NRL analyst Phil Gould has questioned whether or not the Cronulla Sharks are pretty much as good as their roster suggests they need to be, after an up-and-down 2020 season.
The Sharks had been formidable towards the Manly Sea-Eagles in a 40-22 shellacking on the central coast of NSW.
But Gould was not satisfied that the 3-4 (win-loss) Sharks had been taking part in to their potential towards a Manly workforce left “weak” by the hamstring damage set to maintain Tom Trbojevic sidelined for a while.
“The Sharks have gotten a top-eight roster, however I simply suppose they lack a tough edge,” Gould mentioned on Wide World of Sports’ Final Whistle phase.
“They have not received the management or the onerous edge about them. They are likely to [think] ‘shut sufficient is sweet sufficient’. They solely did what they needed to do immediately.
“There was no actual aggression about all of them season that I’ve seen.
“Who goes to face up as a frontrunner of that organisation once they get in the actually robust, tight video games towards the great sides that retains them on observe?”
Cronulla nice and premiership-winning former NRL star Paul Gallen mentioned that it comes all the way down to their massive males to cleared the path, however he trusts that all the aspect will raise.
“Wade [Graham] has received to get fitter however I feel it comes all the way down to the front-rowers Andrew Fifita and Aaron Woods [to stand up],” he mentioned.
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“I feel the Sharks have gotten a whole lot of enchancment in them.
“I genuinely suppose they seem to be a top-eight aspect. When you look by way of that taking part in roster, they have an excessive amount of expertise to not be.
“Wade Graham is barely going to get higher, and we all know how a lot ball he calls for and the way good he may be at occasions, so I feel there’s solely enchancment in them and fingers crossed they will get on a little bit of a run taking part in the Titans subsequent week. “