The Sharks NRL squad have finalised their preparations before Saturday’s trial match against the Wests Tigers at Campbelltown Stadium.

In a light ball-work session held at Remondis Stadium this morning, the squad ran through their plays and looked sharp ahead of the final pre-season hit out.

Sharks skipper Paul Gallen says the team is confident after what has already been a promising start to the New Year.

“The boys went really good in the (Auckland) Nines, which obviously gave everyone around the place a bit of a boost,” said Gallen.

“We’ve just got to keep that up in the trials and really work on what we want to concentrate on for the year.”

While tomorrow night’s match is the last before the commencement of the season proper, it will be the first appearance of new recruit Michael Ennis – a player that Gallen says has brought a new dynamic to the side.

“He’s brought so much. He’s been outstanding for the club, for training, for the boys, for myself personally. He’s been outstanding I can’t speak highly enough of him,” he said.

“I’m just looking forward to playing with him.”

Ennis will add plenty of experience to the squad, but the Captain maintains that the balance of the squad remains in tact with coach Flanagan having named the likes of Valentine Holmes and Jack Bird to play in the NRL trial

“We’ve got a real good mix, there’s a lot of young guys, and a lot of older guys, and a few guys in between,” said Gallen.

“It’s a really good mix at the moment, so hopefully we can keep fit and healthy and have a good year.”

Having gone down 42-22 in the last trial match against Manly on February 7th, Gallen says a good performance against the Tigers will go a long way to getting the season off to a positive start.

“The result is not important in this game. But playing well is.”

 

See the Sharks team lists for the NRL, NSW Cup and NYC squads below:

 

NRL Trial

Sharks v Tigers

Saturday, February 21

Campbelltown Stadium

Kick-off – 7.00

 

CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS

 

1.            Michael Gordon

2.            Sosaia Feki

3.            Gerard Beale

4.            Ricky Leutele

5.            Valentine Holmes

6.            Ben Barba

7.            Jeff Robson

8.            Andrew Fifita

9.            Michael Ennis

10.          Matt Prior

11.          Anthony Tupou

12.          Wade Graham

13.          Paul Gallen (c)

Interchange

14.          Pat Politoni

15.          Tinirau Arona

18.          Mitch Brown

19.          Kyle Stanley

22.          Jack Bird

26.          Chris Heighington

35.          David Fifita

 

WESTS TIGERS

1.          Shannon McDonnell

2.          Kevin Naiqama

3.          Tim Simona

4.          Chris Lawrence

5.          Pat Richards

6.          Mitchell Moses

7.          Luke Brooks

8.          Aaron Woods

9.          Robbie Farah

10.        Keith Galloway

11.        Curtis Sironen

12.         Sauaso Sue

13.         Dene Halatau

 

14.          Ava Seumanufagai

15.          Matthew Lodge

16.          Martin Taupau

17.          Brenden Santi

18.          James Tedesco

19.          Delouise Hoeter)

 

NSW Cup trial

Newtown Jets v Wests Tigers

Saturday, February 21

Campbelltown Stadium

Kick-off – 5.00pm

 

1              Nathan Gardner

2              Dallas Wells

3              Sami Sauiluma

4              Blake Ayshford

5              Cameron Eyles

6              Jake Watts

7              Todd Murphy

8              Tim Robinson

9              Kurt Kara

10           Ray Moujalli

11           Junior Roqica

12           Patrice Siolo

13           Winston Asotasi

Interchange

14           Andrew Pearn

15           Jordan Galloway

16           Kurt Dillon

17           Leonardi Feiloakitau-Fetuani

18           Corey Brown

19           Blake Judd

20           Nesiasi Mataitonga

22           Matt Evans

24           Jack Noble

1              Daniel Abou Sleiman

3              Josh Davis

 

NYC Trial

Sharks v Wests Tigers

Saturday, February 21

Campbelltown Stadium

Kick-off- 3.15pm

 

1              Levy SOPI

2              Josh ADDO-CARR

3              Monson PAEWAI

4              Jamayne ISAAKO

5              Tuli LEOTA

6              Jayden CLARKE

7              Connor TRACEY

8              Alec SUSINO

9              Jayden BRAILEY

10           Tepa FUIAVA

11           Ashleigh NISBET

12           Harrison MULLER

13           Anthony MORAITIS

Interchange

14           Pat HASSON

15           Semisi VEA

16           Travis EDWARDS

17           Thomas LEVI

18           Francis PESA-TUI

19           John LEGER

20           Daniel LIDDICOAT

22           Brad DEITZ

23           Ryan CUMMINS

27           Jayden McDONOGH