The Sharks were represented in the City Women’s and City mens under 16’s and 18’s teams, with all successful in their matches against Country at Bankwest Stadium on Saturday.
The day began with Lachlan Araullo playing a part in the under 16’s 34-12 win, Siteni Taukomo had a hand in a number of tries and Kobie Wilson provided some impact off the bench for the City 18’s, while six Sharks girls helped guide their team to a convincing 40-16 victory over their Country opponents.
The day began with middle forward Araullo playing his part in the under 16’s City win, a match where Country trailed 20-6 at half time and were unable to bridge the gap in the second period.
The under 18’s City v Country contest followed, with Taukomo throwing the last pass for two tries in a dominant 46-6 victory, the young fullback who was a member of the Sharks Matthews Cup team in 2021, busy and heavily involved in what was an impressive performance for the team which was coached by former Cronulla legend Brett Kimmorley.
As for Wilson, the clever hooker came onto the field for the final 25 minutes of the match, with his skill and guile out of dummy half helping to put the finishing touches on a big win by the City boys.
Then in the final match at Bankwest it was a City women’s team featuring six Sharks in the starting line up who proved too good for the Country girls.
Fullback Tiana Penitani, five eighth Corban McGregor, half back Maddison Studdon and forwards Quincy Dodd, Kennedy Cherrington and Talei Holmes all played leading roles in the City win.
McGregor scored City’s first try, Studdon laid on the second for Sharks teammate Pentani as they guided their team to a 24-4 half time advantage, with the City dominance continuing through the second period.
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