Todd Carney of the Sharks goes down in pain during the Second NRL Elimination Final match between the Canberra Raiders and the Cronulla Sharks at Canberra Stadium on September 9, 2012 in Canberra, Australia.
Todd Carney of the Sharks goes down in pain during the Second NRL Elimination Final match between the Canberra Raiders and the Cronulla Sharks at Canberra Stadium on September 9, 2012 in Canberra, Australia. Stefan Postles / Getty Images

Sharks back on track after triumphant win against Titans

CRONULLA players were back at training on Monday after Sunday's emotional 12-10 win against the Titans, doing their best to appear calm despite the crisis engulfing the club.

Star five-eighth Todd Carney summed up the feelings of his teammates, saying he hoped the situation was resolved quickly.

"It's all emotional, and the thing is for us we can't rely on emotion for the rest of the year. That's why we want it resolved as soon as possible," he said.

"Our job is to play football, we're paid to play football. Fans come to watch us play football."

How long they play football at Cronulla for is a matter of conjecture.

The reality is as many as 14 players at the club still face the possibility of a doping suspension.

Whether any decide to fall on their sword and accept six-month bans from the Australian Sport Anti-Doping Agency remains to be seen.

In the meantime they will prepare for Monday night's match against the Rabbitohs who will be missing forward Sam Burgess after he accepted a one-match ban for a careless high tackle on Roosters half-back Mitchell Pearce.


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