Discussion in 'St George-Illawarra Dragons' started by S J, Apr 19, 2013.
Confirmed: Darren Nichols and Mitchell Allgood.
Two with potential - but - do we need them ?
NSW Cup players.
Luciano Leilua has extended his stay with the club for a further two seasons. Leilua, who was off-contract at the end of 2018, will now remain at the Dragons until at least the end of the 2020 Telstra Premiership season.
The Hurstville United local junior made his NRL debut in 2016 and in 2017 earned Illawarra RLFC's Intrust Super Premiership Player of the Year award.
Joel Thompson has been granted a release from the final season of his Dragons playing contract. Thompson and his management requested the early release to seek long-term security for he and his family in the NRL.
Thompson's release has now enabled him to take up a multi-year deal at another NRL club ahead of the 2018 Telstra Premiership season.
"Joel and his management approached us about the long-term future he had at the Dragons. It was apparent Joel was looking to secure a long-term contract for his family beyond 2018," Director of Rugby League Pathways Ian Millward said.
like Dugan another very good player off to greener pastures. One for the money and two for security none of which the Dragons could provide to either
I'm not that unhappy either are going - but - yes - good players both.
I guess what I am saying is that they struggle to get marquee players down at the Gong and when they do for one reason or another they cant keep most of them. They "grow" their own too then don't have a pathway to top grade for them so they usually have to move on.
Thompson was one of our more reliable and form players but they couldn't stump up a 2yr contract so its no wonder one might think they overpaid to get Hunt and underpaid to lose Dugan and Thompson.
Now that Mary has his fingerprints "all over" the 2018 it will be sink or swim for him and the team so I do hope they go well.
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