LOUD & PROUD | Allianz turns B,W & B
This is it. Now 10 months into their 2015 campaign, the fate of the Sharks' 2015 premiership hopes rests solely on the 80 minutes that will go before an anticipated 25,000+ people at the Sydney Football Stadium this afternoon.
188 days ago, Gerard Beale kicked off the Sharks season at a packed Remondis Stadium ahead of what promised to be a year full of excitement and expectation.
But now with the regular season done and dusted, the Cronulla side will venture to the Allianz Stadium for an all-important clash with the Rabbitohs this afternoon - and so too will the fans, in their droves.
As of Friday afternoon, Sharks fans lead the surge to colour the stadium Black, White and Blue - with fans on Thursday making the trip to the City in the build-up to this afternoon's final.
Cronulla die-hard Matthew Abernathy said this afternoon's match will be a huge ocassion for the players and fans alike, and urged fans to travel to Allianz Stadium to support the side's quest for glory.
"It's never not good to get out here (Allianz Stadium) and to show our support for the Sharkies," Abernathy said on Thursday.
"I'm just glad to be a part of it, to be a part of what ever it takes to get the word out.
"If the players put in, and the fans put in, then everyone will be happy. Sunday afternoon, finals footy, it's the best"
With crowd numbers up across the three games that have gone prior this weekend, the Sharks and Souths clash will likely see the NRL set a record for most fans in attendance in week one of the finals.
Shane Flanagan and his staffers have sent out a final call for the Sharks fans to head to Allianz Stadium this afternoon in a push to see the side continue their premiership dream.
To be a part of finals history, be sure to make your voice heard. Join the Sharks at Allianz this afternoon!
*Note: The Cronulla Sharks would like to send out a big thank you to Matthew Abernathy, Robert Hills, Bruce Toddle, Peter Rice and Nikki Durant for being a part of the Club's and NRL's promotional photo shoot on Thursday afternoon.