Junior Sharks continue winning run
The Sharks Tarsha Gale Cup, Matthews Cup and SG Ball teams all made it three wins from as many starts with victories at Campbelltown Stadium today.
The Tarsha Gale girls got the ball rolling with a convincing 46-4 triumph, the under 16 Matts Cup boys continued the momentum with a big 60-6 victory, before the SG Ball Sharks made a bold statement as to their prospects in 2017 with a 48-10 win over the previously unbeaten Wests Magpies.
All three Sharks teams sit atop their respective competitions with six points from their three matches played so far.
In the Tarsha Gale clash it took the under-18 Sharks women a little bit of time to warm to their task but once they did the match turned into a one way procession, 10 tries in the match emphasizing their dominance.
Kersal Johnson, Olivia Quinn and Tayla Preston all crossed for two tries in the win over the Wests Tigers.
In the Matts Cup game that followed it was the Sharks first on the board with a second minute try to Jared Domazetovski before the Wests Magpies matched that four pointer shortly after.
From there it was one-way traffic, the young Sharks running rampant with an 11 try, eight goal rout.
Half back Thomas Demeio notched a personal tally of 24 points with two tries and eight goals.
In the SG Ball match to finish the day it was a similar story for the Sharks who asserted an early advantage with a first minute try to Bronson Xerri and never looked back from that moment on.
In the final wash-up the Sharks would run in 10 tries to two from the Magpies, three of those four-pointers to Xerri and had Luke Metcalf brought his kicking boots the fulltime score-line might have matched the Matthews Cup result from earlier.
The three Sharks teams will look to continue their winning ways when they host the Illawarra Steelers in round five matches at Southern Cross Group Stadium next Saturday.
Bronson Xerri 3, Luke Metcalf 2, Fine Kula, Jaemon Salmon, Jared Domazetovski, Ronaldo Mulitalo, James Roumanous, Jensen Taumoepeau tries, Luke Metcalf 4 goals
Western Suburbs Magpies 10
Ruatapu Ngatikaura, Freddy Kini tries, James Tautaiolefua goal
Cronulla Sharks 60
Eliah Veikoso 2, Tom Demeio 2, Douglas Levi 2, Jared Domazetovski, Zane Jegers, Damon Smith, Kai Parker, Trevor Taufu tries; Demeio 8 goals
Western Suburbs Magpies 6
J Oloaga try; D Oitmann goal
Tarsha Gale Cup
Cronulla Sharks 46
Kersal Johnson 2, Olivia Quinn 2, Tayla Preston 2, Elly Hazelton, Mackenzie Beames, Georgia Healey, Temukisa Ioane tries; Preston 2, Hazelton goals
Wests Tigers 4
J Tatupu try