29 Mar 2011

Sharks hope NZ trip won't help Warriors

5:14 pm on 29 March 2011

Cronulla admit they've taken a risk by moving their NRL clash with the Warriors on Sunday from Sydney to Taupo.

Bad weather contributed to some low crowds at the Sharks' home ground when they've have hosted the Warriors in recent seasons so they decided take the round four match to Taupo to boost gate takings,

However the Sharks coach Shane Flanagan concedes that their back-to-back wins would have ensured a big home crowd for the clash with the winless Warriors.

But he says the decision's been made for good reason and Cronulla need to embrace the challenge and not let the initiative give the Warriors a much needed leg-up.