Odds Stacked Against Chris Anderson ?

The man responsible for the sacking of Chris Anderson as Cronulla coach could also decide his future as Australian team coach.

Sharks president Barry Pierce is nominated to be elected as a NSWRL delegate to the ARL board on Monday.

NSWRL directors will hold a phone hook-up to decide who replaces Newcastle chairman Michael Hill on the ARL board.

The Queensland members of the ARL are opposed to Anderson continuing as national coach and if Pierce is elected the 50-year-old former test winger may no longer be able to rely on the support of the NSW faction.

The ARL will make a decision on the test coaching position early next year, with Sydney Roosters mentor Ricky Stuart and Brisbane's Wayne Bennett hot favourites to take the coaching reins.

Anderson was sacked from Cronulla last week after it served him with a third breach notice.