No April Fool’s joke
The move of Jack Bird to five eighth and Valentine Holmes to fullback was no April Fool’s joke for Sharks coach Shane Flanagan, with the pair training strongly today in their new positions.
The two young guns were the major positive to come from the disappointing loss to the Titans, with Bird’s aggressive play in the centres and the elusive ball running of Holmes on kick returns and in general play, a highlight on the night.
Holmes also managed two tries in the Titans loss.
The challenge however will be a considerable one when the pair line up against the formidable Roosters side on Sunday afternoon.
The match on Sunday kicks off at 4.00pm, with those not traveling to Allianz invited to watch the game ‘live and loud’ in the Locker Room Sports Bar in Sharkies Leagues Club.
Another 'Heighno' moment
Last week we celebrated the Chris Heighington milestone of 250 NRL games.
Heighington was presented his jersey before the Titans match by Australian and former Tigers coach Tim Sheens, who described the Sharks lock as one of the games most professional players.
Unfortunately the Sharks were unable to come away with a win on the night to cap off Heighno's night of celebrations.
Well this weekend he notches another milestone of sorts, with Heighington to play his 50th Sharks NRL game.
Let's hope a win this weekend gives him more reason to celebrate.
48 years ago….
Tomorrow, April 2, marks 48 years to the day since the Sharks played their first ever game in the then NSWRL First Grade competition, coincidently against the Sydney Roosters.
A couple of members of that 1967 will be at training Thursday afternoon to reminisce with players from the current Sharks outfit, giving some encouragement and a few words of wisdom which will hopefully inspire the team to their first win of the 2015 season.
Stay tuned to the Sharks website tomorrow for an extensive coverage of their visit.
Amy Young, a current Sharks Football Club member from Oyster Bay is the first winner of the IMASHARK $100 merchandise voucher.
One lucky Sharks fan will win monthly, with a winner to be drawn the first working day of each month and announced via SharksNewsToday, on the www.sharks.com.au website and through our social media channels.
Go to www.sharks.com.au/imashark to register for the Sharks Newsletter and to go into the draw to win next month’s prize.
Winners can collect their prize by contacting the Sharks Store.
Sharks In the News
Many have tried to link the Sharks to the Essendon ASADA situation, with the Melbourne Herald Sun one news outlet to providing a series of reports.
In other Sharks news, the Roosters have publicly stated they will not be taking the Sharks lightly in their match on Sunday. See the SBS On-line match preview.
Roosters wary – SBS Online – CLICK HERE
Herald Sun – Essendon – ASADA - CLICK HERE
Herald Sun – Essendon – ASADA – CLICK HERE