The Tarsha Gale Sharks showed some late fight, but it was too little too late as the defending premiers started their 2019 title defence with a second successive defeat.
The young and inexperienced Sharks were no match for a rampaging St George Dragons outfit, conceding nine tries in going down by 40-0 in their round two clash at the Academy Fields at Cronulla High School on Saturday morning.
As was the case in a week one defeat to the Steelers, again the Sharks made it difficult for themselves by handing over too much football to their opponents, but in a good sign when the result was beyond doubt and the Dragons were looking to run up the score line, the Cronulla defence stiffened as they showed plenty of resolve over the final period of the match.
The Sharks now move on to a round three match against the Wests Tigers, with the task not getting any easier for the Tarsha Gale girls against a team with two wins from their two matches so far in 2019.
The round three match will be played at McCredie Park, with kick-off at 12noon.
The Sharks Matthews Cup and SG Ball teams had round two byes, with the Matthews Cup this week taking on the Eels and the SG Ball Sharks travelling to Perth to play the West Coast Pirates.
Team lists and game details will be release tomorrow.
Leanne Toomalatai 4, Mareva Swann 2, Anastacia Shum-Cottrell, Filomina Hanisi, Taina Naividi tries, Ana Tohi-Hiku, Charkyl Ngamotu goals