Stuart escapes sticky situation

Cronulla coach Ricky Stuart has avoided a fine over his criticism of referee Jason Robinson after an NRL review into his comments.

Stuart said he was absolutely filthy at the referee after the Sharks' golden-point win over Parramatta.

But NRL chief operating officer Graham Annesley says the coach did not overstep the mark in his criticism, and will not face a $10,000 fine because he did not attack Robinson's integrity.