The Cronulla Sharks Board has met tonight and has released the following statement:
"The Board of the Cronulla Sharks will take a measured and considered response to the breach notice issued to it during the week. The Board will seek legal advice to confirm our position in defending all charges.
The Board wishes to reassure our members, sponsors and fans that we intend to support Shane Flanagan, who we believe is an integral part of our club. In the interim, Peter Sharp will coach the team with the support of James Shepherd and our Premiership winning NSW Cup coach Tony Herman."