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Todd Carney dispute with Cronulla Sharks headed for mediation

Brad Walter Todd Carney is expected to enter into mediation with Cronulla over his controversial sacking from the club last month in a move that may prevent the case from going to court.

Isaah Yeo hopes Dubbo relatives descend on Bathurst for Penrith Panthers game against Cronulla Sharks in NRL

Isaah Yeo palms off a defender during the Auckland Nines.

Michael Carayannis Dubbo product Isaah Yeo expects a bus-load of family and friends to make the two-hour journey to watch him play for Penrith against Cronulla in Bathurst on Saturday.

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Penrith Panthers coach Ivan Cleary rues missed opportunity in loss to Cronulla Sharks

Fend-off: Cronulla's Andrew Fifita palms away Panthers forward Lewis Brown.

Michael Chammas Penrith's quest for their first minor premiership since 2003 has been dealt a big blow after a shock loss against bottom-placed Cronulla in Bathurst on Saturday afternoon.

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Penrith Panthers v Cronulla Sharks

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Ash Gray Can the Sharks upset the Panthers at Carrington Park, Bathurst?

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Carrington Park, Bathurst, Saturday 3pm (AEST)

Cronulla Sharks' supplements fine likely to drop from $1m to $600k

Early return: Paul Gallen is likely to play on Saturday after a quick recovery from a biceps injury.

Adrian Proszenko Cronulla are on track to qualify for a $400,000 discount on the fine imposed by the NRL for management failings in the club's controversial supplements program in 2011.

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'We're struggling and so are they': Sharks stand-in captain Wade Graham slams referees

Darren Walton Cronulla captain Wade Graham branded NRL referees as poor as the hapless Sharks after his bottom-placed side handed North Queensland their first away win of the season on Friday night.

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Cronulla Sharks skipper Paul Gallen set to make early comeback to face Penrith Panthers

Eager to return: Paul Gallen may return to face the Panthers this weekend.

Michael Carayannis Cronulla skipper Paul Gallen is set to make an extraordinary return from a biceps injury, as he pushes to be ready for the Sharks' clash with Penrith on Saturday (July 26).

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James Shepherd one good game away from holding on to Sharks coaching spot

Promising start: Cronulla's second caretaker coach of 2014, James Shepherd.

Michael Carayannis A good performance by Cronulla against North Queensland on Friday night could earn interim coach James Shepherd the job for the rest of the year.

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Paul Gallen warns Cronulla Sharks' NRL rivals the joke could be on them

Proud bunch: The Sharks have proven their fighting qualities in recent weeks.

Daniel Lane  Despite many problems facing the club - on and off the field - Paul Gallen has warned fellow NRL clubs to treat Cronulla as the game's laughing stock at their peril.

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Todd Carney's sacking from Cronulla Sharks backed by NRL CEO Dave Smith

Career in tatters: Ex-Sharks five-eighth Todd Carney.

Brad Walter NRL chief executive Dave Smith has backed Cronulla's decision to sack Todd Carney and placed players "on notice" that there would be "consequences" if they damage the reputation of the code.

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Cronulla Sharks to approach NSW Origin coach Laurie Daley over interim role

In demand: Cronulla will approach victorious Blues coach Laurie Daley about taking over the club for the rest of the season.

Michael Carayannis Cronulla will make a formal approach to NSW coach Laurie Daley to takeover the club for the rest of the season as interim “interim” coach James Shepherd indicates his desire to remain as...

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Cronulla Sharks could lose skipper Paul Gallen for rest of season with biceps injury

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Michael Carayannis Cronulla skipper Paul Gallen could face an extended stint on the sidelines following fears he seriously injured his biceps in the Sharks’ loss to Newcastle.

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Laurie Daley not interested in coaching Cronulla Sharks, says manager

In demand: Laurie Daley won plaudits after guiding NSW to their first Origin series win in eight years.

Adrian Warren A short-term gig as Cronulla's NRL coach doesn't appeal to NSW Blues mentor Laurie Daley, according to his manager.

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Remondis Stadium, Cronulla, Friday 7.40pm (AEST)

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Newcastle Knights give Cronulla Sharks taste of their own medicine with stirring comeback victory

Hook, line and sinker: Sharks forward Wade Graham is sent sprawling.

Michael Carayannis There was another miraculous comeback involving Cronulla on Sunday. This time was the Knights who overcame an 18-point deficit to beat Cronulla 31-18 at Remondis Stadium on Saturday.

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Sharks-Knights rollercoaster speaks volumes about players' soft mindsets

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Phil Gould I am at a loss to know what makes rugby league players tick. What motivates them? What de-motivates them? Why they can be terrible one day and then brilliant the next.

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Cronulla Sharks sponsorship in jeopardy over drug testing demands

In arm's way: Paul Gallen clutches his injured biceps. The Sharks skipper was set to have scans on Sunday night.

Chris Barrett Cronulla's new major sponsors want to begin testing Sharks players for recreational drug and alcohol use this season and have signalled they may end their newfound alliance with the club if they are...

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Darius Boyd is backing up from Origin.

Remondis Stadium, Cronulla, Sunday 3pm (AEST)

Sharks captain Wade Graham takes pop at referees as coach laments technical shortcomings

Not their year: Dejected Sharks captain Wade Graham leaves the field after another loss for Cronulla.

Michael Carayannis Cronulla skipper Wade Graham hasn’t held back in his criticism of the on-field officials describing their performances as “on par” with his struggling team.