Fed-up Sharks sack troubled star Dugan

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The Sharks person sacked troubled prima Josh Dugan aft his latest COVID-19 breach proved the last straw.

The erstwhile Blues State of Origin limb was twice pulled implicit successful occidental NSW, which resulted successful him copping a $50,000 good and being removed from the NRL's bubble.

The Sharks had already relocated to Queensland, but Dugan was forced retired of the NRL's bubble successful NSW.

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Police archetypal stopped Dugan and his person successful Lithgow conscionable earlier midnight connected Friday, August 20, astir 150 kilometres distant from Dugan's Sydney home, and they were ordered to return.

But they were again stopped astir 40 minutes aboriginal portion travelling toward Yetholme.

Dugan and his person told constabulary they had near Sydney to provender animals.

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Josh Dugan successful Sharks colours. (Getty)

The Sharks this day released a connection confirming they had terminated Dugan's contract.

"The determination was made after a reappraisal and interior proceeding process, with the nine and Josh's absorption mutually agreeing to the contiguous termination," the connection reads.

In Dugan's archetypal breach of COVID-19 protocols, the erstwhile Dragon and Raider attended a edifice successful Sydney's Potts Point, contempt not being allowed to be immoderate hospitality venue nether the NRL's stage-four protocols.

The NRL slapped the 31-year-old with a $25,000 fine.

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Josh Dugan captured with friends astatine a Potts Point edifice successful June. (Instagram)

Dugan, who had been contracted to the Sharks until the extremity of October, has present been sacked by 2 of the 3 NRL clubs that person signed him.

Dugan has played 215 NRL games since making his debut with the Raiders successful 2009.

Canberra tore up Dugan's declaration successful 2013 pursuing a drinking league connected a extortion with Blake Ferguson.

After playing 70 games with the Raiders, Dugan ran retired for the Dragons connected 84 occasions betwixt 2013 and 2017.

The erstwhile Test Kangaroo past played 61 games for the Sharks betwixt 2018 and 2021.

Josh Dugan during his 3 seasons astatine Cronulla. (Getty)

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