It now appears a fait accompli that Des Hasler will be tapped on the shoulder after the club's end -of-season review. So if Canterbury are going to sack Hasler, which by the week looks increasingly more likely to happen this off season than at the end of 2019, why not do it now?
Michael Chammas is a sports reporter with The Sydney Morning Herald
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