Rugby league large Peter Sterling believes it's nary coincidence St George Illawarra's play spiralled successful the aftermatch disconnected BBQ-gate.
The infamous barbecue hosted by Paul Vaughan - which saw Vaughan sacked and 12 others sanctioned - has derailed the Dragons' play with the nine going from finals contenders to present 12th connected the ladder.
On the nighttime earlier the infamous lawsuit that breached New South Wales' COVID-19 restrictions, the Dragons had conscionable defeated the Warriors courtesy of 3 tries successful the last 10 minutes to propulsion disconnected arguably the season's top comeback performance.
That Round 16 triumph had the Dragons sitting comfortably successful seventh spot connected the NRL ladder and lone 1 triumph extracurricular of the apical six.
Since beating the Warriors backmost successful July, the Dragons are yet to registry a azygous triumph with 1 crippled remaining.
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"It doesn't look similar that's (BBQ-gate) a coincidence, does it," Sterling told Wide World of Sports' Sterlo's Wrap.
"That's erstwhile their play imploded. They were adjacent capable and bully enough.
"Jayden Sullivan going to dummy-half due to the fact that Cameron McInnes went out, past they suffer Andrew McCullough and Ben Hunt... they've had immoderate things they've had to contend with.
"If I'm a Dragons fan, I'm irate astatine the information wherever this was a play wherever they could've perchance played finals football.
"I thought they chopped their ain throat."
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