Wednesday 13 February 2013 3:20 PM
Yesterday representatives from the Cronulla Sharks attended a meeting chaired by Tony Whitlam QC the head of the NRL’s Integrity Commission.
The meeting, which also involved NRL CEO David Smith and representatives from five other NRL clubs, was to provide a better understanding of the investigation currently being undertaken by the Australian Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA).
Following the initial meeting Club Chairman Damian Irvine and General Manager of Football Darren Mooney then attended a private briefing with ASADA representatives.
From those meetings the Sharks can confirm that none of their players have tested positive to performance enhancing substances and that ASADA are focusing their investigation on a short period of time in 2011.
We welcome the ASADA investigation and seek clarity and answers as a result of the ongoing investigation. With a long process ahead of us it would be unhelpful to speculate any further or to discuss details of either the meetings on Tuesday or the continuing investigation.
The Sharks will be making no further comment on this matter and now looks forward to focusing its attention to the upcoming trial match in Tamworth and to the start of the 2013 season.