The Cronulla Sharks will give star fullback Ben Barba (pictured) all the time away from the game he needs.

Barba has returned to Australia after time spent in a rehab clinic in Thailand following his positive drug test in the days following the Sharks inaugural NRL premiership win.

Speaking in the lead up to his boxing match with Junior Paulo in Sydney tonight, Gallen says he and the club will give Barba all the time he needs as he works to get his life back on an even keel.