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 Cronulla Sharks
Next Game: The Season has finished
Sharks' Maloney refuses to blame NRL refs
13 Sep 2017
Cronulla five-eighth James Maloney is refusing to blame the referees for his side's NRL finals loss to North Queensland.

James Maloney has refused to point the finger at the officials after Cronulla's elimination from the NRL finals by North Queensland amid a whirlwind of referee blaming.

Sharks coach Shane Flanagan has been fined $30,000 by the NRL over his a withering spray of referees Ashley Klein and Gavin Badger after they had been knocked out on Sunday by a gutsy Cowboys.

Incensed by what he claimed was a series of incorrect, game-altering decisions - including Maloney's first-half sin-binning for a professional foul - Flanagan described the officials as "disgraceful".

Asked whether his sin-binning and other calls had cost his side the game, Maloney said: "No, we still should have won the game if we did things a bit differently. That's the way it is."

Cronulla's relationship with Rugby League HQ was fractured further after Flanagan again unloaded in a video on the club's website in which he described calls against his side as "horrendous". And, an article posted by club officials blamed referees for dwindling crowds.

NRL CEO Todd Greenberg on Monday drew a line in the sand, slugging Flanagan and Manly coach Trent Barrett with breach notices and telling them to "grow up".

The Sharks and Sea Eagles ($20,000) have five working days to make submissions and appeal for reductions in the severity of the fines.

Maloney said he refused to blame the referees and pointed out Cronulla still had a chance to snatch victory deep into extra time.

The Sharks had a number of attacking opportunities in the dying stages but were cruelled by several costly errors, including Andrew Fifita running across field and throwing a loose pass which turned over possession in their final set of six.

Maloney said they should have taken advantage of those opportunities and closed out the game.

"We probably should have won the game regardless of what went on," Maloney told AAP.

"You deal with it, move on. There are a couple of things we should have done better."


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Sharks, Manly weigh up NRL referee fines 
Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan has been fined $30,000 for comments against NRL referees last weekend, while Manly coach Trent Barrett has also been sanctioned. click here for full story...

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Last Game: The Sharks won against the Manly Eagles 40 - 16 at Toyota Park, Australia (5307 days ago)  game results here
 Cronulla Sharks Season 0 Stats (All games)
 Total Games Played 26 
 Away Games 13 
    Away Wins 15 
 Home Games 13 
    Home Wins
 Total Tries: 53 
 Total Goals: 40 
 Total Field Goals:
 Total Points For: 594 
 Total Points Against: 513 
 Leagues the Cronulla Sharks are in
1995 Winfield Cup, 1996 Optus Cup, 1997 Superleague Telstra Cup, 1998 NRL Season, 1999 NRL Country Carnival, 1999 NRL Season, 1999 NRL Finals, 2000 NRL Season, 2000 NRL Finals, 2001 NRL Pre-Season, 2001 NRL Season, 2001 NRL Finals, 2002 Pre-season games, 2002 NRL Season, 2002 NRL Finals, 2003 NRL Season,

 Players in 2002
Andrew Pierce, Brett Kimmorely, Chris Beattie, Chris McKenna, Colin Best, Danny Nutley, David Peachey, David Tangata-toa, Dean Bosnich, Dean Treister, Jason Stevens, Karl Lovell, Matthew Johns, Matthew Rieck, Nick Graham, Paul Franze, Paul Gallen, Paul Mellor, Phil Bailey, Preston Campbell, Sam Isemonger,

 Players in 2001
Adam Dykes, Brent Grose, Damien Mostyn, Jason Ferris, Luke Branighan, Luke Grose, Luke Stuart, Martin Lang, Matt Daylight, Matt Rogers, Nathan Long, Paul McNicholas, Ronald Prince, Russell Richardson, Scott Murray, Sean Ryan, Shannon Donato,

 Players in 2000
Andrew Ettinghausen, Blaine Stanley, Brett Howland, Mitch Healey, Paul Donaghy, Tim Maddison,

 Players in 1999
Matt Ryan,
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Last Results

Saturday, 10 May, 2003
Sharks 40
Eagles 16


Sunday, 4 May, 2003
St George 28
Sharks 12


Sunday, 20 Apr, 2003
Newcastle 32
Sharks 24


Saturday, 12 Apr, 2003
Melbourne 18
Sharks 12


Sunday, 6 Apr, 2003
Sydney City 40
Sharks 20


Sunday, 30 Mar, 2003
Brisbane 30
Sharks 4


Sunday, 16 Mar, 2003
Melbourne 36
Sharks 32


Sunday, 29 Sep, 2002
Warriors 16
Sharks 10


Saturday, 21 Sep, 2002
Sharks 40
St George 24


Friday, 13 Sep, 2002
Sydney City 32
Sharks 20


2003 NRL LADDER
Round 10
May 17th - 18th
Pos  Team Name  P
 1   Canberra   16 
 2   Brisbane   14 
 3   Warriors   14 
 4   Sydney City   12 
 5   Melbourne   12 
 6   Newcastle   12 
 7   Penrith   12 
 8   Canterbury   10 
 9   St George   10 
 10   Eagles   8 
 11   Cowboys   8 
 12   Sharks   6 
 13   Wests Tigers   6 
 14   Parramatta   4 
 15   South Sydney   2 
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