It was a disappointing loss for a Sharks team pushing for a top eight berth but as coach Shane Flanagan summed up at the post-match press conference, eight teams are going home and heading for Mad Monday celebrations but the Sharks live to fight another day.
The media reported the loss as the missed opportunity that it was, with all the major publications providing their insights into the game against the Sea Eagles yesterday.
On other Sharks related matters, the Sunday Telegraph reported the $10 financial windfall which has the club charting a course for future prosperity. If you missed the Sunday papers it is an interesting read into the current financial dealings of the Sharks.
The training injury to Andrew Fifita has also been reported, with the minor muscle tear unlikely to derail his return to the field next weekend, while re-signing of forwards Chris Heighington and Sam Tagataese also rated a mention.
Phil Bailey would be remembered by some here at the Cronulla club, with the former Shark now making a name for himself as an assistant coach of the American Eagles Rugby Union team.
Just in case you missed it, we provide some of the stories relating to the Sharks over the past few days, in Sharks in the News for September 7.
Game reports – Sharks v Manly
Sharks can’t lick wounds – NRL.COM – Jack Brady – CLICK HERE -
Sharks fall short – Sydney Morning Herald – Chris Barrett – CLICK HERE -
Cronulla blow top four chance – News Limited – Dean Ritchie – CLICK HERE - http://www.perthnow.com.au/sport/nrl/cronulla-sharks-blow-top-four-chance-with-heartbreaking-loss-to-manly-sea-eagles/story-fniabosi-1227515261654
Manly Dent Sharks Premiership aspirations – SBS – AAP – CLICK HERE - http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2015/09/06/manly-dent-sharks-premiership-aspirations
Sharks blow top four shot – The Australian – Stuart Honeysett – CLICK HERE - http://readnow.isentia.com/Temp/78014/461094737.pdf
Off the field
Sharks $10m financial turnaround – News Limited – David Riccio – CLICK HERE - http://www.perthnow.com.au/sport/nrl/how-cashed-up-cronulla-sharks-created-a-10m-financial-turnaround-following-asada-scandal/story-fniabosi-1227514259594
Fifita injury cloud – Herald Sun – AAP – CLICK HERE - http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/nrl/andrew-fifitas-nrl-finals-return-in-doubt-due-to-leg-injury-sustained-at-training/story-fni3gokz-1227515140992
Fifita caveman muscle – Sydney Morning Herald – Steve Mascord – CLICK HERE - http://readnow.isentia.com/Temp/78014/461121071.pdf
A reluctant 6 sparks Sharks charge – Fox Sports – Christian Nicolussi – CLICK HERE - http://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/jack-bird-flies-high-to-put-cronulla-sharks-into-unlikely-top-four-contention/story-e6frf3ou-1227513131399
Sharks re-sign 2 star forwards – Sportal – CLICK HERE -
Top eight scenario
NRL Top Eight – stuff.co.nz – CLICK HERE -
Ex-Shark Bailey an American Eagle – Fox Sports – Iain Payten – CLICK HERE - http://www.foxsports.com.au/rugby/wallabies-world-cup-former-cronulla-sharks-star-phil-bailey-now-defence-coach-for-american-eagles/story-e6frf4pu-1227513043522