The dust has hardly settled on the 2005 NRL premiership yet two of the league’s highest profile clubs are in very public turmoil, if not disarray. On Monday, I wrote about the Broncos’ problems, and now the headlines have been grabbed by the St George Illawarra Dragons.

In the case of the Broncos, it was all over changes to the coaching staff, whereas at the Dragons it’s all about the playing staff, or who won’t be on the playing staff in 2006.

And as with the Broncos, the “management” of the issue by the Club leaves much to be desired.

The Dragons’ problems centre on salary cap limitations. Apparently the club is having trouble fitting its player complement under the salary cap. That’s hardly surprising given the number of Dragons players who have represented NSW and Australia this year.

At the weekend, the Dragons’ goal kicking hooker, Michael Ennis, was released by the club and snapped up by the Broncos! And Albert Torrens has gone to the Sharks.

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