James Graham
English import to join Dogs

English Rugby League captain James Graham is being pursued by six NRL clubs with the prop off contract at the end of 2011.

The 25-year-old is being pursued by the Penrith Panthers, Canterbury Bulldogs, Wests Tigers, New Zealand Warriors, Sydney Roosters and Parramatta Eels.

Graham, whose Saints contract runs out at the end of next season, stayed on in Australia at the end of England’s Four Nations campaign to hold talks with clubs but has also promised to speak to St Helens before making a final decision.

Still in Australia, the 2008 ESL Man of Steel is hoping to have his future decided within the next few months, in what he says will be the biggest decision of his career.

With the success of English imports Gareth Ellis and Sam Burgess to the NRL competition, Graham has spoken to both about what to expect from the competition.

The incumbent national captain is not going to rush into making a decision although the attraction of playing in Australia is alluring.

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