St George Illawarra Dragons centre Taane Milne has confessed he is learning the tricks of the trade under Head Coach Paul McGregor.

The two-time Junior Kiwi representative explains that the former Australia international centre has been very forthcoming with tips in which to improve his game and has become somewhat of a fountain of knowledge.

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The Clovelly Crocodile junior, who joined the Red-and-Whites during the off-season, is keen to put into practice what he has learned and is also keen to partner alongside former Junior Kangaroos representative Drew Hutchison.

“Drew Hutchison is a player I have always played against but never with so it will be good linking up with him,” said Milne.

“He has a good kicking game and I‘m enjoying training alongside him.

“I had heard off a few people that the Dragons was a good club and that learning under McGregor would really benefit my own development.

“Luckily, everyone has been really welcoming and I feel at home at the Club.

“McGregor has been straight upfront in telling me what he expects from me on the field which is something I appreciate – essentially to learn all I can off everyone around me.

“He has all the tricks in the book and has shown me a few things which will really help me with my footy.

“My goal this season is to play consistent football and to simply have a go at everything that gets thrown my way both in training and on the field.

“There’s tough competition in the centre positions but whoever the coach selects will do their best and encourage the other players who missed out to work even harder.”