Young Dragons marksman Tyrell Sloan will not be released by the club “no matter what”, despite the full-back reportedly no longer wanting to play under coach Anthony Griffin.
Sloan entered this season with high expectations, but played just eight games and half of those were from the 20th round onwards.
The 20-year-old is unwilling to sit behind Cody Ramsey in the pecking order and a number of rival clubs are monitoring the situation.
Stream every game of every round of the 2022 NRL Telstra Premiership season live and non-stop while playing on Kayo. New to Kayo? Start your free trial now >
Sloan is frustrated under Griffin and believes he will get more minutes elsewhere, according to veteran reporter Dave Riccio.
“The most pressing situation for the St George Illawarra Dragons is the potential release of Tyrell Sloan, their young gun fullback who is campaigning for a release,” Riccio told NRL 360.
“I understand it was not requested earlier. I can tell you that I believe it will be rejected no matter what.”
NRL 360 host Braith Anasta asked why Sloan wanted to leave the club.
“Because he doesn’t want to play under Anthony Griffin. He doesn’t believe that he is taking the right path and that he has a future there,” said Riccio.
MORE NRL NEWS
TEAM ANALYSIS: Souths flyer races against clock as Panthers call for star
PRELIMINARY TEAMS: Panthers fill flyer void, Eels name in center under injury cloud
RESERVES WRAP: Dolphins duo give Wayne reason to smile as stars turned rugby
TRANSFER CENTER: Reborn Broncos ink veteran short-term contract extension
“I believe the leadership of St George Illawarra, as we’ve already seen, we don’t have any clarity from the Saints on what they’re going to do in 2024.
“All we know is next year and I fear they’re going the way of the Michael Maguire situation we saw at Wests Tigers where they’re dancing about giving the coach so many weeks and rounds to hit the ground running. when in the end it just creates uncertainty and conjecture about the future of the players.
“Sloan isn’t the only player questioning where he’s going after 2023 and I think the Saints need to make a call.”
NRL 360 host Paul Kent said Sloan should tough it out at the Dragons, while Riccio also revealed the club don’t have the money for Titans star David Fifita.
MORE NRL NEWS
LODGE VS GALLEN: The Roosters enforcer sets the stage for a big boxing match
A NICE TOUCH: Rehearsing the movement of eels for the funeral of “the most famous mother in the history of origin”
TEAM TIPS: Souths pot on fitness of star trio; The Panthers young gun swept
‘NOT GOOD ENOUGH’: How Storm star used Tom Brady to silence his critics
GRAND FINAL REMATCH: Latrell’s big warning ahead of do-or-die final clash
“How about going out and doing crack?” Kent said.
“The coach chooses the best player. Anthony Griffin won’t leave a better player on the bench.
“Unfortunately, the way the game is going these days, the coach is constantly trying to prove to the players that he is doing well. The players don’t have to prove themselves to the coach anymore, the players get shit and say ‘you know what I’m from here’.”
Wayne Bennett’s Dolphins are reportedly eyeing the signing of Sloan and Jamayne Isaako their current option to play at fullback.
Get all the latest NRL news, highlights and analysis straight to your inbox with Fox Sports Sportmail. Register now!!
#doesnt #play #Anthony #Griffin #Dragons #refuse #release #young #gun