Young Dragons gun Cody Ramsey has paid a heartfelt tribute to inspirational skipper Ben Hunt, saying he will “follow him on a bridge” after a win over the Warriors.
Despite a half-time deficit, Ramsey and the Dragons came alive in the second half, scoring two tries to one to eliminate the 24-18 winners at Kogarah.
The 22-year-old scored his first try of the season and set up one of Zac Lomax’s two tries in an impressive performance in the No.1 shirt.
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Although his play on the pitch was exceptional, his post-match interview could have been even better, as evidenced by his tribute to Hunt.
“I would follow him from a bridge if he told me. He’s the best captain,” Ramsey told Fox League after the game.
“He does a lot for this club and he’s a fucking legend. He played exceptionally well.”
The skipper of Ramsey appreciated the kind words of his young teammate.
“He’s a good guy, Cody. I think he’s crazy enough to jump off a bridge for anyone,” Hunt told Fox League.
“He’s a great guy to have on your side, he’s like a little whippet there, he covers the whole flatstick, so we like to play with him.
“He played a few games in reserve…but he came in today full of energy and practiced flat-batting all week.
“He brings a bit of presence there at the back. You never doubt he’ll clean up the kicks and be there when you need him.”
Dragons coach Anthony Griffin was also impressed with Ramsey’s performance, suggesting he could be a long-term answer for the No.1 jumper.
“He’s still very raw too, but he had that energy today to pick us up and attack, especially in the second half,” Griffin said.
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“I think he did a great job under the high ball and our other two wingers did a really good job all day as well.”
The win puts the Dragons in 10th place on the NRL ladder with a 5-6 record in 11 rounds.
St George Illawarra will be aiming to back him up in Round 12 against the struggling Canterbury Bulldogs at Belmore.
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