The death of an NRL fan in Sydney overnight has overshadowed grand final celebrations.

The man died in hospital after he was arrested in a brawl involving three men, as fans celebrated St George Illawarra’s grand final win.

Nyree Callaghan reports.

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Police used capsicum spray on Steven Bosevski during a brawl outside Saint George League’s Club.

They were called to the Club when a fight broke out in the early hours of this morning, as fans celebrated the Dragons’ grand final win.

Police arrested three men at the scene but say the thirty five year old Bosevski was not tasered during the arrest.

Outraged bystanders tell a different story.

Witness: “He was handcuffed laying down on the ground and they just kept tasing him, he asked them to stop, they just kept tasing him.”

The roar from the crowd was of a different kind earlier in the evening, as Dragons supporters celebrated victory after thirty-one years.

The Dragons beat the Roosters thirty-two to eight and Coach Wayne Bennett rejoiced.

Wayne Bennett, St George coach: “To come here and to go around the ground and to see the red army and the great colours, it means so much to everybody.”

Players and staff headed to the team’s southern home this morning.

More than two thousand fans welcomed them back to Wollongong, as the Dragons’ premiership celebrations continued.

Nyree Callaghan, QUT News.