Sharks skipper and coach among figures likely to be questioned.
Cronulla captain Paul Gallen, coach Shane Flanagan and under siege sports scientist Stephen Dank could become the focal point of a senate inquiry into the use of performance enhancing drugs in Australian sport.
The trio are set to be called in to give evidence of the history of and rate of administration of illegal drugs to players which has rocked not only the NRL but also the AFL.
Leading the charge is Victorian Greens Senator Richard Di Natale who has called for the inquiry to flush out the truth that has happened behind close doors.
Di Natale is also keen to get to the bottom of the relationship between players and their respective club’s support staff and how players could be injected seemingly without doctors being made aware.
“We want to find out what’s gone wrong,” Senator Di Natale told The Daily Telegraph. “How did it happen and how can we prevent it happening again?
“How is it that individuals in a sporting organisation have been injected with substances that are not fit for human consumption and substances that are not approved by drug regulators or the inappropriate use of prescription drugs?
“Everybody is hard on the athletes as cheats but the clubs and the codes have a responsibility. If you are a 17-year-old kid from the country you are in a difficult position to challenge or question that.”
Players are not nesscarily the target of the inquiry but if they are called it would more likely be to give a better understanding of the inner-workings of any club accused of giving its players illegal drugs.
However, the inquiry will posses the ability to force people to appear if they refuse to cooperate.
If any of the Cronulla players or staff are called to give evidence if would further disrupt their already tumultuous season to date with the upheaval seeing star five-eighth Todd Carney put a hold on contract negotiations.