Dragons want compensation for Tim Moltzen

St George Illawarra haven’t given up hope of getting compensation in the wake of the ugly Tim Moltzen contract tug of war.

As the Dragons on Tuesday completed their first day of pre-season training without their star recruit, club boss Peter Doust confirmed the fight for damages was just starting.

“We are investigating our legal options and we’ll certainly be asking the Player Manager’s Accreditation Scheme through Neil Cadigan to investigate the role of management in this,” Doust said.

Asked if the club would be chasing compensation, Doust said: “I think the ultimate objective would be to get some compensation from parties involved, predominantly Wests Tigers.

“We believe the manager Martin Tauber was an integral part of the communication between the Wests Tigers and the Dragons and his obligations under the NRL rules are pretty straightforward.”

The Player Manager’s Accreditation Scheme is due to meet early next month and Cadigan is expected to provide a report on Tauber’s role.

Coach Steve Price would not comment on speculation Moltzen never returned his calls after signing with the Dragons. “That’s a question you might like to ask Tim,” he said.

The Dragons are yet to determine which home games will be played at WIN Stadium next year because of damage to the roof.

by Buford Balony