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6:00pm Fri July 13, 2018
Round 18 - Panthers Stadium - Crowd: 11742

Great break and run by Kikau before offloading to Blake, who then through a flick pass, which travelled forward


Conversion: Sharks
Kicked by Chad Townsend.

Townsend from right in front, kicks the goal.

Sharks lead Panthers 12 - 24 Sharks

Try: Sharks
Scored by Valentine Holmes. Kick to come.

Moylan casually takes on the line and busts straight through between two defenders, before passing infield to Holmes who races away to score under the posts.

Sharks lead Panthers 12 - 22 Sharks

SCRUM SHARKS - Luai kicks behind Lee and it rolls into touch, very nearly hits Lee in the process.


Luai's bomb is taken well by Katoa


Panthers making easy metres


Luai with a brilliant last play grubber finds Crichton, but the young winger can't hang onto it and knocks on in the Sharks in-goal.


Sharks upping the intensity in defence


Conversion: Panthers
Kicked by Jarome Luai.

Luai from practically right in front, adds the extras.

Sharks lead Panthers 12 - 18 Sharks

Try: Panthers
Scored by Corey Harawira-Naera. Kick to come.

Harawira-Naera strolls through Moylan, who made a great Oztag touch, to score almost under the posts.

Sharks lead Panthers 10 - 18 Sharks

Sharks with a short drop out and the Panthers take it cleanly, 20m out from the line.


DROP OUT SHARKS - Panthers with a good grubber and Holmes takes the safe option and runs it dead.


Holmes with a sneaky grubber and Lee very nearly gets to it in time, but takes it dead. 7 tackle set for the Panthers.


Moylan's good kick return is interrupted as he runs into the referee.


Panthers looked very likely to score, but Phillips inside ball can't be held and the Sharks pounce on it.


PENALTY PANTHERS - Third straight set for the Panthers inside the Sharks 10m


PENALTY PANTHERS - Sharks give away a penalty on the 4th tackle, Penrith still 10m from the try line.


May goes agonisingly close to scoring


SCRUM PANTHERS - Merrin offloads and it goes to the ground bu the Sharks knock on trying to clean up. Panthers with a full set 10m from the Sharks line.


Aekins with a great kick return, evades the defence and runs 60m before being brought down by Katoa.


Luai runs on the last, steps and is brought down 5m shy of the Sharks line.


Conversion: Sharks
Kicked by Chad Townsend.

Townsend from just to the right of the posts, adds the extras.

Sharks lead Panthers 6 - 18 Sharks

Try: Sharks
Scored by Matt Moylan. Kick to come.

Prior with a good offload finds Woods who then Storms up to the Panthers tryline. The next play and Moylan receives an inside ball and steps through some lazy defence to score.

Sharks lead Panthers 6 - 16 Sharks

PENALTY SHARKS - First tackle off the scrum and the Panthers are penalised for holding down too long.


SCRUM SHARKS - Katoa finds touch from dummy half. Sharks start their set 30m from their own line.


An average set by the Sharks, yet they still ended their set with a kick that was fielding by the Panthers on their own line.


Conversion: Panthers
Attempted by Jarome Luai.

Luai from the left side is unable to convert

Sharks lead Panthers 6 - 12 Sharks

Try: Panthers
Scored by Waqa Blake. Kick to come.

Townsend rushes up out of the line, Luai steps him, then passes brilliantly to May, who then sends Blake through a gap to score.

Sharks lead Panthers 6 - 12 Sharks

SCRUM PANTHERS - Capewell stretches out and very nearly gets a try in the corner, but he loses control as he's trying to ground it.


SCRUM CHARKS - Phillips takes to the air to catch the bomb and it goes through his arms. Knock on. Sharks start the set 10m from the Panthers line.


PENALTY PANTHERS - Fifita is offside and stops trying to run onside and is hit in the middle of the back. Penrith's attempt to find touch fails as Holmes keeps the ball in the field of play.


Moylan's bomb is allowed to bounce in the Panthers in-goal and Holmes chases through but can't quite get to the ball in time. 7 tackle set for the Panthers.


Katoa's grubber is ineffective and Segeyaro cleans up in front of his posts.


Panthers still offloading at will with some success


A few heavy hits from both sides to open the second half.


Sharks get the second half underway


PENALTY PANTHERS - Sharks holding down too long. Panthers start their set 5m inside the Sharks half.


SCRUM PANTHERS - Graham finds touch 10m from the Panthers line.


SCRUM PANTHERS - Townsend knocks on, 15m from the Panthers line. It was a woeful pass, high and behind him.


PENALTY SHARKS - Penrith again offside, just helping the Sharks stroll into attacking position.


Conversion: Sharks
Kicked by Chad Townsend.

Townsend from left of the sticks, adds the extras.

Sharks lead Panthers 2 - 12 Sharks

Try: Sharks
Scored by Valentine Holmes. Kick to come.

Graham takes to the line and passes back in field to Holmes who slices through and scores off a nice play.

Sharks lead Panthers 2 - 10 Sharks

PENALTY SHARKS - Panthers off their line too far. Sharks now start their set 25m from the Panthers line.


SCRUM SHARKS - Leota with a cheap turn over in good attacking position.


DROP OUT SHARKS - Kikau chips nicely on the last and Holmes is forced to kick it dead.


Holmes drops the ball in the tackle on the first play off the back of the scrum.


SCRUM SHARKS - Townsend's bomb is spilled by the rookie Aekins


SCRUM SHARKS - Luai finds touch 20m from the Sharks line.


Sharks run it on the last after Holmes and Sorenson both very nearly sliced through. Bukuya though was tackled just inches shy of the try line.


PENALTY SHARKS - Capewell cops an accidental high...lets call it a tap...as Capewell was falling over.


A cheeky chip over the top by May is swooped on by Holmes he ran straight through the defence before being grassed just inside the Panthers half.


Moylan sets for a grubber behind the defensive line, but May takes it cleanly on the full.


PENALTY SHARKS - Yeo holds down too long in the tackle, late in the Sharks set. Cronulla now start a fresh set 10m on the Panthers side of halfway.


Conversion: Sharks
Kicked by Chad Townsend.

Townsend from wide on the right side nails the goal.

Sharks lead Panthers 2 - 6 Sharks

Try: Sharks
Scored by Sione Katoa. Kick to come.

Sharks on the next play swing the ball right, Prior passed to Holmes who quickly batted it on, Capewell cleaned up and sent the ball to Katoa who stepped inside the defender and ran in to score.

Sharks lead Panthers 2 - 4 Sharks

Graham finds Lee this time, but he's brought down shy.


Sharks have made 80 metres in 2 of their last 3 sets


Penrith not respecting the ball enough, pushing another pass and turning the ball over deep in the Sharks half.


Merrin with a nice offload, finds Tamour who makes an extra 10 metres before he's taken down by Moylan.


SCRUM PANTHERS - Sharks go left, but Graham's catch and pass can't find the unmarked Lee and it goes into touch.


DROP OUT PANTHERS - Moylan with a nice grubber forces Askins to clean up and he is trapped in-goal.


PENALTY SHARKS - Penrith hold Prior down too long on the first tackle off the scrum. Sharks start 10m shy of halfway.


SCRUM SHARKS - Panthers throwing the ball around and pushing for second phase play, but they turn the ball over. on the Sharks line.


Blake with a 1 on 1 strip and they go right back on the attack deep in the Sharks half. That Sharks set was going nowhere in a hurry


DWZ runs it on the last and is brought down 10m shy of the Sharks line.


Penalty Goal: Panthers
Kicked by Jarome Luai.

Luai converts the penalty goal for the first points of the evening.

Panthers lead Panthers 2 - 0 Sharks

PENALTY Penrith - Cronulla found out for being inside the ten.


PENALTY Cronulla. Fisher-Harris is pinged and the Sharks get a helping hand as a result.


Penrith's Sione Katoa (there's one on each team tonight!) throws a shocker of a pass. Cronulla scrum just outside their own 10m line.


Penrith with the first penalty of the night.


Underway at Penrith Stadium. Sharks first use.

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Matt Cecchin, Phil Henderson

Touch Judges: Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski, Nick Beashel

Video Referee: Ashley Klein, Ben Galea

Tries: Waqa Blake, Corey Harawira-Naera
Field Goals:
Conversions: Jarome Luai (1/2)
Penalty Goals: Jarome Luai (1/1)

Tries: Sione Katoa, Valentine Holmes (2), Matt Moylan
Field Goals:
Conversions: Chad Townsend (4/4)
Penalty Goals: