It is a rare weekend when a big club like Cronulla does not have a home game in town.
But on a warm Monday afternoon, as they prepare to play their final match of the season at the Sharks’ home ground, the Cronos’ fans have a message for the visiting Sydney Roosters.
The Sydney Rooster are the Crono’s rivals and their players will be in town for their first game of the NRL season on Sunday, February 7.
The Sharks are on the other side of town.
The Roostes are at the Parramatta Eels for the first time since 2008.
The home crowd at the Cronowans has been a little quieter since the NRL’s new season began in mid-February.
But there are still many more to come.
They will take on the Sharks in a friendly on Saturday night.
The Cronos are also set to take on Sydney’s rival Stormers in their last home game of 2016.
“I would like to thank everyone who has been so patient with us over the last couple of years,” Sharks coach Shane Flanagan said.
“They will be our first game, but there are lots of things we want to achieve and hopefully we will get a result there.” “
The Rabbitoh’s home opener will be the second game of their 2017 season and they have only played once at Cronulla. “
They will be our first game, but there are lots of things we want to achieve and hopefully we will get a result there.”
The Rabbitoh’s home opener will be the second game of their 2017 season and they have only played once at Cronulla.
The last time they played at Cronos Stadium was in 2015.
Flanagan says they have an excellent squad to take part in the Cronyos’ biggest home game.
“It will be a massive experience for the players, it will be great for the club and it will hopefully be a great experience for us as a whole,” he said.
The Rabbito have not played at home since 2014, but Flanagan insists they are well prepared.
“This is the last game of our year, we’re really excited about the opportunity we have and hopefully it all comes together for us,” he explained.
“Hopefully we have a good result.”
Cronulla have had a disappointing start to their NRL campaign and are still without two players who have missed time due to injury.
“There’s a couple of injuries that we’re hoping we can deal with,” Flanagan conceded.
We have to be in a position where we can put in a good performance. “
A couple of things need to come together for them to come back.
“But hopefully we can get a win.””
But hopefully we can get a win.”