Frizell to switch to Knights

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Both the Knights and Dragons have issued statements regarding off-contract backrower Tyson Frizell this morning.

Dragons statement

St George Illawarra have provided the following update on off-contract back-rower Tyson Frizell, who has advised the club he has agreed to terms with another NRL club.

"Tyson Frizell received one of the most substantial offers in St George Illawarra history to remain at the club beyond the 2020 season," Director of rugby league pathways and list management Ian Millward said.

"It was a deal that reflected his contribution over the past eight years, and of course, the seasons that would have followed. We made responsible decisions when determining Tyson's value and contract extension.

"Tyson's decision to depart the Dragons at season's end will now allow the club to pursue other quality players in the marketplace."

Knights statement

In late January, the nib Newcastle Knights made Tyson Frizell a three-year offer starting in season 2021 which he has accepted.

Due to the current uncertain circumstances for rugby league, the NRL are not registering any new or updated contracts.

The Club has and always will act in good faith in relation to contracts. 

Our offer has never changed and was issued prior to these trying and uncertain times.  

The Club will make no further comment.