Anderson sacked by Sharks board

The Cronulla Sharks board have finally sacked coach Chris Anderson following a meeting tonight. Anderson, who returned last week from coaching Australia to a 3-0 Test series clean sweep over Great Britain, was reportedly disappointed with the decision to ditch him from the head coaching position.

"The board has resolved to terminate my employment with the Sharks," said Anderson.

"I feel like I have not been given a fair go.

"I am bitterly disappointed. I was committed to seeing out my contract with the Sharks. I put my case to the board tonight but unfortunately the board was not persuaded."

Anderson was called to the meeting to discuss his future after the Sharks' board issued his third breach notice just before the tour.

Anderson, who was contracted for next season with an option of a further two more if the Sharks made the 2004 finals, was issued with his third breach notice following a dispute over his son, Jarrad who was cut from the Sharks playing roster.

Anderson said he would consider his options following consultation with his family and legal representatives.