#SharksNewsToday – March 2
Round 1 Team announcement tomorrow
Under a new agreement with NRL partner Telstra, team announcements across the 16 NRL clubs will be made for all games during the 2015 season on Tuesday’s at 5.00pm.
The Sharks teams will be live and available on the Sharks website by 5.01pm, with this week’s round one side attracting plenty of interest and speculation.
For the first time in a number of years the depth of the Sharks squad and the lack of injuries amongst the NRL group means coach Shane Flanagan
Raiders’ team selection
Likewise we will find out at 5.00pm tomorrow the make-up of the Canberra Raiders team to tackle the Sharks, with coach Ricky Stuart giving very little away as to his 17-man squad.
The Canberra Times however in an article written by Chris Wilson has speculated as to some of those likely to get the call-up to tackle the Sharks, with young halfback Mitch Cornish favoured to win the number seven jersey for round one.
One player set to miss the Sharks match is hard-hitting lock Shaun Fensom who is battling a knee and hamstring complaint.
See what the Canberra Times believes the Raiders will unveil at the team announcement tomorrow – CLICK HERE
Murphy a Qld ‘rookie’ to look out for
While Todd Murphy may not get his name called in the Sharks NRL squad tomorrow for the round one match against the Raiders, plenty of good judges believe he will be up to the challenge once the opportunity to prove himself in the top grade presents.
Murphy, who joined the Sharks in the off season after a strong year in the Intrust Super Cup last season for the North Devils, has been included in a list of the 10 Queensland rookies to watch in 2015.
A solid performer at the Auckland Nines despite feeling the effects of a virus while in New Zealand, Murphy has also been impressive in recent trial matches and is shaping as a capable replacement should he be required.
Adding in the fact he is an accomplished goal kicker as another string to his bow, Murphy will certainly be a welcome addition to the Newtown Jets side starting Saturday.
See what the Daily Telegraph says about Murphy and the other 10 rookies in today’s Daily Telegraph article – CLICK HERE
Junior Sharks join the Jets at Henson
After a narrow loss and a draw in games played against the Bulldogs, the Sharks junior rep teams travel to Henson Park this weekend where they will take on the Roosters.
The young Sharks would have been disappointed not to come away with two victories against the Dogs, however they have a chance to atone when they play the traditionally strong Roosters line-ups on Saturday.
While Rooster home games the two Sharks teams are likely to have good support at Henson on Saturday as the lead-in matches to the season opening NSW Cup clash which sees the Newtown Jets take on the Wests Tigers.
Teams in the NRL, NSW Cup and NYC will be announced tomorrow, however with the majority of the Sharks NRL squad fit and ready to go on Sunday, a number of talented Sharks will join the Jets side for their opening round match the day prior.
And in a reminder to Sharks fans while providing extra encouragement to get out to Henson this Saturday, 2015 Sharks members will be admitted free.
The NSW Cup is scheduled for 3.00pm, with the junior reps at 12 noon (Matts Cup) and 1.30pm (SG Ball).
Become a 2015 Sharks Members
If you haven't yet signed on as a Sharks member, time is running out ahead of our 2015 season opener against the Raiders on Sunday night.
Memberships are available in all categories, and if you needed further convincing, here are just a few reasons to become a member and to support YOUR Sharks this seas
* Anyone who buys a membership receives a $30 merchandise voucher to spend on line, in the Sharks Store or in one of the merchandise outlets on game day.
* Your memberhsip also entitles you to attend the ''members only" after match functions with selected players.
* Your membership allows you to access and purchase the "members only" coaches jacket.
* While on game day, your your membership provides quick access through the members only entrance at Remondis Stadium.
NRL Films videos
NRL Films via the NRL.COM website has rolled out a couple of videos of late, one covering off on the recent Community Carnival, the other the NRL AGM and financial update announcements.
For those interested, download the links below to watch both videos as produced by NRL Films.
Community Carnival - CLICK HERE
NRL AGM – CLICK HERE
The Sharkcrew was launched on Sunday, with 60 members and fans signing on and set to enhance the game day experience at Remondis Stadium home games in 2015.
Sharkcrew Members will assist in the smooth operations of merchandise and membership stands; as well as a focus on corporate, community, digital and events sectors.
To read more or to sign on as a Sharkcrew member click here - http://www.sharks.com.au/news/2015/03/02/_sharkcrew_program_l.html
Get on board the G-Train
If you didn’t see it earlier, click on the link below to read about the special transport options available to get everybody to Remondis Stadium on Sunday.
With parking challenges affecting the stadium this season, the Sharks have teamed up with transport NSW in providing integrated ticketing, meaning all members and game day ticket holders can take advantage of free train travel at all home games beginning this weekend.
Shuttle buses will collect fans fro
m Cronulla and Woolooware stations, as well as Sutherland and Miranda stations, starting at 3.30pm on Sunday.
For more info on the transport options available – CLICK on the following link - http://www.sharks.com.au/news/2015/03/02/on_board_the_sharks__0.html
Sharks in the News
The Sharks held an Open media session today at Remondis Stadium, with skipper Paul Gallen, new recruits Michael Ennis and Ben Barba, as well as prop Andrew Fifita in high demand.
News reports from the subsequent interviews will filter through in the coming days, however the Sydney Morning Herald and Canberra Times via Fairfax Media websites have already published reports surrounding both Gallen and Ennis.
See below the links to the Fairfax Media articles.
Gallen concentrates on football – SMH – CLICK HERE
Rejuvenated Sharks ready for the Raiders – Canberra Times – CLICK HERE