Gal’s ticket giveaway
Paul Gallen takes on former teammate Anthony Watts on the undercard of the Geale v Fletcher fight night at the Hordern Pavilion next Wednesday night.

In what will be his second professional fight, Gallen could have his hands full against the ex-hooker and halfback Watts, who has bulked up in recent years to where he now tips the scales in excess of 100kgs.

This week in a gesture aimed at providing opportunity to those who may not have otherwise had the chance to attend the fight, Gal donated a number of tickets to local disability services group Sylvanvale.  

His generous ticket giveaway ensures plenty of support in the crowd next Wednesday, with a number of his Sharks teammates also expected to attend.

Tickets are still available to the fight night, which will also be shown on the Main Event pay per view channel.

Sharkies Leagues Club will also air the fight. Stay tuned for more information on some special promotions planned at Sharkies on the night.

Young Sharks off to a flyer
The Sharks Australian Schoolboys contingent of Ash Nisbet, Connor Tracey and Jayden Brailey contributed to their team getting the tour of the UK off to the best possible start with an emphatic 86-6 win over English RFL Regional Academies.

The Australian Schoolboys scored 16 tries in the victory, with both Brailey and Tracey crossing the stripe.

Also scoring a try for the Australians was young centre Keenan Yorston, who has signed on with the Sharks and will join the club for pre-season training in the New Year.

A fourth Sharks local in Jayden Walker was selected for the tour however he was forced to withdraw with a back injury.

Stay tuned to Sharks social channels and to the website for more news from the Australian Schoolboys tour of Europe and the UK.

Sharks fans hit the links
Two Sharks fans have been created a few sporting headlines of their own with James Nitties and Aron Price performing well in the recent Australian Masters golf tournament in Melbourne.

Nitties tied for second level with tournament drawcard Adam Scott and just a shot behind the eventual winner Nick Cullen, while Price was a stroke further back in a tie for fifth.

The pair teed it up in Sydney today in round one of this week’s Australian Open and again acquitted themselves extremely well.

Midway through the first round Price was in fact sitting on top of the leaderboard on 3-under par in the demanding conditions, while Nitties got off to a solid start with an even par 71.

Good luck to the two golfing Sharks over the next three days of the event.

Beale back Monday
Spotted wandering the halls of Sharks Leagues Club today was Kiwi international and Sharks new boy Gerard Beale. He wasn’t running around the training fields or lifting weights with his new teammates, rather he was submitting some paperwork to Sharks office staff and familiarising himself with what will be his rugby league home for the next three years.

Beale, Sosaia Feki and Sam Tagataese will be the last to begin pre-season training after they were given an extended break after being involved with New Zealand and Samoa during the recently completed Four Nations tournament. The trio are expected at Remondis Stadium bright and early on Monday.  

 

Sharks in the News
The major Sharks news story this week centred around the appointment of former Wanderers, Central Coast Mariners and A League boss Lyall Gorman to the role of Sharks Group CEO.

Gorman addressed the media at a press conference on Tuesday, expressing his enthusiasm for the job and his excitement at the future prospects of the Sharks.

The major newspapers covered the appointment of Gorman. See below links to a handful of articles reporting the Sharks news.

Wednesday - The Australian – By Stuart Honeysett

Wednesday – Sydney Morning Herald – by Adrian Prosenko

Wednesday – Daily Telegraph – by David Riccio

 

And on the Daily Telegraph website they rated the five eighths across the 16 NRL clubs, with Ben Barba coming in at number 10. What do you think about that rating Sharks fans? Where do you think our newest recruit will rank by seasons’ end?

Today - Telegraph website