The Sharks 40-16 victory over the Raiders deservedly received a good deal of attention early in the week, with the media reporting positively about the four wins in a row recorded by Shane Flanagan’s side.
Michael Ennis, James Maloney and Ben Barba earned headlines for their recent performances, while speculation mounted surrounding potential NSW, Queensland and Australian team selections.
NRL.com suggested the Sharks might not be flying under the so-called ‘radar’ after their impressive start to the season, while Paul Gallen was in the company of former Maroons and current Kangaroos head coach Mal Meninga at a True Blues black tie function held at The Star in Sydney last night.
Did the topic of conversation between the Sharks skipper and the Australian coach turn to the upcoming Anzac Test and the make-up of Meninga’s squad for the match against the Kiwis?
Rob and Liam go over all the news relevant for the Sharks for the past week, so see what they’re saying, see what they are writing, in Sharks in the News for April 22.
Sharks v Raiders
Brilliant Barba in Canberra thrashing – Daily Telegraph – Paul Crawley – CLICK HERE http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/ben-barba-brilliant-as-cronulla-sharks-cement-top-four-spot-with-thrashing-over-canberra-raiders/news-story/baf72dd0a146a520fd140e06ddb753b8
Sharks trounce the Raiders – SMH – John Tuxworth – CLICK HERE
Sharks v Raiders – 5 Key Points – NRL.com – Joe Riordan – CLICK HERE
Sharks spoil Stuart’s party – Yahoo 7 – CLICK HERE https://au.sports.yahoo.com/league/a/31371407/nrl-cronulla-sharks-beat-canberra-raiders-40-16/
Sharks Bite Raiders – ESPN – CLICK HERE http://www.espn.com.au/nrl/story/_/id/15220087/raiders-vs-sharks-nrl-premeirship-gi-stadium-canberra
Ennis closes in on Dally M leader – Daily Telegraph – Fatima Kdouh – CLICK HERE http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/dally-m-votes-2016-jason-taumalolo-michael-ennis-close-in-on-josh-hodgson/news-story/58b954453ce6f33bdbac79db6507aafd
“Maloney in Origin frame” – Gallen – SMH – Adam Pengilly – CLICK HERE http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/cronulla-sharks/state-of-origin-2016-james-maloney-in-frame-says-cronulla-sharks-skipper-paul-gallen-20160420-goaqlb.html
Super Coach – Barba Goes Bang – Courier Mail – Heath Murray - CLICK HERE http://www.couriermail.com.au/sport/nrl/supercoach/cronulla-fullback-ben-barba-is-the-round-7-nrl-supercoach-spoiler/news-story/0f3d6a48305a328e98cc0339b004e151
Gallen nominates the NRL’s toughest players – Sporting News – CLICK HERE http://www.sportingnews.com/league-news/4702397-paul-gallen-johnathan-thurston-mitchell-pearce-cameron-smith-hard-nrl
Sharks not flying under the radar – NRL.com – Jack Brady – CLICK HERE https://www.nrl.com/sharks-not-flying-under-the-radar-gallen/tabid/10874/newsid/95059/default.aspx
Meninga makes peace with the enemy – Daily Telegraph – Dean Ritchie – CLICK HERE http://readnow.isentia.com/Temp/78014/580240555.pdf
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