Dragons Weekly Wrap-Up

The St George Illawarra Dragons Weekly Wrap-Up provides all the key-stories from inside the Club and as reported by external media all in the one place in case you missed it!

Dragons halfback Drew Hutchison has been ruled-out for at least the next six months after suffering an ACL injury at training which has spurred several teammates to be linked to the position.

Furthermore, the Dragons have re-signed local juniors Jai Field and Luciano Leilua. 

Football

Dragons Head Coach Paul McGregor will not be involved in the recruitment process at the Club in 2017. Illawarra Mercury

McGregor is also adamant the team will have a more attacking focus for the season ahead. Daily Telegraph

McGregor additionally addresses the lessons he learnt as a coach last season as well as how his role impacts his personal life away from the field. Dragons Official Website

McGregor also reflects on the highs and lows of last season’s campaign as well as discussing the make-up of the high performance department. Dragons Official Website

The Dragons have confirmed that halfback Drew Hutchison will be sidelined for the majority of the season after suffering a serious knee injury during training at WIN Stadium, Wollongong on Thursday. Dragons Official Website

The Illawarra Mercury analyses whether utility Kurt Mann is the leading candidate to claim the vacated halfback role. Illawarra Mercury

Dragons Director of Rugby League Pathways Ian Millward provides an update on recruitment speculation following the knee injury to Hutchison. Dragons Official Website

Millward has confirmed that several external players presently available for signing will not be considered. Daily Telegraph

The Dragons have announced that National Youth Competition five-eighth Jai Field has agreed to terms on a further three seasons, until at least the end of 2019. Dragons Official Website

Dragons Director of Rugby League Pathways Ian Millward provides insight into the recent retention of Field. Dragons Official Website

Dragons have announced that Luciano Leilua has agreed to terms for a further two-seasons, until the end of 2018. Dragons Official Website

Leilua admits he has always been a Dragons supporter and his decision to re-sign was an easy one. Illawarra Mercury

Dragons Director of Rugby League Pathways Ian Millward provides insight into the recent retention of Leilua. Dragons Official Website

Dragons second-rower Joel Thompson has been named in the NRL Indigenous All-Stars squad. Dragons Official Website

Dragons winger Nene Macdonald was named in the NRL World All-Stars squad. Dragons Official Website