Taane Milne

The St George Illawarra Dragons have announced that Taane Milne has agreed to terms on a two-year contract that will see him join the Club from next season until at least the end of 2017.

Milne, 20, who can play either on the wing or in the centres, is a graduate of the Sydney Roosters National Youth Competition team who scored eight tries from 12 appearances this season.

The Clovelly Crocodiles junior is a two-time Junior Kiwis representative (2014-15) who has previously featured for both the NSW Schoolboys Rugby Union (2013) and Australian Schoolboys Rugby Union (2013) teams.

The Dragons have also signed NYC outside back Patrick Herbert (pictured) until the end of the 2017.

Herbert, 18, joined the Club from New Zealand this year, playing SG Ball with Illawarra before progressing to the Dragons NYC Team.The Dragons have also released Adam Tuimavave-Gerard and Jack Kavanagh from the final years of their respective contracts to enable them to take up opportunities at other Clubs.

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19 COMMENTS

  1. Buggar Milne was a good prospect, I guess its fair dinkum we signed Hastings… But Dragons now have very good depth in the centres with Euan Aitken, Kurt Mann/Josh Dugan depends whose Fullback, Mata’utia(average imo), and now Taane Milne who is ready for first grade. This should be the backline imo i think NSW will benefit from Dugan at centre in the long run so hopefully it happens I also read on Fox Sports that Mcgregor sees Mann as a Fullback and Dugan as a centre so this should be the side IMO has potential plenty of Youth but could be an attacking machine next year
    1 Kurt Mann
    2 Jason Nightingale
    3 Josh Dugan
    4 Euan Aitken
    5 Taane Milne

    • I don’t no much about Milne but I think they’ll probably go with Jason Nightingale and Kalifa Faifai Loa as the wingers. Taane Milne will also be competing with Kiti Glymin, Peter Mata’utia, Dylan Farrell, Tom Carr and Izaac Thompson is he’s to get a start on the wing.

  2. I’d be putting Dugan at fullback. Can take the highball, solid big body kick returner who won’t get smashed, great last line of defense and can pop up in the back line anywhere/anytime!

  3. I’m loving the direction in which we are heading. Definitely have a team capable of doing real damage next year. Good times ahead 🙂

  4. A positive step by the Dragons. It won’t make them competitive straight away. But a few seasons down the track they might be the team to beat.

  5. Good signings dragons. Where heading in the right direction just try and keep widdop and sign a good forward and well be good!

    • You would have to think Mose Masoe will come into his own… 26 years of age 6’6″ more than 120kg and has played plenty of finals footy..

  6. Curious question to all Saints supporters. How many more years do you honestly think Benji has left in him?

    • Good question, probably 2 years if he doesn’t take to many injuries but they are creeping in.
      Saints need to crack on this next season as all the combinations should work now… no excuses.

      The question should be who to replace him with>?

    • I think Benji is signed until the end of 2016, I reckon the Dragons will have to have replacement for Benji lined up for the end of that season. ATM that person is looking likely to be Drew Hutchison, but you never know.

        • I thought Benji played very well for us at halfback. I have not seen anything form Hutcho to make me think he will be a long term option. I also think Hutcho is a 5/8.

        • Benji was on fire in the semi until taken out with that sh!t tackle. Consistently good player for us this year and still shows the magic now and then.

    • I think Marshall has another good 2 or 3 years left, but if we could manage to sign a top young half, he may only have one year left at Saints.

  7. Benji has 1more year and that will be it In my opinion hutchinson is ok but too slow doesnt have speed.
    We need to buy someone .We bought a youngster from the Warriors Adam t Gerard and he left after one year so i dont know if Milne will be different

    • I don”t care how fast he is, he played for Australia and captained NSW and has an excellent kicking game and skill.

  8. Not a dragons fan but I bet Peter Doust is feeling silly he ever signed another coach when Mary McGregor was just waiting for a chance.

    Dragons looking solid and these young blokes coming in means they respect the coach.

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