#SharksNewsToday - March 30
Coates Hire partner with the Sharks
Prior to the game on Saturday the Sharks announced a new long-term partnership with Coates Hire, with Australia’s largest equipment hire company agreeing to become back of jersey sponsor for the next three seasons.
The Sharks NRL squad ran out in the newly branded jerseys for the game against the Titans, with the Coates Hire logo prominent on the back of the NRL playing strip.
For more on Coates Hire and the new partnership, click on the following link - http://www.sharks.com.au/news/2015/03/27/sharks_secure_new_sp.html
Back to the grindstone
In leaving no stone unturned in their bid to get their 2015 season on track, the Sharks were back hard at work this morning, training in a heavy down pour of rain at Remondis Stadium.
The Sharks completed their training session, before taking in a video review of the Titans match, with their afternoon schedule consisting of a strength workout in the HPU after lunch.
A light day with individual extras will take place tomorrow, ahead of full training days involving field and gym sessions on Wednesday and Thursday.
Friday will be a rest and recovery day, before the captain’s run on Saturday.
With no major injury concerns coming from the Titans game Coach Shane Flanagan has a full contingent from which to select his team for the Roosters clash on Sunday.
The team list for the round five match will be released tomorrow.
More on the Jets
Adding more interest to team selection day tomorrow, the Jets recorded their second win in succession on Saturday, with a number of the Sharks-contracted players in the Newtown team last weekend starting to find some form.
Mitch Brown scored twice for the Jets, while Todd Murphy was again enterprising at half back.
Sitting in eighth place the Jets next assignment is a match against the Wentworthville Magpies at Henson Park on Saturday.
Sharks fans are certainly encouraged to get along and support the Jets, with kick off at 3.00pm.
Read the brief match report on the Jets come-from-behind victory over the Manly Sea Eagles last Saturday by clicking on the following link - http://www.sharks.com.au/news/2015/03/30/jets_fly_to_second_w.html
NYC Sharks notch a win
The first three rounds of the season were equally frustrating for the Sharks NYC team, with two of their three losses coming after they had led during the second half of both matches.
On Saturday however they managed a more complete performance in claiming a comprehensive win over the Titans to open their winning account.
On a sour note, Sharks halfback Connor Tracey, a member of the Australian Schoolboys team last year, suffered a serious knee injury during the closing moments of the match.
All at Sharks News Today wish Connor a speedy recovery and we look forward to seeing him back on the paddock sometime in the near future.
Tupou named Sharks best
Anthony Tupou was a deserved winner of the Harvey Norman Man of the Match from the game against the Titans on Saturday night in what has been a consistent season so far for the experienced back-rower.
Tupou has been the Sharks most damaging ball runner through the first four rounds, with his leg speed and enthusiasm providing a lift when he has entered the games from the interchange bench.
In claiming the award Tupou wins a television from Harvey Norman, which he in turn donates to a local Sutherland Shire junior league club.
On this occasion the Bosco Bulldogs were the recipients, with club representative Chris Bryant accepting the prize.
Gallen on 2MMM
Paul Gallen appeared on radio 2MMM on their Sunday afternoon broadcast, where Paul Kent put a couple of hard questions to the Sharks skipper regarding his teams’ slow start to the 2015 season.
Gallen didn’t make any excuses, nor did he dodge any of the issues, with his brief interview now available via Sharks Radio on the Sharks website.
Click on link and listen to what Gallen had to say –
Sharks in the News
Unfortunately the post-game reports don’t make for great reading if you’re a Sharks fan, with the boys going down in heartbreaking circumstances to the Gold Coast Titans.
Provided below however is come of the media coverage from the match.
Also included is an NRL.COM article, with Chris Heighington stating that while the milestone of achieving 250 NRL games was nice, he is more focused on trying help his team get some wins in the coming weeks. Shane Flanagan also spoke last weekend about potentially switching Ben Barba from five eighth into a role which may be more beneficial to the team this season.
Heighington - Wins, not milestones – NRL.COM – CLICK HERE
Fox Sports “game wrap – CLICK HERE
‘Forgotten how to win’ – Sydney Morning Herald – CLICK HERE
Barba halves spot at risk – Daily Telegraph – CLICK HERE