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A Sosaia Feki try with just one minute left on the clock has seen the Sharks record a thrilling 10-4 victory over the Sydney Roosters to move into the final of the NRL Nines. 

By Nines standards it was a somewhat dour affair, with both teams defending grimly for large periods of the game, however the Sharks were better able to capitalise on the opportunities created in scoring the two tries to one win. 

The teams went to the half time break with the scores locked at nil-nil and it would be the Sharks to score first, Blake Ayshford, a contender for the Cronulla player of the tournament showing great strength to get the ball down despite the attention of a couple of Rooster defenders. 

Valentine Holmes slotted the drop goal conversion from near touch and the Sharks led 6-0. 

The Roosters got on the board through speedster Roger Tuivasa-Sheck but when James Maloney missed a relatively simple kick at goal the Sharks still had their noses in front. 

The two teams threw everything they had at each other and it would be the Roosters who would crack, Feki scrambling to the try line and planting the ball down to give his team what would prove to be a match winning advantage. 

The only negative for the Sharks was a knee injury to Fa'amanu Brown who will now miss the finals, however the full extent of the injury is yet to be confirmed. 

The Shark now meet Souths in the Nines Final, with the kickoff at 7.30pm local time (5.30pm Sydney time) 

Sharks 10
Feki, Ayshford tries, Holmes goal
Roosters 4
Tuivasa-Sheck try

Sharks Team List v Roosters
Valentine Holmes
Sosaia Feki
Ricky Leutele
Gerard Beale
Jack Bird
Fa'amanu Brown
Wade Graham
Matt Prior
Chris Heighington
Nathan Gardner
Pat Politoni
Junior Roqica
Tinirau Arona
Blake Ayshford


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