ADRIAN PROSZENKO Just when you thought it couldn’t get worse for Cronulla, jerseys belonging to Michael Gordon were stolen from the car of teammate Eric Grothe Jnr.
CHRIS WILSON His parents couldn't take his Raiders jersey off him as a pre-schooler, but winger Sami Sauiluma had a gut feeling he'd worn a Canberra jersey for the last time when he was dropped after round 20 this season.
ROY MASTERS Any hope that Essendon players would receive the same deal, or even better, than the month sanctions given to past and present Cronulla players evaporated on Friday when Justice John Middleton handed down his judgment in the Federal Court.
ROY MASTERS The sports scientist at the centre of the supplements scandal at Essendon and Cronulla, Stephen Dank, was simultaneously dismayed but defiant at Friday’s judgement.
CHRIS BARRETT Three former Cronulla players targeted by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority's probe have not been offered the backdated ban "deal" accepted by a dozen of their ex-teammates last month and could face as heavy as two-year suspensions as a result.
Sharks coach Shane Flanagan cannot return to coaching at Cronulla.
CHRIS BARRETT Suspended Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan has fronted an NRL panel at Rugby League Central on Monday, endeavouring to have his return to the game approved and resume control at Remondis Stadium this week.
ADRIAN PROSZENKO The Newtown Jets have officially become the feeder club for Cronulla in rugby league's latest joint venture.
CHRIS BOULOUS If anyone needed a win this week it was Wests Tigers coach Mick Potter; and his team delivered.
CHRIS BARRETT Shane Flanagan will have to accept accountability for putting his players at risk if his readmission to the game is to be given the green light, says NRL chief executive Dave Smith.
MICHAEL CHAMMAS Wests Tigers v Cronulla Sharks at Leichhardt Oval, Saturday, 3pm
ADRIAN PROSZENKO A fortnight ago, most of the Cronulla players involved in the 2011 supplements scandal conceded they were unwitting drug cheats. On Thursday, a handful of Sharks not serving suspensions were at a trade show at Homebush Bay extolling the virtues of a substance-free workplace.
STEVE MASCORD In a dismal season for the Cronulla Sharks, a bits-and-pieces football team missing 17 top liners provided a third performance which should enter the club's folklore.
STEVE MASCORD We probably shouldn’t have been so dismissive of a club that came back from 22-0 down to win – and then from 24-0 to repeat the trick the following week earlier this season.