THE leadership qualities of Bulldogs captain James Graham are well known but they don’t always come across easily according to former teammate and current Dragons centre Tim Lafai.
Graham has been strongly linked to the Dragons amid a salary cap squeeze at Canterbury that sees the Bulldogs needing to offload players in order to be cap compliant for next season. The Dragons have also been linked to Broncos prop Adam Blair though a cut-price Graham would be an attractive option for the club.
Lafai, who played alongside Graham for three seasons at the Bulldogs, said he would certainly welcome his former skipper’s presence at the Dragons but said his teammates might take some time to adjust to his thick St Helens accent.
“He’s a great character and leader… even though you didn’t what he was saying a lot of the time,” Lafai joked.
“You just nod your head and say ‘yeah sweet Jimmy’. But he was awesome to play with. He’s a great player and a great bloke off the field.”