The story written by the Telegraph’s Phil Rothfield, headlined “Sharks Left Devastated” pretty much summed up the feeling after the loss to the Cowboys.
Rothfield’s report was just one of many praising the Cowboys and lamenting a below-par Sharks performance which saw them bundled out of the 2015 premiership race just two weeks before the competition decider.
Aside from the game day reporting, plenty of additional stories came from the weekend’s clash and the season that is now over for the Sharks, with tales of fans driving 4,000km or hopping on a Sharks-organised charter flight making for some headlines away from the score-line and unfortunate result.
So see what they’re writing, see what they’re saying in the final edition of Sharks in the News for the 2015 season.
Sharks left devastated – Daily Telegraph – Phil Rothfield – CLICK HERE http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/nrl-finals-cronulla-sharks-left-devastated-by-cowboys-hammering/story-fnp0lyn3-1227535731690
Noddy’s weekend wash-up – Fox Sports – Brett Kimmorley – CLICK HERE http://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/why-generation-y-has-no-fear-of-nrl-finals-football-noddys-weekend-wash-up/story-fnlt03ir-1227536772223
Match report – Daily Telegraph – David Riccio – CLICK HERE http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/cowboys-thrash-sharks-39-0-in-sudden-death-final-in-townsville/story-fni3gol8-1227535088905
Gallen tips the Storm – The Australian – Margie McDonald – CLICK HERE http://www.theaustralian.com.au/sport/nrl/nrl-finals-2015-cronullas-gallen-tips-storm-over-cowboys/story-fnca0von-1227536009955
Sharks the feel good story – Sydney Morning Herald – Phil Lutton – CLICK HERE http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/cronulla-sharks/cronulla-sharks-must-make-sure-they-arent-a-feelgood-story-that-fades-away-20150920-gjqske.html
Morgan helps Cowboys dominate the Sharks – Courier Mail - Peter Badel - CLICK HERE http://www.news.com.au/sport/nrl/michael-morgans-running-game-helped-cowboys-dominate-sharks/story-fndv343h-1227535175404?sv=11301e0e4767f7b16960057cb6f84894
Future bright despite shattering exit – Daily Telegraph – Josh Alston – CLICK HERE http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/shane-flanagan-and-paul-gallen-say-future-is-bright-for-cronulla-sharks-despite-shattering-finals-exit/story-fni3gol8-1227535569519
Winner and losers – Fox Sports – Ben Glover – CLICK HERE http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/cowboys-v-sharks-winners-and-losers-big-moments-in-the-nrl-sudden-death-semi-final/story-fnp0lyn3-1227535411195
Sharks season in review – NRL.com – Joey Riordon – CLICK HERE
Sharks ‘diehard’ fan – Triple M – CLICK HERE http://www.triplem.com.au/sydney/sport/nrl/news/2015/9/photo-cronulla-sharks-fan-leaves-club-$50000-in-will/
Fans drive more than 4,000km – Courier Mail – Phil Rothfield – CLICK HERE http://www.couriermail.com.au/sport/nrl/nrl-finals-cronulla-sharks-fans-drive-more-than-4000km-to-watch-team-get-thrashed/story-fniabosj-1227535913572
Ennis the JT of the Sharks – Triple M – CLICK HERE http://www.triplem.com.au/sydney/sport/nrl/news/2015/9/flanagan-compares-ennis-value-to-sharks-jt-like/
Sharks ban Mad Monday – Daily Telegraph – Phil Rothfield – CLICK HERE http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/cronulla-sharks-become-first-nrl-club-to-ban-mad-monday/story-fni3fbgz-1227537377137