Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE - Shane Ni­chols

COACH James Doolah was pretty happy with the first run out of the Sharks on Satur­day night, de­spite the se­niors’ loss to the Ma­reeba Gla­di­a­tors.

“It was good to blow the cob­webs out, pretty much. A few young fel­las stepped up,” Doolah said.

“A few re­serve graders came up and had a game.”

The Sharks scored first but then Ma­reeba replied with a cou­ple of tries.

The Sharks pegged them back to be 16-all at half time but in the sec­ond half the Gla­di­a­tors got away to a com­mand­ing lead, with the fi­nal score 42-22.

Ed­die Daniels went off to hos­pi­tal to have an in­jured an­kle looked at.

Tor­res Strait Is­lan­der im­port Ka­hani Anau was among the Sharks who had a solid match.

Doolah has had him as a team­mate in the past and would be de­lighted if he spent more time with the Sharks.

The Black­hawks had been sched­uled to play a match af­ter the se­niors, but it was can­celled due to what was con­sid­ered an over lengthy travel team for the time.

The sea­son proper kicks off in early March with a home game against Yarrabah, but be­fore then the Sharks will have an­other trial, this time in Cairns against Sub­urbs.


The Moss­man Sharks line up for the trial match in Moss­man at the week­end

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