Gallen out of Raiders clash

Cronulla Sharks skipper Paul Gallen is out of their qualifying final against the Canberra Raiders.

Radio station Triple M reported that Gallen texted them to confirm he is out of the match with a back injury.

The news comes as a huge blow for the struggling Sharks, who have lost four of their last five matches, including a round 22 30-14 loss to the Raiders.

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