Hunt extends Dragons contract

Dan Hunt

In a boost for the Dragons heading into tomorrow night’s clash with the Melbourne Storm, the St George Illawarra Dragons have announced that prop Dan Hunt has re-signed with the club, agreeing to a three-year contract extension, until the end of the 2016 NRL season.

Hunt, who is a Dragons junior, coming through the ranks at nearby Dapto – made his NRL debut in 2007, and will play in his 121st NRL game tomorrow against Melbourne.

Hunt is proud to have come through the ranks at the Dragons, and was a member of the 2005 NYC Premiership winning team, under now first-grade head coach, Steve Price.

“I’m pleased to have the opportunity to sign for a further four years with the Dragons and appreciate everything they have done for me,” said Hunt.

“All the players, coaching staff and the Club as a whole have helped me develop into a better player so it was the natural thing for me to do.

“Playing for the Dragons was always my goal growing up as a local junior in the Illawarra region and hopefully one day I can end my career with them too.

Peter Doust, Dragons CEO, is pleased to see Hunt re-sign with the club, and looks forward to seeing him play on the field as often as possible, in the future.

“It’s great knowing that a local junior such as Dan has opted to stay with our Club and it highlights our commitment to the development of our local juniors,” said Doust.

“Dan conducted himself professionally throughout the entire negotiations and I look forward to watching him further come into his own as a leader within the Dragons team and forward pack.”

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