The St George Illawarra Dragons are nearing a solution to their dummy-half problems, with reports the club is all but certain to secure the services of current Wests Tiger Jacob Liddle after he completed a medical with club officials.
Liddle still has a year on his contract in Concord, but the Tigers have given him permission to talk to other clubs. The Dragons are after some depth in the role, with question marks still hanging over McCullough’s longevity following reports weeks ago that the veteran rake was considering retirement.
Though McCullough has proved more than capable in the role, he lacks the incisiveness and line-breaking ability he once held. Though Moses Mbye has proved a stop-gap option throughout the year, the addition of Liddle will give the club another specialised dummy-half.
Liddle has played 75 games for Wests Tigers since making his debut for the club back in 2016. Though he started the 2022 season with a number of first-grade appearances, he’s since fallen out of favour and behind Fa’amanu Brown in the pecking order at the club.