NRL news: infamous pandemic party pillow from prop Paul Vaughan – home of BBQ gate – for rent

The infamous pandemic party house of former St George Dragon proper Paul Vaughan has been put up for rent, given his move to the UK.

It is the Shellharbour house where Vaughan hosted 12 teammates for a barbecue in violation of health rules in July last year.

After violating NRL and NSW government biosafety rules, Vaughan was suspended for eight games and fined $50,000 before his contract was terminated, leaving only five games out of 100 for the club.

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Paul Vaughan paid a high price for his pandemic BBQ. Photo: Getty


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His teammates in St. George, some of whom ran into the night to evade police, were fined a total of $305,000 under the Covid lockdown laws that have now been virtually scrapped.

Vaughan, who played 24 games for the Canterbury Bulldogs this year, has signed up with Super League club Warrington.

The house on Wollongong Street Shellharbour.



25 Wollongong Street Shellhaven NSW 2529


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He’s asking $1395 a week for the house, and the offer says it will be available in November.

Signaling the plans of the 31-year-old prop abroad, the house was advertised for a minimum of six months, but with up to two years available.

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Vaughan ended his NRL career with the Bulldogs this year.


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Jack de Belin (center) hid under a bed in a large to escape the law during the infamous BBQ. Photo: Getty


Located just one block from the ocean, the five-bedroom home features a central family room, dining room and kitchen, which open out through patio doors to an outdoor patio overlooking the pool, recently re-tiled with sandstone-look pavers.

It adjoins a cabana, spa, and cubby house on the 675-square-foot block.

Vaughan paid $1.382 million for the renovated 1960s home.


A cabana, pool and spa sit in the back.


The house can be rented for a maximum of two years.


Vaughan in seeking $1395 a week.


Vaughan paid $1.382 million for the renovated 1960s home.


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