The NRL has this morning showed its integrity unit is making inquiries into “wage cap issues” on the Cronulla Sharks all through the 2015 and 2017 seasons.
The Sharks, who’re these days fourth at the NRL ladder and making ready for a finals sequence, mentioned they knowledgeable the league previous within the yr of “wage cap discrepancies” in terms of historic third-party participant bills, came upon all through a club-instigated governance evaluate.
“The Sharks self reported to the NRL and requested for his or her help in investigating this topic,” the membership mentioned.
“The membership is totally cooperating with the NRL integrity unit, permitting them get entry to to any data they require to finish their investigation.”
Then again the NRL mentioned it believed the membership used to be “wage cap compliant” this yr.
The Sharks received their maiden premiership in 2016 and at this level it’s understood that identify isn’t at risk.
Sharks’ group captain Paul Gallen (C) holds aloft the winners trophy as he and his group friends rejoice after the 2016 NRL Grand Ultimate. (AAP: David Moir)
Then again the drama does have the possible to disrupt the Sharks internally this season, with the Paul Gallen-led membership coming into the overall spherical of the NRL this weekend as probably the most in-form aspects.
Talking on Fox Sports activities, Cronulla veteran Luke Lewis mentioned he and the group weren’t frightened.
“I might love to look clearly the place it is all going and what is taking place, however my wager is as just right as any individual else,” he mentioned.
“I do not in reality know what is taking place in this day and age.
“To be brutally truthful, we have been thru all of it sooner than clearly again in ’15 or ’14, on every occasion it used to be, with the ASADA stuff.
“Mate, it’s what it’s.”