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Paul Gallen's brother serving doping ban
24 Mar 2017
The brother of Cronulla captain Paul Gallen has been suspended by ASADA for two years for doping.

Peter Gallen, the younger brother of Cronulla NRL captain Paul, is serving a two-year ban for doping.

Gallen was suspended on June 5 last year after returning a positive A-sample doping test while playing with Rockhampton-based Queensland Cup side Central Queensland Capras.

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) made details of the ban public on Friday upon completion of an appeals process.

Gallen, 26, tested positive for dimethylpentylamine, a performance-enhancing substance sometimes found in body-building supplements.

His suspension ends mid-way through 2018.

Capras chief executive Dominique McGregor said Gallen was adamant his taking of the substance was inadvertent.

"All he told us was he was taking a pre-workout powder that you buy from the supplement shops," McGregor told AAP.

"He didn't realise. He said that he'd put it all through the app and nothing came up there."

McGregor said Gallen was stood down by the club after first testing positive in June 2016.

"At the time of the initial testing, he was disappointed and that's why he went for the B (sample) testing, because he thought it may be wrong," McGregor said.

"We've never actually been notified as a club by ASADA about any of this. He notified us as soon as he'd got his initial test back, that it had come back positive.

"He was very disappointed in himself and he agreed with the club that he'd step down immediately, as well, while we wait for the B test to come in."

McGregor otherwise praised Gallen's contribution to the club.

Queensland Rugby League said it would continue rigorous drug testing.

"While it is disappointing to learn of this breach, we are pleased to share that we invest more than any other state sporting organisation in Queensland on our testing and education," a QRL spokesperson said in a statement.

"We will continue to work in with the NRL's whole-of-game testing procedures and we make no apologies for having a rigorous program in place."

Paul Gallen served what was effectively a three-match NRL ban before the end of the 2014 season after he admitted to unknowingly and unwittingly using banned performing enhancing peptides.

The former NSW Origin captain and Kangaroos forward was one of 17 players from the Sharks' 2011 squad to receive 12-month back-dated bans for taking prohibited substances.


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Last Game: The Sharks won against the Manly Eagles 40 - 16 at Toyota Park, Australia (5067 days ago)  game results here
 Cronulla Sharks Season 0 Stats (All games)
 Total Games Played 26 
 Away Games 13 
    Away Wins 15 
 Home Games 13 
    Home Wins
 Total Tries: 53 
 Total Goals: 40 
 Total Field Goals:
 Total Points For: 594 
 Total Points Against: 513 
 Leagues the Cronulla Sharks are in
1995 Winfield Cup, 1996 Optus Cup, 1997 Superleague Telstra Cup, 1998 NRL Season, 1999 NRL Country Carnival, 1999 NRL Season, 1999 NRL Finals, 2000 NRL Season, 2000 NRL Finals, 2001 NRL Pre-Season, 2001 NRL Season, 2001 NRL Finals, 2002 Pre-season games, 2002 NRL Season, 2002 NRL Finals, 2003 NRL Season,

 Players in 2002
Andrew Pierce, Brett Kimmorely, Chris Beattie, Chris McKenna, Colin Best, Danny Nutley, David Peachey, David Tangata-toa, Dean Bosnich, Dean Treister, Jason Stevens, Karl Lovell, Matthew Johns, Matthew Rieck, Nick Graham, Paul Franze, Paul Gallen, Paul Mellor, Phil Bailey, Preston Campbell, Sam Isemonger,

 Players in 2001
Adam Dykes, Brent Grose, Damien Mostyn, Jason Ferris, Luke Branighan, Luke Grose, Luke Stuart, Martin Lang, Matt Daylight, Matt Rogers, Nathan Long, Paul McNicholas, Ronald Prince, Russell Richardson, Scott Murray, Sean Ryan, Shannon Donato,

 Players in 2000
Andrew Ettinghausen, Blaine Stanley, Brett Howland, Mitch Healey, Paul Donaghy, Tim Maddison,

 Players in 1999
Matt Ryan,
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Last Results

Saturday, 10 May, 2003
Sharks 40
Eagles 16


Sunday, 4 May, 2003
St George 28
Sharks 12


Sunday, 20 Apr, 2003
Newcastle 32
Sharks 24


Saturday, 12 Apr, 2003
Melbourne 18
Sharks 12


Sunday, 6 Apr, 2003
Sydney City 40
Sharks 20


Sunday, 30 Mar, 2003
Brisbane 30
Sharks 4


Sunday, 16 Mar, 2003
Melbourne 36
Sharks 32


Sunday, 29 Sep, 2002
Warriors 16
Sharks 10


Saturday, 21 Sep, 2002
Sharks 40
St George 24


Friday, 13 Sep, 2002
Sydney City 32
Sharks 20


2003 NRL LADDER
Round 10
May 17th - 18th
Pos  Team Name  P
 1   Canberra   16 
 2   Brisbane   14 
 3   Warriors   14 
 4   Sydney City   12 
 5   Melbourne   12 
 6   Newcastle   12 
 7   Penrith   12 
 8   Canterbury   10 
 9   St George   10 
 10   Eagles   8 
 11   Cowboys   8 
 12   Sharks   6 
 13   Wests Tigers   6 
 14   Parramatta   4 
 15   South Sydney   2 
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