IT'S been in the news all week but the Dragons have made James Graham's departure official, formally releasing the 34-year-old from his contract on Thursday.
The Dragons remain on the hunt for a replacement, with Paul McGregor meeting with Ian Millward on Thursday, but the decision will allow Graham to immediately link with St Helens.
"I'm definitely leaving with a heavy heart - this club and the people involved have done so much for me over the past two and a half years," Graham said.
"It wasn't an easy decision, but the opportunity to return and play for the club I've supported since I was eight and whose system I was in from 11 was the right thing for me to pursue as I reach the end of my career.
"I'm very grateful for the club, the board and the coach for appreciating my perspective about returning to St Helens.
"I'd run to the edge of the earth for the coach, staff and playing group at the Dragons. They will have a special place in my heart forever."