Preston Campbell
Preston Campbell

Sharks should stay in Sydney, former Cronulla player says

FORMER Cronulla halfback Preston Campbell doesn't want the Sharks to relocate to Queensland in 2015.

It is believed the club is facing a forced move to central or southern Queensland because of administration and financial issues.

POLL: Should the Sharks move to Queensland?

The club could be facing massive fines in the aftermath of the ASADA investigation of the well publicised supplements controversy.

Campbell was in Goonellabah yesterday for an NRL development day.

He spent four years at Cronulla and played some of his best football at the Sharks.

It was in 2001 where he took out the Dally M Player of the Year in his third year at the club.

I think there is definitely room for another team in Queensland but there has to be a better way.

"There are so many die-hard fans in Sydney and personally I don't think it would work," Campbell said.

"They're talking about Rockhampton and there definitely wouldn't be too many Sharks supporters there.

"I think there is definitely room for another team in Queensland but there has to be a better way.

"There is a lot of history at the Sharks and you can't ignore that.

"It's one of those things that will get talked about for a while but I can't see it happening."

Campbell was joined by retired Broncos front-rower Petero Civoniceva.

Civoniceva played for Redcliffe in the Queensland Cup this year.

He will have his swansong representing Fiji in the Rugby League World Cup next month.

"I've never had the chance to play for Fiji and I was keen when they asked me," Civoniceva said.

"I was obviously born there and there is no better way to help them promote the game than to put on a jersey in the World Cup.

"There is a part of every footballer that wants to keep on playing and I thoroughly enjoyed this year.

"But it's a good time to step away after this; there are plenty of young players coming through at the moment."

Civoniceva won three premierships at the Broncos and backed Souths to win the grand final this year.

Do you want to see the Cronulla Sharks relocate to Central Queensland?

This poll ended on 27 September 2013.

Current Results

Yes

37%

No

58%

Undecided

3%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.



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