Not surprisingly, the Sharks have attracted widespread media attention following their victory over Souths in the elimination final last Sunday.

The Sharks have been praised for their performance, with plenty of judges prepared to give them a chance of repeating the dose when they travel to Townsville to take on the Cowboys this weekend.

In Sharks in the News we provide all the match reports and the stories on the issues and incidents which created the headlines after the full time whistle had been blown.

The Michael Ennis charge, which resulted in his being cleared to play, the ‘feud’ between Phil Gould and Paul Gallen and the performance of young gun Jack Bird, just some of the topics warranting coverage.

In case you missed it, see what they’re saying, what they’re writing, in Sharks in the News for September 15.


Match reports
Winners and Losers – Fox Sports - Simon Brunsdon – CLICK HERE  http://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-premiership/winners-and-losers-as-cronulla-send-premiers-south-sydney-packing-out-of-nrl-finals/story-e6frf3uc-1227525448333

Gal’s emphatic response – News Limited – Dean Ritchie – CLICK HERE http://www.perthnow.com.au/sport/nrl/paul-gallen-delivers-emphatic-response-to-gus-goulds-criticism-inspiring-sharks-to-big-win-over-rabbitohs/story-fnp0lyn5-1227525437548

Sharks keep season alive – Courier Mail – Dean Ritchie – CLICK HERE  http://www.couriermail.com.au/sport/nrl/cronulla-sharks-keep-their-season-alive-with-ruthless-defeat-of-limp-rabbitohs-outfit/story-fniabjcr-1227525309303

Rabbits coach hopes Sharks complete the job – The Australian – Stuart Honeysett – CLICK HERE  http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nrl-finals-rabbitohs-coach-maguire-hopes-sharks-complete-job/story-e6frg6n6-1227525428290

Sharks eliminate defending premiers – ABC Online – CLICK HERE  http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-09-13/sharks-crush-rabbitohs-to-eliminate-defending-premiers/6772102

Sharks v Souths player ratings – Fox Sports – CLICK HERE  
http://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-premiership/cronulla-sharks-v-south-sydney-rabbitohs-player-ratings-studs-and-duds-from-the-elimination-final/story-fn2mcuj6-1227525319376

Sharks rise from ashes – NRL.com – Steve Zemek – CLICK HERE  
http://www.nrl.com/sharks-rise-from-ashes-to-vie-for-title/tabid/10874/newsid/89737/default.aspx

 

Ennis match review charge
Ennis on report – Sydney Morning Herald – Dominic Bossi – CLICK HERE  http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/cronulla-sharks/cronulla-sharks-hooker-michael-ennis-nrl-finals-in-doubt-after-being-put-on-report-20150913-gjln01.html

Ennis, Kasiano, Pritchard nervous wait – Fox Sports – Dan Walsh – CLICK HERE  http://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-premiership/cronullas-michael-ennis-and-dogs-pair-sam-kasiano-and-frank-pritchard-face-nervous-wait-over-citings/story-e6frf3uc-1227525544792

Relieved Ennis calls for fines – The Australian – Margie McDonald – CLICK HERE  http://readnow.isentia.com/Temp/78014/465388105.pdf


The Players
Gallen defends accused eye-gouger – TVNZ – CLICK HERE  
https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/sport/league/paul-gallen-defends-his-accused-eye-gouger-after-sharks-nrl-playoff-win-q10590.html

Gal responds to Gould’s negative comments – Triple M – CLICK HERE  http://www.triplem.com.au/sydney/sport/nrl/news/2015/9/paul-gallen-responds-to-phil-gould-criticism/

Jack Bird steps up – TVNZ – CLICK HERE  
https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/sport/league/jack-bird-steps-up-for-the-sharks-to-score-this-spectacular-solo-try-q10537

How Jack Bird almost flew the coup – Sydney Morning Herald – Michael Carayannis – CLICK HERE  http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/cronulla-sharks/how-jack-bird-nearly-flew-the-cronulla-sharks-coop-20150911-gjkibf.html


Other NRL issues
Time to use Sin Bin – Sydney Morning Herald – Steve Mascord – CLICK HERE  http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/nrl-finals-2015-back-spasms-nearly-stopped-andrew-fifita-from-playing-role-in-sharks-win-over-rabbitohs-20150913-gjleoy.html

The Sharks they couldn’t cull – Sydney Morning Herald – Andrew Webster – CLICK HERE  http://readnow.isentia.com/articlepresenter.aspx?GUID=b2ae9f3f-0ed8-487c-8024-55eadeee19b0&serID=78014&ArticleID=465439683&output=pdfsearchable


The Finals Week 2
Ultimate guide finals week 2 – Fox Sports – CLICK HERE  
http://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-finals-week-two-kick-off-times-roosters-v-bulldogs-cowboys-v-sharks/story-e6frf3ou-1227525285724

Storm Prelim finals at AAMI Park – The Age – Roy Ward – CLICK HERE  http://www.theage.com.au/rugby-league/melbourne-storm/nrl-finals-2015-melbourne-storm-will-play-preliminary-final-at-aami-park-20150913-gjlcoj.html