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Round 6 Aramex Man of the Match

Sharks fullback Will Kennedy has once again dominated the voting in the Fan Poll Aramex Man of the Match following the heartbreaking loss to the Newcastle Knights last Friday night.

Arguably the Sharks most improved player in 2021, Kennedy was dangerous with ball in hand and safe at the back, with his efforts earning him 36 per cent of the fan vote to be adjudged player of the game for the fourth time in six matches so far this season.

Also earning the respect of those members and fans to register a vote, was the versatile Connor Tracey, the Sharks local junior handing in a strong performance as a winger in the Newcastle match.

Traditionally a half-five eight, last year a back-up hooker and having spent the pre-season learning the fullback trade, Tracey has recently found himself in the backline, firstly as a centre and now on the wing where his strong charges with the football have helped to get the Sharks attacking sets started on the right foot.

Tracey polled 26 per cent of the vote, with Matt Moylan another to stand out for the Cronulla side in a match they had won until some late Kayln Ponga magic tipped the result in Newcastle’s favour. Moylan gained 10 per cent of the fan poll vote.

Toby Rudolf, Blayke Brailey and Chad Townsend were others to catch the eye of Sharks members and fans with strong performances on the night.

With the three points after again being named the Sharks best, Kennedy has opened up a handy lead in the Aramex Fan Poll Player of the Year. See the updated leaderboard after six rounds of the season.

Round 6 Leaderboard  
Will Kennedy 14
Toby Rudolf 8
Connor Tracey 5
Chad Townsend 5
Wade Graham 1
Matt Moylan 1
Aaron Woods 1
Teig Wilton 1
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