At a training camp in Terrigal last week the Sharks opened their doors to the media, with television and newspaper journalists capturing all the pre-season news just over a week ahead of their round one clash with the Cowboys.
The likes of Paul Gallen, Ben Barba, Valentine Holmes and Michael Ennis answered a variety of questions, with all positive about the Sharks chances not just in round one, but for the season ahead.
The Jack Bird, Barba, Holmes fullback debate was another much-talked about topic, with all to be revealed when the Sharks team is announced on Tuesday.
In Sharks in the News for round one we recap some of the stories which made headlines, including Gallen’s assessment that this Cronulla squad is the equal of any he has played with in his 15 seasons at the club, while Barba tells of his strict off-season training regime, one which has him in line to potentially start at fullback in his teams’ opening round match in Townsville.
On a lighter note, the Telegraph caught Gallen disembarking a helicopter en-route to the NRL Season Launch in an indication his stocks have risen at NRL headquarters over the past 12-months.
Sharks TV has also been on the case over the past week, with interviews featuring Gallen, Barba, Wade Graham and Coach Shane Flanagan appearing on the Sharks website.
CEO Lyall Gorman also featured, speaking proudly about an NRL Membership award recently presented to the Sharks for their outstanding efforts in 2015.
See the links below for all the most recent Sharks TV interviews.
So in case you missed it, see what they are saying, what they’re writing, heading into the Sharks season-opener in Townsville this Saturday.
Sharks TV – “Flano on Friday” – CLICK HERE - http://www.sharks.com.au/content/sharks/club/news/2016/02/26/sharks_tv_flano_on_f.html
Sharks TV - “Gorman announced NRL Award” – CLICK HERE - http://www.sharks.com.au/content/sharks/club/news/2016/02/27/sharks_tv_ceo_announ.html
Sharks TV - “Gallen talks Season Launch” – CLICK HERE - http://www.sharks.com.au/content/sharks/club/news/2016/02/25/sharks_tv_gallen_sea.html
Sharks TV – “Central Coast Scrimmage” – CLICK HERE - http://www.sharks.com.au/content/sharks/club/news/2016/02/26/sharks_tv_central_co.html
Sharks TV – “Barba Presser” – CLICK HERE - http://www.sharks.com.au/content/sharks/club/news/2016/02/25/sharks_tv_barba_pres.html
Sharks TV – “Gallen Presser” – CLICK HERE - http://www.sharks.com.au/content/sharks/club/news/2016/02/24/sharks_tv_gallen_pre.html
In the News – Players
Ennis – “Reduce the Interchange”- Daily Telegraph – Nick Walshaw – CLICK HERE - http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/teams/sharks/michael-ennis-has-urged-the-nrl-to-reduce-the-interchange-to-six-as-soon-as-next-year/news-story/51563352583373f61a2853c7a135e4f9
Graham – “Fast Start the Key”- NRL.Com – Jack Brady – CLICK HERE -
Jack Bird - “Fatherly advice”- Sydney Morning Herald – Adrian Prosenko - CLICK HERE - http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/fatherly-advice-to-help-cronulla-shark-jack-bird-avoid-secondyear-syndrome-20160227-gn57xb.html
Gallen – “From blacklist to A-list” – Daily Telegraph – David Riccio – CLICK HERE - http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/teams/sharks/the-nrl-chartered-a-helicopter-to-ensure-paul-gallen-didnt-miss-season-launch/news-story/8d965a21b15aca27ea0a13a761397825
Gallen rates the Sharks in 2016 – Sydney Morning Herald – CLICK HERE - http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/cronulla-sharks/cronulla-sharks-skipper-paul-gallen-to-decide-on-nrl-future-by-round-10-20160224-gn2irm.html
Gallen - “Best Sharks Team Since 2002” – Just Cronulla News – Brad Forrest – CLICK HERE - http://cronullanews.sydney/sharks-best-since-2002-finals-team-says-gallen/
Club Memberships – Daily Telegraph – David Riccio – CLICK HERE - http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/nrl-season-2016-just-days-away-and-club-memberships-are-at-an-all-time-high/news-story/ae394218c7f7b462da32d6110b42488a
Season preview - NRL.com – Chris Kennedy – CLICK HERE -