2020 NRL Nines - Day 1
PERTH, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 14: Tristan Sailor of the Dragons crosses for a try during Day 1 of the 2020 NRL Nines match between the Sharks and the Dragons at HBF Park on February 14, 2020 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Three NRL clubs are in the hunt for axed Dragon Tristan Sailor.

According to The Daily Telegraph, the Melbourne Storm, Canterbury Bulldogs and Wests Tigers have all expressed interest in the son of a gun.

It comes after reports earlier this week that the 22-year old would not be offered a new deal by the Dragons for next season.

Tristan's father Wendell Sailor played 33 games for the Dragons in 2008 and 2009 and expressed his disappointment in the club letting his son go.

“He was told by the club that if he had a big off-season, he would be in the mix this year but he never got any game time,” Wendell told Nine's Wide World of Sports. 

“He got two games off the bench and was expected to pull off the miracle play with limited game time."

Tristan has played five games for the Rev V after making his debut in 2019, including three first-grade appearances this season.

Playing at either five-eighth or fullback, the two-time Queensland under 20s representative has shown potential to have a bright future in the league.

Sailor was linked to the Wests Tigers earlier this year.


  1. If I was Tristan Sailor I would head to Melbourne where he is assured of being developed & coached properly, unlike the hit and miss “opportunities” he’s had at the Dragons. I could say a lot more on this subject but I think by now most people have realised that the club is not being run professionally and anything I say won’t make an iota of difference.

    I wish Tristan Sailor well, and hope wherever he ends up will be better for him than what has happened so far in his career.

  2. Another tragic loss of talent for dragons: Leilua, Herbet, Saab, Sailor and yet we buy absolute duds like Merrin, Norman, Maranta (never played a single 1st grade game) and I hear rumors we are chasing that serial maggot and grub McGuire, the biggest POS in football that should have been banned for life for serial eye gouging.

    While we’re at it dragons how about signing, Moylan, Bird, and Foran on mega deals we might get 4 games a season between the three of them.

  3. So the Bulldogs are trying to buy yet another player who’d like to play fullback.
    So far they promised the position to Meaney, Zelezniak. Weren’t they trying to buy Staines? (Another fullback they’d be promising the position to.)
    Now Sailor. Yet another player that’d like to play fullback & they’d be promising the fullback position to.
    I guess they must never have promised the position to anyone long term?
    Or it’s Lies, Lies & more Lies Bulldogs!

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