Rugby League

Fighting fit: Paul Gallen is unbeaten in the ring.

Sharks to limit Gallen's boxing after grand final

The Cronulla Sharks will command Paul Gallen's entire focus in what is likely to be the final chapter of his career in 2017 after the club stressed he must shelve any thoughts of broadening his boxing experience in late summer.

Young guns: Gerard Beale (back left) and Ricky Leutele (front centre) during their junior days at Logan Brothers.

Sharks schoolmates gunning for junior club's greatest export

Ricky Leutele and Gerard Beale were classmates before they were title-chasing Cronulla teammates. And the men who have essentially been competing against each other for one starting berth all year are now united in a common goal to take down their junior club's most famous export.

And the winners is: Cooper Cronk arrives at the Dally M Awards with partner Tara Rushton.

Cronk, Taumalolo joint Dally M Medal winners

Melbourne halfback Cooper Cronk and North Queensland back-rower Jason Taumalolo became just the second joint winners of the Dally M Medal after a gripping count at The Star on Wednesday night.

Platform: Sharks skipper Paul Gallen.

Sharks plan Thurston-style plea on grand final stage

Johnathan Thurston used his acceptance speech moments after booting the Cowboys to a maiden title to make a controversial statement. And the Sharks could follow a similar route if they win their first premiership.

Sage advice: Chad Townsend.

'I'll never forget': Sterling advice to Townsend

What prompted Peter Sterling to dash from his commentary box vantage point and rush to speak to Cronulla's halfback, Chad Townsend would prefer to be kept private. But the Sharks' No.7 admits the words will be ringing in his ears come grand final day.