He's set to join the NRL's illustrious 300 club in 2017 but Sharks back-rower Chris Heighington says he is not yet considering retirement.
Sharks coach Shane Flanagan is hopeful forgotten hooker James Segeyaro will join the club sooner rather than later with their starting No.9 still a mystery.
Gerard Beale looms as the man most likely to start the season at fullback for the Sharks if Valentine Holmes is unable to recover from a hamstring injury.
Sharks coach Shane Flanagan has named a 20-man squad to travel to the UK to face Wigan in the annual World Club Challenge on February 19.
Sharks back-rower Wade Graham admits the NRL's new fines system would have benefited him greatly had it been in operation last season.
Young gun Valentine Holmes has signed a contract-extension that will see him remain at the Cronulla Sharks through until at least the end of the 2019 season.
Sharks fullback Valentine Holmes has suffered a grade two hamstring strain, scans revealed following Cronulla's trial match against the Broncos on Saturday.
The Sharks have concluded their 2017 Auckland Nines campaign with a win, downing the Bulldogs with a crushing 28-4 victory early on Sunday.
The Sharks will be sweating on the health of Valentine Holmes after the 21-year-old was carried off the field in his side's 30-12 trial loss to the Brisbane.
The Cowboys confirmed themselves as tournament favourites with a pair of commanding victories, while the New Zealand Warriors crashed out of the tournament.