#SharksNewsToday - Feb 13
Get Well Soon!!
The Sharks join his family and his many friends and fans in wishing Glenn Wheeler a speedy recovery from the shocking injuries he suffered recently in a motor cycle accident.
As mentioned on the Sharks website and in SharksNewsToday earlier this week, there will be a human ‘Get Well Soon’ sign for Glenn at Eluoera Beach tomorrow morning at 7.30am.
Glenn has supported not only the Sharks for a considerable period of time but he has also been a tireless worker in support on numerous local causes and charitable initiatives.
Now is our chance to give Glenn something back. Join the Sharks at Eluoera tomorrow morning.
CLICK HERE for more information – otherwise see you there!
2015 updated Player Profiles
The new and updated 2015 Player Profiles are now available.
With profile and statistical information on every player in the Sharks NRL squad, check out your favourite player, the Sharks new recruits or the returning stars, with all their relevant information available.
Follow the link and see the new 2015 updated player profiles – CLICK HERE
All Stars tonight – mate against mate
It starts out as something of an exhibition game, but when the whistle goes off the boys tend to play for keeps at the Harvey Norman Rugby League All Stars game, matching an Indigenous Team against the NRL All Stars.
Ben Barba and David Fifita will line up for an Indigenous squad that includes likes of Greg Inglis and Johnathan Thurston, against an NRL side coached by Wayne Bennett and featuring Sharks skipper Paul Gallen, Kiwi superstar Kieran Foran and the Roosters Mitchell Pearce.
It will be club mate against club mate in a match where Sharks fans will watch with interest if newcomer Barba can find the form that won him the Man of the Match honours the last time the All Stars game was contested back in 2013.
The match kicks off at 8.30pm (Sydney time), with the best place to take in all the action for local Shire fans, the Locker Room in Sharkies Leagues Club.
For more on the Locker Room, the All Stars game and other special features of the ultimate ‘man cave’ at Sharkies – CLICK HERE
Latest injury update
Andrew Fifita is training strongly, while in a welcoming sight hooker Michael Ennis returned to the training paddock today as he continues to overcome a calf strain.
Out of action for most of the Sharks pre-Christmas training sessions as he recovered from a broken arm that required surgery, Andrew is back to his old self, loud, enthusiastic and is raring to go, with his recent form on the training paddock indicating a run in the Wests Tigers trial on February 21 is certainly on the cards.
Sharks coaching staff are monitoring the load on Ennis but in going through some routine dummy half plays this morning it showed he isn’t far from full training as well and if not the Tigers on Saturday week he will definitely be available and fit for the Raiders in round one.
Of the other Sharks injured brigade, Luke Lewis went to work in the gym as he continued to rehab his knee after undergoing a minor clean-out recently, with indications again suggesting a round one return, while Jayson Bukuya and Jacob Gagan have become training partners as they recover from hamstring strains suffered in the Manly trial.
That pair is also on track to be available for selection for round one.
‘Touching wood’ and crossing fingers, coach Shane Flanagan could have a full complement to choose from come the Sharks game on March 8 against the Raiders.
Memberships now on sale
The season is fast approaching so don’t delay in securing your 2015 Sharks membership.
Now on the website and soon to also be available in printed form, the 2015 Sharks Membership brochure explains all the various member categories, with something to suit all Sharks fans.
CLICK HERE to see the Sharks Membership brochure and for all enquires call the Sharks Membership team on
Gosford Open training
Central Coast fans don’t miss the Sharks Open training session to be held at Central Coast Grammar School next Wednesday.
The Sharks NRL squad will go through their paces in a scrimmage session against the local Erina First Grade team from 5.00pm until 7.00pm, with a meet and greet to be held after training.
CLICK HERE for more information on the Open training session and Sharks player meet and greet, scheduled for the Central Coast next week.
Back in Black
Andrew Fifita slipped the new jersey on for size and received quite a reaction from his teammates after training this week with the official unveiling of the new black Sharks alternate jersey this week.
Featuring a design voted on by the fans, the black jersey is a throwback to a similar blue version worn in the 1990’s.
While the Sharks will likely play in the new strip come round two or three of the 2015 season, the jerseys are now available for pre-sale.
CLICK HERE to see our ‘Back in Black’ article.
Or CLICK HERE to order your 2015 Alternate jersey now from the Sharks Store, with stocks and delivery to be available prior to round one.
Sharks in the News
Channel 9 Footy Show personality and news reporter Erin Molan visited Sharks training yesterday to speak with coach Shane Flanagan about the pre-season and the teams’ prospects for the year ahead.
Flanagan covered off on what he thought Ben Barba could bring to the club, while he also discussed the relationship between his two most senior players in Paul Gallen and Michael Ennis.
CLICK HERE to see the Channel 9 news report.