Tag: Cronulla Sharks

Thank penalties for lack of fatigue in players: Gallen

Cronulla legend Paul Gallen says fatigue isn’t a factor in the current game due to the amount of penalties being dished out by the referees. Speaking on Channel Nine, Gallen said club officials were also using the HIA bin to their advantage. “No, I wasn’t tired (against Melbourne),” Gallen said. “We brought in the eight-interchange […]

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Flanagan denies rift with former five-eigth Maloney

Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan has denied a rift with former player James Maloney after the five-eigth admitted he hadn’t spoken to his former mentor since being released to the Penrith Panthers. “Things didn’t go sour. We always respect James for what he did for our club,” Flanagan told Fox Sports. “He’s our first premiership-winning five-eighth. […]

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James Maloney hasn’t spoken to Shane Flanagan since Sharks traded him

They may have helped clinch a main premiership for the Cronulla Sharks but former five-eigth James Maloney has revealed he hasn’t spoken to Sharks coach Shane Flanagan since the club traded him to the Penrith Panthers for Matt Moylan. The shock switch came while Maloney was in World Cup camp with the Australian side. “To […]

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‘Smoking, drinking, acting like a 15-year-old’: The real reason Matt Moylan is now at the Sharks

EXCLUSIVE BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis It is a Saturday afternoon in Penrith – the crowd is restless. Their team, the Panthers, are having a shocker against the New Zealand Warriors. Penrith are down 26-8 and have no way back against the rampaging visitors. It’s May, a lifetime ago, long before rumblings became an avalanche and […]

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Flanagan admits Sharks watching Pearce situation closely

Cronulla have just signed former Penrith captain Matt Moylan for 2018 but aren’t done just yet with Sharks coach Shane Flanagan believing the club is still in with a chance of nabbing disgruntled Sydney Roosters great Mitchell Pearce. The Roosters made waves recently when they signed free agent and incumbent Australian pivot Cooper Cronk leaving […]

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It’s a new chapter in my career: Matt Moylan

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis Former Penrith Panthers captain Matt Moylan has made his first appearance in Cronulla’s blue, white and black appearing via a video on the Sharks website. Moylan will play for Cronulla in 2018 in a straight swap with Sharks premiership winner James Maloney. “It’s a new chapter in my career and I’m […]

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Trading places: Sharks and Panthers agree to straight swap for Matt Moylan and James Maloney

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis Premiership-winning Cronulla five-eigth James Maloney is headed to the Penrith Panthers while Matt Moylan is headed the other way in a straight swap between the two clubs. NRL.com is reporting that Maloney will be at the Panthers until the end of 2020 while Moylan has agreed to a four-year deal with […]

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Shane Flanagan issues apology to the game and fans in open letter

Cronulla Sharks Coach Shane Flanagan has posted an apology on sharks.com.au for the fine that will cost the Sharks $30,000 after an explosive post-match press conference following Cronulla’s elimination at the hands of North Queensland. In a brutally honest observation, Flanagan said he was sorry to the game and Sharks fans. “As a professional sporting […]

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