The performance wasn’t perfect, however the result was exactly what the doctor ordered for the Sharks who confirmed a position in the eight and continued their push to finish in the top four when they scored a 40-18 win over the Tigers.

The news reports the following day reflected all of the above, expressing that while it was at times somewhat scrappy, the Sharks managed to get the job done in front of an impressive home crowd of more than 15,000 assembled at Remondis Stadium.

Also in the news were some profile articles focusing on the likes of Paul Gallen, Valentine Holmes and Andrew Fifita, while the NSWRL website has produced a piece on Nathan Gardner, a player somewhat forgotten but a young man with the competitive fires still burning.

In NRL news the 2016 Auckland Nines tickets have gone on sale, with the question being can the Sharks go one better after their runner’s up result earlier this year, and in case you missed it we provide a couple of links to Sharks website articles relevant to Saturday’s game with the Tigers.

See what they’re writing, see what they’re saying, in Sharks in the News for August 24.

 

Match reports – Sharks v Tigers
“Scrappy Sharks” – Sydney Morning Herald – Michael Carayannis – CLICK HERE -  http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-match-report/scrappy-cronulla-sharks-beat-wests-tigers-4018-after-late-flurry-20150822-gj5cg7.html

“Flanagan’s top four goal” – ABC Online – CLICK HERE -
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-08-22/sharks-eye-top-four-finish-after-thumping-tigers/6717498

“Roosters injury blow” – The Guardian – AAP – CLICK HERE - http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2015/aug/22/rampant-sharks-bounce-back-with-big-win-over-tigers

“Three level at the top” – Sportal – CLICK HERE -
http://www.sportal.com.au/league/nrl-premiership/three-level-at-top-of-nrl-as-roosters-beat-broncos-nrl-national-rugby-league-sydney-roosters-brisbane-broncos-north-queensland-cowboys/ow5833mdsrqc1kcw55y8duvoo

Player profiles
Player in Focus – Paul Gallen – Fox Sports – CLICK HERE -
http://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-premiership/player-in-focus-paul-gallen-hits-rich-vein-of-form-as-cronulla-target-top-four-in-run-home/story-e6frf3uc-1227493862200

Strangest positional changes – Gallen – Daily Telegraph – Nick Campton – CLICK HERE  http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/paul-gallen-tony-williams-jack-de-belin-the-seven-strangest-positional-switches-in-the-nrl/story-fnp0lyn3-1227491702339

Andrew Fifita – Daily Mail – CLICK HERE -
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3205694/Cronulla-Sharks-star-Andrew-Fifita-reveals-tried-commit-suicide-throwing-20-storey-building-friend-saved-life-grabbing-foot.html

Nathan Gardner profile – NSWRL.com.au – CLICK HERE - http://www.nswrl.com.au/news/2015/08/23/ready_to_jet.html

Holmes chasing slice of history – NRL.com – Jack Brady – CLICK HERE -
http://www.nrl.com/holmes-chasing-slice-of-sharks-history/tabid/10874/newsid/89119/default.aspx


NRL News
Auckland Nines Ticket launch – NRL.com - CLICK HERE -
http://www.nrl.com/2016-dick-smith-nrl-auckland-nines-tickets-on-sale/tabid/10874/newsid/89042/default.aspx

And on Sharks.com.au
Game stats Sharks v Tigers – CLICK HERE - http://www.sharks.com.au/news/2015/08/24/game_stats_sharks_v_.html

5 Key Points Sharks v Tigers – CLICK HERE - http://www.sharks.com.au/news/2015/08/23/_5_key_points_sharks.html