Kyle Flanagan has backed St George Illawarra’s pursuit of Tom Dearden and says he hopes Ben Hunt stays at the club, even if it costs him a spot in the Dragons halves.

Flanagan is now two weeks into his first pre-season in Wollongong under father Shane, after going uncontracted at Canterbury at the end of last season.

The 25-year-old is expected to start 2024 at five-eighth alongside Ben Hunt, with Talatau Amone stood down after being found guilty of assault.

But there is an even… and a good footy team that’s winning games.”

Flanagan said he was open to spending time at No.14 or dummy-half, having thanked Bulldogs coach Cameron Ciraldo for seeing a hooker in him.


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