St George Illawarra Dragons, James Graham, sacked, released, axed, let go, parted ways, coaches, Peter Gentle, Mathew Head

The Dragons’ coaching clean-out has continued with the club letting go NRL great James Graham from his role mentoring the club’s elite pathways.

Graham is a hugely respected figure in the game but the former England captain becomes the third St George Illawarra staffer to be axed in the past fortnight.

Dragons coach Anthony Griffin decided to part ways with his assistant coaches Peter Gentle and Mathew Head last week.

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Aug 04 7:50pm AEST

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Roosters

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Broncos

16

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LIVE

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Storm

22

Titans

10

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Aug 05 7:55pm AEST

Sea Eagles

Eels

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$2.00

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NRL

Aug 06 3:00pm AEST

Rabbitohs

Warriors

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NRL

Aug 06 5:30pm AEST

Raiders

Panthers

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$1.74

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Aug 06 7:35pm AEST

Sharks

Dragons

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Aug 07 2:00pm AEST

Bulldogs

Cowboys

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Tigers

Knights

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But the trio shown the door have agreed to see out the remainder of the season, according to The Daily Telegraph.

Graham is reportedly now setting his sights on working for England at the World Cup at the end of the year.

James Graham at the Dragons.Source: Supplied

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Graham has also worked at the club in a corporate executive role this season, where his profile was a major lure for sponsors.

The 36-year-old played 423 first grade games in the Super League and NRL, while also representing England 44 times.

Graham has a strong influence in rugby league, with high-profile media roles on Fox League and Triple M.

The former Bulldogs and Dragons players was reportedly shocked by the club’s decision to let him go.

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