Rugby League

Cronulla Sharks

Sharks back Bird for NSW selection

Origin designs: Jack Bird has been impressive for Cronulla.

The Cronulla Sharks leaders have thrown their support behind Jack Bird's likely State of Origin selection with captain Paul Gallen drawing comparisons between the 21-year-old and current NSW star Greg Bird.

Bird ready to handle pivotal Blues role

Not an angry Bird: Sharks star Jack Bird.

The Bird is bored no more. Less than a month after complaining of a lack of ball on the flanks at Cronulla, Jack Bird has been granted his wish of playing at halfback for Country in this Sunday's annual clash against City.