The NSWRL has released the draw for the 2021 under-21 Jersey Flegg competition, with the Sharks to open their season against local rivals the St George Illawarra Dragons on Saturday, March 13.
In all 10 teams will compete for the Jersey Flegg title, nine from Sydney-based NRL clubs, along with the Victorian Thunderbolts.
The Sharks, who will be coached by former NRL player Daniel Holdsworth, are set to field a squad featuring a mix of players returning from the COVIC-cancelled 2020 team, along with a crop of exciting newcomers.
NRL top-30 players Jensen Taumoepeau and Franklin Pele are Jersey Flegg eligible should they not be required for the top squad or the Newtown Jets, as are Development list players Jonaiah Lualua ands Jack Martin, with that quartet certain to bolster the ranks of the Sharks under-21 side.
The Flegg Sharks have 20 games on the 2021 schedule, seven of those to coincide with Sharks NRL matches, with their round two clash with Victoria the curtain-raiser to the NRL match-up between the Sharks and Raiders.
To see the complete 2021 Jersey Flegg draw, go to the following link on the NSWRL website - CLICK HERE and see below who, where and when the Sharks will be in action this season.
Sharks Jersey Flegg Draw 2021
Round 1 Saturday, 13 March - 2:30pm v Dragons - Collegians Sporting Complex
Round 2 Sunday, 21 March - 3:50pm v Victoria - Netstrata Jubilee Stadium
Round 3 Saturday, 27 March - 3:15pm v Eels - Bankwest Stadium
Round 4 Friday, 2 April - 10:00am v Roosters - Pointsbet Stadium
Round 5 BYE
Round 6 Saturday, 17 April – TBC v Victoria
Round 7 Saturday, 24 April - 3:05pm v Bulldogs - Netstrata Jubilee Stadium
Round 8 Saturday, 1 May - 3:00pm v Souths - Pointsbet Stadium
Round 9 Friday, 7 May - 2:15pm v Panthers - Panthers Stadium
Round 10 WEEKEND OFF
Round 11 Friday, 21 May - 5:30pm v Dragons - Netstrata Jubilee Stadium
Round 12 Sunday, 30 May - 4:00pm v Roosters - North Sydney Oval
Round 13 Saturday, 5 June - 12:00pm v Bulldogs - Belmore Sports Ground
Round 14 Friday, 11 June - 5:30pm v Panthers - Netstrata Jubilee Stadium
Round 15 Saturday, 19 June - 1:00pm v Manly - Lottoland
Round 16 BYE
Round 17 Sunday, 11 July - 12:15pm v Souths - Redfern Oval
Round 18 Sunday, 18 July - 3:00pm v Eels - Pointsbet Stadium
Round 19 Saturday, 24 July - 10:00am v Tigers - Henson Park
Round 20 WEEKEND OFF
Round 21 Saturday, 7 August - 10:00am v Souths - Henson Park
Round 22 Saturday, 14 August - 12:00pm v Bulldogs - Belmore Sports Ground
Round 23 Saturday, 21 August – TBC v Tigers
Round 24 Saturday, 28 August - 3:05pm v Manly - Netstrata Jubilee Stadium
*times and venues subject to change