Nick set to play for St George

NICK Emmett is certain of one thing.

He'll be playing for the St George Illawarra Dragons next year.

Whether the 28-year-old former Hervey Bay Seagulls representative plays in tomorrow's National Rugby League grand final against the Roosters remains to be seen.

Emmett (pictured), who has put pen to paper on a new one-year deal with the minor premiers, is in the 21-man squad named by coach Wayne Bennett.

Four will be omitted tomorrow morning and it comes as no surprise that Emmett said he hopes he won't be one of them.

“Nobody wants to miss playing in a grand final mate,” Emmett, who spent almost four seasons playing for the Seagulls, said.

“You just don't know if you'll get another chance in your career to do it.

“All you can do is wait and see if you get the nod.

“Wayne (coach Wayne Bennett) will decide the final make-up of the team – I cannot do anything else now except prepare as normal.

If Emmett, who played 17 games for the Brisbane Broncos during Bennett's reign there before he joined the Dragons last season, doesn't play, he said he's enjoyed the lead-up to the grand finale.

“It has obviously been a big week and I'm just trying to enjoy it for what it is,” Emmett, who has scored one try in 19 games this season, said.

As for the game itself, Emmett said it would be a tough encounter.

“The football may not be pretty – it's the result that counts.

“Go Dragons!.”



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