Off the Wall

It is not entirely a coincidence that two or three of the clubs with critical, and very public, administrative and financial problems are at, or close to, the bottom of the premiership table.

The most obvious examples are the Parramatta Eels and the Cronulla Sharks. But the board room divisions at the Sea Eagles cannot have helped the premiers in the opening rounds of their title defence.

And it is also not entirely a coincidence that the clubs with