Adam Cuthbertson
Three-year deal

Adam Cuthbertson could become the latest Dragon to follow coach Wayne Bennett to the Newcastle Knights.

The Sun-Herald can reveal that the ball-playing forward is likely to leave St George Illawarra after a deadline to re-sign with the premiers lapsed last Tuesday.

After helping to resurrect his career, Bennett is keen to take Cuthbertson with him next season. Another NRL club has also expressed interest in his services.

Cuthbertson’s career is in limbo after he missed the Dragons’ deadline, while the Knights are reviewing their salary cap situation before tabling an official offer.

In a sign the Dragons may have moved on, the club announced the signings of forwards Will Matthews and Jeremy Latimore from the Titans and Warriors respectively.

”Newcastle and a third club came in but they still haven’t formulated that offer,” Cuthbertson’s manager, Andrew Purcell, said.

”He didn’t want to make a decision until he had everything in front of him and we’re expecting that will be finalised in the next couple of days.

”Cuthbo has great respect for Wayne but he doesn’t want to be bouncing around from club to club.

”He’s really enjoyed his time at the Dragons. Wayne took him there and has been the catalyst for the turnaround but he also likes living and playing there. He has a great deal of respect for the Dragons.”