Dragons prepare for Rabbitohs slugfest

Ben Hunt in action on Sunday. Picture: AAP

Ben Hunt in action on Sunday. Picture: AAP

THEY blew Brisbane away on Sunday but Dragons halfback Ben Hunt says his side will need to draw more on grit than flash to cause their second major upset in as many weeks against Souths on Saturday.

The two sides have split clashes this season, with the Dragons eaking out a 16-12 win in Kogarah in round five before the Rabbitohs got won back with a 24-10 win five weeks later.

Hunt expects Saturday's clash to be more like their first meeting.

“I watched the Souths-Melbourne game the other night and I think it’s one of the best NRL games I've ever seen so we’ve got a big game ahead of us next week,” Hunt said.

“Early in the year we just got in a tough grind with them and it was anyone’s game. I think we were lucky to come out on top that night.

“It wasn’t a flashy game from either side, we just grinded it out. With the forward pack they’ve got and the quality they’ve got out on their edges, you can’t give them too much ball.”