Sauiluma to face judiciary
While Michael Ennis saved himself a trip into NRL Central by taking the early guilty plea on his contrary conduct charge, another Sharks player in Sami Sauiluma will be heading for Moore Park and a judiciary hearing to challenge a match review committee charge tonight.
Sauiluma was charged with grade two dangerous contact for an alleged crusher tackle while playing for the Newtown Jets last Saturday against the Newcastle Knights.
The hard running outside back faces two to three weeks on the sidelines if found guilty.
Sauiluma will be represented by Coach Shane Flanagan and Football Manager Darren Mooney at the hearing.
Lewis return remains a mystery
The Sharks remain hopeful that Luke Lewis will be cleared to play the Storm this weekend with the representative backrower training strongly this week.
Lewis has made a somewhat slow recovery from minor knee surgery but is raring to go and eager to return.
A decision on his status will be made before the team departs from Sydney on Friday afternoon.
In other injury news, both Sam Tagataese and Jacob Gagan came through their first games of the season while playing for Newtown last weekend. Tagataese has been named in the NRL starting side, with Gagan to again go around for the Jets, with their match to be played at Pepper Stadium on Saturday against the Panthers.
Michael Ennis has shown no ill effects at training this week after suffering a slight knee strain in the Broncos match and will be fit to play the Storm on Saturday night.
Click on the following link to see the Sharks team list - http://www.sharks.com.au/news/2015/03/17/nrl_team_list_sharks.html
Gordon speaks to Sharks TV
Further to the Sharks clash with the Storm, fullback Michael Gordon spoke to Sharks TV in regards to Saturday’s important clash.
Gordon was quietly confident the Sharks would put in a bold showing on Saturday night, despite the quality of the opposition the Cronulla side are set to face.
See what Gordon had to say by following the link to Sharks TV - https://author.nrlclubs.media.telstra.com.au/cf#/content/sharks/club/news/2015/03/18/sharks_tv_gordon_tal.html
The second best place to be on Saturday night to watch the Sharks take on the Melbourne Storm will be the newly refurbished ‘Locker Room Sports Bar’ in Sharkies Leagues Club.
If you can’t be at AAMI Park in Melbourne on Saturday join fellow Sharks fans in the Locker Room, an area for those supporters who want their action live and loud, in what is the ultimate TV viewing experience for the Sharks away games.
The Locker Room Sports bar at Sharkies is the next best thing to being at the game.
And stay tuned to the Sharks website for further Locker Room away game activations and information.
Harvey Norman Man of the Match
A regular feature on game day in 2015 will be the awarding of a Harvey Norman Man of the Match, with a television being donated to local junior league clubs.
The winner on Friday night after handing in a wholehearted performance in the Broncos loss was back rower Wade Graham, who donated his television to the local Aquinas Colts Club.
The Harvey Norman Man of the Match is determined by head coach Shane Flanagan and his staff.
Further on the topic of weekly player awards, the Sharks also reward the best performers in the NYC team each week, with prizes donated by Hogs Breath Café at Cronulla and Triple Bull Surf at Cronulla
Last week’s winners, in a 36-22 loss to the Broncos by the Under-20 Sharks, were Josh Addo-Carr (Hogs Breath Players Player) and Tepatasi Fuiava (Triple Bull Coaches Award).
In round one adjudged the best in the NYC match for the Sharks were Connor Tracey (Hogs Breath Players Player) and Levy Sopi (Triple Bull Coaches Award).
The Sharks thank those sponsors for their support of the Holden Cup NYC team.
Jets yet to take off
Like their NRL partners the Sharks, the Newtown Jets needs to fire up the engines and take off in 2015 after consecutive losses to start their season.
The Jets have been well and truly in both games only to come up just short in the two games to date.
Again Newtown will have a strong contingent of Sharks players on deck this weekend for their round three match against the Penrith Panthers at Pepper Stadium. That game is scheduled for a 3.00pm kick off on Saturday.
For the Jets team list, click here - http://www.sharks.com.au/news/2015/03/18/nsw_cup_team_list_ro_0.html
And for a Leader newspaper article on Jim Pizanias, Jets assistant NSW Cup coach, go to the following link - CLICK HERE
Junior reps in Canberra
In a correction to the earlier published kick off times, the Sharks junior reps will play at 1.00pm and 2.30pm respectively on Saturday in away matches against the Canberra Raiders.
In games to be played at Seiffert Oval in the ACT, the two junior Sharks sides face matches which are vital in terms of their finals aspirations.
For team lists and more on the Sharks junior reps, click here - http://www.sharks.com.au/news/2015/03/17/jnr_rep_team_lists_r.html
On game day
And finally, don’t forget that at each and every home game the Sharks one member will win a cash prize of $1,000 in the Lucky Members Prize Draw.
Members must be at the game to win, so get to the Titans clash on Saturday, March 28, on Junior League Appreciation round, and go into the draw to win.