Origin a test for Dragons in NRL: Storm

Steve Zemek

Craig Bellamy predicts St George Illawarra will pay a heavy toll for their State of Origin representation.

The Melbourne coach earlier in the year described Paul McGregor's Dragons as the NRL benchmarks after giving his side a touch up in round nine.

However he said the ladder leaders were entering unchartered territory with five players missing due to Origin duty when they meet the Storm on Thursday.