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Sport Josh Dugan shifts to fullback for clash against former club

05:44  14 march  2018
05:44  14 march  2018 Source:   smh.com.au

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Josh Dugan will shift to fullback for Cronulla in his first match against former club St George Illawarra. Familiar shift : Josh Dugan is heading back to fullback . Photo: NRL Photos.

Loading. Josh Dugan will shift to fullback for Cronulla in his first match against former club St George Illawarra. Familiar shift : Josh Dugan is heading back to fullback .

Familiar shift: Josh Dugan is heading back to fullback.© NRL Photos Familiar shift: Josh Dugan is heading back to fullback.

Josh Dugan will shift to fullback for Cronulla in his first match against former club St George Illawarra.

Valentine Holmes has made no secret of his desire to make a home in the No.1 jersey, however the Kangaroos star will shift to the wing after a forgettable opening-round performance against North Queensland.

Holmes was named at fullback when the team lists were released on Tuesday, but coach Shane Flanagan will switch him to the flank as a replacement for Sione Katoa, who broke his jaw against the Cowboys.

One of the biggest talking points of the preseason was how Flanagan could best utilise a talented backline that now includes new recruits Dugan and another potential custodian, Matt Moylan.

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Josh Dugan shifts to fullback for clash against former club . It has taken only one game for Cronulla to move Josh Dugan to fullback in a Josh Dugan will shift to fullback for was how Flanagan could best

A stirring effort at fullback from Josh Dugan in St George Illawarra's win over South Sydney is likely to result in him returning permanently to the custodian However a shocker from former Storm utility Mann, who ran out for the Dragons feeder club Illawarra Cutters on Saturday, forced McGregor's hand.

Josh Dugan will shift to fullback in his first game against the Dragons.© AAP Josh Dugan will shift to fullback in his first game against the Dragons. It has taken only one game for the Holmes fullback experiment to be aborted after he dropped several bombs against the Cowboys. Aaron Gray will shift from the wing to the centres for one of the most anticipated games of the season.

Holmes is arguably the best winger in the game after finishing the Rugby League World Cup as the top tryscorer.

That form prompted Cronulla great Andrew Ettingshausen to remark in the off season that his best position is on the wing and that is where his immediate future will be.

The development will also give Dugan more opportunities with the ball.

He left the Red V amid debate over whether he was worth ‘fullback money’, only to play his first Cronulla match in the centres.

However, he now gets a chance to make the fullback spot his own in Thursday night’s encounter at Southern Cross Group Stadium.

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