The Sharks have terminated the contract of Josh Dugan following a second Apollo protocols breach.
The decision was made after a review and internal hearing process, with the Club and Josh’s management mutually agreeing to the immediate termination.
The second breach occurred on August 20, with Josh having fronted the Sharks Disciplinary Committee for a previous breach which occurred back in June.
The Sharks have said they will make no further comment on the matter.
Dugan posted on Instagram soon after to say farewell to rugby league.
“So by now I’m sure everyone’s seen the news, and for me that ends my time in the nrl.
“What a journey it’s been from a scrawny little kid at south Tuggeranong to debuting at 18 for the raiders, playing origin at 21 against some of the best players in the era then moving to the dragons, a team I supported growing up and loved every minute of it, and lastly the Sharks which while has ended the way it has I wouldn’t change a thing, it’s been a roller coaster throughout my career but due to my support network and my own grit and determination never gave up or took an easy option, in doing that I got to represent my country and state whilst playing over 200 games.
“To my teammates over the years thank you, staff and coaches alike thank you. Made some lifelong brotherhoods and had some unreal opportunities.
“My next chapter involves community work and hopefully running my own business.”