Josh Dugan

Josh Dugan’s cheeky try celebration on Sharks debut explained

Fox Sports commentators were among those baffled to see Dugan drop to one knee and then simulate wrapping something around his wrist after scoring his first Sharks try.

Dugan relieved to have Sharks deal done

While Dugan was at pains to express his gratitude to the club for handing him a lifeline when he was on the scrapheap at Canberra, it was clear the club's determination to sign him as strictly a center – at a time while he is starring at fullback for the Dragons – caused him plenty of frustration.

In the end, the extra year in the deal and the assurance from Sharks coach Shane Flanagan that he is simply being signed as an 'elite player' rather than as strictly a center or fullback were the factors that pushed him to a shift to the Shire.

Blues hit the ground running

The camp is the team's first away from Coffs Harbour since 2013, with the initial switch to Coffs coinciding with a drought-breaking series win.

The first session saw Dugan running around during attacking and defensive drills a little under three weeks after suffering a fractured cheekbone in a head-clash with Dragons teammate Russell Packer in the May 5 Anzac Test.

NYC star who could ignite Dragons' attack

Only the Knights (305) scored fewer points than the Dragons (341) in 2016, with the Red V making it back-to-back seasons as the second-lowest scoring team in the competition following their 435-point haul in 2015.

One man who has no problems finding the line is Dufty, who finished his NYC career as the leading try-scorer in the competition's history with 55 from 65 appearances in the famous red and white jersey.

Roos jersey will help Fifita: Dugan

Fifita said last week he was exploring the possibility of a switch to rugby union because he feared the NRL could rip up his playing contract at any moment.

The Sharks premiership winner was banned from selection from coach Mal Meninga's 24-man Australian Four Nations squad because of off-field issues.

Josh Morris to replace Dugan for NSW

Morris has been released by Canterbury after earlier being named to play in the Bulldogs' NRL clash with Canberra on Sunday afternoon.

NSW coach Laurie Daley confirmed Morris would return to take over at right centre shortly after the Blues announced the withdrawal of Dugan, who experienced further problems with the elbow he hyper-extended in St George Illawarra's loss to South Sydney in round 10.

"It's one of the hardest decisions I've had to make," said Dugan.

Josh Dugan cleared of serious injury

Scans have cleared the Dragons' No.1 of structural damage after he had hyperextended his left elbow when Paul Carter landed on him in the second half of Thursday night's 34-22 loss to South Sydney.

"There is presently lots of fluid in the joint causing pain and limited range as well as a minor strain to the medial flexor tendon," Dragons head of performance Tony Ayoub said on Friday.

"Fortunately, there is no structural damage and his elbow should settle down within the next week."

The fullback stayed down momentarily before playing on and finishing the match.

I'll play anywhere for Blues: Dugan

Dugan has played six of his eight games for the Blues in the No.1 jersey, including all three in 2015 where he was awarded the Brad Fittler Medal as the best player across the series for NSW.

His other two caps were in the centres during the successful 2014 campaign where he scored his maiden try in Origin during the game three defeat, and it's that versatility that could see him shifted to the fringes again in 2016.