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Dragons secure Luciano Leilua and extend Corey Allan

The St George Illawarra Dragons are thrilled to announce the acquisition of Luciano Leilua, who joins the team on a three-year deal, effective immediately.

Luciano, 27, returns to the Dragons, where he began his rugby league journey, playing for Hurstville United in his junior years and making his NRL debut with the Dragons in 2016. With 123 NRL appearances and 26 tries under his belt, as well as three Test caps for Samoa, Leilua brings a wealth of experience to the team.

Head Coach Shane Flanagan expressed his enthusiasm about the signing, stating, “We're delighted to bring Luciano back to the Dragons, where he started his career. As a powerful and skillful edge forward, he will make our roster stronger as we head into the season.”

In addition to Leilua's arrival, the Dragons are pleased to announce the contract extension of Corey Allan, securing his services until the end of the 2025 season.

Despite sustaining an injury that will sideline him for the current season, Corey's commitment to the club has been unwavering.

Flanagan commended Allan's dedication, saying, “Corey impressed us with his work ethic from day one. While it's unfortunate he won't be on the field this year due to his knee injury, his positive attitude and commitment to rehabilitation have convinced us to extend his contract. We look forward to his return to the field in 2025.”

To accommodate Luciano Leilua's inclusion in the top 30, Allan will exit the current top 30 list, following the mutual agreement to extend Corey’s contract for the 2025 season.

The Dragons eagerly anticipate the contributions of both Luciano Leilua and Corey Allan to the team's success in the upcoming seasons.

Acknowledgement of Country

St George Illawarra Dragons respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders peoples, where our games are played, our programs are conducted and in the communities we support.

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