Off the Wall

Let there be no doubt about if the Cronulla Sharks was a local government council, and not an NRL club, it would by now have been dismissed by the Minister for Local Government and replaced by an appointed administrator.

As the Board and Management of the Sharks lurch from one crisis to another, the NRL, and especially the CEO of the NRL, continue to extend to the Sharks Board extraordinary tolerance.

Suggestions that the NRL appoint an administrator have been dismissed out of hand by David Gallop.

Even the latest appalling revelation - about which not too much can be said because of a court appearance today - has been met with a wholly inadequate response from the game