The Cronulla five-eighth Todd Carney says the Sharks need the drugs crisis engulfing the club resolved as soon as possible, admitting the side can't play on emotion all season.
The Sharks put a dramatic week to one side as they beat Gold Coast 12-10 on Sunday night.
But at today's training session the reality that as many as 14 players still have the threat of a drugs ban hanging over them hit home.
A quick resolution is unlikely, however, with the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority's investigation into the club likely to last for another four weeks.
Pressure's also mounting on club chairman Damian Irvine to step down after he claimed players had been injected with horse drugs in 2011.