Sharks seek higher ground
The torrential rain not only sent the Sharks indoors for their Wednesday morning training session it also saw some flash flooding in and around Remondis Stadium, with sections of Captain Cook Drive closed earlier today.
The Sharks still managed a torrid conditioning workout inside the HPU at Remondis under the instruction of Andrew Gray and his staff, with Coach Shane Flanagan scouting some potential venues this afternoon for the team to get in a field session sometime tomorrow.
With Remondis waterlogged and out of action the Sharks will look to utilise the new Academy fields at Cronulla High school which drain better than most due to the fact they are built on a sand base.
The final training run before the match on Sunday against the Panthers will be a Captain’s Run on Saturday morning, with skipper Paul Gallen expected to be leading the way as he aims to return from a week on the sidelines with a hip complaint.
Harvey Norman Man of the Match
With the dust having settled, or more to the point the mud having subsided since the game on Monday night, the Sharks can announce that Luke Lewis was named as a worthy winner of the Harvey Norman Man of the Match for his non-stop display in atrocious conditions in the clash with Souths.
Lewis was a power of strength in both attack and defence, leading the charge with the ball in hand while also making over 40 tackles on the night in helping to keep the opposition at bay.
As the Harvey Norman Man of the Match, Lewis receives a television from Harvey Norman which he has donated to the local Cronulla Caringbah Junior League club.
Previous winners of the award this season have included Michael Ennis, Paul Gallen and Wade Graham.
The Harvey Norman Man of the Match donates his prize to junior league clubs and to worthy charitable organisations.
Every one of the 3,900 fans at Remondis Stadium on Monday night deserved some sort of reward however there was one member in particular who got more than a gutsy Sharks victory for the price of his admission.
On Monday Walter Naylor was drawn out from those members in attendance for the $1,000 Lucky Member for the night, just for being at the game.
At each home game one lucky member will win the $1,000 prize – but you have to be at the game.
Commemorating Anzac Day
The Sharks have worked with the NRL to best honour the ANZAC Day commemorations and respectfully observe them this weekend, with the entire Sharks’ NRL squad and staff to pay their respects by attending ANZAC Day Dawn Services across the Sutherland Shire on Saturday on the eve of their clash with Penrith Panthers.
The Cronulla Sharks play the Panthers in the NRL’s ANZAC Round, which is part of a 10-day Anzac Centenary commemorative program stretching across Round 8 of the NRL Premiership and into the Representative Round. RSL representatives will be collecting donations at every Round 8 match.
The Club also provided player representatives Fa’amanu Brown and Jacob Gagan to attend the NRL’s special announcement on a formal partnership with the Australian War Memorial in Canberra yesterday.
Sharkies is the place to be on Saturday
It will be a feast of footy on Anzac Day on Fox Sports, with eight games to be shown live – one of them the Newtown Jets v NZ Warriors NSW Cup clash.
Again the Sharks will supply a large contingent of players to the Jets for the match being played in Auckland on Saturday, with the 9.45am kick off giving everyone a chance to watch and cheer the Newtown side on from afar.
While Anzac Day commemorations kick off at club opening at 10.00am, Two-Up begins in the auditorium at 1.00pm and runs until 5.00pm, with a free sausage sizzle operating.
The INXS Original Sin Show is also scheduled for Saturday night at Sharkies. Tickets and more information is available by calling Sharkies reception at 02 9523 0222 or by going to the link on the Sharkies website at http://sharkies.com.au/events/inxs-tribute-show/
Commemorate Anzac Day, enjoy a little bit of two up, watch the feast of NRL football or take in the INXS Show - This Saturday at Sharkies.
5.00am AEST - Fox Sports 1 - ESL - LIVE - St Helens v Widnes Vikings
7.40am AEST - Fox Sports 1 - NYC - LIVE - NZ Warriors v Gold Coast Titans
9.45am AEST - Fox Sports 1 - NSW Cup - LIVE - NZ Warriors v Newtown Jets
12.00pm AEST - Fox Sports 1 - NRL - LIVE - NZ Warriors v Gold Coast Titans
2.00pm AEST - Fox Sports 1 - NRL - LIVE - Newcastle Knights v North Queensland Cowboys
4.00pm AEST - Nine Network - NRL - LIVE - Sydney Roosters v St George/Illawarra Dragons
6.00pm AEST - Fox Sports 1 - NRL - LIVE - Melbourne Storm v Manly/Warringah Sea Eagles
8.00pm AEST - Fox Sports 1 - NRL - LIVE - Brisbane Broncos v Parramatta Eels Match
Jets look to take off again
After four wins in succession the Newtown Jets came crashing back to earth with a 24-8 loss to the competition-leading Mounties last weekend.
While the final score line may have been misleading, with the Jets trailing by just two points 10 minutes from fulltime, Newtown will still be intent on getting back on a winning track as soon as possible – preferably starting this weekend when they travel to New Zealand to take on the Warriors.
As per the above, the match will be shown live on Fox Sports beginning at 9.45am, with the Locker Room at Sharkies the next best place to take in all of the action.
And for those interested, below are some highlights from the Jets v Mounties match last Saturday, courtesy of the NSWRL website.
Highlights – Jets v Mounties