James Graham

Dragons NRL star James Graham seeks release to join Super League club

The Dragons confirmed on Thursday they were considering granting Graham a release to return to the English Super League.

"The Dragons will consider this option for Graham on the merit a replacement player is secured by the club prior to his release," the club said in a statement.

It's understood Graham only approached Dragons management on Wednesday afternoon and if he did return home it would be to his original club St Helens.

The ball-playing prop played 224 games for the English club before leaving for the NRL and Canterbury at the end of 2011.

England right at home: Graham

The English squad is comprised of many players who have left the mother country to play a starring role in the NRL, but Graham said that wouldn't be an issue heading into this weekend's game against New Zealand. 

Bulldogs are 100 per cent behind Hasler – Graham

Hasler looked set to lose his job almost a fortnight ago amid unrest from some sections of the Bulldogs board, namely club legend Steve Mortimer.

Instead, the two-time NRL premiership-winning coach survived - for at least another season - with Mortimer delivering on his promise to resign should former Manly Sea Eagles boss Hasler be retained.

The situation has threatened to unravel the Bulldogs, but Graham says his team-mates are ready to fight for Hasler in 2017.