Sydney Roosters assistant Craig Fitzgibbon has signed a three-year deal to join Cronulla from the end of the 2021 season.

As reported by Fox Sports' James Hooper, Fitzgibbon will take over the reigns at the Shire from the 2022 season, with no decision made on current Cronulla coach John Morris.

Fitzgibbon has a decorated CV with the Tri-colours, winning three premierships with the club as Trent Robinson's right-hand man.

The decision to opt for Fitzgibbon over Morris comes as Sharks powerbrokers hold desires to move the club into an immediate premiership threat.

The Sharks could also pry Penrith assistant Cameron Ciraldo from the Panthers to work alongside Fitzgibbon from 2022.


  1. Penrith assistant coaches are certainly popular in recent times.
    From Garth Brennan ( who’d been at the Titans ), to Barrett ( to Manly & now the Bulldogs ). Now perhaps Ciraldo to assist at Cronulla. I don’t see what the difference is from being an assistant coach at Penrith to assistant coach at Cronulla is though?
    If that move happens? Penrith should get Cronulla coach John Morris as assistant coach. He’s popular with the playing group & has had success with the lower grades. I still think he’s a good coach. Sometimes a line up that isn’t performing, isn’t necessarily the coaches fault.

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