OFFICIALS from the game's governing body are seeking an explanation from Cronulla, after stood-down coach Shane Flanagan was seen watching the Sharks v Tigers NRL trial at Remondis Stadium on Saturday night.
The Sharks lost 28-22, but of equal concern was the sight of Flanagan watching on from a sponsor's corporate box.
In December, Flanagan was banned from attending games following ASADA's investigations into the club's possible use of performance-enhancing drugs.
The NRL said in a statement yesterday that it would be "seeking an explanation from Cronulla Sharks and Shane Flanagan to understand the circumstances" of his attendance.
"Chief operating officer Jim Doyle confirmed today that the NRL will write to both parties to seek a written explanation," it stated.
Flanagan's son, Kyle, had earlier played in the club's Harold Matthews team.
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