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() 'Channel 9 doesn't run the game': Scott Morrison slams reports his beloved Cronulla Sharks will be axed to make way for another Brisbane side PM Scott Morrison has slammed reports the Cronulla Sharks will be relocated Channel 9 announced plans for a new Brisbane team from a current NRL side Cronulla Sharks, Gold Coast Titans and Manly Sea Eagles are most at risk Morrison is backing the Sharks saying 'This is rubbish. Cronulla is here forever'

By Jackson Barron For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 02:30 BST, 2 September 2019 | Updated: 02:32 BST, 2 September 2019

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Scott Morrison has slammed Channel 9 for putting his beloved Cronulla Sharks on the chopping block to make way for a second NRL team in Brisbane.

Nine's director of sport Tom Malone said the network wanted to see a second side to rival the Broncos to be introduced in time for the next broadcasting deal in 2023.  

The Manly Sea Eagles, Gold Coast Titans and Cronulla Sharks were earmarked as the teams most at risk of being relocated or axed. 

But Mr Morrison, who is the Sharks number one ticket holder, rubbished those reports and said the Shire side would survive any attempts to be culled from the roster.

'Channel 9 doesn't run the game, the NRL does,' Mr Morrison told The Daily Telegraph.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison (pictured center) at Shark Park on Sunday for Cronulla legend Paul Gallen's last home game of his career

Prime Minister Scott Morrison (pictured center) at Shark Park on Sunday for Cronulla legend Paul Gallen's last home game of his career

Mr Morrison was a part of the 18,985 strong crowd at Shark Park for Cronulla legend Paul Gallen's last home game of his career, with the Sharks suffering a heartbreaking 15-14 loss to the Canberra Raiders.

He said grass roots suburban fortresses like Shark Park, Leichhardt Oval, Lottoland and Kogarah Park were the core of rugby league

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