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There was a host of former NRL stars on the sideline, however the real stars of the show were the under-10 boys and under-10 girls teams representing Taren Point Touch and the Cronulla Sharks in the State Cup Southern Conference titles held in Wagga Wagga last weekend.

With the Sharks own Paul Gallen, former Tiger and now media identity Joel Caine and ex-NSW winger Steve Turner watching on and lending their expertise where they could, the junior boys and girls capped off an excellent weekend of Touch with victories over the Wagga Vipers in the respective under-10’s Finals.

The girls were forced to fight hard for a 4-3 victory in their Finals clash, with Scarlett Turner voted player of the game, while the boys dominated their tournament decider with a 13-2 victory over the local Wagga team.

The young Sharks boys lifted their performance and intensity in the final, dominating the Vipers after playing out a draw the day prior. Kaden Mangioni from the Sharks was named player of the final in the boy’s match.

The two winning teams, along with the semi finalists from the Southern Conference titles, will now progress to the State Finals to be played at Penrith on March 7.

Taren Point Touch and the Sharks enjoy a partnership which sees the Cronulla NRL club provide playing kits for the various representative teams, with 10 teams travelling to Wagga with all qualifying for semi-finals in the various age divisions.

Those interested in joining the upcoming senior and junior winter local competitions can go to the website at  for more information.

Acknowledgement of Country

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.