It was a quiet week at Sharks headquarters due to the round of representative matches last weekend, with a couple of other clubs attracting the majority of the headlines, often for unwanted reasons.

With a strong contingent of Sharks involved in the rep games however a number of Cronulla players did receive some much deserved recognition, with Paul Gallen walking away with man-of-the-match in the Trans Tasman Test and Fa’amanu Brown named best on ground in the Samoa v Tonga Pacific Test match.

Back on the home front, the Sharks went about their business with a minimum of fuss and fanfare, with Luke Lewis and Gerard Beale fronting the press at the weekend media session on Tuesday.

Wade Graham and Andrew Fifita also conducted Sharks TV interviews in the lead up to what is Indigenous Round, with the two speaking passionately about their indigenous heritage and what this weekend represents.

On Wednesday the local St George and Sutherland Shire Leader newspaper featured Chad Townsend on the back page with some words of praise for both his recent performances for the Sharks and for his efforts in the winning City Origin team in their victory over Country.

While also on Wednesday NRL.com profiled Luke Lewis and how life is good for the Sharks star backrower following the birth of his first child only a month ago.

Then on Friday, Shane Flanagan fronted the media for his weekly press conference, with the Sharks head coach stressing the need for his team to be switched on for their match in Newcastle on Sunday.

See Liam and Rob dissect all the news of the past week so see what they’re writing, see what they’re saying in Sharks in the News for Friday, May 13.

 

Sharks v Knights
Sharks v Knights Schick Preview – NRL.com – Jack Brady – CLICK HERE 
https://www.nrl.com/knights-v-sharks-schick-preview/tabid/10874/newsid/95783/default.aspx

Round 10 Previews – SMH – CLICK HERE 
http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/nrl-round-10-previews-20160511-gosrea.html


Players
Rep round relief for Lewis – NRL.com – Jack Brady - CLICK HERE
http://www.nrl.com/Rep-round-relief-for-new-dad-Lewis/tabid/10874/newsid/95762/default.aspx

Barba on Indigenous Round – NRL.com – CLICK HERE 
http://www.nrl.com/Barba-on-Indigenous-Round/tabid/10874/newsid/95719/default.aspx

Gallen on the Eels – SMH - Jamie Marcuson – CLICK HERE 
http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/paul-gallen-says-the-parramatta-club-has-let-down-the-players-20160507-goorkv.html

Gallen determined to lead Kangaroos back to No 1 – Daily Telegraph – CLICK HERE  http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/paul-gallen-determined-to-take-kangaroos-back-to-no1-before-hanging-up-international-boots/news-story/9f54ba23852cd500eb9f08e02ef83009

Bird: Sharks my best decision – Ilawarra Mercury – Mitch Jennings – CLICK HERE  http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/3883769/move-to-the-shire-still-paying-off-big-for-bird/

Sharks duo to wear different blue – NRL.com – Martin Gabor – CLICK HERE  https://www.nrl.com/fitzgibbon-backs-sharks-duo-to-wear-a-different-shade-of-blue/tabid/10874/newsid/95500/default.aspx

 

Other news
State of the NRL so far – SMH – Phil Gould – CLICK HERE 
http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/the-state-of-the-nrl-season-so-far-20160507-goov5s.html