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Tinirau Arona hit by Falloon : NRL Rugby League - Round 1 Cronulla Sharks V Te Gold Coast Titans at Remondis Stadium Monday the 10th of March 2014 . Digital Image by Grant Trouville © nrlphotos.com

It was an important victory for the Sharks and a win built on courage, with injuries and adversity again playing a role in the match against the Panthers. 

Two of the best for the Sharks however in the win were fullback Michael Gordon and half Jeff Robson. 

Gordon was in the thick of the action all afternoon and turned the tide of the game with a spectacular try scored from a pin-point Robson bomb. 

As for his halfback, Robson was forced to take on extra responsibility when his halves partner Todd Carney was forced from the field with a hamstring strain in just the 16th minute of the match. As he has been able to do since returning from injury earlier in the year, he Robson played his role to a high standard in steering the team around the field. 

Acknowledgement of Country

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.