2016 DRAW | Highlights for the Fans
Unite on Public Holiday Mondays
Why not round out your long weekend with a day at the footy at Shark Park. The Sharks host two of the powerhouses of the competition in Monday night football, with both matches falling on a public holiday, which should ensure a bumper crowd at Shark Park. First up is the visit of the Melbourne Storm on Easter Monday with Cameron Smith’s men looking to get an early victory over the Sharks in 2016. The corresponding game in 2015 saw the Storm run out 30-2 victors in a disciplined and measured display. The Queen’s birthday long weekend sees the Kings of the NRL, the North Queensland Cowboys, pay a visit to Shark Park. The Sharks were too good for the NRL Premiers last time they came down south with a dominant 30-18 win in Round 22 of 2015.
Ignite your Sundays
What’s better than a Sunday afternoon at the footy? What about five Sunday afternoons at the footy. And what better way to kick off our run of Sunday games and our first home game of 2016 with a visit from arch rivals the Dragons. The Red V will no doubt be smarting from their 28-8 loss to the Sharks in Round 18 last season and will be looking to get one over the Sharks in 2016. No doubt there will be a huge crowd on hand for the local derby with both clubs looking to get their season off to a good start. The Titans come to town on April 10 before the Panthers pay us a visit on April 24, the day before Anzac Day. On May 1, the Sharks will host NRL grand finalists, the Brisbane Broncos. Wayne Bennett’s men will be looking for a repeat of their Round 2 triumph at Shark Park in 2015. The last of our Sunday games at Shark Park is against the Knights, the Novacastrians lost both games against the Sharks and the wooden spooners from 2015 will be desperate to get the win here.
Black, White & Blue across the country
Our valued Country and Interstate Members will have five games in 2016 to choose from to redeem their away tickets. It all kicks off in Round 1 when the Sharks travel to the ground where their 2015 season came to a grinding halt, 1300Smiles Stadium in Townsville. What a great challenge to take on the NRL Premiers first up providing an excellent barometer for where the 2016 Sharks are at. The next two games for our Country/Interstate Members sees the Sharks make the short trips to Canberra and Newcastle. The trip to the nation’s capital will surely be warmer than the mid-July game last season when the Sharks came away with a thrilling golden point win. The trip to Newcastle last season was equally successful with the Sharks holding off a fast finishing Newcastle to win by two. Any Sharks Member who was on the Gold Coast last time the Sharks visited had a night they will never forget. A topsy-turvy game where neither team could take control went into golden point extra time where Val Holmes coolly slotted the field goal sending the thousands of Sharks fans into raptures followed by a rousing rendition of Up Up Cronulla. If you ‘re a Queensland resident you wouldn’t want to miss this one. The Sharks last game of the season is an away trip to Melbourne to take on the Storm when the Sharks will hopefully be ramping up preparations for the finals.
Some brilliant games to look forward to in the 2016 season. The best way to support your club is with a Membership – see our range of packages HERE.