Gallen out for six

Cronulla back rower Paul Gallen will endure a six week stint on the sidelines for what his club boss Steve Rogers has branded a two-week offence.

Gallen became the first player sent off in the NRL this season during his side's win over Newcastle and submitted an early guilty plea to a grade two reckless high tackle charge.

It's his second suspension this season and third in the past two years.