St George Illawarra premiership hero Trent Merrin has reportedly made contact with the club to make himself available as a replacement for the suspended Jack de Belin.
The Sunday Telegraph reports that Merrin has made contact with Dragons officials to enquire about interest from the club in a left-field solution to de Belin’s absence.
It is understood that Merrin is disgruntled at English Super League club Leeds, who find themselves rooted to the foot of the Super League ladder with one win from the opening seven games.
St George Illawara are unwilling to rule out the possibility for his return to the NRL, as they apply for a salary cap exemption this week as part of the NRL’s new no-fault stand-down policy which led to de Belin’s unavailability.
Merrin began his career at the Dragons in 2009, where he spent seven seasons before moving to Penrith in 2016.