Sharks second-rower Anthony Tupou has backed Ben Barba to fire and insisted there is no expectation for the under-fire five-eighth to play like Todd Carney.
After both teams subjected themselves to a scrappy, error-riddled affair – these are the five things to take from the Broncos win over the Sharks.
Brisbane Broncos defeated Cronulla Sharks at Remondis Stadium in an uninspiring battle of two teams looking to bounce back from first round losses.
Cronulla Sharks coach Shane Flanagan believes their lack of passion cost them in their loss to the Raiders last weekend.
Both the Sharks and Broncos will be desperate to kick-start their 2015 campaign following losses in Round 1.
After a tough opening round loss at home to Canberra, Sharks hooker Michael Ennis says Friday night's clash with Brisbane can't come soon enough.
The Raiders held on to defeat the Sharks in a highly entertaining and sometimes spiteful encounter at Remondis Stadium. Here are five key points.
Ben Barba had a mixed night on debut for the Sharks, but his teammates and the man himself believe he will get back to his best as the season moves on.
The Raiders have outlasted the Sharks in an increasingly gritty and tense encounter at Remondis Stadium in Round 1 of the NRL Telstra Premiership.
They were teammates at age seven and now Sharks centres Gerard Beale and Ricky Leutele will finally get a chance to reunite at NRL level for the first time.