ST GEORGE Illawarra would have expressed interest in Jarryd Hayne joining the NRL club next season as the two-time Dally M medal winner remains without a contract.
Hayne will meet with the Dragons to discuss their future, according to NRL.com report, which says that the club is in discussion a few days ago with the star back.
It comes after the veteran retirement of the Dragons, Jason Nightingale, at the end of last season, and the change from Nene Macdonald to North Queensland.
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The Younger Dragons brigade returned to training on Monday along with coach Paul McGregor and recruiting manager Ian Millward with experienced players expected in the coming weeks.
Hayne admitted last week that he was resigned to not being able to stay in Parramatta in 2019, as the Eels maintained their salary cap for next year.
However, Parramatta's management at the time was hopeful that it could stand and that an agreement would be signed in the coming weeks, depending on its ability to offload players.
"I've obviously waited some time to get something on paper, but I think the long story is that Parra simply can not," said Hayne AAP last Sunday.
"I'm going to have to (look around) because I have no job. In four days, my contract is over," he said.
"It's a bit of a lottery (where I'll be in 2019).
"I'm at the market looking for a job. I have to pay the bills.
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Hayne, previously a notable quarterback, played the second half of last season in the wing for Parramatta, broke 32 tackles and scored six times in the last six games of the year.
The Dragons declined to comment on recruitment speculation when contacted on Monday.