NYC Sharks continue winning ways
The Cronulla Sharks NYC side have continued their winning ways, defeating the Gold Coast Titans 32-12.
It was the Sharks who would open the scoring, turning early pressure into points when Josh Tuilagi beat some soft Titans defence and ran 10 metres to go over next to the uprights.
Kyle Flanagan converted the try and the Sharks lead 6-0 after six minutes.
The Sharks continued to pile on the pressure on the home side, forcing them into errors and giving themselves good field position in the process.
The pressure again resulted in points, this time Sione Katoa put the finishing touches on what was a great piece of backline play to go over in the corner and extend his side's lead to 12-0.
The young Sharks continued to pressure the homeside's end of the park, with Billy Magoulias the next to get in on the action when he crashed over from close range to extend the Sharks lead to 16-0.
Flanagan’s conversion attempt was successful and the score went to 18-0. The scores would remain the same at the break and the teams hit the sheds.
The Sharks started the second half much the same as they did the first, pressuring the Titans line every opportunity they received.
The Titans broke once more when in the 51st minute, they failed to get off the tackled player and gave away a penalty. Flanagan pointed to the sticks and his penalty attempt was successful and the Sharks went out to a 20-0 lead.
The Titans needed to rally, and their 5/8 Ethan Roberts broke through some 'would-be' Sharks defence to get his side on the board. His conversion attempt was successful and the score was 20-6 after 59 minutes.
Not to be outdone, the Sharks hit back and extend their lead even further when big prop forward Eddie Faalua crahsed over from close range.
Flanagan's conversion attempt was again successful and the score was 26-6.
The running Rugby League continued from the Sharks as Britton Nikora broke through the Titans defensive line on his own 30 metre line and broke away up field.
The Titans defence attempted to scramble however the lean back-rower brushed off the attempted tackles to score a great try at Cbus Super Stadium.
Flanagan's conversion attempt was once more successful and the score was now 32-6 with minutes remaining.
The Titans would score a consolation try right on full time when Daniel Brownbill scored a quality individual try and earn his side some pride after the clash.
Roberts' conversion attempt was successful and the score would be 32-12 at full time.