Dragons Secure Halfback, Dolphins Snag Rising Tigers Talent

The signing of Ronald Volkman from the Warriors significantly bolsters the St George Illawarra Dragons’ options in the halves, as he will compete with Kyle Flanagan for a starting position. Volkman, a 21-year-old Kiwi, previously played five times for the Warriors and made his international debut for Samoa in the recent Pacific Championships. His addition to the Dragons comes after the team was rejected by other options and lost incumbent 6 Junior Amone. In addition, the Dolphins have poached Junior Tupou from the Wests Tigers for the 2025 season, while Solomon Alaimalo, an experienced winger from Super Rugby, will join the NRL club in the new year. Manly has signed Haumole Olakau’atu to a massive eight-year deal, extending his contract until 2031. Furthermore, Kurt Capewell has joined the Warriors from the Broncos on a three-year deal, while the Wahs have also secured new deals for Rocco Berry and Jackson Ford. In a move to retain talent, the Sydney Roosters have extended Sitili Tupouniua’s contract until the end of 2027, and the Canberra Raiders have secured Jamal Fogarty for an additional two years. Finally, Newcastle have extended Jacob Saifiti’s contract until 2027.