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.
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
Sharks rise from ashes – NRL.com – Steve Zemek – CLICK HERE
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
Gallen defends accused eye-gouger – TVNZ – CLICK HERE
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/
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
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