The victory over the Cowboys attracted plenty of headlines, with much written about the Sharks performance and their push for a top four berth come finals time.
In Sharks in the News we provide some of those match reports in case you missed them.
Also this week the Telegraph has suggested that the Sharks might ‘dare to dream’ about their premiership prospects, while betting agencies report there is some ‘smart money’ coming the way of the Sharks.
Also in the lead up to the game there were features on Valentine Holmes, Ben Barba and an article detailing how the Fifita’s apologised to teammates for the indiscretion which will see them unavailable until week one of the finals.
Also in a Sunday Telegraph article, Andrew Fifita has expressed his regret over the incident which has seen him fined and suspended.
In other news, Phil Rothfield has suggested that Michael Ennis is perhaps the pick as hooker in his team of the year, while Fox Sports believe the Sharks handled the ASADA dramas of 2014 much better than their AFL counterparts the Essendon Bombers.
See what they’re writing, what they’re saying, in Sharks in the News for August 11.
Sharks v Cowboys Match Reports
Sharks beat Cowboys – ABC Online – CLICK HERE
Thurston takes the blame – Courier Mail – CLICK HERE http://www.couriermail.com.au/sport/nrl/johnathan-thurston-takes-blame-for-cowboys-loss-to-cronulla-sharks-after-rare-off-night/story-fniabjcr-1227476336257
Sharks flex muscle – NineMSN – Steve Zamek – CLICK HERE
Push for a top 4 spot – Sun Herald – Michael Carayannis – CLICK HERE
Improbably rise continues – Sunday Telegraph – CLICK HERE http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/cronulla-down-the-cowboys-30-18-sharks-improbable-rise-continues/story-fni3gol8-1227475735723
Milestone tries – NRL.Com – Chris Kennedy - CLICK HERE
Five Key Points – NRL.com – Chris Kennedy – CLICK HERE
Leader Photo gallery – St George & Sutherland Shire Leader – CLICK HERE http://www.theleader.com.au/story/3264593/gallery-cronulla-sharks-fire-warning-to-nrl-with-impressive-win-over-north-queensland/
Other Sharks news
Sharks Dare to dream – Daily Telegraph – Dean Ritchie – CLICK HERE http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/nrl-2015-cronulla-sharks-fans-can-dare-to-dream-of-winning-the-premiership/story-fnp0lyn3-1227476447393
Year of the Sharks – Fox Sports – Aaron Wallace – CLICK HERE
Holmes secret to success – Sydney Morning Herald – Michael Carayannis - CLICK HERE http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/cronulla-sharks/tries-and-a-rubiks-cube-the-secrets-to-the-success-of-cronullas-valentine-holmes-20150807-giu77m.html
Fifita admits regret – Sunday Telegraph – David Riccio – CLICK HERE http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/andrew-fifita-admits-his-regret-over-sideline-confrontation-and-plans-a-return-to-refereeing/story-fnp0lyn3-1227475298177
Fifita’s apologise to teammates – Daily Telegraph – AAP – CLICK HERE http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/andrew-and-david-fifita-apologise-to-sharks-teammates-for-putting-club-through-an-off-field-scandal/story-fni3gol8-1227474264503
Barba – “Driven by last year’s pain” – Sydney Morning Herald – Michael Carayannis – CLICK HERE http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/cronulla-sharks-players-driven-by-last-years-pain-says-ben-barba-20150805-gisa0z.html
Sharks handled ASADA better than Bombers – Fox Sports – CLICK HERE http://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-premiership/kent-sharks-and-nrl-handled-asada-better-than-bombers-and-afl-counterparts-what-you-missed-on-tv/story-e6frf3uc-1227473541899
Rothfield ‘Team of the Year’ – Daily Telegraph – Phil Rothfield - CLICK HERE http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/michael-ennis-blake-austin-james-roberts-feature-in-phil-rothfields-2015-nrl-team-of-the-year/story-fnp0lyn3-1227476490363