After five seasons with the Red V, Josh Dugan is set to sign with the Cronulla Sharks and add another chapter to the rivalry between the two clubs.
The Daily Telegraph is reporting that Dugan’s management will meet with the Sharks in the next 48 hours to finalise negotiations.
The Sharks see Dugan as the perfect replacement for the departing Jack Bird and have reportedly offered him the same money they were set to pay Bird. At the time, this was rumoured to be the highest offer in the club’s history.
With the Dragons signing Ben Hunt from the Broncos and the re-signing of Gareth Widdop, the club simply can’t compete with the Sharks offer and are resigned to Dugan leaving.
The Dragons have rising stars Jai Field and Matt Dufty on the books for next season and they will be given first shot at securing the fullback position long-term.