New Cronulla hooker Jayden Brailey should expect to receive plenty of attention in his NRL debut, with Brisbane players set to test the new No.9's credentials.
The Sharks might be the defending NRL premiers, but that hasn't stopped bookmakers from offering up juicy odds for Cronulla to win back-to-back titles.
Cronulla captain Paul Gallen says Valentine Holmes won't recover from a hamstring injury in time for Thursday's NRL season opener against Brisbane.
Cronulla have re-signed winger Sosaia Feki to a two-year deal keeping him at the NRL club until at least the end of 2019.
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.