Sailor pondering Dragons return

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Wendell Sailor has given the biggest indication yet that he will be playing for St George Illawarra in the 2010 NRL season.

The 35-year-old dual international's contract expired following the Dragons' 24-10 finals defeat by Brisbane last month, and he revealed discussions have taken place about a new deal.

"I haven't made a decision yet and pre-season starts in four or five weeks, so I've just got a couple of weeks to go away and think about it," Sailor told Triple M radio today.

"There's been some development but I can't go into them too much."

Sailor has repeatedly said he will not play for another NRL club after the Dragons gave him a lifeline following his two-year ban after testing positive for cocaine when playing rugby for NSW Waratahs in 2006.

He also said he would not stay if it meant the club had to cut a young player due to salary cap pressures.

However, the former Queensland star said he wants to make up for the disappointing end to last season.

He is expected to join several Dragons players for pre-season boxing training to maintain general fitness in the coming weeks.

"If anything I'm probably more keen to go around again," he said.

"It freshens you up and the disappointment of the Broncos smacking our arses the way they did ... I feel like it's a bit unfinished with me."

Sourced from: The New Zealand Herald/AAP