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Sharks under 20 player stood down

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 8/05/2017 Adrian Warren

Cronulla's difficult week off the field has continued with their under 20 NYC squad member Jesse Savage being issued a court appearance notice for alleged possession of an illegal substance. © Sandra Mu/Getty Images Cronulla's difficult week off the field has continued with their under 20 NYC squad member Jesse Savage being issued a court appearance notice for alleged possession of an illegal substance. Cronulla's difficult week off the field has continued with their under 20 NYC squad member Jesse Savage being issued a court appearance notice for alleged possession of an illegal substance.

The NRL club on Monday evening issued a statement saying that the 20-year-old forward had been stood down from training and playing commitments until further notice.

It said the matter has been referred to the NRL Integrity Unit and that due to player welfare issues relating to the matter neither the club or the player would make further comment.

The news about Savage broke a couple of days after it was revealed Sharks chairman Damian Keogh was arrested for possession of an illegal substance.

Former basketball star Keogh, 55, was allegedly found with a small resealable bag containing a white substance at a Woolloomooloo pub as police conducted a drug dog sweep.

Keogh stood down as chairman of the Sharks.

"No I don't have a drug problem," Keogh told reporters on Monday

He is due to face Downing Centre Local Court on June 30.

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