Sharks back to work
Tuesday 6 November 2012 11:00 AM
The Sharks were back at work on Monday as what promises to be a long and arduous pre-season got underway with physical testing both in the gym and on the training fields adjacent to Toyota Stadium.
The new recruits, established stars, along with the up and coming youngsters from the Sharks NYC squad added to the NRL training group, came together as one under the watchful eye of coach Shane Flanagan and his staff, including experienced strength and conditioning guru David Boyle who has joined the Sharks for the 2013 season.
While Paul Gallen was missing after being granted extra time off due to his extended 2012 season with the Kangaroos and former Bulldog Grand Finalist Jonathan Wright also given extended leave before joining his new club, the rest of the 2013 squad was on hand for day one of the pre-season.
The Sharks are scheduled to continue gym and conditioning work for the remainder of this week before getting a ball in their hands from next Tuesday in the first scheduled skills session.
Injured players, such as Todd Carney and Bryce Gibbs have also begun their rehabilitation sessions, with the pair recovering from earlier surgeries. Gibbs (shoulder) is expected to return to the main training group in the coming weeks.