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Cronulla Sharks coach Craig Fitzgibbon to miss NRL round one game against Canberra Raiders with COVID

Melanie Dinjaski
Caden Helmers
By Melanie Dinjaski, and Caden Helmers
Updated March 9 2022 - 7:31am, first published 4:20am
Craig Fitzgibbon will miss round one as Sharks coach. Picture: Getty

Cronulla coach Craig Fitzgibbon will miss the first game of his NRL head coaching career after contracting COVID-19 days out from their season opener in Canberra.

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Melanie Dinjaski

Melanie Dinjaski

Sports Reporter

Melanie Dinjaski is an experienced sports journalist at the Canberra Times with a genuine love of all sports. She's covered every code from NRL to NFL, and has experience in print, digital, podcasting, TV and video journalism, having spent time working in newsrooms at Nine, Fox Sports and Seven before moving to the capital. Melanie aims to bring Canberrans all the sports news they need to know - have a story worth sharing? Get in touch!

Caden Helmers

Caden Helmers

Sports Journalist

My passion for journalism can be traced back to Mighty Ducks match reports and reading the Sunday paper with my old man. A love of sport turned into a passion for telling stories, breaking news and being a reliable voice.

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