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SG Ball Sharks lose to hungry Tigers pack

The mood was certainly less festive in the SG Ball sheds following a game where they held a nice second half lead only to eventually be beaten 30-28 by the Tigers.

In a seesawing first half the teams traded the lead until they would go to the break level at 16-points all.

The next period of the contest was all Sharks in scoring three tries, two of those coming to young backrower Lawson Cotter, and at 28-16 it appeared the Cronulla side was going to do enough to score a strong away win.

The hometown Tigers had other ideas, fought their way back into the contest, their final try coming with seven minutes left on the clock. The Sharks fought hard to wrestle back the lead and claim the points but it wasn’t to be, the loss leaving them in a precarious position with one game remaining.

Sitting eighth, but still only two points outside the top six, all is not totally lost, however the Ball Sharks would need a win over the sixth-placed Bulldogs next weekend, by a margin of at least five points, then have other results to go their way, to sneak into the competition finals.

Both the Matthews Cup and SG Ball matches are scheduled to be played at Belmore Sports Ground next Saturday.


Lawson Cotter 2, Kristian Dixon, Carl Bishop, Ben Lavendar, Chaz Jarvis tries, Jake Hay 2 goals

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See the Cronulla JRL action gallery from the match below.

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Pictures: Adam Wrightson

Round 8 - Team List

  1. Siteni Taukamo

  2. Te Wehi Waitere

  3. Ben Lavender

  4. Carl Bishop

  5. Kristian Dixon

  6. Jake Hay

  7. Chaz Jarvis

  8. Samuel McCulloch

  9. Taj Brailey

  10. Lachlan Crouch

  11. Jed Hardy

  12. Lawson Cotter

  13. Ethan Cocco Interchange

  14. Talanoa Penitani

  15. Samson Mairi

  16. Lachlan Crossle

  17. Kynan Hodges

  18. -

  19. Sam Jinks

  20. Connnor Te Kani

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