The Dragons chase of Panthers famous person Jarome Luai is reportedly off, with incoming coach Shane Flanagan eyeing a distinct five-eighth.
The Red V are within the midst of a halves disaster after younger gun Junior Amone was discovered responsible of a raft of costs following his involvement in a hammer assault.
Jayden Sullivan additionally departed for the Tigers within the low season, leaving solely Ben Hunt and nre recruit Kyle Flanagan as the 2 recognised playmakers within the Dragons’ squad.
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Luai is without doubt one of the greatest names set to hit the open market on November 1, however in response to The Daily Telegraph’s David Riccio, Tom Dearden is in Flanagan’s sight.
The Cowboys tabled a three-year extension price $2 million to re-sign the gun No.6 in August, however no contract has been signed.
The 22-year-old might area presents as much as $1 million on the open market as a result of a scarcity of high quality playmakers within the NRL.
However, Riccio believes golf equipment might purchase his providers for beneath 1,000,000 per-season and the Dragons may very well be first in line.
“I’m going to say it won’t happen, I get the sense the Saints won’t go down that path with Jarome Luai,” Riccio stated on SEN 1170.
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“(They won’t be) willing to invest that significant amount of money in Jarome.
“I get that sense that they’ll make a play for Tom Dearden, he’s a young player and you’ll get him a lot cheaper than a million dollars.
“They will still attempt to make a massive money play and drag him out of the Cowboys.”
Cowboys normal supervisor Michael Luck beforehand stated: “he is only young so we’d love to have him here for another few years”.
“With a longer term deal for a younger player, you want to make sure the deal is good for both club and player.
“Sometimes they take a bit longer to work through. Hopefully he agrees on a deal and we can keep him here for a long term.”
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