Qatar sheik wants to buy St George Illawarra Dragons: The Mole Sheik to target Dragons The Qatari sheik interested in getting involved in rugby league is poised to make a bid to buy the St George Illawarra Dragons. One of the world’s wealthiest men with an estimated worth of over $60 billion, Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani is set to target the Dragons. Reports emerged earlier this month that the oil tycoon is keen to invest in rugby league after learning of the game from Australian mates. And WWOS has been told that Thani is considering buying the Dragons and attempting to make them a super power in world sport. "We have heard he wants to buy the club but there is some resistance to it - believe it or not," a Dragons source tells me. "Some officials are worried about losing their jobs and that could make the buyout not happen."