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Sport'Channel 9 doesn't run the game': Scott Morrison slams reports his beloved Cronulla Sharks will be axed to make way for another Brisbane side

06:30  02 september  2019
06:30  02 september  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Sharks can’ t give ScoMo another miracle. Mr Morrison was at the ground, beer in hand, waving a scarf around for all to see on the day after an election win he described as a “miracle”. Jennings and Ferguson were responsible for the game -turning error which allowed the Cowboys to come from a

Scott Morrison : Policeman's son, Cronulla Sharks fan, strong Christian. Scott Morrison has been named as the new Liberal Party leader and on track to become the 30th Prime Minister of So how much do we know about the 50-year-old father-of-two who is now tasked with running our country.

'Channel 9 doesn't run the game': Scott Morrison slams reports his beloved Cronulla Sharks will be axed to make way for another Brisbane side© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Prime Minister Scott Morrison (pictured centre) at Shark Park on Sunday for Cronulla legend Paul Gallen's last home game of his career Scott Morrison has slammed Channel 9 for putting his beloved Cronulla Sharks on the chopping block to make way for a second NRL team in Brisbane.

Nine's director of sport Tom Malone said the network wanted to see a second side to rival the Broncos to be introduced in time for the next broadcasting deal in 2023.

The Manly Sea Eagles, Gold Coast Titans and Cronulla Sharks were earmarked as the teams most at risk of being relocated or axed.

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The North Queensland Cowboys crush the Cronulla Sharks in Townsville to book the last place in That’s possibly the highlight of the game for the Sharks . The ball goes out and the siren blows. Great pressure from the Cowboys and the Sharks crumble. Good running from Scott , even better work from Gallen just leading his side out onto the pitch. I’m sure he’ll get a rapturous reception from the

But Mr Morrison, who is the Sharks number one ticket holder, rubbished those reports and said the Shire side would survive any attempts to be culled from the roster.

'Channel 9 doesn't run the game, the NRL does,' Mr Morrison told The Daily Telegraph.

Mr Morrison was a part of the 18,985 strong crowd at Shark Park for Cronulla legend Paul Gallen's last home game of his career, with the Sharks suffering a heartbreaking 15-14 loss to the Canberra Raiders.

He said grass roots suburban fortresses like Shark Park, Leichhardt Oval, Lottoland and Kogarah Park were the core of rugby league culture.

'This is rubbish. Cronulla is here forever. Suburban grounds are the heart and soul of rugby league.'

Mr Morrison is not the only politician coming out in favour of their club, with NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian throwing her support behind Manly.

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Cronulla Sharks were leading Penrith Panthers 8-6 when the cat ran on. It made an impressive bolt The pacey feline chose to make its entrance just eight minutes into the second half, showing some A black cat that made its way onto the field was the highlight of a Sunday afternoon rugby league match.

Scott Morrison is from the Sutherland Shire in Sydney's south. He has represented his local community in Parliament for over 11 years. Scott is a 'netball dad', a member of his local church, number one ticket holder of his beloved NRL Cronulla Sutherland Sharks and a big Tina Arena fan.

'Channel 9 doesn't run the game': Scott Morrison slams reports his beloved Cronulla Sharks will be axed to make way for another Brisbane side© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited 'Hands off the Sea Eagles' said NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian (pictured center)

'I think most Sydneysiders will be distraught if we lose one of our teams, and I will certainly make my views known publicly and I'll say it today, hands off the Sea Eagles,' Ms Berejiklian said.

There are nine Sydney teams in the NRL - making it an obvious location to choose a team to cull - but the NRL has a bad history of kicking teams out of the competition.

The South Sydney Rabbitohs were cut from the NRL in 1999, triggering mass outrage and 80,000 protesters marching onto the streets of Sydney.

The team was eventually reinstated in 2002 and won their first premiership in more than 40 years in 2014.

'Channel 9 doesn't run the game': Scott Morrison slams reports his beloved Cronulla Sharks will be axed to make way for another Brisbane side© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited South Sydney Rabbitohs part-owner Russel Crowe and captain Sam Burgess (pictured) after their historic 2014 grand final victory

NSW Blues coach and Channel 9 commentator Brad Fittler supports the idea of merging teams, and channeling the AFL who successfully relocated teams from South Melbourne to Sydney and Fitzroy to Brisbane to expand their code.

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The North Queensland Cowboys crush the Cronulla Sharks in Townsville to book the last place in the final four. They were simply outclassed and outplayed by a Cowboys side that will be brimming with That’s possibly the highlight of the game for the Sharks . The ball goes out and the siren blows.

Morrison – a diehard fan of NRL club Cronulla – said the code-hopping superstar was welcome at his beloved Sharks . “Israel’s comment reflects his personal religious beliefs but it does not reflect the view of Rugby Australia or NSW Rugby,” chief executive Raelene Castle said.

'I think the Cronulla Sharks could go to Perth and have this history that goes on forever and play some games at Cronulla and some at Perth and work out what makes it viable financially,' Fittler said.

'Taking Manly to the Central Coast looks like a no-brainer to me, it's a northern part of Sydney, it encapsulates that area and they've got the same vibe about both the areas.'

ARLC chairman Peter Beattie attempted to allay fears that a Sydney side was on the chopping block, saying they would have a chance to have their say during a meeting with club chairs on September 12.

'No club will be forced to move,' Beattie said.

'Channel 9 doesn't run the game': Scott Morrison slams reports his beloved Cronulla Sharks will be axed to make way for another Brisbane side© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited NSW Blues coach Brad Fittler (pictured with Mitchell Pearce) supports the idea to merge NRL teams to expand the fan base of the game

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