It was a team effort for Shaun Johnson in his efforts to stay in some sort of shape while the NRL season is suspended, but before anyone is alarmed he was ignoring the gathering guidelines, be assured the Sharks star was still exercising the distancing protocols despite having a crowd around him at PointsBet Stadium.
Johnson arrived on Friday morning with a bag of footballs, witches’ hats and other training apparatus, while also accompanying him was wife Kayla and two special guests in their dogs Taco and Ella.
The pair of British Bulldogs chased down the footballs, chased down Shaun and Kayla as well, and seemed to enjoy their morning session at PointsBet.
Johnson’s efforts mirrored many of those from the Sharks and other clubs who are improvising in their attempts to practice the isolation and distancing protocols currently in place while maintaining a training regime.
At PointsBet yesterday morning was Braden Hamlin-Uele putting himself through a conditioning and running session, while Chad Townsend spent an hour or so working on his kicking and general fitness later in the day.
Billy Magoulias has an outstanding gym set up in his home, with Bronson Xerri another to enlist the help of a couple of family pets.
While on the opposite side of the field to Johnson on Friday was Matt Moylan, the Sharks fullback continuing the rehab of his injured calf.
Sharks players also raided the club gym of equipment on Monday so they can all do what they can to stay on top of their strength and conditioning during these challenging times.
Sharks Media will continue to provide updates where possible on the 2020 NRL squad via the website and social channels, however to see what the boys are up to, check out their various Instagram accounts and give them a follow.