Shane Flanagan Puts Speculation to Rest: Ben Hunt to Remain a Dragons Teammate
Incoming St George Illawarra Dragons coach, Shane Flanagan, has put an end to the speculation surrounding Ben Hunt's future at the club. Despite the player's previous request to be released, Flanagan asserted that Hunt will stay with the Dragons.
A Clear Stand
Flanagan's meeting with Hunt before their game against the Tigers provided clarity on the matter. The coach, wearing his "coach's hat," firmly expressed his stance on retaining the player. He emphasized that Ben Hunt is both the team's captain and halfback, making his departure non-negotiable.
Clubs Seek Talent
The situation surrounding Jayden Sullivan, another Dragons player, also attracted attention. Sullivan was granted permission to explore opportunities with rival clubs, a move Flanagan confirmed. The coach acknowledged the competitive nature of the team, with three talented players vying for two spots.
Open to Possibilities
While Flanagan acknowledged Sullivan's potential departure, he did not rule out the young player's future at the club. The Dragons are open to considering all possibilities and will make a decision on Sullivan's status later on.
Moses Mbye's Departure Confirmed
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news, Flanagan confirmed Moses Mbye's departure from the club. Mbye will join the Super League and sign with St Helens as a replacement for Joey Lussick, who is set to move to Parramatta.
Eyeing New Signings
Flanagan is also actively looking into potential signings for the Dragons. Discussions have been initiated with Bulldogs prop Luke Thompson, and it remains to be seen if an agreement will be reached. Additionally, the team is likely to secure Rabbitohs forward Hame Sele for the upcoming season.
Shane Flanagan's decisive approach in addressing
the squad's future signifies a sense of stability and direction for the Dragons. As the new coach, his focus on retaining key players like Ben Hunt underscores his commitment to building a competitive and cohesive team. The Dragons' upcoming season is poised for intrigue and anticipation as they seek to strengthen their roster while bidding farewell to some familiar faces. Fans will be eager to see the squad take shape under Flanagan's guidance and watch how the team evolves in the fast-paced and unpredictable world of rugby league.