COACH Stuart Raper has named a modified team to play the Parramatta Eels this weekend. Keith Galloway will miss the game with concussion, which sees James Stosic come into the team to make his first grade debut. Brett Kimmorley also returns to the fold from a one match suspension while Paul Mellor has been added to the bench.
IT took an inept performance from the Eels (and their 'champion team on paper') to put Cronulla back into the winner's circle this weekend. There were a few shaky moments, but ultimately some trademark brilliance from Brett Kimmorley got us home in the end.
AFTER striking up a winning combination in round one, Cronulla somehow managed to undo every good deed that they'd done in succumbing to the Manly Sea Eagles on the weekend. Where, only a week prior, they had been defending in packs, solid, organised and hungry, this week they stumbled around like a chicken without its head. Was it Kimmorley's absence? Let's hope so.
A wise old coach (I believe Chris Anderson was his name) once declared that all you need to win a football match is two quality props and a halfback of high ability. Interesting and prophetic words indeed.
NODDY kicked up a frenzy, Dykesy warmed to his old home ground and Luke Covell gave the fans plenty to cheer about with his goal kicking boot. It was a Saturday night of old at Toyota Park, as the Sharks somehow gritted out a win against their more favoured opponents, Penrith.
THE pre-season hype machine rolled into overdrive. We've had a better preparation. A complete pre-season. New purchases which will plug the deficiencies of seasons past. We've turned over a new leaf, we'll play more attractive football, and so on, and so forth. When it comes to generating truckloads of repetitive pre-season garble, Cronulla has it down pat.
THE Sharks Den, unofficial home of the Cronulla Sharks, has been relaunched for season 2005. It returns with a collection of great new features.
SHARKS coach Stuart Raper has selected his team for this Sunday's game against the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles. With Brett Kimmorley sidelined with suspension, Adam Dykes slots into halfback with Greg Bird moving into a familiar five eighth position.
COACH Stuart Raper has announced the team which will play the Panthers this Saturday night at Toyota Park. New recruits Hutch Maiava and Luke Covell are the only new faces in the team, while Adam Dykes makes a predictable return to his old five eighth position.
IT was a fairly dismal season for Cronulla fans, but amid the chaos a number of players stood up and showed what they were capable of.