Rugby League Saints - 2023 - Update

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Liddle very injury prone mate it’s risky that’s for sure.

S J S J will you get to a Dragons game up there!?

Rabbits 21 Rabbits 21 Hope so - we have 3 teams in the area now - GC, Donkeys and 'Phins.

We'd probably go to the 'Phin's one. GC is a bit far. Donkeys are usually quite expensive for good seats.

Liddle could be good. Bird was injury prone and has come good.
 
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Dragons veteran Andrew McCullough has called time on his decorated career.

McCullough has been toying with the idea of retiring since the season ended and it is understood he is now expected to pull the pin before the Dragons return to pre-season training. Some of the young Dragons have already returned to training with the non-World Cup players due back on Friday. It is unlikely McCullough will be among that group and he has started to tell his teammates that he will not be joining them.

The 32-year-old still had a year to run on his contract. It is unclear if he will remain with the Dragons in an off-field role.

McCullough has had a 15-year career and cracked the 300 club this year. He made his debut for the Broncos in 2008 and went on to play 260 games for the club.

He joined the Dragons in 2021 and has long had a close relationship with coach Anthony Griffin and skipper Ben Hunt.
 

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Dragons veteran Andrew McCullough has called time on his decorated career.

McCullough has been toying with the idea of retiring since the season ended and it is understood he is now expected to pull the pin before the Dragons return to pre-season training. Some of the young Dragons have already returned to training with the non-World Cup players due back on Friday. It is unlikely McCullough will be among that group and he has started to tell his teammates that he will not be joining them.

The 32-year-old still had a year to run on his contract. It is unclear if he will remain with the Dragons in an off-field role.

McCullough has had a 15-year career and cracked the 300 club this year. He made his debut for the Broncos in 2008 and went on to play 260 games for the club.

He joined the Dragons in 2021 and has long had a close relationship with coach Anthony Griffin and skipper Ben Hunt.
He was a very solid first grader
 
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TALATAU AMONE (Dragons)

Talatau Amone was solid in his first full year as the Dragons’ No.6 scoring six tries in 24 games last season, but the Dragons still missed the top eight for the second straight year under Anthony Griffin.

Still just 20 years of age, Amone has the potential to be the Dragons’ long-term five-eighth, but the club desperately needs him to fulfil it earlier than expected.

Amone has scored nine tries in 35 NRL games to date and is signed until the end of 2024, so he needs a big season to convince the club he is the answer at No.6.

Amone needs to step up and help take pressure off Ben Hunt because the halfback and skipper can’t do all the playmaking duties on his own, as he did at times last season.
 
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TALATAU AMONE (Dragons)

Talatau Amone was solid in his first full year as the Dragons’ No.6 scoring six tries in 24 games last season, but the Dragons still missed the top eight for the second straight year under Anthony Griffin.

Still just 20 years of age, Amone has the potential to be the Dragons’ long-term five-eighth, but the club desperately needs him to fulfil it earlier than expected.

Amone has scored nine tries in 35 NRL games to date and is signed until the end of 2024, so he needs a big season to convince the club he is the answer at No.6.

Amone needs to step up and help take pressure off Ben Hunt because the halfback and skipper can’t do all the playmaking duties on his own, as he did at times last season.

Rabbits 21 Rabbits 21 He's got a big future imo. We have a few good young guys but we have to keep them.

Strangely - we don't have top front rowers coming through - as we always did.
 

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Rabbits 21 Rabbits 21 He's got a big future imo. We have a few good young guys but we have to keep them.

Strangely - we don't have top front rowers coming through - as we always did.
Yes you’ve been losing too many young guys
 
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2023 squad:

Talatau Amone (2024), Jack Bird (2024 MO 2025), Billy Burns (2023), Jack de Belin (2023, PO 2024), Matthew Feagai (2024), Max Feagai (2024), Tyrell Fuimaono (2023), Ben Hunt (2025), Jaiyden Hunt (2024), Josh Kerr (2023), Blake Lawrie (2023), Zac Lomax (2026), Moses Mbye (2023), Tautau Moga (2023), Francis Molo (2024), Michael Molo (2023 MO 2024), Zane Musgrove (2023), Cody Ramsey (2024), Mikaele Ravalawa (2023 PO 2024), Tyrell Sloan (2024), Jaydn Su’A (2024), Moses Suli (2024), Jayden Sullivan (2025), Nick Lui Toso (2023), Aaron Woods (PO 2023) Jacob Liddle

Development players:

Connor Muhleisen (2023), Jackson Chereb (2024), Josh Coric (2024)

2023 gains:

Zane Musgrove, Jacob Liddle (Tigers), Nick Lui-Toso (Northern Pride - QRL)

2023 losses:

Jackson Ford (Warriors), Jack Gosiewski (Cowboys), Andrew McCullough (retired), Josh McGuire (Warrington), George Burgess (retired)

Coach:Anthony Griffin (2023)
 

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Posted on the warren.

Dragon’s player Cody Ramsay’s immediate football career in doubt due to being diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. Has been in hospital for the past 2 weeks
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MBye was a waste of money by the club and he has to show some real form this season.
I cant see us making the 8 again and anything better than 11th spot would be a bonus.

Hopefully some pre season form might show whether Hook has moulded a pigs ear into something a little better.
Its not necessarily the talent of the individual players but their talent as a team.
 
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