it was a stroke of good fortune two years ago which saved the dragons from losing a restless heir to their no.1 throne – and now matt dufty has revealed how serious the warriors were about poaching one of the nrl's most exciting young guns.on the eve of an unlikely top-of-the-table clash with the new zealand warriors on friday night, the jet-heeled dufty has told of how unsure he was about his standing at st george illawarra as an injured and off-contract under 20s star that he mulled a move across the tasman.no warrior: matt dufty came close to a move across the tasman.photo: nrl photosand instead of potentially coming back to haunt the dragons in the match of the round at mt smart stadium, dufty has been a revelation for the unbeaten table-topping red v, who have surged into premiership favouritism as they chase a seventh straight win to start the season.`it was a couple of years ago and i was coming off an injury,` dufty said. `i was off contract at the dragons and they hadn't talked to me. my manager said we'll talk around and the warriors showed a lot of interest. i thought it was a realistic thing, but mary [paul mcgregor] and benny hornby came up to me and said, 'there's no way we're letting you go'. it's probably the best thing that has happened.`i was a bit worried and i didn't know if the dragons wanted me or not. i was still in my 20s and your career is definitely not set in stone then. i didn't know what to think, but it obviously all worked out i...