The banter between the Sharks’ Jack Bird and Valentine Holmes was rife earlier in the week, when Holmes suggested that his inside man would have likely failed questions in his concussion test on Monday night, even when not dazed from an impact.
Taken down by Marty Taupau in the early stages of the Sharks Round 3 clash with Manly, Bird spoke with the boys from SharkCastTV – and while laughing off Holmes’ commet, said that he was disappointed he couldn’t have a larger influence on the result at Brookvale.
“I was on the sideline watching, pretty upset that we were losing … I just wanted to get out there and play," Bird said.
“But I can say that we’re working on it, and we’re definitely looking forward to Melbourne this week.”
Although named to tackle Storm hard-man Tohu Harris who shifts to the centres this week as a result of Cameron Munster’s move to fullback, Bird suspects that the visitors may make a late change to see the inclusion of a former Sharks junior representative.
“I thought they may have been playing Curtis Scott,” Bird said.
“He played there two weeks ago, I won’t be surprised if he comes in and plays.”
Bird also gave comment on his time in training at fullback in the pre-season, signing from the Dragons, and the hopes and goals of the side throughout the remainder of the 2016 season.
Tune in to SharkCastTV tonight to see the full interview with Jack Bird, available on demand from 7pm HERE.