Sharks Head Coach Shane Flanagan gave his take on the NRL Draw as it was released this afternoon, and all in all, said he was "pretty happy" with the cards the side was dealt.
“Looking at it as a whole, we’ve done pretty well, but you can look too far into it,” Flanagan said. “We’ve got a pretty hard start and finish with four tough ones.
“In general, we’ve got a lot of Sunday games, which we wanted, then two Monday nights at home, but both are on public holidays, which for us and for fans in the Shire will be just like Sunday afternoons.
“And the boys love playing on a Sunday afternoon, especially in the middle part of the year.”
Flanagan was also impressed that the side will be given an immediate chance to atone for the Semi Final loss to the Cowboys, while the Round 2 Derby against the Dragons promises to be a big occasion.
"We're looking forward to (the Townsville trip), first game up there, it's still in the front of everyone's mind how poorly we performed up there," Flanagan said.
"Sunday afternoon here, and early in the season, we just can't wait to play those big games, especially against the Dragons at home."
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