St George Illawarra Dragons Director of Rugby League Pathways Ian Millward provides insight into the recent retention of five-eighth Jai Field.

The local Shellharbour Sharks junior was joint runner-up for the NYC Player of the Year at the 2016 Dally M Award and agreed to terms on a further three seasons, until at least the end of 2019 on Tuesday.

The pivot, alongside fellow recently-re-signed Young Dragons trio Patrick Herbert, Reuben Garrick and Reece Robson, have all been invited to train with the first-grade pre-season train-on squad  as well as local Dapto Canaries junior Blake Lawrie.