Josh Dugan is losing the faith of Cronulla teammates and his $900,000 per season contract will be the subject of an imminent crisis meeting, a new report claims.
The Sharks want to speak with Dugan’s manager, Paul Sutton, within the next 24 hours in a bid to resolve the outside back’s future, according to Fox Sports.
It has been widely reported that Cronulla want to move-on Dugan, given his expensive salary and their crop of emerging young talent.
The situation has been heightened by “less than impressive” efforts during pre-season training that have alarmed even loyal teammates, Fox Sports reported. It is claimed that Dugan failed to attend certain training sessions, then later produced doctor’s certificates.
Dugan, however, refuted the story in the following tweet.
Dugan has two years to run on his contract. He has played 37 NRL games for the Sharks, scoring 17 tries.
It was previously reported that Dugan could start the season in reserve grade with Newtown, such is Cronulla’s desire to move him on.
Nine’s The Mole also reported on Tuesday that the Roosters were considering the former Origin and Test star, given they have lost Latrell Mitchell to South Sydney and replacement centre Billy Smith to a season-ending ACL injury.