The Dragons are reportedly working on a $1 million deal to keep young fullback Tyrell Sloan in the Red V.

Despite a minor injury setback, Sloan is making waves at Dragons headquarters this off-season, impressing new head coach Shane Flanagan.

According to The Daily Telegraph, the Dragons intend to begin negotiations with the 21-year-old in the coming weeks, with the club eager to move Sloan off their list of 14 players who will be out of contract at the end of 2024.

While St George will have to make painful decisions before then, Sloan is one player they do not want to lose.

It is expected that the Dragons will offer the excellent fullback a multi-year contract worth $500,000.

The Dragons have also reportedly stepped up negotiations with backrower Jayd’n Sua, who, like Sloan, is out of contract at the end of the season.

Sloan was publicly challenged by Flanagan this offseason, claiming that he will compete with Zac Lomax for the Dragons’ No. 1 jersey.

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Sloan has so far responded to the call and, barring any setbacks, will play fullback for St. George Illawarra in their season opener against the Gold Coast Titans on March 9.

Sloan said in an interview with The Daily Telegraph last year that he needed to enhance his defensive game under Flanagan.

“I am lacking defensively. I also save tries. Sloan said, “There are moments when I’m good and moments when I’m bad.”

“You are your own harshest critic, and I occasionally come out of a tackle feeling bad about myself. Not only did I disappoint myself, but I also let my team down.

“That’s the main focus that, you know, I want to be that person that, if there’s a line break, I can be depended on to make that tackle.”

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