Forced to cover numerous different positions during his time at the St George Illawarra Dragons so far, Kurt Mann has quickly become a fan favourite and a consistent performer for the side.
In a testament to that, the club has opted to re-sign the versatile utility for a further two seasons as his profile with the club continues to rise.
Halfway through his second season with the club, Mann is enjoying his time and knows how crucial upcoming performances are.
“I’m going to be here for a couple more years now and I’m really looking forward to it,” Mann said. “It’s a good opportunity for me, I really enjoy living in Wollongong, we have a great bunch of boys here and I am excited about the future.”
“It’s a good opportunity for me, I really enjoy living in Wollongong, we have a great bunch of boys here and I am excited about the future.”
Fresh off his 50th NRL game in recent weeks, Mann was just pleased to have his future sorted.
“It’s always good to get it out of the way, it is one less thing to worry about,” added Mann. “Now, I can just worry about my form”.
“Now, I can just worry about my form”.
With numerous positions up for grabs next season in light of some departures, the club know how crucial Mann will be in their make-up next season.
“What we’ve really noticed about Kurt is his ability to play numerous positions and he’ll have an opportunity to challenge for the fullback role next year as we aren’t going externally to replace that position,” said Dragons Director of Rugby League Pathways, Ian Millward.
“We believe with his age that his next two years will be some of his stronger years, not only developing his skill set but physically too. He’s an important signing for our squad moving forward.”