Reviews of the Sharks big win over the Knights, previews of Saturday’s blockbuster against the Sea Eagles and plenty of talk and speculation around State of Origin selections dominated the Sharks-related media throughout the week.
The media praised the Sharks efforts up at Hunter Stadium last week, but at the same time were somewhat scathing in their assessment of the Knights performance on the day.
As far as what lies ahead and the Sea Eagles on Saturday, most of the reviews have centred around the great form of the Sharks, but have been countered by their poor record in matches against Manly, with the consensus being a closely-fought contest in likely at Southern Cross Group Stadium this weekend.
Origin is also around the corner, with speculation rife about a number of Sharks players said to be in contention for NSW and Queensland selection. Still on Origin and it caused a stir when former NSW great, now TV host Peter Sterling, suggested Paul Gallen should be overlooked when the selectors sit down to pick the team for game one of the series on June 1.
And in a positive development, the Sharks signed a new commercial partner last week, with the Infinity Group Australia coming on board as back of jersey sponsor.
Rob and Liam caught up to discuss all the latest Sharks related news in their weekly Sharks TV chat, while below are links to some of the articles you may have missed.
See what they’re writing, see what they’re saying, on Sharks in the News for Friday, May 20.
Sharks v Sea Eagles
Schick preview – Sharks v Manly – NRL.com – Martin Gabor – CLICK HERE https://www.nrl.com/sharks-v-sea-eagles-schick-preview/tabid/10874/newsid/96040/default.aspx
Sharks grateful for early season loss – NRL.com – Jack Brady – CLICK HERE https://www.nrl.com/sharks-grateful-for-early-season-sea-eagles-loss/tabid/10874/newsid/96016/default.aspx
Sharks v Knights
Cronulla skipper offers candid assessment – Newcastle Herald – Robert Dillon – CLICK HERE http://www.theherald.com.au/story/3908424/sharks-outclass-l-plate-knights/
Sharks run riot – NRL.com – Jack Brady – CLICK HERE
Sharks hand Newcastle a record thumping – Sydney Morning Herald – Robert Dillon - CLICK HERE http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-match-report/nrl-cronulla-sharks-hand-newcastle-knights-record-620-thumping-20160515-govlmn.html
Holmes the star – Daily Telegraph – Barry Toohey – CLICK HERE http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/nrl-2016-valentine-holmes-stars-as-cronulla-sharks-embarrass-newcastle-knights/news-story/98a3e2a213fa0c1665f70074459ccad0
Sharks hammer Knights – Daily Mail – AAP – CLICK HERE http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-3591150/Sharks-hammer-Knights-2nd-place-NRL.html
Five Key Points – NRL.com – Jack Brady – CLICK HERE
Ruthless Sharks savage Knights – NINEMSN – CLICK HERE http://wwos.ninemsn.com.au/2016/05/15/16/08/sharks-rout-knights-in-record-romp
Gallen keeps banging away – The Australian – Will Swanton – CLICK HERE http://www.theaustralian.com.au/sport/nrl/block-of-granite-known-as-paul-gallen-keeps-banging-away/news-story/276658eb9300f271ffdeb0e79a4954fd
Gallen on Flanagan, plumbing, sticking with Sharks – Fox Sports – Dan Walsh – CLICK HERE http://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-premiership/teams/sharks/paul-gallen-on-shane-flanagan-plumbing-and-knocking-back-premierships-with-manly/news-story/55086c29a9098fcef4cd9b2237486c72
Sterlo: “Don’t pick Gallen” – ABC Online – CLICK HERE
Jersey sponsor Infinity – Daily Telegraph -Nick Tabakoff - CLICK HERE
Sharks go to Infinity and beyond – League Unlimited – CLICK HERE http://leagueunlimited.com/news/28198-sharks-go-to-infinity-and-beyond-with-new-sponsor/
Sharks great tips an end to the drought – ESPN – Mark Ashton – CLICK HERE http://www.espn.com.au/nrl/story/_/id/15559660/cronulla-sharks-legend-steven-kneen-predicts-premiership-drought-end-2016