According to The Sydney Morning Herald, the Dragons are expected to announce the re-signing of forward Dan Russell.
The Kumals representative made his Round 19 debut against the Canberra Raiders this season and has gone on to play a further seven games for the club. All of which saw him start in the second row and play the full 80 minutes in all but one game- Round 26 against the New Zealand Warriors.
During these appearances, Russell made 307 tackles at a tackle efficiency of 91.9 per cent, ran a total of 535 running metres (averaging 66 per game) and managed one line break.
A 2020 NRL Nines winner with the North Queensland Cowboys, Russell paved his way through the Queensland Cup, Brisbane Broncos and with the Cowboys before joining the Dragons on a train-and-trial contract in 2022.
His career includes a stint with the Central Queensland Capras in the Mal Meninga Cup in 2012-13 before joining the Broncos U20s side in 2014-15- appearing in seven games for the club.
In 2018 he signed a two-year contract with the Cowboys but struggled to cement a spot in first-grade and failed to register an NRL game.