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Penrith Panthers v Cronulla Sharks

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.

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.

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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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'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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Newcastle Knights v Sydney Roosters

Hunter Stadium, Newcastle, Friday 7.40pm (AEST)

Brisbane Broncos v Melbourne Storm

Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Friday 7.40pm (AEST)

Gold Coast Titans v Parramatta Eels

Cbus Super Stadium, Gold Coast, Saturday 5.30pm (AEST)

Canterbury Bulldogs v North Queensland Cowboys

ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park, Saturday 7.30pm (AEST)

NZ Warriors v Manly Sea Eagles

Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, Sunday 2pm (AEST)

Canberra Raiders v South Sydney Rabbitohs

GIO Stadium, Canberra, Monday 7pm (AEST)

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Wests Tigers v St George Illawarra Dragons

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ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park, Sunday 3pm (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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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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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 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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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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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.

Cronulla Sharks v North Queensland Cowboys

Remondis Stadium, Cronulla, Friday 7.40pm (AEST)

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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.