Phil Lutton 4:19 PM Ennis believes a fit Barba can thrive in the Shire after overcoming injuries that put the brakes on a patchy 2015 campaign.
Adrian Proszenko Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan has called for the "outdated" All Stars game to be scrapped after the fixture left him without almost $4 million of talent for his club's first trial of the season.
Ben Barba may keep his super-sub tag, with the Cronulla utility uncertain whether he has done enough to claim the No.1 jersey.
Brad Walter Cronulla fullback Valentine Holmes and Melbourne utility Cameron Munster have been told they will not be considered for State of Origin selection this year and four other Queensland players may suffer the same fate after breaking curfew during last weekend's Emerging Maroons camp.
Laine Clark Competition for spots has made players "pull their finger out" at Cronulla training - and maybe help the re-signed Jack Bird put his hand up for NSW Origin duty.
They have already done enough to ensure boom NRL youngster Jack Bird won't play in his preferred position. But new Cronulla halves pairing James Maloney and Chad Townsend may take until mid-season to finally gel as a combination, Michael Ennis warns.
Roy Masters A full-season suspension of Essendon players for taking performance enhancing drugs and only a three-game ban for Cronulla footballers?
Michael Carayannis NSW skipper Paul Gallen believes it would be a "little bit strange" for his Queensland counterparts to offer Kevin Walters the coaching position after initially rejecting him in favour of Paul Green.
James MacSmith Valentine Holmes has his sights set on taking over the fullback spot at Cronulla next season, sparking a battle for what is sure to be one of the most hotly contested positions in the NRL.
Daniel Lane Cronulla's board held a meeting on Wednesday morning to discuss, among other matters, the emails that were sent by Sharks board member Craig Airey to Todd Carney last year after the footballer was sacked when a photograph of him performing a lewd act was circulated on social media.
Daniel Lane Cronulla Sharks skipper Paul Gallen said despite the demand for him and All Blacks forward Sonny Bill Williams to lock horns in the boxing ring, he's all but ruled out any chance of it happening this summer.
Todd Carney is suing Cronulla for close to $3 million in what he calls a bid to protect fellow players.