Cronulla Sharks Team
The Cronulla Sharks (aka 'Sharks') are a Cronulla based Rugby League team.
Cronulla have bolstered their halfback depth by signing former Canterbury and St George Illawarra playmaker Daniel Holdsworth from Super League side Hull FC.
Daniel Holdsworth's Hull career is over after the UK Super League side granted him permission to return to Australia.
Australia's request to have injured backrower Luke Lewis replaced for the rest of the Rugby League World Cup has been denied by tournament officials.
Hull FC have agreed to release Daniel Holdsworth from the final year of his contract to enable him to join Cronulla Sharks, close to his family home.
Australia have written to Rugby League World Cup officials requesting permission to call in a replacement for injured back-rower Luke Lewis for the rest of the tournament.
NRL chief executive Dave Smith says there are no plans to move Cronulla to Queensland but said the code's governing body are carefully monitoring the financial viability of the club.
The head of a bid to get a NRL team in central Queensland says the community would welcome Cronulla, or another Sydney-based club, if any relocation transpired.
The Newtown Jets dreams of a second successive VB NSW Cup premiership were blown apart by the Cronulla Sharks at Leichhardt Oval on Sunday.
Cronulla halfback Jeff Robson believes the form of Andrew Fifita makes it almost impossible for him not to be picked for Australia's Rugby League World Cup squad.
A week after saving Cronulla, John Morris turned Sharks' villain with a brain snap that cost his side dearly as Manly held on for a 24-18 win to book an NRL preliminary final berth against South Sydney.
STORY OF THE NRL FIRST SEMI-FINAL: Result: Manly 24 bt Cronulla 18 at Allianz Stadium
Hero to zero inside six days - Cronulla veteran John Morris can now spend a whole summer asking himself 'why?'
Manly edged towards a preliminary final berth after taking a 14-6 halftime lead on the back of a Daly Cherry-Evans masterclass in Friday night's semi-final against Cronulla at Allianz Stadium.
An irritated Paul Gallen has dismissed any prospect of Todd Carney being fit to face Manly in Cronulla's NRL semi-final clash on Friday.
Preview of NRL elimination finals (all times AEST):
Manly firebrand Anthony Watmough has warned Cronulla they'll be playing into the 2011 NRL premiers' hands if they try to beat the battered and bruised Sea Eagles physically on Friday night.
Still bitter, Cronulla great Greg Pierce has recalled the "farce" which cost him the chance to lead the Sharks to grand final glory over Manly as the clubs prepare to write another chapter in one of rugby league's fiercest rivalries.
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