Shock hemisphere or code switch on the cards for veteran

Josh Dugan could be set for a move to the UK or across to the 15-man code, according to Sporting News.

The 31-year-old Australian international is one of several Sharks players to come off-contract at the end of 2021, and despite speaking with incoming Cronulla coach Craig Fitzgibbon, Dugan’s future remains up in the air.

However, with Jesse Ramien out for a month, Dugan has the chance to earn a new deal.

“I just wanted the chance to bounce back and I’ve got it now,” Dugan said.

“I’ve just got to go back to what I was doing before the Bulldogs (game), before that I thought I was playing some good footy.

“Everyone has those off games every now and then, it’s just about how I bounce back now and how I hopefully get back into a good rhythm.

“Obviously it wasn’t ideal timing to have a bad game, but that’s footy.

“I’ve got to turn up and get back into some rhythm and some form (and) hopefully let my footy do the talking.”

Though his preference is stay with the Sharks, a move to the UK is also an option.

“I’d love to stay in Australia, I’ve said it before, after the last pre-season I felt like I can still give a little bit,” he said.

“I’m definitely looking to continue playing. I’ll cross that bridge when I get to it, where it is, but I’d love to stick in Australia.”

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