Arguably, the biggest curse of taking out the Premiership is the battle to keep the team together the following year.
For the Sharks, the retirement of Mick Ennis remains the biggest variable in their chances for this year.
In some good news for the club, winger Sosaia Feki has decided to commit to the club until the end of the 2019.
"I love it in the Shire and I'm hoping to stay as long as I can," Feki said.
This news comes after the Sharks announced the re-signing of Valentine Holmes two weeks ago, and the signing of Edrick Lee from the Raiders.