With the Sharks now sitting on top of the NRL ladder after their victory over Manly in round 11, it should come as no surprise that media interest has ramped up during the past week.
The Sharks led early and were then forced to reassert their authority late in contest when the Sea Eagles leveled the score at 12-all during the second half of the match.
The media reports following the Sharks 20-12 win highlighted the fact that for the first time since the 2000 season the Cronulla club was on top of the premiership table.
They also praised the efforts of Andrew Fifita after a barnstorming performance, as well as predicting that Valentine Holmes coud conceivably overtake David Peachey’s record of 19 tries in a season.
Player profiles, Origin stories and talk of the Sharks premiership credentials dominated the media during the week.
So in case you missed it, follow the links below to see what they’re writing, see what they’re saying, in Sharks in the News for Friday, May 27.
Sharks v Manly
Fifita carries Sharks to top of the table – NineMSN – Matt Encarnacion – CLICK HERE
Sharks move to top of the table – SMH – Dominic Bossi – CLICK HERE
Sharks beat Manly to move to top – ABC Online – CLICK HERE
Five Key Points – Sharks v Manly – NRL.COM – Martin Gabor – CLICK HERE
Former Warrior Townsend dreams of a premiership – TVNZ – CLICK HERE
Holmes set to beat try-scoring record – SMH – Adrian Prosenko – CLICK HERE
Flanagan says Ennis should be in Origin – SBS – CLICK HERE http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2016/05/26/flanagan-says-ennis-should-be-origin
Graham tipped as Sharks captain in waiting – Daily Telegraph – Matt Logue – CLICK HERE
Ennis ‘dirty’ over snubbing – Fox Sports – CLICK HERE
Bird believes Walker deserves Origin spot – SMH – Adrian Prosenko – CLICK HERE
ET: Sharks have the right feel – NRL.COM – Tony Webeck – CLICK HERE
Coach backs Fifita for Origin recall – Sunshine Coast Daily – CLICK HERE
Sharks back Bird for NSW team – SMH – Dominic Bossi – CLICK HERE
16-year wait to top of NRL ladder – Yahoo 7 – Matt Encarnacion – CLICK HERE
Power rankings – Cowboys on top – SMH – Phil Lutton – CLICK HERE