Despite State of Origin dominating the media discussion over the past week, the first placed Sharks also commanded their fair share of headlines.

The Sharks record-breaking 12th consecutive win received plenty of coverage, while their bid to make it 13 against the Panthers on Sunday, albeit with a team missing five players to State of Origin, was another topic worthy of debate.

State of Origin and the involvement of five Sharks players rated more than a mention, with Paul Gallen to play his last Origin match, Wade Graham his first.

And due to the withdrawal of Adam Reynolds, Jack Bird slots into the all-important five eighth role in the third and final game of the 2016 series.

In case you’ve missed it, below are links to all that made news relating to the Cronulla Sharks over the past week.

So see what they’re writing, see what they’re saying, in Sharks in the New for Friday, July 8.

 

Sharks v Eels
Arthur defends Semi – Sydney Morning Herald – AAP – CLICK HERE
http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/parramatta-eels/parramatta-eels-coach-brad-arthur-defends-semi-radradra-over-cronulla-sharks-performance-20160707-gq0cg1.html

Sharks overcome slow start – Daily Telegraph – James Phelps – CLICK HERE  http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/nrl-2016-sharks-overcome-slow-start-to-beat-eels-and-record-12th-straight-win/news-story/d7bd5ae1e99cf4ca11ce120dc299e055

Who’s next? Sharks 12th win – Sydney Morning Herald – Andrew Parkinson – CLICK HERE  http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-match-report/whos-next-cronulla-sharks-run-down-parramatta-eels-for-12th-straight-victory-20160702-gpx6c5.html

Sharks make club history – St George & Sutherland Shire Leader – Andrew Parkinson – CLICK HERE  http://www.theleader.com.au/story/4005969/gallery-cronulla-sharks-make-history-with-win-over-parramatta-eels/


Sharks v Panthers

Barba to fill Sharks Origin void – Sydney Morning Herald – CLICK HERE  http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/cronulla-sharks/ben-barba-to-fill-cronulla-sharks-state-of-origin-void-20160705-gpyv9s.html

What Brown needs to do on NRL return – Fox Sports – Ben Ikin – CLICK HERE  https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-premiership/ben-ikin-what-cronulla-sharks-youngster-faamanu-brown-needs-to-do-on-nrl-return/news-story/c7b32713abd5b3deb8a0f128241952ab&ct=ga&cd=CAEYASoUMTMyNjM2MDM0MjM3MzQ4NDAwNzIyGmMzZDhhNWE5MTQ1ODIzOTE6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNF5JU8syX7GCjONhF_Hxm_g40A2kw

Brown and McIlwrick to debut – Stuff.co.nz – Robert Van Royen - CLICK HERE  http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/81854544/faamanu-brown-and-matt-mcilwrick-to-make-first-nrl-appearances-of-season-against-panthers

Panthers bracing for a Shark Attack – NRL.com – Martin Gabor – CLICK HERE  https://www.nrl.com/panthers-bracing-for-shark-attack/tabid/10874/newsid/98922/default.aspx

Round 18 previews – Fox Sports – Nathan Ryan – CLICK HERE  
http://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-premiership/round-18-preview-late-mail-team-news-stats-and-nrl-talking-points--the-big-picture/news-story/a3244453ad179b605702093613696f5e

Panthers v Sharks: Schick preview – NRL.com - Jack Brady – CLICK HERE  https://www.nrl.com/panthers-v-sharks-schick-preview/tabid/10874/newsid/98883/default.aspx

Sharks not the litmus test – Sydney Morning Herald – AAP – CLICK HERE http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/penrith-panthers/cronulla-sharks-not-nrl-litmus-test-for-penrith-panthers-20160706-gpzujj.html

 

State of Origin
Graham could be next NSW skipper – Triple M – AAP - CLICK HERE http://www.triplem.com.au/sydney/sport/nrl/news/2016/7/wade-graham-could-be-next-nsw-skipper-paul-gallen/

Gallen: It’s not all about me – Sydney Morning Herald – Andrew Webster – CLICK HERE  http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/state-of-origin/state-of-origin-2016-nsw-blues-captain-paul-gallen-says-its-not-about-me-in-origin-iii--but-it-should-be-20160704-gpy9gh.html

State of Origin could end Sharks winning streak – SMH – Adam Pengilly – CLICK HERE  http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/state-of-origin-could-end-cronulla-sharks-record-winning-streak--is-that-fair-20160703-gpxazf.html

 

Other news
Sharks Minor Premiership to lose – Fox Sports – Simon Brunsdon – CLICK HERE http://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-premiership/the-two-team-race-to-the-nrls-minor-premiership--stats-insider/news-story/a19f2d7bc34e3ed177685903ccbae118

Miracle tries – Daily Telegraph – James Phelps – CLICK HERE  http://www.couriermail.com.au/sport/nrl/teams/how-nrl-wingers-score-those-miracle-sideline-tries/news-story/5a7485f78997d0afa6f9d2d5d513a08f