The Sharks Winter Development teams were in action on Wednesday for their second hit out of the July School Holidays when they took on the Bulldogs in a series of matches played at the Sharks Academy Fields at Cronulla High School.
Games were played in the 14’s, 15’s an 17’s, with the Sharks enjoying strong results across the three age groups.
In the 14’s the Sharks split their squad into two teams, the ‘White’ squad going own by 24 to 8, while the ‘Blue’ group turned the tables on the young Canterbury side, scoring three tries to two in the second game.
In the under 15’s, after playing the Rabbitohs and also in a NSWRL gala day the previous week, the Sharks rested a number of players, with the Bulldogs as a result proving far too good, scoring a 24-0 triumph but in giving a number of boys another hit out in Sharks colours, against a quality opposition, it was still a more than worthwhile outing.
In the final game of the day it was an entertaining contest between the Sharks and Bulldogs under 17’s squads, the Cronulla side prevailing in scoring six tries to five.
While some of the results were encouraging for the Sharks, the overall exercise was to give the Development squads, which are made up of players from local Cronulla district junior league clubs, an opportunity to perform and impress at a higher level.
The Development squad players will now return to their local junior clubs, with their respective finals approaching.
The Sharks will soon release details for trials for the Matthews Cup and SG Ball squads for the 2020 season. Trials will take place at the end of the junior league season.
Sharks (White) 8 - Bulldogs 24
TRIES : Tyler Goodfellow, Riley Moss
Sharks (Blue)12 - Bulldogs 8
TRIES : Chevy Stewart 2, Lachlan Araullo
Sharks 0 - 24 Bulldogs
Sharks 24 - 20
TRIES : Jackson Lenzo, Douglas Levi Cullen Whetu, Tom Davenport, Harrison Cox