Dragons sign Korbin Sims

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  1. TruSaint

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    St George Illawarra have announced that Brisbane Broncos front-rower Korbin Sims has signed a three-year deal with the Dragons.

    Sims – a Gerringong Lions junior – will link up with brother Tariq in the Red V, after signing with the club until at least the end of the 2021 NRL Telstra Premiership season.

    Capable of playing anywhere in the forward pack, the Fijian international has played 112 NRL games to date and was previously 18th man for the Queensland Origin team.


    Director of Rugby League Pathways and List Management Ian Millward said Sims's mix of enthusiasm to play for the club and experience was vital for the Dragons.

    "Korbin has some really good years in front of him. We believe he is coming into his prime, and he brings us some stability and experience as well as being a really good replacement for Leeson moving forward," Millward said.

    "The club spoke to (Broncos coach) Wayne Bennett about Korbin, and he gave him a big rap as a person and coachable-wise, and where he sees him developing moving forward. We're really pleased to get him on board.

    "We have some really good emerging forwards that Korbin will help in their development too, like Luciano Leilua, Jacob Host, Josh Kerr, Jackson Ford, Reece Robson and the like.

    "We know how close Korbin was to playing for Queensland, and he's seen the advancement of (brother) Tariq to play Origin this season as well as Jack de Belin, Paul Vaughan and Tyson Frizell so we know he's keen to follow in their footsteps."

    Sims's signature is a major step towards the Dragons' completing their 2019 roster.

    https://www.dragons.com.au/news/2018/07/18/dragons-sign-korbin-sims/
     
  2. Bests Golden Boots

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    Yay.

    Tariq "hey bro, watch me smash that halfback"
    Korbin "bet I can hit him harder bro"
     
  3. Red V for life

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    Don’t mind the signing, but had to chuckle where the article says the club spoke to Wayne Bennett and he gave him a big wrap. Aghhh Steve Price!
     
  4. dungay dragon

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    Another good signing by Millward..Will add even more starch to our pack..Can see some more signings in the coming week in Musgrove and the return of Bmoz , esp now the Chooks have signed pommie winger Ryan Hall..
     
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  5. denis preston

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    Great signng and as well as Ah Mah has been playing , a upgrade Now surey we cant afford to resign nightngale ?
     
  6. dragonhysteria

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    I thought exactly the same.....why get rid of him then? :joy: Good signing for us though as we go alright developing forwards.
     
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  7. Draginzaaar

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    We can only hope.
     
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    26 yrs just coming into his prime, I am sure he will love coming home & playing with his brother good signing I believe despite coming from a recommendation from Bennett.
     
  9. Bests Golden Boots

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    Calling it now "The Bash Brothers"
     
  10. MilanDragon

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    Good pick up! Will he start next season and Graham to the bench?

    By 2020 graham (and Latimore) is in retirement and guys like Lawrie/Host are permanent fixtures in the top 17 or even 13.
     
  11. denis preston

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    Geez, now the Milward doubters will be quiet for a week or two ! The development of Lomax & Host
    is very pivotable to bring this side on . More taent coming together but alas you know he scenario ???
     
  12. Coffs dragon

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    Happy with that signing.....it's a positive! Now Millward needs to concentrate on Wingers with some speed and power. Not Bmoz, that ship has long sailed.
     
  13. The Damo

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    Happy with this, will do well as a bench forward for us.
     
  14. giboz71

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    As a replacement for Ah Mau, he was the best option out there. 26 years old and over 100 games. Perfect for a bench prop.

    And hopefully playing with his brother will lift both their games.
     
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    Lawrie is the one we should be pinning our hopes on. If developed correctly, he could be a good one.

    A bench rotation of Sims, Lawrie, Host and Robson as a utility sounds promising.
     
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    Sounds a good bench, But whom will be the unlucky bugger to be Mary's Six minute Man?
     
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    Don't mind the signing,However he imo just doesn't play like he's fit.He'll have a few dynamic runs & some good line speed in defence & then nothing.I used to think the same with Tariq but since he signed with us that has all changed so lets hope Korbin heads the same way.If he does reach his potential he'll be a big chance to play origin with their lack of props & if so it'll only add to the drain on our forwards.
     
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    Nighty:rolleyes:
     
  19. hazzbeen

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    Great pick up .....
     
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  20. Objective View

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    Roosters sign Cronk and Tedesco one year, followed by Creighton the next.

    Surprised they haven't sought to gain the recruiting wizardry of Millward. Imagine how strong they'd be then.

    Straight Shooter
     

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