HE’S now a two-time winner of the annual interstate championship clash and Cutters coach Jason Demetriou has backed the concept for giving the best second-tier players the chance to push for something more.
HE doesn’t boast the NRL credentials of some of his teammates but Illawarra five-eighth Shaun Nona boasts experience that could prove just as valuable in Sunday’s Intrust Super Championship clash with Burleigh.
Illawarra winger Kurt Mann will be looking to maintain his run of red-hot try-scoring form as the Cutters look to add a State Championship crown to their newly won premiership on Sunday.
Illawarra fullback Adam Quinlan has labeled his return to the Dragons and Cutters set-up as a true blessing, and remains hopeful a premiership and possible state championship will attract interest from NRL clubs.
ST GEORGE Illawarra coach Paul McGregor will remain at the helm next year but the club’s 2017 campaign will be overseen by a four-person committee that will include club great Mark Coyne.