Report suggests peptides linked to death of Sharks' Mannah

THE independent report into Cronulla's 2011 supplement program has warned peptides given to players may have accelerated former prop Jon Mannah's fatal cancer.

An explosive report has raised concerns about the potential of an "identified causal link" between peptides CJC-1295 and GHRP-6 and Mannah's relapse into Hodgkin's lymphoma in late 2011.

The report details how a number of Cronulla players were "administered" with peptides, including CJC-1295 and GHRP-6 between March and May in 2011.

This was after sports scientist Stephen Dank was recruited to Cronulla by ex-Sharks head trainer Trent Elkin at the beginning of the 2011 season.But it is not known whether these drugs were part of Mr Dank's program.

Mannah, who played five NRL games while Mr Dank was employed at the Sharks at the start of 2011, died in January this year.

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