League chaos as the Sharks go to ground
Like a bee to honey, controversy has a habit of finding rugby league around the time of a big match. And so, on the eve of the season-opener, a much-hyped near sellout largely due to the return of Sonny Bill Williams, the sport was thrown into chaos.
Cronulla's season may be dismantled by an Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority investigations into drugs in sport.
There was speculation a number of players were facing six-month bans as a result of the investigations by the drugs body. Bookmakers suspended betting on the Sharks' clash with Gold Coast on Sunday as a ''precaution''. That just fanned the flames. It is believed ASADA officials interviewed Sharks officials this week. SportsDay, Page 64