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First trial locked in

The young guns will get their chance to impress, while a few of the more experienced members of the squad will also be on show at the first trial of 2018 when the Sharks host the Manly Sea Eagles at Southern Cross Group Stadium on February 17.

With matches in Under 20’s, NSW Intrust Super Premiership and NRL to be conducted, fans can get an early footy-fix when the two traditional rivals take to the field.

The Sharks have trained with a squad of around 40 players throughout the summer and while coach Shane Flanagan has yet to reveal his trial team, most will be on show, with a handful of the new boys likely to get some game time.

The departure of Gerard Beale has opened a wing spot for the season-opener in Townsville in March, with the contenders such as Aaron Gray, Jesse Ramien, Sione Katoa, Edrick Lee and Josh Tuilagi certain to be keen to push for a place in team come round one.

A number of graduates from the 2017 Holden Cup Sharks such as Kyle Flanagan, Billy Magoulias, Daniel Vasquez, Briton Nikora, Blayke Brailey and Will Kennedy are also play in line for a game against senior opposition.

The kick off to the NRL trial will be at 7.30pm, with the NSW Cup match at 5.05pm and the Under-20 Jersey Flegg getting underway at 3.05.

Stay tuned to Sharks Media channels for ticketing information.

The Sharks will play a further trial against the Wests Tigers on February 24 at Campbelltown Stadium. 

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