The list of ex-Cronulla Sharks players suing their old club has grown to seven after another player launched legal action against the club on Wednesday.
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A day after Fairfax Media reported Paul Aiton, Albert Kelly and Dean Collis had joined the lawsuit against the Sharks, former centre Ben Pomeroy has followed suit in suing the club for negligence in relation to the 2011 supplements program.
It is understood that list could grow to as many as 10 within a month, with several other former players considering suing for negligence, breach of contract and intentional tort during a period in 2011 when sports scientist Stephen Dank ran a supplements program at Cronulla.
Pomeroy, who played more than 150 games for the Sharks between 2006 and 2013, is playing alongside Aiton at Catalans Dragons in the English Super League.
Pomeroy, Aiton and Kelly are the only three players of the seven in the lawsuit who still play professionally, however they now face the potential of a two-year ban given they declined a "doped and duped" deal with ASADA that saw many of their teammates serve a three-game suspension in 2014.
The trio, as well as the retired Collis have been listed for pre-trial conference on May 17, joining Isaac Gordon, Broderick Wright and Josh Cordoba in seeking compensation.
The NSW general manager of Shine Lawyers, James Chrara, is representing all seven former Cronulla players in their bid to seek compensation for damages to their health and reputation.