As Shane Flanagan went about naming his squad for the Auckland Nines, so too did his rival coaches, as attentions now firmly turn to this weekend's short-form tournament.
With the Sharks to first square off with the Titans, the Gold Coast have named a team brimming with young talent, whilst also featuring the experience of new recruits Chris McQueen and Tyrone Roberts.
Local rivals the Dragons (7:30PM) meanwhile have listed NSW Blues star Josh Dugan as skipper, as the Raiders have put together a pacey squad featuring the likes of Brenko Lee and Jordan Rapana.
v Gold Coast Titans: Saturday, 3:35pm (Game 8)
v St George Illawarra Dragons: Saturday, 7:30pm (Game 15)
v Canberra Raiders: Sunday, Sunday, 1:30pm (Game 24)
See the full lists below!
Gold Coast Titans: Greg Bird, Lachlan Burr, Nathan Davis, Ryan James, Brian Kelly, Greg Leleisiuao, Nene Macdonald, Chris McQueen, David Mead, Daniel Mortimer, Agnatius Paasi, Nathaniel Peteru, Tyrone Roberts, Matt Srama, Ash Taylor, Shannon Walker, Shane Wright, Will Zillman.
St George Illawarra Dragons: Euan Aitken, Jack de Belin, Matt Dufty, Josh Dugan (c), Kalifa Faifai Loa, Jay Gallagher, Yaw Kiti Glymin, Jacob Host, Drew Hutchison, Sebastine Ikahihifo, Tim Lafai, Dunamis Lui, Kurt Mann, Jake Marketo, Josh McCrone, Mose Masoe, Peter Mata'utia, Mitch Rein.
Canberra Raiders: Kurt Baptiste, Mitch Barnett, Luke Bateman, Shannon Boyd, Jason Croker, Jarrod Croker (c), Lachlan Croker, Thomas Cronan, Jarrad Kennedy, Rhys Kennedy, Brenko Lee, Kato Ottio, Jordan Rapana, Zac Santo, Paul Vaughan, Sisa Waqa, Jack Williams, Sam Williams.
The football is back this weekend with the NRL Auckland Nines being screened in the Summertime Bar at Sharks Leagues Club!
Bring the kids along and enjoy a selection of food and entertainment. Kids eat free on a Sunday for lunch or dinner from the Bay Bistro (1 adult meal = 1 free kids meal).