Flanagan: It's not panic stations
There’s no need to panic.
That was the verdict handed down from Sharks Coach Shane Flanagan to his men, following on from Saturday’s match against the Dragons at Kogarah.
Failing to trouble a dominant St George / Illawarra side at the weekend, the squad returned to Southern Cross Group Stadium on Monday to rest and repair their bodies ahead of what promises to be another physical encounter with the South Sydney Rabbitohs next Monday.
Though gearing up for a three-day camp on the NSW Central Coast, Flanagan said he and his Sharks are out to rediscover the form that saw them put together a run of 16 games unbeaten.
“Now we’ve got a nine-day turnaround, we’re really looking forward to that,” Flanagan said after last weekend’s match.
“We’re similar to the Broncos … all teams go through it. I’m really confident that we can come out of it.
“We’ll work really hard in this break and turn it around (going) into the Semi Finals. Good teams sometimes fall out of form, but they’ll find it again.”
Despite not earning the two points at the weekend, the Sharks remain second on the NRL ladder, and well entrenched inside the competition’s all-important top four.
See the Sharks in Gosford! The Club is hosting an open training session on Wednesday, August 17 at Central Coast Stadium. See the details HERE.