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Cronulla Sharks star’s hilarious reaction when club legend Paul Gallen leaves him hanging

Cronulla Sharks star’s hilarious reaction when club legend Paul Gallen leaves him hanging as he tries to shake hands during interview: ‘Gold medal dog act from Gal’

  • Paul Gallen left winger Ronaldo Mulitalo hanging after a missed handshake
  • Mulitalo was left embarrassed and resorted to shaking his own hand 
  • Gallen and Channel nine posted the awkward live act to Instagram

Sharks legend Paul Gallen has left Ronaldo Mulitalo hanging after the Channel Nine commentator turned his back on the winger in a hilarious handshake blunder after their win over the Storm on Thursday night. 

The former club captain ventured into the home sheds after Cronulla stunned the Storm 28-6, leaving coach Bellamy bewildered after his side’s second straight loss.  

Paul Gallen turns away when Sharks winger Ronaldo Mulitalo tried to shake his hand after Cronulla’s 28-6 upset win over Melbourne

Gallen first spotted ‘Ronnie’ and was quick to reference the club’s huge win over one of their biggest rivals. 

‘You know what it’s like beating the Storm at Shark Park, it’s important for the club,’ Mulitalo said.

‘Well done, mate, chat to you soon,’ Gallen replied before turning his back on the smiling 22-year-old who had his hand stuck out for a handshake. 

Mulitalo shakes his own hand after Gallen leaves the winger hanging - joining the likes of Andrew Johns and Johnathan in on-air stuff ups

Mulitalo shakes his own hand after Gallen leaves the winger hanging – joining the likes of Andrew Johns and Johnathan in on-air stuff ups 

Mulitalo looked shocked at the snub before quickly shaking his own hand in a hilarious split-second reaction. 

The 40-year-old heavyweight boxer moved on to Sharks lock Dale Finucane, completely oblivious to what he’d done to the winger. 

NRL on Nine posted the cringeworthy one-sided handshake to Instagram with the caption: ‘All of us watching the gold medal dog act from Gal’, as the video was dubbed with a famous sobbing scene from Matthew McConaughey in Interstellar.

Gallen reposted the video to his personal account with the caption: ‘I would never leave my 36th favourite player at Cronulla hanging. Sorry my man @ronaldo_mulitalo #only35inthesquad’.

The awkward on-air act adds to a growing list of channel nine personalities leaving players cold at the end of pre and post game interviews.

Legends Andrew Johns and Johnathan Thurston both embarrassed themselves by walking away at the end of interviews without acknowledging the hands of Cowboy Jason Taumalolo and Penrith winger Taylan May. 

Sharks players celebrate after Ronaldo Mulitalo stretches out to extend Cronulla's lead to 14-0 against Melbourne in the 33rd minute

Sharks players celebrate after Ronaldo Mulitalo stretches out to extend Cronulla’s lead to 14-0 against Melbourne in the 33rd minute

Mulitalo scored in the 33rd minute off the back of a slick grubber from five-eighth Matt Moylan in what was a two-half domination that kept Melbourne to nil with three minutes to go until the final siren. 

Melbourne’s night was made worse after hooker Brandon Smith was sent off for calling referee Adam Gee a ‘cheating bastard’, which could see the star face many weeks on the sideline. 

Cronulla move into tied second on the ladder, six points behind frontrunners Penrith.  



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