21 Aug 2013

Sharks accused of using secret bank account

6:04 am on 21 August 2013

The head coach of the Cronulla Sharks rugby league club has been accused of using a bank account off the club's books.

At the same time, an internal report into the club's supplements regime has been obtained that says prohibited peptides were given to some players in 2011.

The ABC is reporting that head coach Shane Flanagan operated what was called a high-performance unit bank account despite the NRL club's board ordering it be shut down.

The ABC says they also obtained emails in which a former sponsor claims cash payments were made to captain Paul Gallen outside the salary cap.

Former Sharks chief executive Bruno Cullen, the man who was called in to clean up the mess after Cronulla's secret supplements regime exploded in public scandal, has described the club's administration as a disaster waiting to happen.