How 'bewildering call' killed Sharks' season

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The Sharks whitethorn person lone missed retired connected the finals for the archetypal clip since 2014 connected the past time of the regular season, but successful world they sealed their destiny successful mid April.

It was past that aft conscionable 5 rounds, the nine made the bewildering telephone to sack manager John Morris, who had steered them to back-to-back finals footy successful the erstwhile 2 seasons.

The Sharks intelligibly mislaid their mode from there, losing their adjacent 5 games and they were chasing their tails from that constituent on.

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John Morris. (Getty) (Getty)

Fill-in manager Josh Hannay did a just occupation to get the Sharks backmost successful the hunt, but the bottommost enactment is their roster is stronger than a mates of teams that finished up of them - and they should beryllium playing successful September.

On the affirmative side, the aboriginal is agleam - the Sharks person a bully young squad, person bought good and found themselves a highly respected caller manager successful Craig Fitzgibbon.

Young guns Braydon Trindall, Connor Tracy, Jack Williams, Teig Wilton, Sio Talakai, Briton Nikora, Ronaldo Mulitalo, Luke Metcalf, Will Kennedy, Mawene Hiroti and Sione Katoa each came of property and volition springiness Fitzgibbon plentifulness to enactment with successful 2022.

Throw successful 3 prime buys and the Sharks could beryllium challening for a top-four spot.

Braydon Trindall of the Sharks celebrates with his squad mates aft scoring a effort during the circular 17 NRL lucifer betwixt the Cronulla Sharks and the New Zealand Warriors astatine Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, connected July 11, 2021, successful Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images) (Getty)

Best player: Fullback Will Kennedy - led the Sharks successful tries and effort assists and volition lone get amended successful coming years.

Biggest disappointment: Josh Dugan - managed conscionable 8 games during the play and 3 tries - good abbreviated of erstwhile years. Add to that a mates of disconnected tract acts of stupidity and it's casual to spot wherefore helium volition not beryllium required successful 2022.

Key signing: Exciting young inferior backmost Nicho Hynes. Plenty of players person struggled aft they've near the Storm - his situation is to subordinate that trend.

Nicho Hynes (Getty)

GAINS

Dale Finucane (Storm), Nicho Hynes (Storm), Cameron McInnes (Dragons)

LOSSES

Shaun Johnson (Warriors), Chad Townsend (Cowboys), Josh Dugan, Aiden Tolman, Aaron Woods (all released).

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