SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 08: Paul Gallen of the Sharks looks dejected during the NRL Qualifying Final match between the Sydney Roosters and the Cronulla Sharks at Allianz Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Cronulla Sharks captain Paul Gallen has been ruled out of tomorrow’s Preliminary final after failing to overcome a shoulder injury

Gallen was injured in the second half of the Sharks win over the Panthers last weekend but has been working around the clock in a bid take his place in the side.

The club was intending to give Galle up until game time tomorrow before making a decision but upon arrival in Melbourne and following a further assessment by the club’s medical staff, the early call was made to rule him out of match.

The club will name a replacement for him later tonight when they trim the squad down to a 19-man team list.

The final 17 to take the field against the Storm will be announced one-hour before kickoff.

Veteran forward Luke Lewis is expected to captain the Sharks in Gallen’s absence.

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