Cronulla's star recruit James Maloney has had a solid hit-out in his first game in a Sharks jersey in the side's 24-24 NRL trial draw with Manly.
Ben Barba says he is finally in position again to recapture the form that made him the poster boy for the NRL three years ago.
James Graham is concerned that rule changes to be introduced into the NRL this season will make Johnathan Thurston next to impossible to contain.
While the Nines format is different to a standard Telstra Premiership fixture, there's still plenty to learn from the stats from the 2016 Auckland Nines.
Wade Graham declined the offer to join the Indigenous All Stars squad in 2015 in order to learn more about his heritage before being selected in 2016.
Ben Barba admits simply nabbing a Cronulla No.1 jersey will be a battle but the former Dally M Medallist also wants to snap up a Maroon jumper.
Canberra qualified for the quarter-finals of the 2016 Auckland Nines on for-and-against, ending the Sharks' tournament in the process.
Cronulla all but booked their passage into the Auckland Nines quarter finals with a 17-8 win over the Dragons.
The Cronulla Sharks finished strongly to edge off the Gold Coast Titans 23-12 at the Downer NRL Auckland Nines.
The Downer NRL Auckland Nines will give fans their first chance to see star signings in action at their new clubs. Will they make an immediate impact?