Over at the Cronulla Sharks, if they were competing in the sport of boxing – they would probably be world champions.
Just this year, we’ve seen Paul Gallen take on Shane Shackleton from the Roosters, we’ve seen other Sharks such as Anthony Watts put on some ferocious punching as he joined in against his old club the Roosters as well.
Not only do Cronulla players love to punch on, it seems even their coach Ricky Stuart likes a bit of the biff – showing his fists of rage this week at Parramatta Stadium as he smashed a hole in a gyprock wall inside the coaches box.
Well it seems things turned real ugly for the Sharks boys this week following the Parramatta match; after having a few drinks with the Parramatta Eels after the game – several Sharks players returned to Josh Hannay’s house where there was the ‘Paul Gallen Fight‘ – Paul Gallen and Reece Williams going toe to toe; and on the undercard were Sharks players Greg Bird and Dustin Cooper. A total of 4 Sharks players all tearing each other apart, simply astounding – especially after a big win, thank god it wasn’t a loss.
Unfortunately for the Sharks – boxing skills don’t directly relate to winning on the Rugby League field, which might explain why they are anchored to the cellar of the NRL Table.
Maybe the Cronulla Sharks can take a leaf out of the South Sydney Rabbits NRL teachings; over at Redfern it seems that ‘love’ is being used as a bonding and training tool. Once again, if we look to the NRL ladder – it seems love beats war, as the Bunnies are perched on the fringe on the Top 8 – somewhere the Sharks can only dream about being.