BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11: Blake Lawrie of the Dragons takes on the defence during the round nine NRL match between the New Zealand Warriors and the St George Illawarra Dragons at Suncorp Stadium on May 11, 2019 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

The St George Illawarra Dragons have announced the re-signing of forward Blake Lawrie.

The local Dapto Canaries junior has re-signed with the club on a new three-year deal which will see him stay in the Red V until the end of 2022.

“Being a local junior and being able to wear the Red V each and every week means a lot. It’s been a dream come true to play first grade at the Dragons,” Lawrie said on the club website.

“Re-signing with the Dragons is a great opportunity for myself. To be able to secure my future here for the next three years is something I’m very grateful and pleased about.”

“At 22 years of age, Blake Lawrie is an uncompromising forward. He plays tough and there’s still so much more upside in him,” said Director of Rugby League Pathways and List Management Ian Millward.

“He’s a person who typifies everything about our organisation – he’s a good bloke, the others like playing and training with him and he’s ruthless with his attitude in being successful.

“He enjoys being a Dragon and has always aspired to play NRL at the Dragons; he’s shown this coming through the club’s junior ranks.

“He’s now holding his own in a team full of State of Origin representatives so we’re really excited Blake has chosen to secure his future with the Dragons.”

2 COMMENTS

  1. Ian Millward would have been far better off trying to retain Patrick Herbert who signed with the Warriors and is killing it with his explosive running and tries and he is a superb goal kicker as well. How could the Dragons let such a talent escape? The whole club needs a complete clean out, new coach a must, new recruitment manager, someone that can work with the forwards because our pack is not performing at the moment. Something has to be done very quickly because not much is working at the moment. The way St.George is playing at the moment the team will finish in the bottom 4 and will be in a tussle for the wooden spoon.

    • Because mate we are run by fools. Letting a talent like that go and signing duds like Maranta and Ravalawa shows we will always be third rate whilst the club board has its head stuck up its clacker. There will be no change, Doust is gone and you would never even know, A total ship of fools that needs to be sunk quickly and a total rebuild started.

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