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Sharks Coach Shane Flanagan - Deregistered

Postby yourhero » Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:27 pm

Sharks coach Shane Flanagan has been deregistered by the NRL.
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19th Dec 2018

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The NRL has announced extraordinary action against Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan and the financially imperilled club.

Sharks coach Shane Flanagan has been deregistered by the NRL.

NRL boss Todd Greenberg on Wednesday confirmed disciplinary action against Flanagan on Wednesday at 12pm (AEDT) following revelations the Cronulla mentor breached the terms of his 2014 season suspension, stemming from the club’s infamous supplements scandal.

Flanagan’s deregistration has been followed up by an extraordinary $800,000 fine issued to the Sharks.

The NRL has issued the Sharks a secondary $400,000 fine on top of the suspended $400,000 fine hanging over the club’s head since governance failings were first uncovered during the club’s supplements scandal.

An NRL integrity unit has discovered evidence that shows Flanagan was in contact with club officials during his suspension in 2014.

The evidence was uncovered during the integrity unit’s investigation into the Sharks’ 2015 salary cap breaches.

The salary cap investigation is expected to drag into 2019.

The Daily Telegraph’s Phil Rothfield on Wednesday told Macquarie Sports Radio, Flanagan’s breach notice will allow him a chance to show cause why the NRL should not enforce an indefinite ban from the game.

The governing body declined to comment on the matter on Tuesday. Any ban would force the Sharks to hire a new head coach, with a number of candidates already being mentioned as possible appointments. Manly coach Trent Barrett is reportedly an option, as is Sharks current assistant John Morris and Sydney Roosters counterpart Adam O’Brien.

The NRL is also set to make a decision on the suspended $400,000 fine hanging over Cronulla from its governance failings around the club’s supplements scandal.

Having been forced to make a series of senior positions redundant after losing most of its top-tier jersey sponsorship deals heading into 2019, there are fears the $400,000 fine could bring the club to its knees.

“That would just about wind them up,” The Daily Telegraph’s Dean Ritchie told Sky Sports Radio on Wednesday.

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Re: Sharks Coach Shane Flanagan - Deregistered

Postby yourhero » Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:29 pm

Couldn't have happened to a more deserving flog. Great to see the NRL not tolerate Flanagan's utter contempt.
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Re: Sharks Coach Shane Flanagan - Deregistered

Postby yourhero » Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:29 pm

yourhero wrote:“That would just about wind them up,” The Daily Telegraph’s Dean Ritchie told Sky Sports Radio on Wednesday.


If only...

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Re: Sharks Coach Shane Flanagan - Deregistered

Postby yourhero » Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:49 pm

Whoa - Big day for the NRL. Putting two cheats in their place...

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Wests Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe has been deregistered after NRL investigation
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19th Dec 2018

The West Tigers have been rocked after an investigation into the club’s alleged salary cap breaches ended with damning findings.

The NRL means business this off-season and in one swift display rugby league’s govering body dropped the hammer on two separate clubs.

Cronulla Sharks coach Shane Flanagan was deregistered by the NRL for dealing with the club while suspended in 2014 and Wests Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe has been deregistered for his role in a salary cap scandal involving Robbie Farah.

An investigation into alleged salary cap breaches by the Tigers revealed the Tigers had agreed in 2016 to pay Robbie Farah more than $400,000 over four years to return to the club in an ambassador role, according to The Daily Telegraph. The money was not included in the club’s salary cap.

The deal was agreed to when Farah — unwanted by then-coach Jason Taylor — left the club to join the Rabbitohs.

The Wests Tigers have been fined $750,000 and had a $639,000 salary cap reduction penalty applied, following the investigation and its findings. Pascoe and the Tigers have until January to respond to the breach notices, as does Flanagan.

NRL CEO Todd Goldberg took a tough stance when addressing reporters at a press conference on Wednesday afternoon to deliver the news.

The Australian Rugby League Commission’s decision surrounding the Tigers’ breach is much more complicated because of the nature of the reported agreement with Farah for a future four-year ambassadorial position with the club following his expected retirement at the end of 2019.

The $400,000 deal was reportedly promised to Farah by Pascoe during Farah’s messy exit from the club two years ago. Farah was eventually released by South Sydney to return to the Tigers in June and remains contracted through to the end of next season.

There is no suggestion Farah has done anything wrong, and the Tigers reportedly claim the agreement was simply an innocent misunderstanding.
Pascoe reportedly claims the club was unaware it had to declare the $400,000 deal because it surrounds Farah’s future at the club as a life member and premiership winner at the joint-venture club.

The Tigers responded to the damning report and notices handed down to the club with a statement in which they expressed their “shock” over the findings.

“At 8am this morning the NRL informed Wests Tigers that it is issuing a preliminary breach notice in relation to an ambassador agreement with Robbie Farah,” the statement read.

“The club is shocked with the decision and extremely disappointed in the process.

“It is an arrangement that Wests Tigers had with Robbie that is unrelated to his career as a player. The club does not know if he is going to take it up and Robbie has not indicated his intention in return.

“The reason the ambassadorship was offered in November 2015 is that then new CEO Justin Pascoe felt that the club had disrespected Robbie and this was a way to show him the respect that Justin felt he deserved as a Life Member and club legend due to the overwhelming support Robbie had at the time from Members and fans.

“Most importantly Wests Tigers derive absolutely no advantage from this arrangement. It is not tied in any way to Robbie’s playing contract.
“Wests Tigers are particularly concerned about the wrongful attack on the integrity of the club’s CEO. For the last three years Justin has shown nothing but respect for the NRL and the salary cap.

“The club will be vigorously defending this.”

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Re: Sharks Coach Shane Flanagan - Deregistered

Postby Utha » Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:42 pm

Dirty Sharks! Take their 2016 premiership off them!

Seriously though, since all our crap went down (and after all the crap we copped as a result of it), I have had ZERO sympathy for any other club (or any individual from those clubs) who transgresses.

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Re: Sharks Coach Shane Flanagan - Deregistered

Postby sallymay » Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:32 pm

And duck off


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