The NYC Shark have been victorious over the Brisbane Broncos 40-12 at Suncorp Stadium in what has been a record breaking season.
The Broncos begun the game in uninspiring fashion when they put the kick-off dead straight up, handing the Sharks a restart back on halfway.
The Sharks would be the ones to open the scoring when they began to build pressure down their right hand edge. A slick set of hands from second rower Britton Nikora
The Sharks would build pressure on the home side, forcing them into making a lot of successive tackles. The Broncos would succumb to the continued pressure in the end as Daniel Vasquez barged over from close range under the sticks.
Flanagan’s conversion attempt was successful and the score went to 10-0.
The Sharks were too powerful through the middle of the ground by this stage, making easy metres on each tackle. The ball came to William Kennedy on the right hand side of the field before he drew and passed off to Jesse Ramien who went over in the right corner for an easy Sharks try.
Flanagan’s conversion attempt from the sideline was good and the score was now out to 18-0.
The Broncos had to hit back and hit back they did when Herbie Farnsworth climbed high to come down with the bomb and score for the home side. The conversion was successful and the scores were 24-6 at the break.
The Sharks returned form the break full of energy and it showed on the score board as big Eddie Faalua crashed onto a short ball close to the line and proved too strong for the Broncos line, going over for the Sharks fifth try of the evening.
Flanagan made no mistake with the conversion attempt and the Sharks lead went out to 30-6.
The Sharks dominance continued right through the second half, peppering the Broncos line with a relentless amount of attacking pressure being forced on the home side. The Brisbane side could not continue to hold out the wave as their line broke once more and Sione Katoa burst through the line for his second try of the night.
Flanagan’s conversion attempt was successful and the score went out to 36-6.
Hunger for a third try of the night, Katoa put on a shimmy and a step at the defensive line and crossed over to complete a hat-trick of tries.
Flanagan’s conversion was unsuccessful, missing his first attempt for the night and the score remained at 40-6 after 55 minutes.