Foxsports have the intriguing news that SuperCoach Furner has pulled off a huge smashing of the Cronulla Sharks:
Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan admits the return of skipper Paul Gallen and Jeremy Smith can’t come soon enough after the freefalling Sharks blew a shot at the NRL top four with a 36-4 home thumping at the hands of Canberra.
The Raiders were at their Jekyll and Hyde best as they put on a show at Toyota Stadium, coach David Furner joking his players needed to be swabbed following a preceding fortnight in which they beat Melbourne before stumbling at home against Gold Coast.
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Canberra are now one of five NRL teams on 20 competition points just one win outside eighth spot, while the Sharks could drop to sixth if North Queensland win on Monday night, having failed to come up with a win from their past three games – all against teams outside the eight.