Your Round 1 Man of the Match

We asked for your vote on who was the Sharks best on field in Round 1 and the results are in!

Coming away with a convincing first place in the Fan's Man of the Match for Round 1 is Sharks debutant Briton Nikora with 37% of all votes.

Nikora won a starting job after an outstanding off-season, and the junior Kiwi didn't disappoint in an eye-catching 80-minute effort where he made 40 tackles and ran for 123 metres, second behind only Kurt Capewell amongst his fellow Sharks forwards.

Sharks fans have a lot to look forward to from our young gun!

FANS ROUND 1 MAN OF THE MATCH | BRITON NIKORA

RUNNER UP | Matt Moylan: 26%

THIRD PLACE | Andrew Fifita: 12%