It will get worse before it gets better for the Sharks.
The Cronulla Sharks took to the field over the weekend amid one of the most turbulent times in the clubs history.
The Sharks players dedicated the game to dumped coaching staff – head coach Shane Flanagan, football manager Darren Mooney, head trainer Mark Noakes, physiotherapist Konrad Schultz and team doctor Dave Givney.
Skipper Paul Gallen wore the names of all five dropped staff written across a plaster band on his bicep according to The Australian.
Flanagan has had a large outpouring of support from players and fans alike with the chant ‘Bring back Flano’ head loud and clear during the Sharks close win over the Gold Coast Titans.
NRL chief executive Dave Smith has revealed that it will be another month before the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority is finished with their investigation of the club.
“I met with ASADA last Friday and they told me that they are probably four weeks away from finishing with Cronulla,” Smith said.
Sharks players and fans are already reeling from the effects of the investigation with the latest revelation that players may have been given horse steroids.
Another month under the spotlight could have even more dramatic effects of the players and staff as they attempt to train and begin the NRL season with a dark cloud hanging over the club.