Chase Stanley to rejoin the Dragons in 2012
The St George Illawarra Dragons on Wednesday announced that Chase Stanley has agreed to a two-year contract that will see him rejoin the Club next season until at least the end of 2013.
Chase, 21, made his first grade debut for the Dragons in Round 2 of the 2007 season against the Newcastle Knights and played 41 games for the Club between 2007-2009.
The former Hurstville United junior is currently contracted with the Melbourne Storm until season’s end and is looking forward to the possibility of reuniting with brother Kyle, who recently re-signed with the Club for three years.
“There is a really great culture at the Dragons and that family feel is something I have missed,” said Chase.
“Playing alongside Kyle was a big factor in coming to the Club and the opportunity to play alongside him would be special and one I am looking forward to.
“I am very grateful to the Dragons and look forward to the opportunity to repay their faith in me.”
Younger brother Jamie Stanley, 17, has also agreed to terms on a two-year contract that will see the current Dragons’ St George S.G. Ball Cup back-rower remain at the Club until at least 2013.
Dragons CEO Peter Doust is happy with the signing of the Stanley brothers and is assured of the developing role the pair will play for the Club.
“The Stanley family are certainly very talented and we are delighted that the boys have chosen to sign with our Club,” said Doust.
“Playing together is important to them and it is great that as local juniors they will have this opportunity at the NRL level with our Club.
“Chase made his debut with our Club and left for Melbourne where he has continued to develop.
“He will be a valuable part of our squad when he returns next season.”