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Sport Paul Gallen urges Cronulla not to release Josh Morris, defends Josh Dugan

23:00  18 february  2020
23:00  18 february  2020 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Joshua Dugan (born 10 May 1990) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who plays as a fullback and centre for the Cronulla -Sutherland Sharks in the NRL and Australia at international level. He previously played for the Canberra Raiders and the St George Illawarra Dragons in the National

Cronulla veteran Paul Gallen has revealed there has been issues within the club’s playing group, concerning youngster Bronson Xerri starting in the centres ahead of senior stars Josh Morris and Josh Dugan . The Sharks are close to hitting the crisis button. They have slipped out of the NRL top-eight

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Cronulla great Paul Gallen has urged the club not to release Josh Morris to the Sydney Roosters and rubbished suggestions Josh Dugan is faking a knee injury that has plagued his off-season.

Morris is at loggerheads with Sharks management they last week rejected his request for an early release to finish his career alongside twin brother Brett at the Sydney Roosters.

But Gallen warned The Shire Club a decision to release his close mate would only ‘strengthen the Roosters and weaken the Sharks’.

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Cronulla coach John Morris has defended Josh Dugan after calls for him to retire following his hamstring injury in their loss to Melbourne. "Every time I've watched him play this year he is down a lot and with the welfare of players now you would think that Josh Dugan is at the crossroads," Tallis

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“Josh rang me this morning and asked me what I thought, asked for my opinion on it … and I just was honest with him,” Gallen told Wide World of Sports Radio on Tuesday night.

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Rugby League Immortal Andrew Johns says the Sharks must hold onto wantaway centre Josh Morris at all costs, due to the club’s injury troubles. Reports this week revealed Morris was not even told of the Sharks’ decision not to grant him a release to join twin brother Brett at the Roosters.

“Had Josh Dugan and Matt Moylan trained most of the pre-season if would certainly consider it – if we get something back from the Roosters.

“If we got a middle forward back from the Roosters, I think the fact that Matt Prior’s left, I’ve retired, Jayson Bukuya who’s a middle forward hasn’t trained all season after an ankle reconstruction.

  Paul Gallen urges Cronulla not to release Josh Morris, defends Josh Dugan © Getty Images “If there was an Isaac Liu, a (Siosiua) Taukeiaho, a Victor Radley, someone like that who the Roosters were willing to trade for Josh Morris, I’d certainly consider it because I think we’ve got enough depth in the outside backs to cover him if he was to leave.

“… But I just honestly said to him I can’t see it happening and if I was the club I wouldn’t do it at this point in time either.”

Meanwhile, Gallen launched a spirited defence of Dugan amid allegations the veteran back is exaggerating the extent of a chronic knee injury to avoid playing.

NRL 2020: Cronulla Sharks coach John Morris confirms club has denied request from Josh Morris for release

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Captain Paul Gallen , halfback Chad Townsend, interchange However, Morris said the culture of the club had not changed and he still expected Cronulla Morris hooked Johnson in the dying minutes of Cronulla 's round 16 loss to Brisbane and he has decided that either Josh Morris or Dugan will have

Paul Gallen has refuted claims that new coach John Morris will struggle to handle the big personalities in the side, after the With the likes of Wade Graham, Josh Dugan , Andrew Fifita, Josh Morris , Matt Moylan and Shaun Johnson on the Sharks roster, there have been suggestions that Morris might be

“Reports that there’s nothing wrong with him are not correct,” Gallen said.

“… Josh has had scans, he’s seen multiple specialists, there’s no doubt he has arthritis in his knee.

“How bad it is, no one can tell. It’s up to Josh and he’s telling people it’s no good, he can’t run and doctors have to believe what he’s saying.

“A lot of this talk going around that Josh doesn’t want to play anymore and that he’s faking it, I just can’t believe that from the person I know.

“Josh Dugan was one of our best players last year, he was terrific for us.

“He is on big money so he is expected to play well but I can’t see Josh Dugan walking around training faking and injury and not wanting to play rugby league.

“He obviously is in pain, that’s what he’s telling doctors and there’s no reason for me not to believe him.”

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