Sharks in tune for NRL Finals
The Cronulla Sharks have had a week off ahead of their Telstra Premiership preliminary final against the Cowboys, and they've put some Apple Music playlists together to pump up, relax and celebrate their finals journey.
Ben Barba, Wade Graham and Chad Townsend spoke to Telstra Thanks about what music they like to listen to when getting pumped up before a game, celebrating after a game and relaxing away from footy.
"On the team's pump up list there's a bit of everything," Sharks halfback Townsend said.
"But for me personally I like to listen to Drake. His new album Views, I think every song on that is quality.
"If I'm getting ready to pump up for the game I'll listen to some Foo Fighters."
The Sharks have had plenty to celebrate in 2016, winning 15 games in a row at one stage and going on to finish third on the Telstra Premiership ladder.
"On my celebration play list I'm a bit of an old timer," Sharks fullback Barba said.
"I like to listen to the Eagles and the Bee Gees. But if I had to pick one song it would be Cheap Thrills by Sia."
Winding down after a game is important for NRL players, and the Sharks have put together an Apple Music playlist for relaxing.
"When I think of chilling out and taking it easy, it's Sunday arvos, the sun's out, maybe a bit of rock 'n' roll or acoustic, maybe some Cold Chisel," Sharks back-rower Graham said.
"Just old stuff that takes me back to when I was a child and what I was growing up with. Neil Diamond got played in my house as I grew up, and Bryan Adams' Summer of '69, just classics like that.
"They're all happy memories, they make me feel good and they're definitely the songs I play to relax."