Paul Gallen officially announced this year would be his last in the State of Origin arena, regardless of whether he goes around again for the Sharks in 2017.

The sporting media also covered off on the Sharks win over the Storm last Monday night, while the NYC Sharks received a mention for their miraculous come-from-behind win in a match where they trailed by as much as 28 points.

In player news Wade Graham is happy to hand the captaincy back to Paul Gallen, while there are whispers Ben Barba is being considered for the vacant Queensland No 1 jersey in the absence of Billy Slater.

Coach Shane Flanagan also touched on the ugly tripping incident involving Storm winger Marika Koroibete and our own Chad Townsend, before covering off on his teams’ clash with the Wests Tigers at Campbelltown Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

See what they’re saying, what they’re writing by either clicking on the links below or by joining Liam and Rob in the video version of Sharks in the News for April 1.

 

Gallen Origin
Gal a colossus – Daily Telegraph – CLICK HERE http://readnow.isentia.com/Temp/78014/567510590.pdf

Origin series his last – SMH – Michael Chammas – CLICK HERE  http://readnow.isentia.com/Temp/78014/567566644.pdf

Gallen’s State of hatred is real – Daily Telegraph – Dean Ritchie – CLICK HERE  http://readnow.isentia.com/Temp/78014/568134023.pdf

 

Match reports
Barba sizzles – Daily Telegraph – Christian Nicolussi – CLICK HERE http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/superstar-ben-barba-sizzles-as-cronulla-sharks-sink-melbourne-storm/news-story/cb80a32ddd34d1529aa2adfb6553786f

Sharks end Storm hoodoo – SMH - Adam Pengilly – CLICK HERE
http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-match-report/cronulla-sharks-end-melbourne-storm-hoodoo-as-last-nrl-unbeaten-record-falls-20160328-gnsdvs.html

Sharks knock Storm from top spot – NineMSN – CLICK HERE http://wwos.ninemsn.com.au/2016/03/28/21/04/sharks-knock-storm-from-top-nrl-spot

 

Holden Cup
NYC Sharks smash record – NRL.com – martin Gabor – CLICK HERE
https://www.nrl.com/young-sharks-smash-rugby-league-record/tabid/10874/newsid/94351/default.aspx

 

Players
Wade Graham to hand back the reins – SMH – Adam Pengilly - CLICK HERE
http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/cronulla-sharks-standin-skipper-wade-graham-happy-to-hand-reins-to-paul-gallen-20160330-gnu9vs.html

Barba No 1 motivation – NRL.com – Martin Gabor – CLICK HERE 
https://www.nrl.com/playing-fullback-barbas-no1-motivation/tabid/10874/newsid/94356/default.aspx

Gallen to return against the Tigers – ESPN – Steve Zamek – CLICK HERE http://www.espn.com.au/nrl/story/_/id/15084391/paul-gallen-return-wests-tigers

 

Other news
Flanagan calls for send-off – ABC Online – CLICK HERE
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-29/sharks-call-for-send-off-after-townsend-tripped-in-win-storm/7280252

Independent Sharks – Just Cronulla News – Brad Forrest – CLICK HERE  http://cronullanews.sydney/independent-sharks-dont-owe-nrl-peter-gow/