FINALS WK 1 | Thursday update

It wasn’t necessarily ‘groundhog day’ however training for the Sharks on Thursday followed a very similar pattern to their activities on Wednesday, will a full day including field and strength sessions.

Following a team video in the HPU at 9.30am the players took to the field for a ball work session in finalising the way they will attempt to play the Rabbitohs on Sunday.

Andrew Fifita trained with the team, doing a little more than he had the day before as his recovery from a minor calf strain continues, with the tone extremely as the boys ripped into their tasks with good energy and enthusiasm.

A team lunch in Sharkies Leagues Club followed, before the players descended on the HPU and went through their strength and agility work.

In the background the long-term injured pair of Fa’amanu Brown and Jacob Gagan toiled away with their rehabilitation exercises as they work towards being fully fit for pre-season training in November and the 2016 season which follows.

The Sharks have a rest day tomorrow, with massages and physio treatments for those in need, before the Captain’s run on Saturday.

In other media Sharks young gun Valentine Holmes was involved in a Facebook chat through the NRL’s page last night, with his answers and insights extremely interesting, while Luke Lewis conducted a one-on-one with Channel 9 to run with their game day broadcast on Sunday.    

Sharks Coach Shane Flanagan was also spoken to last night by Graeme Hughes and his team at 2SM’s Talkin’ Sport, with the interview now available for those who missed it via the Sharks Radio link. CLICK HERE to listen.

In match day news, the game day page on the Sharks website remains the best place to access all the up-to-date information on ticketing, transport and a special Leagues Club meal deal at Sharkies, perfect for those staying at the club to watch the game or just assembling at the home of the Sharks before heading off to Allianz.

The Sharkies Finals Fever Meal Deal on Sunday includes a ‘Shark’ Burger and Chips or Spicy Chicken Wings and Chips, both priced at $10, with kids meals $5.

After the hunger pains have been sorted out, free Sharks buses will transport fans to Allianz beginning with the first bus at 12.30pm and the last bus at 2.30pm. Buses will then return to Sharkies at regular intervals post-match.

For those unable to get to Sharkies to take advantage of the free buses, all pre-purchased tickets include integrated transport to and from the game, meaning Sydney Rail trains will be free, with shuttle buses to then transfer fans from Central Station to Allianz Stadium ahead of kick-off to the main game and back to Central again following the full-time siren.

See the Sharks Gameday page for all the up to date information – CLICK HERE.

And in a final reminder, 2016 Sharkies Memberships go on sale tomorrow (Friday). Go to the membership link of the Sharks website to renew, join up or to find out more. CLICK HERE