http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegrap...006066,00.html. THE NRL has knocked back a request from Cronulla for funding for the club to play five home games on the Central Coast from 2010. An NRL statement said the league "is not prepared to embrace" the proposal, reportedly asking for $250,000-$350,000. The NRL has $8 million on the table for any club prepared to make a permanent move to Bluetongue Stadium. Thursday's decision shows the league is not prepared to fund a part-time move to the Coast. "The partnership executive committee has only had the opportunity to look at Cronulla's proposal on a preliminary basis," NRL chief executive David Gallop said in the statement. "It is not prepared to embrace the idea at this stage. "We will continue to work with the club to explore all available measures and to further understand and improve its financial forecasts." The Sharks will now be forced to strike a deal with Bluetongue Stadium, which has reportedly guaranteed revenue of $100,000 per game to clubs playing at the venue. Cronulla had hoped to supplement that income with the NRL funding. The financially stricken club has proposed playing five games at Bluetongue Stadium for the next five years.