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Sport Josh Dugan shifts to fullback for clash against former club

05:44  14 march  2018
05:44  14 march  2018 Source:   smh.com.au

Joey goes off on Sharks' lineup

  Joey goes off on Sharks' lineup Nine NRL commentator Andrew Johns has criticised the Cronulla Sharks for their choice of line-up in their season-opening loss to the North Queensland Cowboys. The Sharks chose to pick former winger Valentine Holmes at the fullback position instead of recruit Josh Dugan, who was selected at right centre, and Johns was not happy with the results.“Your best player needs to touch the ball the most,” Johns said.The usually-dominant Dugan struggled to get into the game, especially early on, and was virtually unseen in the first half hour of play.“Dugan’s played fullback all his life, we know he’s a world-class fullback.

Josh Dugan will shift to fullback for Cronulla in his first match against former club St George Illawarra. Valentine Holmes has made no secret of his desire to make a home in the No.1 jersey, however the Kangaroos star will shift to the wing after a forgettable

On 21 January 2015, Dugan was named in the Dragons 2015 Auckland Nines squad.[30] In Round 3 against his former club the Canberra Raiders, Dugan played his 100th NRL career match in the Dragons 22-20 win at Canberra Stadium.[31] Dugan returned to his role of fullback for the entirety of

Familiar shift: Josh Dugan is heading back to fullback.© NRL Photos Familiar shift: Josh Dugan is heading back to fullback.

Josh Dugan will shift to fullback for Cronulla in his first match against former club St George Illawarra.

Valentine Holmes has made no secret of his desire to make a home in the No.1 jersey, however the Kangaroos star will shift to the wing after a forgettable opening-round performance against North Queensland.

Holmes was named at fullback when the team lists were released on Tuesday, but coach Shane Flanagan will switch him to the flank as a replacement for Sione Katoa, who broke his jaw against the Cowboys.

One of the biggest talking points of the preseason was how Flanagan could best utilise a talented backline that now includes new recruits Dugan and another potential custodian, Matt Moylan.

Holmes to stay on wing for Sharks

  Holmes to stay on wing for Sharks Cronulla NRL coach Shane Flanagan says Valentine Holmes will stay on the wing for the Sharks, after replacing him with Josh Dugan at fullback. Valentine Holmes will remain on Cronulla's left wing after Josh Dugan took the fullback role off him in the Sharks' 20-16 loss to St George Illawarra.Holmes, who has previously stated he re-signed with the Sharks to play fullback last year, had an unhappy night in his first game back on the edge for Shane Flanagan's Cronulla.

Dugan was named at centre for the Sharks on Tuesday but he is set to start at fullback against the Flanagan said he spoke to any new player when they first went up against their former club to ensure that their focus was solely on the Sharks and he would talk to Dugan before the Dragons clash .

Josh Dugan shifts to fullback for clash against former club . It has taken only one game for Cronulla to move Josh Dugan to fullback in a Josh Dugan will shift to fullback for was how Flanagan could best

Josh Dugan will shift to fullback in his first game against the Dragons.© AAP Josh Dugan will shift to fullback in his first game against the Dragons. It has taken only one game for the Holmes fullback experiment to be aborted after he dropped several bombs against the Cowboys. Aaron Gray will shift from the wing to the centres for one of the most anticipated games of the season.

Holmes is arguably the best winger in the game after finishing the Rugby League World Cup as the top tryscorer.

That form prompted Cronulla great Andrew Ettingshausen to remark in the off season that his best position is on the wing and that is where his immediate future will be.

The development will also give Dugan more opportunities with the ball.

He left the Red V amid debate over whether he was worth ‘fullback money’, only to play his first Cronulla match in the centres.

However, he now gets a chance to make the fullback spot his own in Thursday night’s encounter at Southern Cross Group Stadium.

Eels set up NRL fullback plays for Hayne .
Parramatta star Jarryd Hayne has revealed how he is going to switch from centre to fullback to feature in set plays for the NRL season.Parramatta star Jarryd Hayne has revealed how coach Brad Arthur has planned to switch him from centre to fullback for set plays during NRL matches.

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