Full Time
80:00
7:30pm Sat June 17, 2017
Round 15 - PointsBet Stadium - Crowd: 11695
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FULL TIME - It was not pretty but the Sharks have scored two tries in the final six minutes to snatch a 24-22 win over a gallant Tigers outfit. Full wrap to come, thanks for joining us!

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 24-22

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Lee takes the short kick-off easily.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 24-22

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The Tigers have 31 seconds to win it.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 24-22

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS: Conversion attempt by Chad Townsend unsuccessful.

He hooks it.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 24-22

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TRY CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS: Scored by Jayson Bukuya. Kick to come.

A massive slicing run by Lewis gives the Sharks great field position and Mortimer pops in a grubber... Bukuya pounces on it!

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 24-22

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BUNKER - Bukuya! He looks to have grounded the grubber!

Wests Tigers 22-20

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Brooks drills it out. Sharks scrum on their own 20 metre line.

Wests Tigers 22-20

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ALMOST! Brown bursts through and finds Tagaetese. There's Sharks in support but he cannot find them! Change over.

Wests Tigers 22-20

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS: Conversion attempt by Chad Townsend successful.

Great shot there and it's 22-20! Will we see a repeat of the Storm vs Cowboys clash?

Wests Tigers 22-20

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TRY CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS: Scored by Edrick Lee. Kick to come.

A simple try there with the overlap seeing Lee stroll over!

Wests Tigers 22-18

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Eisenhuth risks the short ball for Taylor who puts it down. Sharks have another full set 40 out.

Wests Tigers 22-14

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Sam Tagataese drops it! It was building nicely but that's a simple drop.

Wests Tigers 22-14

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Sue has dropped it trying to offload! Big mistake, the Sharks with a full set 30 out from the Tigers line.

Wests Tigers 22-14

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION WESTS TIGERS: Conversion attempt by Tuimoala Lolohea successful.

He squeezes it through!

Wests Tigers 22-14

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TRY WESTS TIGERS: Scored by Malakai Watene-Zelezniak. Kick to come.

An EXCELLENT cut-out pass by Naiqama gives MWZ plenty of time to crash over in the corner! Big kick coming up for Lolohea.

Wests Tigers 20-14

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BUNKER - MWZ HAS SCORED!

Wests Tigers 16-14

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Feki drops the ball 15 out and the Tigers have a chance to push ahead!

Wests Tigers 16-14

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS: Conversion attempt by Chad Townsend unsuccessful.

He misses it!

Wests Tigers 16-14

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TRY CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS: Scored by Kurt Capewell. Kick to come.

And he has! A double for the centre and a tight finish looms!

Wests Tigers 16-14

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BUNKER - Capewell should have passed to Lee but has he got there himself?

Wests Tigers 16-10

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Fantastic kick by Townsend on the last trickles into touch 2 out.

Wests Tigers 16-10

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Big penalty. Grant concedes it and the Sharks start their set on their own 30 metre line.

Wests Tigers 16-10

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It's actually Brown down with the injury.

Wests Tigers 16-10

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The Tigers come up with one of their best sets of the night with a series of strong runs but Lolohea's kick on the end isn't the best and the Sharks easily clean it up. Now Feki is down with a suspected ankle injury.

Wests Tigers 16-10

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS: Conversion attempt by Chad Townsend successful.

Townsend sends it through and the deficit is now 6.

Wests Tigers 16-10

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TRY CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS: Scored by Chad Townsend. Kick to come.

WHAT A TRY! Mortimer quick out of dummy-half finds Paulo who puts through a perfect short ball for Feki. He runs straight through and Townsend is in support. He's tackled by Brooks but breaks out of it and slides over!

Wests Tigers 16-8

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Both sides just trading sets at the moment.

Wests Tigers 16-4

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION WESTS TIGERS: Conversion attempt by Tuimoala Lolohea unsuccessful.

He's hooked it!

Wests Tigers 16-4

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TRY WESTS TIGERS: Scored by Jacob Liddle. Kick to come.

Out of dummy-half! Liddle scoots over after Beale got tricked by the dummy!

Wests Tigers 16-4

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Now a relieving penalty for the Tigers with Paulo ruled to have hit Nofoaluma high.

Wests Tigers 12-4

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Bukuya makes a massive break and gets all the way to the 30 metre line! Yet the Sharks can't take full advantage with Beale tackled on the last 10 out from the Tigers line.

Wests Tigers 12-4

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Very strong set to open the second forty from the Tigers with Beale trapped 2 metres out from his own line. Townsend's kick in the following set is taken easily by MWZ and the Tigers start their set on their own 40.

Wests Tigers 12-4

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WE'RE BACK UNDERWAY!

Wests Tigers 12-4

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HALF TIME - A sloppy start from the Sharks and the Tigers have taken their chances to lead 12-4 at the break. Stay tuned for the 2nd half!

Wests Tigers 12-4

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Exciting stuff to end the 1st half, Lewis finds Capewell who bursts through, he puts it on the boot and Lee almost gets there but the ball is taken dead.

Wests Tigers 12-4

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Lewis with a nice ball for Capewell who makes good metres through the middle and now Gallen takes a strong hit-up. A spiraling bomb by Townsend is taken by Naiqama who is ankle-tapped by Lewis.

Wests Tigers 12-4

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Lucky break! Lolohea drops it and the Sharks survive.

Wests Tigers 12-4

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And the Sharks concede ANOTHER penalty. Tigers with a full set 50 out from the Sharks line.

Wests Tigers 12-4

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION WESTS TIGERS: Conversion attempt by Tuimoala Lolohea successful.

The Tigers now lead by 8! To their credit they are taking their chances while the Sharks have been very ill-disciplined.

Wests Tigers 12-4

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TRY WESTS TIGERS: Scored by Esan Marsters. Kick to come.

SOFT! Marsters breaks through four tacklers to score!

Wests Tigers 10-4

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BUNKER - Marsters forces his way over off dummy-half!

Wests Tigers 6-4

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Brooks finds Sue on the last, the Tigers have the numbers but he can't release it! But now the Tigers have a penalty! Bukuya ruled to have taken Brooks late... it certainly didn't look late.

Wests Tigers 6-4

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Lolohea forces the drop out, chasing his own grubber and forcing Feki to take it dead.

Wests Tigers 6-4

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Gallen with the high shot on Nofoaluma. Tigers penalty! They start their set 40 from the Sharks line.

Wests Tigers 6-4

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Beale is through! And he has dropped it in the tackle again! It's just not his night.

Wests Tigers 6-4

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION WESTS TIGERS: Conversion attempt by Tuimoala Lolohea successful.

The Tigers have the lead!

Wests Tigers 6-4

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TRY WESTS TIGERS: Scored by Elijah Taylor. Kick to come.

Great line run by Taylor off a nice, short ball from Eisenhuth in his first game back in the NRL. The Tigers are back in it!

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BUNKER - Taylor is over off a great ball from Eisenhuth!

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 4-0

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Naiqama has space and grubbers for himself but a lucky bounce just denies him! Beale takes it dead.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 4-0

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Beale comes up with his third error of the night, coughing up a tough Brooks bomb. Tigers 10 out.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 4-0

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A floating kick from Townsend on the last almost goes out on the full but Lee does well to take it and tap it back for Capewell who is tackled.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 4-0

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS: Conversion attempt by Chad Townsend unsuccessful.

He hits it wide to the left.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 4-0

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TRY CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS: Scored by Kurt Capewell. Kick to come.

Townsend throws it out to Lee, it's a suspect pass and he finds Capewell backing up and he forces his wave over in the corner!

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 4-0

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Cronulla finally grab another penalty and start their set 40 from the Tigers line. If the Sharks hold the ball I reckon they'll go over.

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Ava Seumanufagai on his return almost barges straight over. Yet the Tigers can't capitalise. Another shocking last tackle option sees Suli trapped with the ball, he offloads back and the ball is kicked on the fly straight to the Sharks.

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And the Tigers get another penalty here with Tagataese ruled to have stripped it from Nofoaluma.

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Ava Seumanufagai is back on.

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Brooks comes up with an ordinary kick on the 4th, it goes straight to Lewis' legs and the second rower collects it.

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Well there's a bit of luck. An absolutely awful last tackle option from Lolohea, who runs and then finds Nofoaluma who throws back for Lolohea again. He dances towards the side line and kicks, it's charged down and goes out. Tigers scrum 30 out.

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Lolohea dabs one towards the in-goal area but Brown cleans it up. To the Tigers' credit, they are down to 12 men yet haven't conceded. But Cronulla haven't offered much either. Townsend's kick on the last traps the Tigers in their own 10 metre line.

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Gallen now runs behind Prior and concedes the penalty for a shepherd. A very poor start from both sides tonight.

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A sloppy kick on the last tackle by Brooks rebounds off plenty of legs and Cronulla have it back.

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A solid set from Cronulla ends with Kevin Naiqama fielding a kick in the corner. He plays the ball and Bukuya dives on it but the Sharks concede a penalty. Ill-disciplined start here from the home side.

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Brooks bombs on the last and Nofoaluma takes it but can't get it away. Handover 20 out from the Sharks line.

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Gerard Beale has dropped it. I really wish I was watching the Storm vs Cowboys thriller instead. This is inept from both sides.

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SIN BIN: Ava Seumanufagai is sent to the sin bin.

Ava Seumanufagai has been sin-binned for tackling Gallen from an offside position off the tap! Big blow for the Tigers!

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Now Tim Grant tips Gallen over and the Sharks earn a penalty.

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And another error... that's 4 in 4 minutes with Suli coming up with the mistake 40 out from his own line.

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Now Matt McIlwrick comes up with the error off the scrum. Sharks with a full set on the Tigers 10 and Lee may have crashed over off the scrum! But the ref says he didn't get there. Concerning defence there from the Tigers but now Gallen has dropped it... massive let off there!

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An early chance for the Sharks as Townsend finds a flying Edrick Lee on the wing who streaks away and grubbers in-field. Beale goes for it but drops it with Townsend backing up in support!

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KICK OFF here at Southern Cross Group Stadium!

Cronulla have lost a host of key players to Origin duty, yet I still feel like they still have the experience up front to get the job done tonight.

Hello and welcome to tonight's clash between the Sharks and Tigers! No changes for the home side. Only one change for the Tigers with Esan Marsters starting in the centres, replacing Michael Chee-Kam who goes back to the bench.

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Henry Perenara, Dave Munro

Touch Judges: Michael Wise, Jarrod Cole

Video Referee: Ashley Klein, Bryan Norrie

CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS (24)
Tries: Kurt Capewell (2), Chad Townsend, Edrick Lee, Jayson Bukuya
Field Goals:
Conversions: Chad Townsend (2/5)
Penalty Goals:

WESTS TIGERS (22)
Tries: Elijah Taylor, Esan Marsters, Jacob Liddle, Malakai Watene-Zelezniak
Field Goals:
Conversions: Tuimoala Lolohea (3/4)
Penalty Goals: