#SharksNewsToday - March 20
Sharks high expectations
The Sharks will start as massive underdogs, however the team will travel south with high expectations for their match against the Melbourne Storm on Saturday night.
Sharks coach Shane Flanagan addressed the media today and rather than bemoan the fact that they are undertaking one of the more difficult road trips in the NRL, was extremely optimistic about the chances of his side.
Flanagan conducted his media call today in the Locker Room at Sharkies Leagues Club where he spoke about a number is issues affecting both his Sharks side and the rugby league world in general.
Sharks TV provided a live stream of the Flanagan press conference from around 12.15pm today, with a full reply now available.
If you missed it earlier, click on the following link to the Sharks video page and the Flanagan media call - http://www.sharks.com.au/sharkstv.html
Lewis flies south
Further to the Sharks clash with the Storm and Luke Lewis boarded the plane for Melbourne as a part of a 19-man travelling party.
Should he take to the field Lewis would be playing his first game in 2015.
After a strong pre-Christmas training period Lewis then had a mishap and minor knee surgery in early February, with the recovery taking longer than expected.
In his press conference today Flanagan was tight lipped as to Lewis’s possible inclusion, only to say he has training strongly throughout the week however a final decision on his status and potential availability was to be reserved until game day.
Sauiluma a bonus for the Jets
Sharks outside back Sami Sauiluma was last night cleared of a grade two dangerous contact charge and will be free to play for the Newtown Jets tomorrow in their match against the Penrith Panthers.
Sauiluma fronted a NSWRL judiciary panel with Sharks NRL coach Shane Flanagan and Football Manager Darren Mooney and was found not guilty of the charge.
One of the better performed Sharks while playing for the Jets in the first two NSW Cup matches, Sauiluma will be a bonus for a Newtown side looking to register their first win of the 2015 season against the top of the table Penrith team.
The Jets v Panthers match is scheduled for a 3.00pm kick off at Pepper Stadium on Saturday.
To read the NSWRL match preview, click here - http://www.sharks.com.au/news/2015/03/20/nsw_cup_preview_jets.html
Junior reps round 6
The Sharks junior rep sides both travel to Canberra for matches against the Raiders at Seiffert Oval.
The Matthews Cup match gets underway at 1.00pm, the SG Ball at 2.30pm.
The under-16 Matthews team is coming off a strong win over the Knights and the SG Ball Sharks a narrow loss to Newcastle.
NSWRL has provided the match highlights from last weekend, click on the links below to view.
SG Ball Highlights - CLICK HERE
Matthews Cup Highlights – CLICK HERE
Apologies to the Sharks to Win a Premiership fan group, with credit for organising a blood bank drive originally attributed somewhere else in the website article #SharksHaveHeart, which was published earlier this week.
In what was a Valentine’s Day ‘Sharks Blood Drive’, a number of players gave much more than just their time for a good cause, with Sam Tagataese, Blake Ayshford and Michael Gordon donating blood to the Red Cross at Miranda.
Thanks again to ‘Sharks to win a premiership', with the event just one of many community appearances and interactions conducted by the Sharks during the month of February.
To read more, click on the following link and the Sharks Have Heart web feature - http://www.sharks.com.au/news/2015/03/18/_sharkshaveheart_feb_0.html
Super Jaws – Junior Jaws and Mermaid Cheer Clinics
If the kids are looking for some footy fun this coming School Holidays, why not come along to super Jaws, Junior Jaws or the Mermaid Cheer Clinics during April.
The Super Jaws clinic runs over two days on Monday, April 13 and Tuesday, April 14, with the Junior Jaws on the Tuesday, April 14.
The Mermaids Cheer Clinic is scheduled for Thursday, April 16.
To register or for more information, click on the following link - http://www.sharks.com.au/community/jaws-clinics.html