St George Illawarra Dragons make $5 million play for NRL star.
According to reports, the St George Illawarra Dragons made an unexpected offer for NRL and North Queensland Cowboys star Jason Taumalolo. However, the players’ management turned down the move, which was estimated to be worth $10 million or £5 million.
The famous forward, who is nearing the conclusion of a decade-long contract with the North Queensland Cowboys that will expire at the end of the 2027 season, is now earning around $1 million per season, with the Cowboys making a significant move to keep him long-term.
Shane Flanagan, the Dragons’ new coach, is determined to rebuild the team, but he has failed to secure the main objectives he has pursued.
Addin Fonua-Blake passed down the Saints to join the Cronulla Sharks in 2025. Meanwhile, Joseph Manu is expected to join French rugby union, while Thomas Dearden has re-signed with the Cowboys. The Dragons don’t appear to have spent much time with his teammate Taumalolo.
The Dragons are still waiting for a response from Heilum Luki, whom they apparently made an offer for. The Dragons are also looking for Kulikefu Finefuiaki, who will be out of contract at the end of 2024.
NRL club has a promising future.
Despite struggling in the transfer market, the club have got a promising future with their up and coming talent.
The St George Dragons, Illawarra Steelers, and Illawarra South Coast Dragons junior representative teams competed in Round 2 of the NSWRL competitions this weekend.
The Dragons and Steelers SG Ball Cup teams now hold the top two spots on the competition ladder, while the Steelers Tarsha Gale Cup and Lisa Fiaola Cup squads have continued their strong starts to the year, and the ISC Dragons Andrew Johns Cup team has won for the first time in 2024.
So it’s not all doom and gloom at the club right now; there are some things to consider.