Dugan cops huge fine, NRL career in doubt

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Josh Dugan's NRL vocation is hanging by a thread aft the Sharks prima was slapped with a $50,000 good by the NRL for breaching the code's COVID-19 protocols for the 2nd time.

Just days aft Cronulla fable Paul Gallen admitted Dugan's clip successful the NRL was apt over, the NRL enactment different nail successful the coffin by whacking him with a monolithic good for driving to Lithgow, attracting constabulary attraction for breaching nationalist wellness orders.

"In considering the projected penalty, the NRL took into relationship that the alleged breach was Dugan's 2nd superior contravention of biosecurity protocols successful the past 2 months," the NRL said successful a statement.

"The NRL alleges that Dugan has shown a continued nonaccomplishment to comply with the protocols and poses an unacceptable hazard to his teammates successful the NSW bubble."

Josh Dugan (Getty)

Dugan has 5 days to respond to the breach notice.

Last Friday, Dugan and different antheral were pulled implicit by officers from the Chifley Police District successful the NSW municipality of Lithgow - 150 kilometres from their places of residence.

Dugan was instructed by constabulary to crook backmost and instrumentality to the Sutherland Shire but was caught again 40 minutes aboriginal driving distant from Sydney.

After a constabulary investigation, helium was charged with 2 counts of not complying with nationalist wellness orders. He volition look Lithgow Local Court connected Thursday, October 7.

Sharks subordinate Josh Dugan. (Getty)

Last month, Dugan was fined $25,000 by the NRL for breaking the code's protocols erstwhile helium went to a restaurant.

NSW Blues manager Brad Fittler said it was "sad" to spot the aforesaid behavioural issues that dogged Dugan passim his clip successful the NRL, proceed into the autumn of his career.

"It's a spot bittersweet I think," NSW Blues manager Brad Fittler told Nine's The Sunday Footy Show.

"The things astir behaviour that challenged Josh astatine the commencement of his vocation are inactive challenging him astatine the extremity of his career.

"I accidental we've got to hold and spot what his excuse is and however he's going to appeal, but, yeah, helium hasn't learnt."

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