Maiava whacked with $10,000 fine
and suspension

Cronulla forward Hutch Maiava has been fined $10,000 by the N-R-L club for his involvement in a fight with team-mate Jacob Selmes at training.

Maiava was also suspended from training until January 4 for his part in Thursday's incident when Selmes required stitches to his face. Sharks chairman Barry Pierce says the incident is totally out of character and the player has been an exceptional trainer and clubman in his time at the Sharks.

Maiava has apologised for his actions, saying he is embarrassed with what has happened.