The threat of a monster premiership hangover looms large with the loss of talismanic hooker Michael Ennis and then the exit of troubled fullback Ben Barba.
Towering winger Edrick Lee has joined the Sharks effective immediately after being released from his current contract by the Canberra Raiders.
Rookie Cronulla hooker Jayden Brailey was handed a baptism of fire against Wigan, but coach Shane Flanagan was delighted with how he handled the experience.
The key talking points from Wigan's 22-6 win over a rusty Sharks outfit in the World Club Challenge.
Joe Burgess scored a hat-trick as an impressive and physical Wigan outfit downed NRL premiers Cronulla 22-6 in the World Club Challenge at DW Stadium.
The Cronulla Sharks have named their final team for the World Club Challenge clash with the Wigan Warriors at DW Stadium in Wigan.
Cronulla are desperate to ensure they maintain the stranglehold NRL clubs have on the World Club Challenge trophy when they meet Wigan on Sunday.
Sharks star Valentine Holmes has opened up on the protracted contract talks that almost resulted in him leaving the Shire.
Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan will cast an eye over Gerard Beale and Jack Bird as potential fullbacks when they take on Wigan in the World Club Series.
Indigenous All Stars representative Jack Bird has spent the past few days in Newcastle teaching young kids, but also learning about his own personal identity.