Harrison: Josh Dugan's doing fine at Dragons

Last updated 17:47 24/05/2013
Josh Dugan
Getty Images
STAYING PUT: Josh Dugan has re-signed with the St George-Illawarra Dragons.

Relevant offers

League

Brothel madam won't face trial over Tony McGrath murder Robbie Farah confidant tells him to look for another NRL club Disappointed Tuimoala Lolohea ready to bounce back against Panthers Former Kiwi Frank-Paul Nu'uausala handed ban for punching opponent Cronulla Shark Michael Ennis announces rugby league retirement Dragons' Tim Lafai and Siliva Havili charged over brawl Tuimoala Lolohea back in Warriors starting line-up as Blake Ayshford drops to bench Bunker howler, Manly Sea Eagles ends South Sydney Rabbitohs' NRL season Recap: South Sydney Rabbitohs v Manly Sea Eagles - NRL Round 20 Dragons duo arrested over drunken brawl

Josh Dugan's former Canberra teammate Bronson Harrison says the fullback has fitted in seamlessly at St George Illawarra.

Dugan starred on his Dragons debut against Parramatta last week after two months out of the NRL after being sacked by the Raiders for repeated discipline breaches.

Harrison and Dugan spent four seasons in Canberra before the former Kiwi back-rower joined the Dragons this season. 

Dugan later followed suit after his sacking from the Raiders.

''I have to give him a rap because he has taken ownership of what happened and now he just wants to play football,'' Harrison said.

''He has gotten straight back into it and he has had a good, positive effect on the team. He is in the right frame of mind and he had been a breath of fresh air.''

Dragons coach Steve Price credited Dugan for helping inspire the joint venture's most impressive attacking performance of the year in the 32-12 win over the Eels. 

Harrison said the signs were there that Dugan would only continue to boost the club as he settled in.

''We probably won't know the full affect for a few weeks but he knows where we are at and what we need from him,'' Harrison said.
]''Producing that effort week in, week out is going to be the big challenge for him. Not just for him but for everyone. He has adapted to the Dragons system and how we play and I think he will get better each week.

''He will create more opportunities for the people outside him and inside him. We have had a few injuries and Josh has been a great replacement. We have always had a lot of belief in ourselves. We are improving and we know if we put our best performance on the field each week it will take a very good team to beat us.''

St George Illawarra play Penrith at Kogarah on Saturday night and Harrison said the home side is wary of a Panthers outfit that has enjoyed back-to-back morale boosting  wins - an upset victory over premiers Melbourne and a 62-6 thrashing of the Warriors.

''They are in good form and a team with confidence is a very dangerous team,'' Harrison said.''We will have to put in a top performance to beat them.''

Ad Feedback

- AAP

Special offers
Opinion poll

Who is your pick for international league player of the year?

Shaun Johnson

Jesse Bromwich

Sam Burgess

James Graham

Greg Inglis

Johnathan Thurston

Vote Result

Related story: (See story)

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content