Centre Will Addison is looking to make a big impact this year after an injury free pre-season for the Sharks.
Addison has chalked up 56 appearances for the Sharks in four seasons, having spent long spells out injury. But, he's raring to go after battling his way through the tough Sharks training regime: "Pre-Season has been a long old slog this year due to the World Cup, but I have got through it well.
"I'm really looking forward to getting to play with the lads again. It is one of the first full pre-seasons I have had, where I have not had to worry about injury, so I have been able to focus on my game more."
Fellow centre Johnny Leota is currently away on international duty with the Samoan squad for the World Cup and Addison is looking to impress during his absence: "I need to take my opportunity while Johnny is away and get myself in the team come the start of the season so I can get stuck in to the midfield."
Addison is desperate to get out on the pitch and help the Sharks progress this year: "I want to play as much rugby as possible and to help the team get where they need to be, and I want to enjoy the rugby I am playing."
After two back-to-back bonus point wins in the Kings of the North, Addison said the team are in high spirits: "The mood in the camp is great after those wins. We have got a great bunch of lads here and we are all ready to go for the new season.
"A lot of the young lads are starting to show their hand, which is good and is putting a good impetus on training because it means the older lads have to up their game because of the lads pushing through."
The Sharks next home game is on Friday 2nd October against Newcastle Falcons in the Kings of the North. Kick off is at 8pm, and you can buy your tickets online or call 08444-994-994.