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Josh Dugan - Rugby's Rookie of the Year

September 15, 2011 | Comments: 0 | Views: 100

Josh Dugan is one of the most popular young Australian professional rugby league football players. He was born and raised in Canberra, on May 10, 1990. He now plays for the Canberra Raiders of the National Rugby League. He is a Country New South Wales representative as well as a National Rugby League All Stars backline player. He has played with the Canberra Raiders from the start of his career until today.

Josh Dugan achieved his position in the National Rugby League Premiership during the 2009 season. His first game was in the 2009 season where he finished first in the National Rugby League having an average running meters per game (191.5) and 7th in total running meters (3,064). He as well came first in the National Rugby League in average kick return meters per game (82.5) and had finished 3rd overall (1321). The first was Billy Slater and the second was Jarryd Hayne. He achieved third overall with the fact that he started the season in the Toyota Cup and played only sixteen games. He as well finished eighth in tackle breaks (110) and was short-listed for the Dally M "Rookie of the Year" Award which he lost in favor of Jamal Idris. He had a very impressive debut season. He was also known as Canberra Raider's Rookie of the Year and won the Mal Meninga Medal for the Raiders player of the year for 2009 together with Josh Miller. Josh Dugan achieved his maiden representative selection playing fullback for Country Origin in the 2010 City versus Country clash. Josh Dugan was the star of the game; he scored a try and being named Man of the Match. He already became a successful Rugby player at a very young age.

On June 7, 2010, Josh Dugan was named in the 21 man squad for New South Wales Blues team for the third game of the State of Origin series. Unfortunately, he was not selected to play in the actual match.

On July 13, 2010, he re-signed with the Canberra Raiders for another two seasons, which gave the issue that he was signing with the Sydney Roosters an end.

On February 12, 2011, Josh Dugan was chosen to play fullback for the National Rugby League All Stars in the yearly All Stars Match. He was voted as the Preston Campbell Medal for player of the match.

On May 15, 2011, Josh Dugan was chosen to play for the New South Wale Blues in game one of the 2011 State of Origin series.

Today, he continues to show the world what he is capable of.

For more information on Josh Dugan you should check out his profile on Footysocial at http://www.footysocial.com.au/players/joshdugan

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