Peachey and
Vagana ruled out

A blow for the Cronulla Sharks in the leadup to tomorrow night's game against Canberra, with both fullback David Peachey and centre Nigel Vagana ruled out with injury. Peachey succumbed to a thigh strain in the second half of last weekend's game against Brisbane, while Vagana injured his ankle in the dying minutes of that same game.

Promising rookie David Simmons will shift from the wing to cover for Peachey, with Jason Kent being promoted from Premier Leage to cover Simmons' wing. Paul Franze moves from an extended bench into the centres for Vagana.

In the absence of captain Brett Kimmorley and Peachey, Danny Nutley will take on the captaincy role. Cronulla plays Canberra at 5.30pm on Saturday night at Canberra Stadium.