Season starts here for Sharks
It was back to business for the Sharks with pre-season officially getting underway for the NRL group at Remondis Stadium today.
The Sharks squad, minus a handful on international duty and without four players currently completing carry-over suspensions from the 2014 season, assembled at Remondis Stadium on what was day one of their preparations for 2015.
Michael Ennis and Mitch Brown dropped in to meet their new teammates and familiarise themselves with their new surroundings, however the pair will now finish their off-season holidays and return on November 24, their extended break due to the fact they trained through until the Grand Final while at the Bulldogs.
Other than those two newcomers the remainder of the Sharks squad went through a series of testing and training procedures with new High Performance Manager Andrew Gray and his staff, following a welcome address from returning coach Shane Flanagan.
Flanagan also introduced Steve Price to the playing group, the incoming NRL Assistant coach set to bring a wealth of experience to the Sharks having coached at an NRL level with the Dragons.
Other newcomers to get their teeth into day one training included youngster Jack Bird from the Dragons, outside back Sami Sauiluma from the Raiders and Newtown Jets prop Saulala Houma.
The Sharks will now undergo a long and arduous pre-season before the 2015 NRL season kicks off during the second week in March.