Some would suggest the appearance of Thelma Spencer at the Sharks v Knights game was perhaps the highlight of the weekend, with the 108-year-old Sharks fan in the stands cheering her team on, then in the dressing room joining in the victory song at Hunter Stadium on Sunday.
Barry Toohey produced an outstanding story on Thelma in the Sunday Telegraph with the Sharks social channels showing the post-match scenes and celebrations.
Also in the news this week was the Sharks signing of Roosters five-eighth James Maloney on a three-year deal, while Paul Gallen’s rib cartilage injury and his potential unavailability for State of Origin 3 was a popular topic of discussion.
Then last night and today the Sharks exciting victory over the Newcastle Knights yesterday makes for enjoyable reading for Cronulla fans.
See the links below to what they are writing and what they are saying in Sharks in the News for June 22.
Thelma Spencer – Daily Telegraph – Barry Toohey – CLICK HERE - http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/cronulla-sharks-oldest-fan-thelma-spencer-is-older-than-rugby-league-itself/story-fni3fbgz-1227407634105
Kimmorley on Maloney – Fox Sports – CLICK HERE –
Maloney signs for Sharks – ABCOnline.net – CLICK HERE –
Maloney joins Sharks - Daily Telegraph – David Riccio – CLICK HERE - http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/james-maloney-joins-sharks-after-turning-down-titans-big-money-offer/story-fnp0lyn3-1227406488997
Game preview article
Knights Game Preview – Sydney Morning Herald – Michael Carayannis – CLICK HERE - http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/cronulla-sharks/cronulla-sharks-coach-shane-flanagan-calls-for-consistency-ahead-of-newcastle-knights-match-20150620-ght58w.html
Gallen fit for Origin decider – AAP – Matt Encarnacion – CLICK HERE - https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/sport/a/28501779/gallen-cleared-to-play-origin-decider/
Sharks v Knights Match reports
Barba Cameo – Daily Telegraph – Barry Toohey – CLICK HERE - http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/nrl/cronulla-sharks-beat-newcastle-knights-30-28-as-ben-barba-puts-in-impressive-cameo/story-fni3fbgt-1227408397949
Sub-sub Barba –Daily Telegraph – Barry Toohey – CLICK HERE - http://readnow.isentia.com/Temp/78014/423586921.pdf
‘Shattered Gidley’ – Yahoo 7 News – Matt Encarnacion - CLICK HERE - https://au.news.yahoo.com/a/28512025/barba-gets-first-sharks-try-in-strong-win/
Second-half surge – ABC Online – CLICK HERE -