Dragons coaching team

Flanagan cleared to make return at Dragons as assistant

Flanagan will become part of St George Illawarra's coaching staff as an NRL assistant coach in late December.

The club released a statement on Wednesday to say it had "exercised due diligence throughout the lengthy appointment process of Flanagan in consideration of his 2018 NRL coaching deregistration".

The former premiership-winning Sharks mentor will join the Dragons on a one-year deal and the NRL has informed the club that he can begin his role with the club next month.