BRAD WALTER 1:16pm Even if Shane Flanagan is successful in clearing his name through the courts, the suspended Cronulla coach remains unlikely to be in charge of the Sharks this season.
MICHAEL CARAYANNIS 6:57pm The Sharks are yet to decide if they will appeal their $1 million fine handed down by the NRL.
Adrian Proszenko and Michael Chammas Cronulla is facing a halves crisis ahead of its season opener against the Gold Coast after Wade Graham suffered a blood infection.
ADRIAN PROSZENKO Cronulla have offered Wade Graham a three-year contract extension in the hope of securing the future Sharks captain before he is poached by rivals.
ADRIAN PROSZENKO A pizza shop owner has emerged as the mystery investor who has freed Cronulla of the bank debt that once threatened to ruin the club.
MICHAEL CARAYANNIS Veteran Cronulla utility John Morris is set to wind back the clock as he prepares to switch to the halves in the absence of Cronulla's regular scrum-base combination of Jeff Robson and Todd Carney.
MICHAEL CHAMMAS Controversial sports scientist Stephen Dank could be forced to front court in legal action taken by former Cronulla players Isaac Gordon and Josh Cordoba.
BRAD WALTER Test prop Andrew Fifita is set to remain in the NRL after resolving a management dispute that would have made it more financially appealing for him to switch codes.
DANIEL LANE He's only 24, but it's already been a long journey for Andrew Fifita. Daniel Lane examines why the big prop is being sought by teams in two codes.
Wayne Cousins In-demand NSW and Australia prop Andrew Fifita raised his asking price with a typical, barnstorming display in Cronulla's trial loss to Wests Tigers on Saturday night.
MICHAEL CARAYANNIS Cronulla will have more than 600 NRL games of back-row experience sidelined heading into their round-one clash against Gold Coast.
Interim coach Peter Sharp has urged the NRL to make a decision on Cronulla's appeal against Shane Flanagan's 12-month ban as the new season looms.
Brad Walter, Michael Chammas Cronulla playmaker Todd Carney is in doubt for the opening match of the season after the Sharks' all-out bid to win the $380,000 prizemoney on offer to the victors of the NRL Nines in Auckland backfired.
Michael Chammas Cronulla prop Andrew Fifita feared his career was about to come to an abrupt halt when he was rushed to hospital with an eye infection in January.
James Macsmith Interim Cronulla coach Peter Sharp declared Shane Flanagan's exile from the Sharks ''a tragedy'' after steering the club to an impressive pre-season win over grand finalists Manly on Friday.
MICHAEL CARAYANNIS Banned Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan remains a sounding board for interim mentor Peter Sharp, who will oversee the club's first trial on Friday night.