Emerging Dragons prop Kerr signs new long-term deal

St George Illawarra Dragons prop Josh Kerr

Highly rated by St George Illawarra Dragons fans, they will see plenty more of Josh Kerr after he re-signed for a further three years.

Kerr, who has played mostly off the bench, has made quite an impact on the field and in the eyes of Dragons fans.

The new deal will see Kerr remain at the Dragons until the end of the 2023 season.

With 17 NRL games to date and two appearances for the Indigenous All-Stars, Kerr is pleased to stay with the Dragons.

“This new deal is something I’ve been working towards for a while now,” Kerr said.

“To extend my time with the Dragons for another three years is what dreams are made of.

“I’ve been at the Dragons almost four years now, and the culture that’s been built in that period has been incredible.

“To be sticking around is something special. I feel at home.”

Kerr wants to make sure he is improving every week and thanked coach Paul McGregor for the opportunities.

“I’m very grateful for everything the Dragons have done for me,” Kerr continued.

“It’s been a long and tough journey but the club, Mary (coach Paul McGregor), the coaching and performance staff have stuck by me and shown a lot of faith in me.

“I’m lucky that I have been able to start repaying them now [on the field].

“It’s time now to keep chipping away at my craft and make sure I’m getting better every week.”

Ian Millward, the Dragons Director of Rugby League Pathways, believes Kerr can become a focal point of the club’s forward pack.

“Josh has real character about him off the field and we are very excited that he has made this commitment to the Dragons,” said Millward.

“All through negotiations, it was clear he wanted to remain with the club despite the interest from numerous clubs.”

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