Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan has not shied away from discussing back-to-back NRL titles, saying "I don't know why we can't win it again".
Cronulla skipper Paul Gallen expects there to be generational change at the Sharks during the 2017 NRL season, with a number of fresh faces ready to debut.
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When you become an NRL club member, you become part of the family of your club. You're close as kin to the players, the coach, the stadium and other members.
Whether they're providing the final pass for their winger or bustling their way through for a four-pointer, these are the best centres in the business.
The glamour boys of rugby league are no longer just renowned finishers - they also need to do the hard yards out of their own end. Here are the NRL's five best.
Two superstar forwards will again be in hot demand, but the premiers might also offer some value in key positions. Lone Scout analyses the Sharks' roster.
Andrew Fifita has been issued with a breach notice relating to his on-field support for a convicted criminal during the Telstra Premiership.
Queensland coach Kevin Walters wants State of Origin not NFL to be Valentine Holmes' priority after lifting a representative ban on the Cronulla star.
Off-contract Sharks centre Jack Bird says he wants to not only remain at the club beyond 2017, but take on a more senior role as the current leaders retire.