Dugan investigated for second COVID breach

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The NRL integrity unit is investigating claims Cronulla Sharks player Josh Dugan breached NSW COVID laws last night.

Dugan and another man are facing fines of up to $10,000 after they were pulled over in the NSW town of Lithgow - 150 kilometres from their places of residence, according to News Corp.

Dugan was left in Sydney while the rest of the team relocated to Queensland for the remainder of the season.

The Sharks contacted the integrity unit after finding out about the incident this morning.

Josh Dugan broke COVID protocols earlier this year. (Getty)

It's the second COVID strike against Dugan after the centre was fined $25,000 by the NRL last month for breaking the code's protocols.

NSW Police confirmed to News Corp that two men are expected to be charged for the alleged breach.

"The men allegedly weren't wearing masks and checks revealed they were from Gymea and Alexandria," a police spokesman said.

"The driver allegedly told police they were moving to the area and were going to feed animals, however later admitted they were heading to a friend's house for the weekend.

"They were directed to return home. About 40 minutes later, officers detected the same vehicle travelling away from Sydney towards Yetholme. The men were stopped and again directed to return to their homes. Charges are expected to be laid."

The Sharks and the NRL are liasing with police.

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