Joel Thompson

The St George Illawarra Dragons have announced the signing of Knights forward Tariq Sims on a three-year contract, starting next season.

The local Gerringong Lions junior will join the Dragons in November, having made his NRL debut with the Cowboys and joined Newcastle in 2015.

The 26-year-old has played five games for Fiji and has played for NSW Country in each of the past five seasons.

We are now pretty much at the stage where unless they are of marque status, we can fill holes in our roster from within. Where I agree Joel is a strong experienced back rower I do not see him being much better than what we have now and you would like to think most of our back rowers are only going to get better where Thompson is probably just starting to wane

@supercoach:

We are now pretty much at the stage where unless they are of marque status, we can fill holes in our roster from within. Where I agree Joel is a strong experienced back rower I do not see him being much better than what we have now and you would like to think most of our back rowers are only going to get better where Thompson is probably just starting to wane

He might not be much better than what we have, but he is still better. If he would come at a reasonable price…you could partner him with Lawrence in the Backrow with ET at 13. Alioia is bigger though and has been doing some bruising runs on one edge, then get replaced by Lovette how continues the workrate.

With Tariq signing - I think that means Joel is on the move.
Where to? I don’t know.

Sharks I reckon, they’ve been on the hunt for 2nd rowers and they love taking players off the Dragons almost as much as they love taking them off us.

Matthews to Newcastle I think

@Nelson:

Sharks I reckon, they’ve been on the hunt for 2nd rowers and they love taking players off the Dragons almost as much as they love taking them off us.

Sharks chasing Rochow now

The Tele claiming Thompson’s future is still in doubt. I would think he’d be the best fit for our club of any player on the market.

Thompson, Aloiai & Marsters would be a lethal back row combination!

Thompson is underrated and is a very great player. He was a very good this year in a forward pack with Vaughan (should’ve been prop oty), Packer - NZ International, Frizell - Aus International, JDB one of the best locks in the game.

If we get Thompson, our squad would be very close to complete!

Hasn’t Joel Thompson left St George and has already signed with Manly … ?? Or are they talking about his new spot with Manly might be up in air … ??

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Hasn’t Joel Thompson left St George and has already signed with Manly … ?? Or are they talking about his new spot with Manly might be up in air … ??

It’s all up in the air, apparently. Maybe Moylan muddied those waters.

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