Cronulla Sharks coach Shane Flanagan has fired a broadside at Australian captain Cameron Smith following the Storms defeat of the Sharks on Thursday night.

In a bad tempered match, the Sharks lead 13 – 12 at the 73rd minute mark before Origin hopeful Billy Slater put Felise Kaufusi over with a lovely short ball to get the Storm home 18 – 13.

Flanagan (pictured) went as far as calling the Storm skipper Referee Smith for the way he controls the game before admitting he wished he had players that could do the same.