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COFFS HARBOUR, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 18: Sharks coach Craig Fitzgibbon watches on during the warm-up before the round 15 NRL match between the Cronulla Sharks and the Gold Coast Titans at , on June 18, 2022, in Coffs Harbour, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Cronulla Sharks Head Coach Craig Fitzgibbon Terminates Star Player’s Contract

The St George Illawarra Dragons have been caught out with a case of poor spelling on Jack Bird’s 150th game milestone jersey after Sunday’s loss to the Cronulla Sharks.

NRL 2022 RD04 Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks v Newcastle Knights - Craig Fitzgibbon. Picture: NRL Photos

Bird, who is a Dragons junior, but left the club to play with the Cronulla Sharks and Brisbane Broncos before returning to the joint-venture, brought up his 150th game on Sunday evening in the loss to his former club.

Interviewed after the game however on ABC Radio, it emerged the utility – who has been used in the centres by Shane Flanagan this season – had “Dargons” written on his jersey, rather than Dragons.

With the Dragons desperately attempting to turn around a number of years of poor form, the spelling mistake coming after back-to-back losses, with the first of those against the Sydney Roosters on ANZAC Day in a 60 points to 18 thumping is the latest issue for the club.

What’s more, it has emerged this isn’t the first spelling blunder on a milestone jersey for the club this season.

Another utility, Fa’amanu Brown, made his club debut during a clash against the New Zealand Warriors in Round 7 just days after signing on.

Sharks coach Craig Fitzgibbon has re-signed until the end of 2027. Picture: NRL Photos

In a screenshot posted to Twitter/X by The Red V Podcast however, it has emerged that, on that occasion, the club had got the date wrong on Brown’s jersey, with it being incorrectly written as the 19th of June, instead of the 19th of April when the game was actually played.

The Dragons sit in 13th spot on the NRL ladder at the end of Round 9 with four wins from nine games.

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