The Dragons have been playing pretty well in the absence of star fullback Josh Dugan, which is fortunate, because they’re not going to have him for much longer.
The Sharks today announced the signing of Dugan from 2018, on a four-year deal. The contract will see Dugan in the Shire until at least the end of 2021.
It’s unknown at this stage what position Dugan will play at Cronulla, though the Sharks made a point of referring to him in the press release as “a current Origin and Test centre”, if that’s any indication.
For the Dragons, the loss of Dugan creates a major hole at fullback at a time when they’ve also just lost starting front-rower Russell Packer.
Dugan has played 145 first grade games for the Dragons and Raiders, 9 Origins for New South Wales, and 7 Tests for Australia.
He was #7 on The Obstruction Rule’s Free Agent Top 100.