#SharksNewsToday - March 11
Integrated train travel
A reminder to fans attending the Sharks v Broncos game that integrated ticketing means the price of train travel to and from Remondis Stadium on the day is included with game day tickets and 2015 Sharks memberships.
Trains will run every 15 minutes on the Cronulla line, with free Sharks shuttle buses transporting fans from the Cronulla, Woolooware, Caringbah, Miranda and Sutherland railway stations to the Remondis Stadium precinct.
With parking severely restricted, take advantage of this special transport option for both this Friday night’s game and for all Sharks home games in 2015.
Game Day Page
Access the Sharks Game Day page on the Sharks website for all the up to date transport, ticketing, entertainment and match day information for this Friday night’s game against the Brisbane Broncos.
Again the Summertime Bar will be open both pre and post-game with bands and DJ’s operating, while in addition the main bar and Locker Room areas of Sharkies also shape as a place to enjoy Saturday night before and after the game this Friday.
Click on the following link for everything you need to know about game day at Sharkies and Remondis Stadium on Friday night - http://www.sharks.com.au/rnd_02_nrlsharksbron.html
Tragic news for Stanley
In devastating news for Sharks recruit Kyle Stanley, scans revealed the former Dragon tore an ACL in his knee and would require his fifth knee reconstruction.
Stanley limped from the field during the second half of the Newtown Jets v Wests Tigers match on Saturday, with the scans confirming his worst fears. He was due to have surgery later tonight, with time frame for his recovery yet to be determined.
The loss of Stanley will be hard to swallow for Coach Shane Flanagan, who would have been relying on the Samoan international to back up the pairing of Ben Barba and Jeff Robson should anything go awry throughout the season.
The Sharks still have Brisbane’s Todd Murphy waiting in the wings, with the Brisbane product solid during the trials and one of his teams’ best in his debut for the Jets in the NSW Cup last weekend.
Everybody at the Sharks wish Stanley a speedy recovery.
Taga and Gagan return
While they haven’t been included in the Sharks NRL squad this week, look for Sam Tagataese and Jacob Gagan to come into calculations in the very near future after they were both named to play for the Newtown Jets on Saturday.
Tagataese injured a groin in the gym just after Christmas and has been out of action since, with Gagan going down with a hamstring strain in the Sharks trial match against Manly some six weeks ago.
The pair have now been cleared to return and hope to build up their match fitness at Cessnock Sportsground when they take to the field this weekend for Newtown in a NSW Cup round two match against Newcastle.
Other than the two long-term injured in Fa’amanu Brown and now Kyle Stanley, only Luke Lewis remains sidelined, with the NSW and Australian representative eyeing a return in round three.
Junior rep time changes
The Sharks Matthews Cup and SG Ball teams this week take on the Newcastle Knights in matches to be played at Remondis Stadium.
Team lists have been made available for both Sharks squads, who will be intent on continuing the momentum after strong wins over the Sydney Roosters last weekend.
Can those parents, family, friends and supporters please note the kick off times for both matches have been altered, with the Matthews Cup now at the later time of 3.00pm, followed by the SG Ball at 4.45pm.
Prior to that Sharks Academy teams in the 15’s and 17’s age groups will also be in action and like their rep team counterparts, in matches against the Knights.
Kick off times are 12 noon for 15’s and 1.30pm for 17’s.
Take in a show at Sharkies
Away from the activity surrounding Sharks game days, Sharkies League Club also has a number of outstanding shows on offer for the entertainment of members and their guests.
This Saturday, March 14, the Joe Cocker Story tribute show will be in the auditorium at Sharkies for just $15, with legendary Australian ‘rocker’ Daryl Braithwaite performing the following week, again at Sharkies.
For more information, click on the following links below to the ‘What’s On’ pages of the Sharkies website, with tickets available from the club reception.
Joe Cocker – Click here - http://sharkies.com.au/events/joe-cocker-story/
Daryl Braithwaite – Click here - http://sharkies.com.au/events/daryl-braithwaite/
Join the SharkCrew
The Sharks are doing another call out for more SharkCrew volunteers to assist with a range of activities at home games during 2015.
More than 50 SharkCrew volunteers were on deck last Sunday in a successful first outing, with places available and assistance still needed in a variety of areas in a bid to enhance the game day experience for all concerned.
In addition to the satisfaction gained from helping YOUR club provide the best game day experience in all of the NRL, there are a number of benefits that go along with being a member of the SharkCrew.
Follow the link below for more information or to register your interest in joining the SharkCrew this season.
Sharks in the News
Match reports surrounding the loss to the Raiders have long been resigned to the bottom of recycle bins, with the focus now shifting to the Sharks next assignment against the Brisbane Broncos on Friday night.
In newspaper articles leading up to the game, NRL.COM spoke to the Broncos ahead of their trip to Remondis, while the Herald Sun in Melbourne examined who was in form week one and those who need to lift their performance for round two.
Kyle Stanley’s knee injury rated a brief mention on the Daily Telegraph website, while again on NRL.COM, they detailed the relationship between Sharks centres Ricky Leutele and Gerard Beale, with the pair having a friendship dating back to their junior days at the South Logan club near Brisbane.
See those article in Sharks in the News for March 11.
Broncos wary – NRL.COM – CLICK HERE
Kyle Stanley – Daily Telegraph - CLICK HERE
“Who’s Hot” - Herald Sun – CLICK HERE
Beal and Leutele reunited – NRL.COM – CLICK HERE