FOLLOWING Lance Thompson's acrimonious departure from the club at the end of 2005, the Dragons needed someone to take charge of the team song.
By that stage, Creagh had arrived as a permanent member of the first grade squad, playing 21 games and a Test match that season.
But still he didn't feel at total ease surrounded by some of his higher profile teammates.
"A lot of the senior boys like Jason Ryles and Shaun Timmins thought it would be funny if they give the quiet, young guy the job of singing the song," Creagh said.
"At first it was a scary thing to do because I wasn't too confident and I'm not the most outspoken or loud person at the club.
"The older guys showed a bit of faith in me and it's something I've loved doing.
"It's going to be hard to give it up."
A more important role beckons for Creagh after taking over the captaincy from Ben Hornby.
His extra responsibility will see him forced to relinquished the role of leading the team song post victories.
"I've got a couple of people in mind and I'll let them know before round one," Creagh said.
"I could go the way the other guys did a pick a shy guy in the team which make a young guy very uncomfortable like it did to me but I don't want to do that.
"I think I'll find a loud guy and I've got a couple of guys in mind."
Creagh has certainly found his voice this pre-season.
The departure of Hornby as well as fellow veterans Dean Young and Beau Scott saw more than 600 games of experience leave the club at the end of last year.
Now the Dragons will rely on Creagh and teammates Nathan Fien and Matt Cooper for guidance.
"Captaincy is something that I've wanted to do and it's something that's excited me," Creagh said.
"I've always loved to have the C next to my name.
"I'm a little bit more vocal at training now then I've been in the past but I think you have to as captain.
"There's got to be someone there when you're doing fitness and times are tough that gets you focused and refocused and giving you direction.
"Sometimes it's been tough but I think any time during the pre-season it's tough to get up every day knowing it's going to be a tough day ahead.
"My real test will come when we start playing games."
He wants at least a top eight spot and has his eye on playing 80 minutes.