#SharksInTheNews | August 11

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  
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-08-08/cronulla-remains-in-top-four-contention-with-30-18/6683184


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  
http://wwos.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=9016738
 

Push for a top 4 spot – Sun Herald – Michael Carayannis – CLICK HERE
http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/cronulla-sharks-push-for-top-four-spot-with-3018-win-against-north-queensland-cowboys-20150808-giuoxj.html
 

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  
http://www.nrl.com/milestone-tries-save-sharks-blushes/tabid/10874/newsid/88768/default.aspx
 

Five Key Points – NRL.com – Chris Kennedy – CLICK HERE  
http://www.nrl.com/sharks-v-cowboys-five-key-points/tabid/10874/newsid/88766/default.aspx
 

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
 

Smart Money – Daily Telegraph – CLICK HERE  
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/nrl-2015-smart-money-keeps-coming-for-cronulla-sharks-to-win-premiership/story-fni3gol8-1227476441176
 

Year of the Sharks – Fox Sports – Aaron Wallace – CLICK HERE  
http://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-premiership/fox-sports-lab-why-2015-nrl-season-shapes-as-year-of-the-cronulla-sharks/story-e6frf3uc-1227474019206

The Players
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


Other news
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