Dragons coach search continues


St George will continue their search for a new coach after Craig Bellamy rejected a big money move from Melbourne.

Dragons bosses released a statement yesterday declaring that they were “investigating a number of options” after Bellamy’s decision to re-sign with the Storm for a further three years.

“While it is not usual for the Dragons to comment publicly on negotiations at the Club, Craig Bellamy was an option that we explored but it became clear that he did not wish to leave the Melbourne Storm,” said St George chief executive Peter Doust.

“Even though we are yet to start the 2013 season, we are aware that for all parties, a firm decision for 2014 would be best made sooner rather than later, but we are not putting timeframes around such a key decision.

“We will continue to work through the options and circumstances thoroughly and will communicate when appropriate, out of respect for all associated and involved.”

From the board’s position, it appears as if rookie coach Steve Price‘s two year tenure with the Dragons is coming to an end.

Those thought to be in the frame are St Helens coach Nathan Brown, a former Dragons coach and player, Price’s current assistant Steve Folkes and the experienced Tim Sheens.