Manly have beaten Cronulla 42-22 in a NRL trial match, highlighted by the return to Sydney of Sharks recruit Ben Barba.
Paul Gallen says 2016 will likely be his last season in the NRL and he hopes to hand over the Cronulla captaincy to Wade Graham.
Cronulla's impressive showing at the Auckland Nines has been dampened by news that utility Fa'amanu Brown's will likely miss most of the season with a torn ACL.
He was struggling to walk after a frenetic Auckland Nines final, but Cronulla Sharks veteran Chris Heighington still found time to praise his team's young guns.
Cronulla's coach and captain have praised the team after a superb defensive effort in the Auckland Nines final against South Sydney.
A stunning and memorable Auckland Nines final has been claimed by South Sydney 18-14 despite an epic defensive display from the Cronulla Sharks.
The Cronulla Sharks have booked themselves an Auckland Nines final against the Rabbitohs with an impressive defensive display, downing the Roosters 10-4.
The Sharks have held on for a heart-stopping win against home crowd favourites the Warriors, setting up a semi-final clash with the Roosters.
The Cronulla Sharks will face home favourites the Warriors in a mouth-watering Auckland Nines quarter-final after beating the Roosters 20-14.
The Sharks have thrashed the Brisbane Broncos 31-4, thanks to try-scoring doubles from Blake Ayshford, Jack Bird and Sami Sauiluma.