Sharks steeled for strong showing
The Sharks were finally able to enjoy an uninterrupted week on the training paddock as they completed preparations for the Broncos match with an energetic session at Remondis Stadium on Thursday morning.
The recently injured such as Jeff Robson, Todd Carney, Luke Lewis and Ricky Leutele all ran freely, with the selected squad coming through the session without issue before boarding the bus to Sydney airport en-route to Brisbane and Suncorp Stadium.
It was a positive end to another tumultuous week, with the Sharks heading north confident of an improved showing at Suncorp later tonight.
The Sharks will go into the game looking to halt one streak, that being five losses in a row since their last win which came in round eight, while trying to continue another as they strive for a third victory in succession in matches played against the Brisbane at Suncorp.
For the Sharks the selected 18-man side all departed on the flight bound for Brisbane, with coach Peter Sharp yet to make a final decision on the final make up of his interchange bench.
Chris Heighington, under an injury cloud for much of the week, was passed fit following the training session and was expected to be included in the 17-man side.
As far as their opponents go, the Brisbane team will be without hooker Andrew McCullough, as well as the Origin duo of Corey Parker and Matt Gillett, however with the likes of Justin Hodges, Ben Barba and Sam Thaiday in their line up are sure to provide a stern test for the Sharks.
The Broncos are currently in sixth position on the NRL ladder, with the Sharks struggling in 16th.
The match against the Broncos is scheduled for a 7.40pm kickoff, with Channel 9 showing a delayed telecast into the Sydney market at 9.30pm.
For Sharks fans not in Brisbane for the game, live score updates can be seen by visiting the Sharks twitter account at @Cronulla_Sharks. The Sharks will not provide Facebook updates for those people not wanting to know the score before the NSW telecast begins.
The NYC Sharks play the earlier match at Suncorp, with that game kicking off at 5.20pm.
The young Sharks broke a run of outs last weekend when they snatched a point from the Manly Sea Eagles with an 80th minute try for a 22-all draw.