY - St George Illawarra winger Jason Nightingale has urged his teammates to put the injustice of Melbourne's try after the siren behind them and get their NRL season back on track.

Following a strong start to the campaign that yielded three successive wins, the Dragons are now 3-3 after Storm winger Young Tonumaipea dived over in the corner to seal a dramatic come-from-behind 28-24 victory at AAMI Park on Monday.

The incident infuriated the Dragons with veteran chief executive Peter Doust demanding the NRL award his club two points after referees boss Tony Archer admitted the on-field officials should have blown for full-time before the try was scored.

The Dragons will host the Warriors on Saturday and Nightingale said dwelling on what could have been against Melbourne could work against them at Kogarah Oval.

"The evidence is there and it was pretty disappointing, but that's rugby league," Nightingale said.

"We really have to focus on the good things we did in the game, which were quite a lot. If we keep thinking about it, then it's not going to help.

"The short turnaround is the best thing after a gut-wrenching loss. You don't really have time to think about it as you have to move on and prepare for the next game.

"To be sitting three and three is not the end of the world, but to go down to four straight losses ... you are drifting to the bottom half of the table."

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