Cronulla have stood down under-20s player Jayden Walker for three months following the disclosure of recreational substance use, the NRL club says.
The Bird is bored no more. Less than a month after complaining of a lack of ball on the flanks at Cronulla, Jack Bird has been granted his wish of playing at halfback for Country in this Sunday's annual clash against City.
After years of being there or thereabouts, Cronulla are being touted as the real deal in 2016 but are set to receive an acid test on Sunday against ladder leaders Brisbane.
If it is at all possible Chris Heighington will give even more for his Cronulla teammates after the way they reacted when his three-year-old son Rocco was run over by a golf buggy in a freak accident three weeks ago.
Andrew Fifita is coaching rugby league again. It's a sentence you didn't expect to write full stop, let alone so soon. But the kids he is mentoring now - rather than the adults he was "disrespectful" to - are helping the prop go back to basics.
Cronulla has eight players lining up to take legal action against the club over claims of unfair dismissal and negligence during the supplements scandal. Now they're in the middle of a bitter courtroom dispute with a former major backer.
Mal and Gal haven't exactly smoked the peace pipe. At least not yet. But the NSW skipper is more concerned about how to stop two teams full of Queenslanders rather than the thoughts of one individual as the Kangaroos' D-Day looms.
NSW skipper Paul Gallen has challenged his Cronulla teammate James Maloney to continue to lift his game as he bids for a return to the State of Origin arena.
The Canberra Raiders have officially hit an early season slump after the Ben Barba-inspired Cronulla Sharks enhanced their growing premiership credentials with a 40-16 win at Canberra Stadium on Sunday.
One thing Ricky Stuart can always be counted on for is brutal honesty after a poor performance and he's delivered yet again.
Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart insists his 300th game as an NRL coach is no more important than his 299th was, or his 301st will be.
All off-season, Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart has preached about the importance of depth should injuries strike. It's why the Raiders turned down Gold Coast's advances for halfback Sam Williams. It's why they signed former Newcastle hooker Adam Clydsdale.
With the futures of star forwards Paul Gallen and Luke Lewis up in the air, Cronulla have confirmed they are eyeing Brisbane's Matt Gillett as a blue chip replacement.
Beware the wounded beast.
Canberra Raiders hooker Josh Hodgson admits whether he plays against Cronulla on Sunday could be a "last minute decision".
Todd Carney is seeking $2,357,039 in damages from Cronulla as details of previously unreported indiscretions emerge from his unfair dismissal action.
Jack Bird was named the Dally M Rookie of the Year after a stunning first season at five-eighth for the Sharks. But he has described his transition to the centres as "boring" at times, eyeing a long-term shift closer to the action.
Greg Bird will head to the NRL judiciary on Wednesday night in an effort to avoid a one-week suspension for a careless high-tackle charge.
Ben Barba was on the brink of walking away from the Sharks and the NRL. Now the rejuvenated No.1 is an outside hope of forcing his way back into Origin reckoning.
Cronulla have vowed to conduct an investigation after a frightening incident soon after full-time on Sunday in which Chris Heighington's son was run over by a buggy on the field.