News Sharks Injuries & Suspensions

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Penrith's Viliame Kikau and Cronulla's Andrew Fifita are set to miss crucial round 19 games through suspension.

Panthers backrower Kikau was charged with a shoulder charge on Dragons halfback Darren Nicholls in Penrith's 40-18 win on Friday, while Sharks prop Fifita was hit with exactly the same charge in relation to an incident involving Lachlan Burr in his team's 19-18 loss to the Warriors.

Both players will miss one game with an early guilty plea, while a two-game ban looms if the charges are unsuccessfully challenged at the judiciary.
Sharks prop Andrew Fifita and Brisbane forward Thomas Flegler have accepted one-week suspensions stemming from Round 18.

Fifita will also have 80 carry-over points when he returns from the ban incurred for his shoulder charge on Warriors forward Lachlan Burr on Friday.
 

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Cronulla prop Aaron Woods is facing a fine after being charged for a contrary conduct offence in his side's win over North Queensland.

The former Wests Tigers and Canterbury front-rower will be fined $1150 if he pleads guilty over the eighth-minute offence involving Cowboys hooker Jake Granville.

If Woods challenge the fine and is unsuccessful, the fine will rise to $1500. His charge was the only one to come out of the opening game of round 19.
 

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Cronulla winger Ronaldo Mulitalo was hit with a contrary conduct charge in relation to a 69th-minute involving Penrith winger Josh Mansour in Friday night's match.

Mulitalo will be fined $1150 for an early plea or $1500 if he unsuccessfully challenges the charge at the judiciary.
 

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Cronulla winger Ronaldo Mulitalo was hit with a contrary conduct charge in relation to a 69th-minute involving Penrith winger Josh Mansour in Friday night's match.

Mulitalo will be fined $1150 for an early plea or $1500 if he unsuccessfully challenges the charge at the judiciary.
Cronulla winger Ronaldo Mulitalo was hit with a contrary conduct charge in relation to a 69th minute incident involving Penrith winger Josh Mansour in Friday night's match.

Mulitalo was fined $1150 after taking an early plea. The fine would've been $1500 if he had unsuccessfully challenged the charge at the judiciary.
 

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The Sharks have lost Andrew Fifita to a knee injury for this week's clash with the Dragons.

The star prop has been carrying the injury for much of the season but it flared up during last week's loss to Penrith.
 

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Shaun Johnson was a last-minute exclusion from Cronulla's clash with Canberra after feeling his right quad "pop" in the warm-up.

Cronulla fullback Josh Dugan copped a head knock and failed his HIA during the match.
 

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The Sharks will also be without a key player with young winger Ronaldo Mulitalo submitting an early guilty plea for a grade-one shoulder charge offence from a 17th-minute tackle on Wests Tigers halfback Luke Brooks during Cronulla's win at Leichhardt Oval on Sunday.

Mulitalo could have been out for two matches if he unsuccessfully challenged the charge at the judiciary.
 

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Hamlin-Uele withdrew on Thursday due to calf tightness.Hamlin-Uele will remain in Michael Maguire’s end-of-season Test squad.
 

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Braden Hamlin-Uele suffered a hamstring injury last week & whilst the Sharks are hopeful of having him available for the final trial in 5 weeks time they are confident he will be fit for Rd1 (via @mrchrisnico)
 

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The Sharks can relay some sad news, with young forward Fine Kula diagnosed with a serious illness.

He is receiving the best possible care in Liverpool Hospital after tests have revealed he is suffering from brain cancer.

The Sharks are offering their full support to Kula and his family at this difficult time, with details being worked through, in consultation with the Men of League Foundation, regarding fundraising activities aimed at assisting with the on-going costs associated with his treatment.

 

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Sharks prop Andrew Fifita has pulled out of the NRL All Stars game due to a knee injury.

Fifita had been set to represent the Indigenous All Stars for the sixth time but announced his withdrawal via Instagram on Sunday night.

He expected to be fit to return for Cronulla's pre-season trials.
 

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Wade Graham (ankle) also failing to finish the game.

New Sharks hooker Cameron King went down with suspected ACL injury in the second half against the Bulldogs in Papua New Guinea.

King darted out of dummy half and twisted his knee with no one around him. After a lengthy delay the hooker was helped from the field.

Ronaldo Mulitalo limped from the field early however indications were the problem wasn't a serious one, while his brother Lorenzo was replaced with a concussion late in the game.