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CQ NRL Bid CEO discusses Sharks relocation to CQ option

CQ NRL Bid CEO Denis Keeffe.
CQ NRL Bid CEO Denis Keeffe. Contributed

2.45PM: GAMES would be held at various locations around the region while the NRL team's home stadium is built for 18 months to two years.

Players would be given the option of relocating with the club. The club's finances would have to be looked at. And the CQ NRL Bid is ready for a team now.

These are some of the points CQ NRL Bid CEO Denis Keeffe made when interviewed by The Bulletin Online Editor Kerri-Anne Mesner (see video of interview below).

The full coverage of the possible relocation of struggling NRL team Cronulla Sharks to Central Queensland will be published tomorrow.

11.20am: CQ NRL Bid CEO Denis Keeffe will discuss the possibility of the Cronulla Sharks being relocated to Central Queensland this afternoon.

This interview will be a one-on-one interview with Kerri-Anne Mesner. The Bulletin will send out a tweet and Facebook post when the interview is about to be conducted.

Watch the Video here:

8.20am: THE Central Queensland Sharks could be the NRL's newest team in 2015.

The Cronulla Sharks could be forced to relocate to Rockhampton ahead of the 2015 NRL season in the wake of the club's administrative failures when the ASADA investigation completes, southern media reported last night.

Jason Hetherington, Capras coach at Browne Park. Photo Sharyn O'Neill / The Morning Bulletin
Jason Hetherington, Capras coach at Browne Park. Photo Sharyn O'Neill / The Morning Bulletin Sharyn O'Neill

"It'd be a big job, but on the other hand it's exciting to think that all the hard work that (CQ NRL Bid Team Chairman) Geoff (Murphy) and (CEO) Denis (Keeffe) have been doing over the years is certainly starting to pay off," Hetherington said last night.

"There's certainly a lot of questions to be answered and the relocation as well probably takes a fair bit of time to get going, but in saying that, on the other hand you've got a team that's competitive straight away.

"They'd have to feel proud to see that we're being considered now.

"All that hard work is starting to really get into the network now.

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"People are talking about us now. People are talking about the CQ region as a real possible place for another side."

It's understood NRL powerbrokers have talked about the possibility of moving the Sharks to Rockhampton if the club was hit with a million-dollar fine from the NRL for bringing the game into disrepute over the supplements crisis.

7.50am: STRUGGLING NRL team Cronulla Sharks has created a hive of activity online in the past 24 hours with reports the team could relocate to Central Queensland.

Southern media outlets reported the relocation possibility about 8pm, saying NRL powerbrokers have held talks about the possibility of the Sharks being moved to Rockhampton or southern Queensland, with the club's financial position expected to become stretched to the extreme if the NRL hits Cronulla with a million-dollar fine for bringing the game into disrepute over the ongoing supplements crisis.

NRL CEO Dave Smith has reportedly denied the rumours, but did say 'the footprint of the entire competition' would be 'reviewed' the following year.

The reports went on to say CQ NRL Bid chairman Geoff Murphy has expressed interest in talking with the code about the team relocate, pointing out that a relocation was harder than establishing a new team.

CQ NRL Bid chairman Geoff Murphy
CQ NRL Bid chairman Geoff Murphy CHRIS ISON CI

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