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The 2014 season draw has been announced and it a case of history repeating for the Sharks who again host the Gold Coast Titans in round one.

Last year it was the Sharks who triumphed in scoring a narrow 12-10 victory at Remondis Stadium in the perfect start to their season.

More memorable however than the deeds on the field that day may well have been the emotion displayed in the stands, with a near-capacity crowd showing passionate support for a club which at the time was in the midst of an off-field crisis.

The fans rallied, the players responded and the Sharks began their 2013 campaign in the best possible fashion.

This time around, while the circumstances are set to be vastly different, coach Shane Flanagan was quick to encourage Sharks members and fans to replicate the feeling in the stadium from 12 months ago.

The atmosphere was amazing for that Titans game last year and it would be great for the crowd to be able to create something like that again, Flanagan said. It certainly went a long way towards helping us to get that win.

As for the NRL draw on the whole, while not everything may have fallen into place with the 2014 schedule for the Sharks coach, he preferred not to dwell on any negatives and to turn his attention to the first few rounds of the 2014 season.

The draw isnt perfect for us but it is what it is. We will be looking to get off to a fast start with home games against the Titans then Dragons in the first three weeks and I just want to encourage members and fans to get on board with us early, Flanagan said.

As indicated by Flanagan, the Titans game, to be played on Monday, March 10, is followed at Remondis by the local derby blockbuster against the Dragons in round three. Sandwiched in-between is a game at ANZ Stadium against one of the competition heavyweights in the Bulldogs.

Other featured match ups for the Sharks on the 2014 NRL draw include the defending premiers the Roosters coming to the Shire and Remondis on Easter Saturday (April 19), as well as the back to back home games against the Tigers and Rabbitohs in rounds 10 and 11.

The Sharks have seven homes games in the first 11 rounds before byes in rounds 12 and 14, meaning they are forced to travel late in the year with five away trips in the last seven weeks of the season.

While tickets to the Titans and Dragons games next year are yet to go on sale, memberships are now available in all categories, with fans encouraged to take up a 2014 Sharks membership to guarantee the best seats for the biggest games next year.

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