The NYC Sharks will be out to register their first win of the season against the junior Titans in their clash at Remondis Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The visitors head to Cronulla having narrowly gone down 19-18 to the Knights last week – the loss being the Titans’ only defeat inside the opening three rounds.
While the Sharks’ 20s side is yet to secure two points in 2015, coach James Shepherd remains confident a win is not too far away.
“They’re certainly working hard and their attitude is good. We’re looking for better execution across the board,” said Shepherd.
“That’s something we’ve focussed really hard on this week.”
Having gone down by a big margin last week against the Storm, Shepherd knows his side will face another tough task against the travelling Titans on Saturday.
“They’re doing a good job early on in the season. After a few tough years this group they’ve got together now, they’ve started this year really playing some solid footy,” he said. “We are expecting a tough game.”
With fullback Valentine Holmes again named to play in Shane Flanagan’s NRL side, Joshua Addo-Carr slots into the ‘1’ jersey and looms as a key figure in the Sharks’ hopes of victory.
“We don’t consider [Holmes’ omission] a loss because Josh has prepared the whole off-season at fullback,” he said.
“Josh has certainly got his qualities; he’s a very fast player, he’s elusive, he’s a try scorer.
“He’s a guy who can come up with some points. He’s a focus for us.”
Kick off in the Sharks v Titans clash is set down for 3:15pm, with NRL to get underway at 5:30pm. Gates to Remondis Stadium open at 3.00pm.
The Cronulla Sharks encourage fans and members to arrive at Remondis Stadium early to cheer the Holden Cup side towards a win.