While the football administration offices were busily playing travel agents in filling a special Sharks supporter plane to Townsville, the players were hard at work continuing preparations for the semi-final clash with the Cowboys on Saturday night.
Sharks on a Plane was getting close to capacity, with the Alliance charter airline set to transport a 100 Sharks fans to Townsville and ultimately 1300SMILES Stadium to cheer the team on to what we hope will be a memorable victory.
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But back to business and the Sharks hit the training paddock in an upbeat mood, with the squad running through agility and defensive drills before taking part in what was almost an hour’s worth of ball work.
In all 17 of the 18 selected players trained, with Valentine Holmes restricted to the HPU as he did his work indoors as he continues his recovery from a corked thigh.
The injury to Holmes is responding to treatment, with the Sharks young gun expected to be on deck for the big finals match up on Saturday.
With media interest high the Sharks again attracted some attention, mainly from Television reporters, with Wade Graham and Jayson Bukuya answering questions relevant to the game against North Queensland.
The media call took place bright and early, before the planned video session, stretching and flexibility and the field training which was to follow.
In between field and strength the players relaxed with lunch in Sharkies Leagues Club.
The Sharks will have a rest day tomorrow, before the Captain’s Run on Friday morning. They will go straight from training to the airport to board a flight bound for Townsville.
Heading off before the team will be the Sharks Merchandise Van, which is set for a long drive from Remondis Stadium to 1300SMILES Stadium.
The Sharks Van will be stationed inside the ground at the northern end of 1300SMILES, with full stocks of Sharks apparel and merchandise available on the day.
Three more sleeps before all the action of the big game, which kicks off at 7.40pm on Saturday night.
PS: If you didn’t grab a seat on the ‘Shark Plane’ and aren’t heading for Townsville, Sharkies Leagues Club is the perfect place to catch all the action.
The game will be shown live on big screens in the Summertime Bar, auditorium and Locker Room, with all televisions in the Steve Rogers main bar area also screening the game.
Get down to Sharkies and cheer the boys on from afar.