BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 22: Andrew McCullough of the Broncos passes the ball during the round two NRL match between the Brisbane Broncos and the North Queensland Cowboys at Suncorp Stadium on March 22, 2019 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

It’s official – Brisbane Broncos rake Andrew McCullough has signed a three-year deal with the St George Illawarra Dragons.

The Dragons confirmed in a statement on Monday afternoon they have acquired McCullough’s services immediately until the end of the 2023 season.

“It’s no secret that we have been interested in Andrew McCullough for a while now and we’re pleased to see him finally sign with the Dragons,” Dragons general manager of football Ben Haran told dragons.com.au.

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“Signing a player of Andrew’s calibre will no doubt inject plenty of experience into our team and wider squad while his style of play will complement the development of the exciting young talent we have here at the Dragons.”

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – JULY 20: Andrew McCullough of the Broncos passes the ball during the round 20 NRL match between the Brisbane Broncos and the Canterbury Bulldogs at Suncorp Stadium on July 20, 2017 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

The Courier Mail reported last week that the 31-year old had requested a release from Red Hill unless they were able table an extension to match the the Dragons’ offer.

7News’ Chris Garry reported that the Broncos are now targeting a replacement hooker, with Danny Levi considered an option.

“Andrew McCullough will sign with the Dragons today,” Garry tweeted. “Broncos have relented and granted him a release. Brisbane now targeting replacement hooker with Danny Levi an option.”

 

McCullough has played 268 NRL games since making his first-grade debut in 2008.

5 COMMENTS

  1. Still have no idea what the “surprise twist” is? Anyway, read that now Griffin has a spine of McCullough, Hunt, Norman and Dufty he has what he wanted with the 3 ex-broncos (he has coached previously at Brisbane) filling the hooker and halves roles. For me it’s those three ex-broncos along with Griffin would be the ones I push out the door and never look back! I’d rather see the Dragons come last with local juniors improving then just miss the eight with aging imports.

  2. It can be a rough ride being a club supporter when dumb things happen over and over the same people with the same agenda’s are the ones doing it. Wake up tomorrow for the same result. Pretty much how the season will pan out as well. If you don’t understand where the issues come from you will 100% get the same result!

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