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Im out: Club legend Young tells Dragons hes leaving – Sydney Morning Herald

But after St George Illawarra were thumped 37-8 by the Raiders, Young notified the club on Wednesday he will spread his wings next season with the Dragons reluctant to stand in his way. He is yet to formally accept an offer at another club.

Young has led St George Illawarra to just one win in four matches since McGregor’s exit, with the Red V bombing out of finals contention after losses to the Titans and Cowboys.

Dean Young has ended his long association with the Dragons.

Dean Young has ended his long association with the Dragons.Credit:Getty

It will end Young’s almost 20-year association with the club, having played 209 games for the joint venture and been a mainstay as a junior coach and assistant to McGregor. His father Craig remains on St George Illawarra’s board.

Griffin will have a clean slate to work with as Young joins fellow assistants Shane Flanagan and James Shepherd on the lookout for new employers.

Flanagan and Shepherd were told last week they wouldn’t be retained by the club under the Griffin regime, having both been brought in to help McGregor this season.


St George Illawarra’s high performance manager Nathan Pickworth has also been told he won’t be required beyond this season.

Young will debut a second player in as many weeks with 19-year-old Max Feagai named on the bench for the clash against the Knights on Sunday.

Young handed a first NRL jersey to winger Cody Ramsey, who scored both of St George Illawarra’s tries against Canberra.

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