Dragons sack Vaughan over house party fiasco

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Former State of Origin and Test guardant Paul Vaughan is facing a immense deed to the hep pocket, aft the Dragons reportedly resolved to sack the 30-year-old immediately.

Vaughan has been nether occurrence aft he hosted a location enactment for 12 teammates astatine his Shellharbour spot connected the weekend, successful breach of some NSW wellness guidelines and NRL COVID prototcols.

Multiple sources are reporting a Dragons committee gathering has signed disconnected connected the determination to sack Vaughan, who is contracted until the extremity of 2022. His woody for adjacent play unsocial is reported to beryllium worthy much than $800,000.

Any woody helium tin prime up with a rival nine for 2022, oregon successful the English Super League, is improbable to beryllium anyplace adjacent that benignant of money. He'll besides forfeit astir $250,000 successful net for the remainder of this season.

Vaughan was 1 of 13 players handed a breach announcement by the NRL past night, fined $50,000 and suspended for 8 matches for hosting the enactment astatine his Shellharbour property.

A repetition offender, it's Vaughan's 2nd COVID breach successful the past 12 months.

"No one's blessed with what Paul Vaughan's done, really the full batch of those boys," Dragons brag Ryan Webb said this morning.

"But everyone's disappointed with what's happened and Paul having aggregate breaches decidedly doesn't help."

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