Heighington a 'cleanskin', pleads Flanagan

Chris Barrett 8:50 PM   Cronulla's Chris Heighington is facing a lengthy stint on the sidelines for a spear tackle on Penrith's Jeremy Latimore.

Host of NRL stars to turn out for Juniors

Rising star: Sharks player Valentine Holmes.

Michael Carayannis 8:46 PM   Which NRL players are set to line up for the Junior Kangaroos on Saturday?

Moylan ready for Origin, says Cleary

Magic Moylan: Panthers fullback Matt Moylan in action against the Sharks.

Chris Barrett 5:42 PM   Matt Moylan is in a three-way contest for the NSW fullback's spot but did himself no harm on Sunday

Graham to skipper City in Keary's Blues initiation

Leading light: Cronulla's Wade Graham is expected to captain the Country side for next week's clash.

Adrian Proszenko   Cronulla forward Wade Graham is likely to have the honour of captaining the City Origin side in what will be Ipswich-born Luke Keary's induction into the Blues fold.

Sharks halfback Robson treating every game like a trial for a new contract

"You're always applying for your job for the next week whenever you play": Cronulla halfback Jeff Robson.

Daniel Lane   After 11 years in the NRL with Manly, Parramatta and Cronulla, 32-year-old halfback Jeff Robson admitted he was at the stage of his career where every match was a trial for a new deal.

Gallen's Test career hangs in the balance

On the sidelines: Paul Gallen has been ruled out of the team for next week’s Test.

Michael Carayannis   Doubts surround Paul Gallen's Test career while Alex Johnston and Josh Dugan are set to earn a debut.

Gallen ruled out indefinitely

Out: Paul Gallen will miss the Anzac Test.

Paul Gallen will miss the Anzac Test and has been ruled out indefinitely with injury.

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Michael Ennis labels Sharks win as 'bravest' of his career

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Michael Carayannis   Michael Ennis called it the bravest win of his career. Shane Flanagan said his Sharks officials checked "everyone could swim" before the game went on. It was that sort of performance for the Sharks, one that could help shape their season.

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Gallen to meet NRL officials over Test future

Paul Gallen hopes to play against the Kiwis in Brisbane.

Brad Walter   Cronulla captain Paul Gallen set to complete leadership accountability course before Test return

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'Positive' meeting increases Gallen's chances of staying a Shark

Contract talks: Paul Gallen is hoping he can come to terms with the Sharks over a new deal.

Adrian Proszenko   The chances of Paul Gallen finishing his NRL career as a one-club man increased after his management and Cronulla officials held "positive" negotiations on Thursday.

Fifita's rep hopes alive after downgrade

High shot: Tyson Frizell collects Tim Browne high.

Michael Carayannis   Andrew Fifita's hopes of a Test recall have been saved after the NRL panel took just three minutes to have the Cronulla prop's dangerous throw charge downgraded.

Gallen fears he will be squeezed out of Sharks

Happy at Sharks: Paul Gallen wants a new deal with Cronulla.

Adrian Proszenko   He's been a one-club man, but Paul Gallen may be leaving the Shire.

Sharks must re-sign Gallen ASAP: Robson

Signing priority: Sharks skipper Paul Gallen charges into the Newcastle defence.

James MacSmith   Cronulla halfback Jeff Robson has urged the NRL club to re-sign skipper Paul Gallen as soon as possible.

Fifita facing six-game ban

Offload: Sharks prop Andrew Fifita looks to pass during the round six clash with the Newcastle Knights at Remondis Stadium.

Michael Carayannis   Cronulla prop Andrew Fifita is facing a six week ban after being hit with a grade three dangerous throw.

Barba injured as Sharks beat Knights

Painful exit: Sharks five-eighth Ben Barba is assisted from the field.

Michael Carayannis   Cronulla players last walked off Remondis Stadium to a chorus of boos with the fans soured by their 10th consecutive home loss.

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Fifita's tackle "didn't look good" according to Flanagan

Offload: Sharks prop Andrew Fifita looks to pass during the round six clash with the Newcastle Knights at Remondis Stadium.

Michael Carayannis   Andrew Fifita's first half dangerous throw tackle "didn't look good" according to Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan.

Depression almost forced Fifita to quit

"I felt there was no light at the end of this tunnel. I was in a slump. I was in a deep hole and it was just darkness. I felt like there was no joy to life": Andrew Fifita.

Michael Chammas   Andrew Fifita's life had spiralled so far out of control, he was planning to quit the game to move overseas and become a carpenter.

Flanagan guarantees Barba a spot in 17

Piece of the puzzle: Ben Barba could be used at fullback or as a utility off the bench.

Michael Carayannis   Ben Barba will definitely return to Cronulla’s top squad but coach Shane Flanagan has refused to guarantee Barba a starting position.

Sharks upset lacklustre Roosters

Drought-breakers: Jeff Robson, Jack Bird and Gerard Beale celebrate after Beale's try at Allianz Stadium.

Brad Walter   Jack Bird, the star of the Sharks' upset win over the Roosters, had to overcome significant adversity to make his NRL starting debut at five-eighth.