The Sharks have trimmed their Jersey Flegg under-20’s squad down to 31 players, not including three currently training with the NRL group, still a month out from the start of the 2018 season.
The 2018 season represents the resurrection of the Jersey Flegg competition after a 10-year absence after a period in which it had been replaced by the NRL-run NYC Holden Cup.
In all 12 teams will compete in the Jersey Flegg this season, including the Knights, Sea Eagles, Wests Tigers, Bulldogs, Panthers, Eels, Mounties (partnering Canberra Raiders), North Sydney Bears (partnering South Sydney), St George Illawarra Dragons, New Zealand Warriors, Roosters and Sharks.
The Sharks Flegg squad features a number of players who were members of the successful 2017 Holden Cup team, including Kyle Flanagan, Blayke Brailey and Josh Carr, the trio currently training with the fulltime NRL group.
The Holden Cup Sharks were minor premiers in 2017 only to be eliminated in week two of the finals, while the under 18 Sharks, with a handful of players graduating to the under 20’s in 2018, were runners up in the SG Ball competition last year.
The 2018 Jersey Flegg draw has yet to be announced, however the season is due to kick off on the weekend of March 10 in conjunction with round one of the NRL.
Dave Howlett is the head coach of the Sharks Jersey Flegg side.
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