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Charles
 Posted: Mar 13 2018, 05:31 PM
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ARL Commission boss Peter Beattie sorry for failing to name Cronulla Sharks

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The Cronulla Sharks must be wondering what they have to do to get recognised in rugby league's halls of power.

New ARL Commission chairman Peter Beattie was last night unable to name the Cronulla NRL side in an interview with commentator Phil Gould.

It was reminiscent of an infamous incident in which Beattie's predecessor John Grant misnamed the "Cronulla Hawks" during a Kangaroos team announcement.

Beattie, a former Queensland premier and self-described lifelong rugby league fan, apologised for the gaffe, putting it down to a case of nerves.

It will no doubt lead to some awkward moments for Beattie, who replaced Grant last month and is trying to win support among the clubs to make changes to the ARLC board.

Beattie subsequently laughed off last night's incident as a case of not getting Gould's joke and pointed out he went into the Sharks' dressing sheds following Friday's loss to North Queensland in Townsville.

Like Grant, Beattie appeared unable to identify the NRL side that plays out of the Sutherland Shire.

In 2014, Grant misnamed the "Cronulla Hawks" and "Manly Seagulls" during a Kangaroos team announcement.

"Before you're officially welcomed, you've got to answer one question," Gould said.

"The team that plays out of the Sutherland Shire — is it the Cronulla Hawks, the Cronulla Seagulls or the Cronulla Sharks?"

In an embarrassing faux pas, Beattie stumbled over his answer and seemed unable to name the 2016 premiers.

"I'll be honest, I wouldn't have a bloody clue but I'll know next week," Beattie said.

"It's got to be Cronulla of some kind.

"It's too bloody hard Gus, that's too difficult."

When given a chance to clarify his response and pressed on whether he knew more than Grant, Beattie again fumbled his response.

"I'm aiming to be better but I'd never pretend to know what I don't know," Beattie said.

"Tell you what, you can take me down there one day and shout me lunch, you can educate me."

The episode has not been the first shark encounter for Mr Beattie, who famously dived with the animals as a publicity stunt when he was seeking re-election as premier in the 2001 campaign.


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-13/peter-beattie-can-not-name-the-cronulla-sharks/9541774?section=sport

When the ARL boss can't name the Cronulla NRL side then something is seriously wrong. Blaming it on nerves doesn't cut the ice. Phil Gould gave him 3 options and he still couldn't answer a question that most AFL followers would handle.

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 Posted: Mar 13 2018, 05:48 PM
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Sneaky Pete always made light of and always fwas quick to apologise .every time he was caught out.

Hateful jerk.

Two night before he was introduced to the Sharks coach and the thug Gallan..
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 Posted: Mar 13 2018, 10:20 PM
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sneaky pete has some dark secrets
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 Posted: Mar 14 2018, 06:44 AM
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It always amazes me how these detestable types land in cushy jobs. http://fairdinkumnewschat.com/rolleyes.gif http://fairdinkumnewschat.b1.jcink.com/uploads/fairdinkumnewschat/smiley_don_t_know.gif

He goes well with Gus though. Two big mouthed morons. Peas in a pod.


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same vintage as k wright nuff said
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 Posted: Mar 14 2018, 11:58 AM
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Cronulla ??? That's in NSW - Irrelevant - I'm a Queeenslandaaaah. http://fairdinkumnewschat.com/biggrin.gif http://fairdinkumnewschat.b1.jcink.com/uploads/fairdinkumnewschat/lbill.gif

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The people responsible for giving well-paid jobs to brainless cretins and low-lifers must have the opinion that maggots are useful in the world.

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QUOTE (Bill @ Mar 14 2018, 11:58 AM)
Cronulla ??? That's in NSW - Irrelevant - I'm a Queeenslandaaaah. http://fairdinkumnewschat.com/biggrin.gif  http://fairdinkumnewschat.b1.jcink.com/uploads/fairdinkumnewschat/lbill.gif



Bill, you are just making excuses for the old media tart "Blabber Lips" . http://fairdinkumnewschat.com/biggrin.gif

Even you know that Cronulla are the Sharks. http://fairdinkumnewschat.b1.jcink.com/uploads/fairdinkumnewschat/smiley_don_t_know.gif

He is supposed to be the chairman of the ARL Commission, not the QRL Commission.

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