See the Sharks on the Central Coast tonight
The Sharks will conclude their three day Central Coast camp today with a 5.00pm scrimmage and Open Training session against Local club Erina.
The full NRL squad arrived at their Terrigal base late on Monday, before getting down to work with a defensive session on the beach on Tuesday morning.
Later that day the players split up into two teams for a social cricket match, with the results to remain in-house, firstly to protect those who were skill challenged at the bat and ball sport, and secondly to not inflate the egos of those who came away thinking they are better cricketers than what they really are.
Today’s schedule involved weights and strength in the morning, followed by the 5.00pm field session at the Central Coast Grammar School.
The field session is open to the public and provides Sharks fans on the Central Coast with an opportunity to watch the team go through their paces on the training paddock, before the players sign some autographs in a meet and greet at the conclusion of the session, scheduled to be at around 7.00pm.
The Sharks merchandise van will also be on site to cater for all your apparel needs prior to season kick off.
So if nearby, drop into the Central Coast Grammar School and meet the Sharks, today from 5.00pm.
Tigers’ trial team announced
Shane Flanagan is set to roll out a team close to full strength for his teams’ trial with the Tigers, with 26 of the 32 full time NRL squad members to get some game time on the night.
Paul Gallen, Michael Ennis, Andrew Fifita and Ben Barba will be some of those to go around in the trial hit out, with just Luke Lewis, Jayson Bukuya, Sam Tagataese, Jacob Gagan and Nu Brown missing with injury.
All those unavailable are however expected to be fit and ready for round one against the Raiders.
For the Sharks trial match team list, including squads for NSW Cup partners Newtown and the Sharks Under 20’s – CLICK HERE
Ennis speaks of his Sharks debut
Michael Ennis will play his first game in Sharks colours on Saturday night, with fans and teammates alike eagerly anticipating his club debut.
Ennis spoke with Sharks TV earlier in the week about the trial game and the season ahead.
To watch and listen, CLICK HERE to see the Sharks TV interview.
Tigers team list
As for the Tigers, they too will field as close to a full strength side as is available, making for an interesting trial clash at Campbelltown on Saturday night.
Young guns Mitchell Moses, Luke Brooks, Curtis Sironen and James Tedsco have all been included in a 19-man squad.
See the Tigers NRL team list below.
Tigers: Shannon McDonnell, Kevin Naiqama, Tim Simona, Chris Lawrence, Pat Richards, Mitchell Moses, Luke Brooks, Aaron Woods, Robbie Farah (capt), Keith Galloway, Curtis Sironen, Sauaso Sue, Dene Halatau. Interchange: Ava Seumanufagai, Matthew Lodge, Martin Taupau, Brenden Santi, James Tedesco, Delouise Hoeter.
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Junior Sharks to play season opener
The Sharks junior rep sides had their gear presentation and final induction night yesterday at Sharkies Leagues Club, with their focus to now shift fully to their first games of the 2015 season.
The Matthews Cup and SG Ball Sharks both travel to the Patrician Brothers Blacktown fields for matches against the Junior Eels.
The Sharks had a bye in round one and face two Parramatta teams who enjoyed comfortable victories over the Roosters last weekend.
The Sharks have announced their teams for Saturday, while also available are complete and final squad lists. Follow the links below to view.
The Matthews Cup match is scheduled for 4.00pm on Saturday, the SG Ball clash at 5.30pm.
CLICK HERE for round one Sharks team lists
CLICK HERE for 2015 final junior rep Sharks squad lists
Upcoming Sharks events
The Season Launch and Fan Day, will be followed by a second Community Forum for February and before we know it, round one and the Canberra Raiders on March 8 will be well and truly upon us.
To ensure you have all the relevant dates firmly pencilled into the diary, see following a list of times, venues and dates for upcoming Sharks events
Saturday, Feb 21 – Sharks v Tigers trial – Campbelltown Stadium. NRL kick off 7.00pm
Sunday, Feb 22 – Sharks Season Launch and Fan Day – Remondis Stadium – 2.00-5.00pm
Wednesday, Feb 25 – Community Fan Forum – Club Menai – 7.00pm
Saturday, Feb 28 – Sharks Junior reps round 3 v Bulldogs – Remondis Stadium from 12.00noon
Sunday, March 8 – Sharks v Raiders NRL Round 1 – Remondis Stadium – NRL kick off – 6.30pm
Sharks in the News
And finally, as was spoken about at length by Sharks Group CEO Lyall Gorman at the Community Forum on Monday night, the club is very much in the market for a major partner.
Gorman spoke to Stuart Honeysett of The Australian about the clubs sponsorship position. In case you missed it, here is the article from Tuesday’s newspaper.
Gorman talks sponsorship - The Australian - CLICK HERE