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Tarsha Sharks move into the GF

The Sharks Tarsha Gale Cup side moved into the Grand Final and a match-up with the Newcastle Knights, with a gritty 44-30 victory over the St George Dragons.

Challenged early by the Dragons, the Sharks responded with an eight-try performance that now gives them a chance of claiming the Tarsha Gale title in the competition's second season.

On the back of an amazing five tries to Faith Nathan, which could have been six had another potential four-pointer not been pulled back for a forward pass, and a 16-point effort from skipper Quincy Dodd, the Sharks battled hard in eventually proving too good for a spirited Dragons opposition.

The Dragons scored the first two tries of the match in sending a clear message to the Sharks that they would have a fight on their hands, however when Nathan scored twice in quick succession, both tries converted by Dodd, it was game on with the teams all locked up at 12-all.

Madison Higgins-Ashby scored to give the Sharks their first lead of the afternoon and from there, while their were plenty of anxious moments, they were never headed, with Nathan crossing for three more tries, Dodd and Sariah Paki notching four-pointers in what was another dynamic attacking effort from a Cronulla team which has been dominant throughout the Tarsha Gale season.

With 10 wins from 10 starts the Sharks now head to the Grand Final looking to finish off an undefeated season, however they won't have things their own way against a Knights team who pushed them all the way in their finals clash two weeks ago, the Cronulla side winning that match by just two points.

The Grand Final will be played at Leichhardt Oval next Saturday, with kick off scheduled for 2.00pm. 


Faith Nathan 5, Quincy Dodd, Madison Higgins-Ashby, Sariah Paki tries, Dodd 6 goals



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