Anthony Tupou said the Sharks' family-friendly season launch was just the tip of the iceberg when it came to the changed culture at the club this year.
The Wests Tigers have beaten Cronulla 22-8 in their NRL trial, with James Tedesco making his long-awaited return from a knee injury.
After the season from hell, the Sharks have been boosted by the return of their coach and two big-name signings. But will it be enough for a finals berth?
Paul Gallen has escaped any NRL judiciary charge despite being placed on report for a high tackle during Friday night's All-Stars match.
Manly have beaten Cronulla 42-22 in a NRL trial match, highlighted by the return to Sydney of Sharks recruit Ben Barba.
Paul Gallen says 2016 will likely be his last season in the NRL and he hopes to hand over the Cronulla captaincy to Wade Graham.
Cronulla's impressive showing at the Auckland Nines has been dampened by news that utility Fa'amanu Brown's will likely miss most of the season with a torn ACL.
He was struggling to walk after a frenetic Auckland Nines final, but Cronulla Sharks veteran Chris Heighington still found time to praise his team's young guns.
Cronulla's coach and captain have praised the team after a superb defensive effort in the Auckland Nines final against South Sydney.
A stunning and memorable Auckland Nines final has been claimed by South Sydney 18-14 despite an epic defensive display from the Cronulla Sharks.