Shane Flanagan spoke with the media at Sydney Airport before his side flew to Townsville for tomorrow's clash against the North Queensland Cowboys.

The Sharks head coach highlighted the importance of the game, stating that his side must be much better than they were in their Round 23 performance against the Brisbane Broncos.

"At this stage of the year, every game is really important," said Flanagan.

"We have to (sic) win three of three to finish where we want to finsih and we've got to start putting in some good performances as we've been inconsistent."

Watch the full interview playing on Sharks TV now.