#SharksNewsToday - March 16
Ennis charged with contrary conduct
Sharks hooker Michael Ennis has been charged with contrary conduct by the NRL match review committee for allegedly making contact with referee Ben Cummins in the 73rd minute of his teams’ loss to the Broncos
The infringement attracts 93 points for an early guilty plea, meaning he wouldn’t miss this weekend’s game against the Storm should he decide to accept the charge.
Should Ennis challenge at judiciary and lose, the 125-point penalty would see him sidelined for one match.
The Sharks have until tomorrow to respond and will view video of the incident before making a decision as to a course of action, however coach Shane Flanagan would be reluctant to be without his experienced number nine in such a vital match.
Ennis had earlier dodged a bullet of sorts when it was revealed he had not done any serious damage to his knee in the game last Friday night. He came from the field in the first half before returning after the break.
Ennis trained strongly today and all indications are that he will be fit to play on Saturday.
For more on the Ennis injury scare, click here - http://www.sharks.com.au/news/2015/03/16/ennis_survives_injur.html
All the action in the Locker Room
For those not making the trek down to Melbourne this weekend The Locker Room in Sharkies Leagues Club is shaping as the ideal venue to take in all the action of the Sharks v Storm clash on Saturday night.
Join other Sharks fans in Sharkies newest sports bar facility, with the game to broadcast live on the high definition screens in the Locker Room.
The Sharks v Storm match gets underway at 7.30pm, so get down to the Locker Room early and join in the festivities.
Junior Sharks one and one
It was a mixed weekend for the Sharks Junior rep teams, with one win and one loss in matches played last Saturday afternoon against the Newcastle Knights.
The Matthews Cup Sharks were impressive in scoring a 40-14 win over the Newcastle side, while in the under-18 SG Ball match up the Sharks went down 18-12 in a keenly fought affair.
Both Sharks junior rep teams now travel to Canberra this weekend for games against the Raiders, with the Matthews Sharks, now entrenched in the top eight, looking for a win to enhance their finals chances.
As for the SG Ball Sharks, the Knights loss was a setback to their finals aspirations however a win over the Raiders will again see them come back into calculations.
The Canberra matches will be played at Seiffert Oval on Saturday, with Matthews Cup at 1.00pm and SG Ball at 2.30pm.
To read the match reports from round 5 games last weekend, see the following links.
Matts Cup match report - http://www.sharks.com.au/news/2015/03/15/matt_cup_match_repor.html
SG Ball match report - http://www.sharks.com.au/news/2015/03/15/sg_ball_match_report.html
Train Travel and Free Shuttles for Sharks Home Games
The Sharks will continue to offer train travel and free shuttles for the remainder of the NRL season with Rugby league fans encouraged to use Sydney Trains and the Sharks’ free shuttle service when coming to Remondis Stadium with integrating ticketing available for all home games in 2015.
The Sharks have worked with Sydney Trains to include train travel in the cost of tickets to all home games at Remondis Stadium this season, complemented by a free shuttle service from local train stations at Sutherland, Miranda, Caringbah, Woolooware and Cronulla.
Sharks in the news
In his regular spot on 2MMM yesterday Sharks skipper Paul Gallen was asked about his future plans, and whether that involved the Sharks and/or a stint in the UK.
See below his response on that particular issue and also his thoughts as to a potential return to the NRL for former Shark Todd Carney.
The match reports from Friday night don’t make for great reading for Sharks fans, however we have provided a couple below, while on a less serious note, Jess our Oporto Mermaid Baton Twirler has received a mention on the Daily Telegraph website and the Sharks Oporto Mermaids have attracted the attention of The Guidian.com website, which rates them amongst the ‘hottest cheerleaders in the NRL.’
See Sharks in the News for March 16
Gallen UK move – Daily Telegraph - CLICK HERE
Match report – Sydney Morning Herald – CLICK HERE
Match report - ABC News.Com – CLICK HERE
Match report – News.com.au – CLICK HERE
Baton Twirler Jess - Daily Telegraph - CLICK HERE
Hottest cheerleaders - CLICK HERE
Junior League Participation Round
Have you signed up for your local junior league club for 2015? The season kick off is not far away and its not to late to be a part of the action.
The local Cronulla-Sutherland junior league clubs are accepting players so get down to your nearest club and sign on for 2015.
This week is Junior League Participation Round, so keep an eye out for special events and promotions being rolled out by the NRL.