Tag: Shane Flanagan

Teammate puts Fifita in his place after abusive on-field outburst

Cronulla veteran Luke Lewis flat out disagrees with teammate Andrew Fifita’s actions after the big prop gave the Sharks coaching box an on-field spray after scoring against North Queensland. Fifita crossed in the win and jumped to his feet, violently gesturing toward the grand stand. It has since been revealed Fifita was reacting to a […]

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Flanagan refuses to back Holmes as long-term Sharks fullback

Cronulla’s representative star Valentine Holmes might be in career-best form at fullback but Sharks coach Shane Flanagan has refused confirming Holmes will be his custodian when Josh Dugan returns from injury next week. Flanagan admitted Dugan may have made his return this round if they weren’t playing on a Thursday night. “He (Holmes) played well […]

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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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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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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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Flanagan shocked by performance after Cronulla thrashed at home by Sea Eagles

BY CURTIS WOODWARD AND RICHARD HOGAN Cronulla Sharks Coach Shane Flanagan couldn’t believe how poor his team was in their heavy defeat to Manly on Sunday highlighting a terrible opening passage from the Premiers. “The first 20 minutes was awful,” Flanagan said. “They (Manly) played really well and they deserved to win. “But our first […]

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