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Big money buy Gareth Widdop has shown he could be worth every cent for St George Illawarra in spearheading the Dragons to a 44-24 NRL opening round win over the Wests Tigers.
Widdop had a direct involvement in four of the Dragons’ seven tries and kicked eight goals from eight attempts to give the joint venture hope their days of a spluttering attack are over.
The England international joined the Dragons on a four-year $2.2 million dollar deal this season and was earmarked as the key to inspiring a side that has struggled to score points the last two seasons.
The former Melbourne pivot combined well with his outside men and halves partner Michael Witt before Witt went off midway through the second half with a shoulder injury.