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St George Illawarra Dragons fullback Josh Dugan has been awarded the Brad Fittler Medal for his stand-out performances for the NSW Blues State of Origin team on Monday.

The Brad Fittler Medal recognises the achievements of players across all NSWRL teams and competitions, from the NSW Blues to senior competitions, juniors, women, Indigenous and as well as referees and club service.

The Dragons custodian was presented the honour, chosen by the NSW Blues playing group and coaching staff, in front of Blues Head Coach Laurie Daley, his fellow Blues teammates as well as over 650 guests in attendance at The Star, Sydney.

“Josh was outstanding over the course of the series and fully deserves this prestigious award,” said Daley.

“He was our most consistent performer over the three games and I’m happy to see his efforts being recognised.”

The Minister for Sport, the Honourable Stuart Ayres, the Honourable Barry O’Farrell, NRL Chief Executive Dave Smith, ARLC Chairman John Grant, NSWRL Chairman George Peponis, NSWRL Chief Executive Officer Dave Trodden and a host of True blues, including Ricky Stuart, Ben Elias and Steve Mortimer, were also in attendance to see Dugan receive the award.

Acknowledgement of Country

St George Illawarra Dragons respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders peoples, where our games are played, our programs are conducted and in the communities we support.

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