DUFTY V DUGAN

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  1. John moz

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    Big game from dufty even out played the oppositions No 1.The kid keeps getting better with each game.
     
  2. brokendigit

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    My grandma outplayed Moylan tonight. She's been dead for 5 years.
     
  3. Dea

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    Dugan did some good things tonight but... Dufty is our man of the hour. Growing into the No1 and making it his. Great to have a player with speed in the team and he will continue to get better
     
  4. Brutalitops

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    Dugan actually played well.

    I have a soft spot for Dugan though, seeing him crying when we lost to the Dogs last year knowing it was his last game showed me he loved this club.
     
  5. st shaneoh

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    If Dugan loved the club he would have stayed. He loves money,tattoos a and cruisers
     
  6. gitano

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    Dufty was good tonight. Nobody doubts him on a fast track.
     
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  7. Bests Golden Boots

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    "Dufty the speed machine"

    When was the last time you heard a Dragons player described like that?
     
  8. SaintPauli

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    Dugan played well. His best game for gummies. Dufty is on the upper and is already very impressive. Glad we have Dufty from here on.
     
  9. Life's Good

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    I have no ill feeling at all towards Dugan. Players move on. It’s Duftys time now.
     
  10. rasaint

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    Dugan usually played ok for us. My big beef was that imo he was not an elite player. Yes in his very early Canberra years but was on elite player money for us but never did anything amazing except his great 1st game for us at Wollongong.

    He tried hard tonight and got a neat flick away for Holmes but really most good centres execute something like that from time to time.Otherwise the usual hard running but little impact and easily contained.

    Dufty is simply at another level to Dugan. It is wonderful to have such a fast and excitement machine fullback. He is a also competent defender and catcher of the ball.
     
  11. Dennis Papaioannou

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    great example of what happens when you actually give talented kids a chance.
    They either raise their game to another level and their talent shines through, OR they are out of their depth.
    Dufty is reveling in the opportunity to play at the top level.
    Made Moylan look pedestrian a number of times and was very impressive tonight.
    Can't really compare with Dugan any more - totally different player.
    Dugan was a McGregor favourite - first man picked week in week out - to the detriment of the team.
     
  12. 2010

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    The first try of Dufty was incredible. As they speed and more speed.
     
  13. Frank Facer

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    I will quote Phil Gould from past days

    I love pure speed, give me speed, I will take speed any day of the week. lol

    That could be taken another way too. lol
     
  14. Brutalitops

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    Can't exactly blame a player for going to the option with more money, no matter how much they love a club, they have limited careers and need to set themselves up.

    Ben Hunt clearly loved Brisbane, even went on record as saying he'd like to play for them again one day. Didn't stop him leaving
     
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    Was he talking to Fittler?
     
  16. KiamaSaint

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    Agree, it was his best game. He has only played two for the Sharks though right?
     
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    It’s all relative he’ll be faster than most on a wet track!:thumbsup_tone1:
     
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  18. getsmarty

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    Dufty double sinks Sharks in Wollongong
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    DOUBLE: Matt Dufty crosses for the first of his two tries in the Dragons 40-20 win over Cronulla on Friday. Picture: AAP

    CRONULLA went in with a boxed trifecta of fullbacks, but it was the Dragons who found a winner in their No. 1 Matt Dufty at WIN Stadium on Friday night.

    It’s still unclear whether or not he’s on “fullback money” but the Dragons continue to get bang for their buck out of the 22-year-old, whose scintillating double either side of halftime spurred a 40-20 win.

    They proved telling moments in what, a mini second-half revival aside, was a forgettable night for Sharks coach Shane Flanagan, who still can’t find a fullback despite having three on the books.

    He could now also be looking for half a forward pack next week after Paul Gallen, Andrew Fifita and Wade Graham failed to finish the match.

    Gallen injured medial ligament in his right knee in the 13th minute and left the field without returning while Fifita joined him with a knee injury of his own six minutes before the break.

    Graham also twinged a hamstring eight minutes into the second half and finished the game in civvies on he bench.

    Despite the injury toll, the Sharks did manage a brief fight back midway through the second half with tries to Valentine Holmes and Ricky Leutele pegging back an 18-point deficit back to just eight with 23 minutes left.

    They went close to scoring again moment later, only for replays to show Holmes grazed a loose ball with a fingernail in the lead-up to Josh Dugan claiming a try.

    Jack de Belin barged across minutes later, with Euan Aitken crossing to seal the match, and a 6-0 start, for the Dragons 10 minutes from time.

    The penalties flew thick and fast in he first half, with the visitors being pinged four times in the opening six minutes alone.

    The first-half count ultimately evened out at eight apiece, but Widdop made the Sharks pay on the scoreboard with four penalty goals in the opening stanza.

    Widdop’s four penalty goals were complemented by two scintillating solo efforts from Matt Dufty and Cam McInnes, the latter providing a timely reminder of his running abilities seven minutes before halftime.

    Dufty crossed for the opening try in the eighth minute, starting 15 metres in from the western touchline before crabbing across the the eastern side and blowing past Hodkinson and Leutele for the opening four-pointer.

    McInnes strode through the same channel for his try, brushing off Wade Graham and Kurt Dillon before darting 40 metres to score in the corner.

    Ill-discipline also cost the Dragons, with a run of four straight penalties – one resulting in the sin-binning of McInnes in the 14th minute – opening the door for Jaiden Brailey and Edrick Lee to cross in the ensuing 10 minutes.

    Lee had got across earlier in the match for what looked like the opening try only for replays to show a fumble from Fifita in the lead-up.

    Fifita made up for the error, laying on Brailey’s try with a one-handed off-load before leaving the field.

    Dufty had his second two minutes after the resumption, again creating something from nothing on a weaving 30-metre run to the line, with Paul Vaughan crossing five minutes later to extend the lead to 28-10.

    The cue looked very much in the rack when the Sharks scored twice in five minutes, through Holmes and Leutele, but the resistance proved brief.

    De Belin carried four defenders across to re-take momentum in the 63rd minute before Aitken’s 70th minute effort sealed the victory.

    https://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/5342130/dufty-double-sinks-sharks-in-wollongong/?cs=3713
     
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  19. getsmarty

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    NRL 2018: Matt Dufty stars as Dragons down injury-hit Sharks
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    Matthew Dufty starred for the Dragns against the Sharks.Source: AAP

    ST GEORGE Illawarra fullback Matt Dufty has added two stunning tries to his burgeoning highlights reel as the Dragons kept their unbeaten record intact against an injury-ravaged Cronulla.


    The 22-year-old was at his fleet-footed best, breaking the line three times and running for 123 metres the Red V ran out 40-20 winners in front of 17,882 fans at WIN Stadium.

    MATCH CENTRE: Dragons v Sharks


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    Dufty ties Moylan in knots


    The result now keeps the Dragons unbeaten after six games, while Shane Flanagan’s men will be licking their wounds after losing four key forwards in the game.

    Co-captain Paul Gallen and Andrew Fifita — who started the game in blistering fashion — both succumbed to knee injuries in the first half, while Wade Graham (hamstring) and Luke Lewis (corked knee) went off in the second.

    “We’ll know a lot more (Saturday) with scans,” Flanagan said post-game.

    “They’re not looking real good at the moment, but I don’t want to speculate too much on how long they’ll be out for.”

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    Paul Gallen suffered a knee injury. Picture: Brett CostelloSource: News Corp Australia
    The Sharks were gallant despite their setbacks and just as the Dragons looked to be running away with the game at 28-10, clawed their way back into the match to make the scoreline 28-20 with 20 minutes remaining.

    But late tries to NSW Origin hopefuls Jack de Belin and Euan Aitken blew the visitors away and ensured six-straight wins for the Red V.

    Back-to-back penalties in the opening minute saw the Dragons take a 2-0 lead via the boot of Gareth Widdop.

    The Sharks looked to have scored their first try of the game in the eighth minute through Edrick Lee but bunker replays showed a Fifita knock-on in the lead-up.

    The error proved costly because the Dragons had their first moments later when Dufty ran across field and put on the afterburners to score a stunning try.

    When Dragons hooker Cameron McInnes was sin binned in the 15th minute the Sharks took full advantage when Fifita offloaded to Jayden Brailey who scored under the posts.

    Fifita was in everything and when he snatched a short kick-off midway through the first half, the Sharks made it back-to-back tries when Lee went over in the corner.

    Fifita continued to take the battle to the Dragobns sparked a scuffle with Frizell and cost a penalty with the Dragons kicking ahead 12-10.

    McInnes redeemed himself shortly before the break when he made light work of some lazy Sharks defence to race away for a great individual effort.

    The Dragons burst out of the blocks in the second half when Dufty carved up a broken Sharks defensive line to bag his second.

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    Matthew Dufty was electric for the Dragons.Source: AAP
    Paul Vaughan also added his name to the scoreboard in the 47th minute, before tries to Valentine Holmes and Leutele gave the Sharks a fighting chance.

    The home side hit back in the 64th minute through de Belin who proved too strong close to the line before Aitken put the final nail in the coffin for the Sharks.

    ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA 40 (M Dufty 2 E Aitken J De Belin C McInnes P Vaughan tries G Widdop 8 goals) bt CRONULLA 20 (J Brailey V Holmes E Lee R Leutele tries C Townsend 2 goals) at WIN Stadium. Referee: Gavin Badger, Ashley Klein. Crowd: 17,882.


    https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nr...g/news-story/9679facff7870aec58a9ed8f3824732e
     
  20. RedVDragon

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    Dugan was our speed hum he slowed things down. If it wasn’t his injuries after each tackle stop start style of running he stifled any attack. Good riddance.
     
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