Hunt sidelined as Dragons cop massive finals blow

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St George-Illawarra volition beryllium without their skipper Ben Hunt conscionable erstwhile they request him astir aft it was confirmed the Dragons halfback fractured his limb yesterday.

Hunt suffered the wounded during the Dragons' 50-14 NRL nonaccomplishment to South Sydney astatine Suncorp Stadium successful Brisbane.

Hunt doesn't necessitate country "but volition miss astatine slightest the adjacent month", the Dragons said successful a statement.

Dragons skipper Ben Hunt. (Getty)

With the Dragons sitting successful ninth with 5 regular-season games remaining, they person mislaid their cardinal dollar-per-season playmaker arsenic they combat for a finals spot.

In fact, it looks apt Hunt volition lone instrumentality to the tract this play if St George-Illawarra marque the apical 8 to suffice for the finals.

The Dragons - who person mislaid their past 3 games convincingly - look a tricky tally location including games against Penrith, the Sydney Roosters and the Rabbitohs.

It's each gone pear-shaped since the enactment astatine Paul Vaughan's location astatine the commencement of July that breached NSW's COVID restrictions.

It led to Vaughan being sacked by the club, and the prop has since signed a one-year declaration with the Bulldogs successful 2022.

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