The Dragons have signed rugby league cult hero George Rose to a one-year deal that will see him at the club until at least the end of 2015.
“George has been playing NRL for nearly a decade and will provide valuable experience and depth to our forward-pack,” Dragons coach Paul McGregor said of the 31-year-old.
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George Rose training with Melbourne Storm earlier this year Photo: Getty Images
There are reports rugby league cult hero George Rose might turn up at the St George Illawarra Dragons next season.
“The Dragons are keen – it’s just a case of whether they can fit George into their salary cap,”George Rose’s brother and manager, Matt, told Rugby League Week.
“He would be a good fit there because they could use some size in the forwards. The Sharks have also expressed some interest but it is hard right now with them because ‘Flanno’ (coach Shane Flanagan) isn’t back on deck yet and it is hard to get an answer out of them.
“So George is really in a holding pattern and hopefully something will be sorted out soon.”
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Matt Rose said the burly front-rower is keen to go around again, having been training with the Storm up until a couple of weeks ago.
“He knows he needs to look after himself and not blow out over the off-season," he said.
“He is an experienced player with size and go-forward and he can still get the job done – he showed that when he got the chance over the past couple of years at Manly and Melbourne.”
The 31-year-old is a cult favourite among fans not only at Brookvale but in footy in general because of his burly frame and impact off the bench. Regarded as a bit of a showman, many fans reckon he's one of those players you need to keep in the game.
He's played 142 first grade games to date. He made his debut in 2002 with the Sydney Roosters before joining Manly in 2005. He spent the 2014 season at Melbourne, where he played just nine games.