It wasn't the way the Sharks wanted to start their premiership defence, but Sharks coach says there's no need to panic after his side's loss to the Broncos.
Brisbane's pack stands tall, Brailey's impressive debut, Boyd and Lewis shine. The key talking points to come from the opening game of the 2017 NRL season.
The Broncos have started their 2017 NRL campaign with an impressive victory over the Sharks at Southern Cross Group Stadium on Thursday night.
The NYC Broncos have won the season opener in the most dramatic style, scoring a length-of-the-field try in the 80th minute to down the Sharks on Thursday.
The Sharks and Broncos have both confirmed their final 17 ahead of their Round 1 NRL Telstra Premiership clash at Southern Cross Group Stadium on Thursday.
NRL.com analyst Matt Elliott takes a look at how the Sharks structured their attack in the 2016 grand final as compared to their World Club Challenge match.
The defending premiers start their Telstra Premiership title defence at home against the Broncos on Thursday night in what is a match between two heavyweights.
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.