Cronulla Sharks

Cronulla SharksAfter entering the NSW Rugby league Premiership in 1967, the Cronulla Sharks registered their first title this year, defeating the Melbourne Storm 14-12. The Sharks have unearthed some of the game’s finest players headed by League legends Steve Rogers and Andrew Ettingshausen. Before winning the premiership, Cronulla had the longest drought in the NRL but were Grand finalists in 1973, 1978 and 1997.

In 2015 the Sharks finished the regular season in sixth spot before progressing to the semi-finals, where they were thrashed 39-0 at the hands of eventual premiers the North Queensland Cowboys.

The Sharks finished third in 2016 and started off their finals campaign with a record-breaking victory over the Canberra Raiders away from home before defeating the Cowboys and Storm to take home their first title.

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Cronulla Sharks Articles

Your club’s transfer performance rating: Part 1

Your club’s transfer performance rating: Part 1

by , 7 Dec 2016

The end of the year draws nearer and nearer, we are getting closer to the promised land of the NRL season every day.

Barba says sorry to Cronulla teammates

Barba says sorry to Cronulla teammates

by , 18 Nov 2016

Ben Barba has apologised to his former Cronulla teammates over his cocaine use that led to him leaving the NRL premiers to undertake rehabilitation overseas.

Ben Barba’s rehab stint about more than just drugs

Ben Barba’s rehab stint about more than just drugs

by , 9 Nov 2016

Ben Barba’s rehabilitation in Thailand isn’t solely about addressing his recent positive drug test to cocaine but also facing up to other personal issues, according to his manager.

A test-free solution to sport’s illicit drug problem

A test-free solution to sport’s illicit drug problem

by , 8 Nov 2016

One day in the perhaps not too-distant future there will be no scourge of illicit drugs because there will be no illicit drugs.

Ben Barba released by Cronulla after failed drugs test

Ben Barba released by Cronulla after failed drugs test

by , 8 Nov 2016

Star Cronulla fullback Ben Barba has been sacked by the club after reportedly testing positive to cocaine following the Sharks’ inaugural grand final win earlier this year.

Is Ben Barba hard done by?

Is Ben Barba hard done by?

by , 8 Nov 2016

Benjamin Barba has been released from the Sharks after a positive cocaine test came back amid Cronulla’s historic Grand Final celebrations. While there’s no doubt it’s a bad thing to be doing, has Barba been jipped by unfortunate timing?

Sharks say Barba was the only offender

Sharks say Barba was the only offender

by , 8 Nov 2016

Distressed Cronulla boss Lyall Gorman is adamant star fullback Ben Barba is the only Sharks player to have tested positive to cocaine.

Andrew Fifita was ’emotionally wrecked’ leading into NRL grand final

Andrew Fifita was ’emotionally wrecked’ leading into NRL grand final

by , 4 Nov 2016

Andrew Fifita was “emotionally wrecked” leading into the grand final with the threat of expulsion from the NRL hanging over the Cronulla prop.

Andrew Fifita told to “behave like an adult”

Andrew Fifita told to “behave like an adult”

by , 28 Oct 2016

Australian Rugby League Commission chairman John Grant has told Andrew Fifita he needs to start “behaving like an adult” and stop threatening to leave the NRL.

Gallen sees good things ahead for Sharks recruit T-Rex

Gallen sees good things ahead for Sharks recruit T-Rex

by , 19 Oct 2016

Cronulla is the perfect place for out-of-sorts former representative star Tony Williams to re-discover the form and desire that made him one of the NRL’s most feared forwards, according to Sharks skipper Paul Gallen.


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