Dragons Statement on Jamie Soward

St George Illawarra Dragons five-eight Jamie Soward has today formally advised the Club of his decision to take up a four-year contract at the Penrith Panthers from next season.

“This was definitely a big decision for me as I love the Dragons but as I have always said, I needed to make a decision about what was in the best interests for me and my future.

“I am absolutely committed to the Dragons, my Coach and team-mates for the remainder of this season and and will enjoy every minute of the rest of the year”.

Dragons CEO Peter Doust accepted Soward’s decision and acknowledged his commitment to our Club.

“Jamie is a special player and person who has always contributed positively to our Club,” said Doust. “We respect and understand his decision and know that he is totally committed to our Club for the remainder of this season”.

“As has been speculated for some time, we are in a strong position regarding recruitment but we have never been interested in speculating. When we have a number of matters finalised we will communicate appropriately,” added Doust.