THERE’S some hefty cattle departing the Dragons this season but coach Paul McGregor is confident the club already has the stocks to fill a sizeable void on the roster.
It comes as the club confirmed early releases for Tyrone McCarthy and Mose Masoe, the latter of whom never made it onto the paddock at NRL level due to injury.
Russell Packer will also depart for the Tigers at season’s end, freeing up some cap space but McGregor is willing to put his faith in the likes of Hame Sele and Blake Lawrie to step up.
“We’ve got a couple of guys in Blake Lawrie and Hame Sele who’ve made their debuts this year,” McGregor said.
“Hame’s played in the last 12 games and Blake made his debut against the Titans so it’s giving those guys an opportunity.
“They’re young, they’re only 20 years old, but you’ve got to give them a taste of first grade because they are the future and guys that are here at the club long-term.”