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Flegg Sharks down Dragons to make big Finals push

In a game with a place in the five team Jersey Flegg Finals well and truly in the line, the Sharks have produced one of their best performances of the 2022 season with a 38-4 victory over the Dragons.

Playing a team one point and two places ahead of them on the under-21s ladder, the Sharks started fast and kept their foot on the pedal throughout in running away with a seven tries to one triumph.

It took the young Cronulla side just five minutes to post first points, Sam Stonestreet crossing wide out and when his winger partner Tom Rodwell did likewise on the other flank, after two Ryan Rivett conversion the Sharks led 12-0.

The third Sharks try came some 15 minutes later and it was a spectacular one, fullback Manaia Waitere with a clever flick pass putting Stonestreet away on a long run, with hooker Sam Healey backing up to score adjacent to the posts.

With Rivett again adding the extras, the Sharks would take an 18-0 lead to the half time break.

It would be Rivett to add to the Sharks lead in the early moments of the second period, the half back slicing through on the eastern side of PointsBet Stadium, with his fourth consecutive conversion making it 24-0 to the Cronulla side.

The Dragons gave themselves a glimmer of hope with a 43rd minute try, but the Sharks would go on with the job, further four-pointers to skipper Kai Parker, a second to Rowell and the final try to Waitere closing out the convincing win.

The Flegg Sharks move to 25 competition points, leapfrogging the Dragons and Panthers and moving into fourth position on the ladder with three rounds of the competition remaining.

SHARKS 38
Tom Rodwell 2, Sam Stonestreet, Manaia Waitere, Kai Parker, Ryan Rivett, Sam Healey tries, Rivett 4 goals
beat
DRAGONS 4

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.