Full Time
80:00
6:00pm Fri July 13, 2018
Round 18 - Panthers Stadium - Crowd: 11742
79min

Great break and run by Kikau before offloading to Blake, who then through a flick pass, which travelled forward

77min

Conversion: Sharks
Kicked by Chad Townsend.

Townsend from right in front, kicks the goal.

Sharks lead Panthers 12 - 24 Sharks
76min

Try: Sharks
Scored by Valentine Holmes. Kick to come.

Moylan casually takes on the line and busts straight through between two defenders, before passing infield to Holmes who races away to score under the posts.

Sharks lead Panthers 12 - 22 Sharks
75min

SCRUM SHARKS - Luai kicks behind Lee and it rolls into touch, very nearly hits Lee in the process.

73min

Luai's bomb is taken well by Katoa

72min

Panthers making easy metres

71min

Luai with a brilliant last play grubber finds Crichton, but the young winger can't hang onto it and knocks on in the Sharks in-goal.

70min

Sharks upping the intensity in defence

70min

Conversion: Panthers
Kicked by Jarome Luai.

Luai from practically right in front, adds the extras.

Sharks lead Panthers 12 - 18 Sharks
69min

Try: Panthers
Scored by Corey Harawira-Naera. Kick to come.

Harawira-Naera strolls through Moylan, who made a great Oztag touch, to score almost under the posts.

Sharks lead Panthers 10 - 18 Sharks
68min

Sharks with a short drop out and the Panthers take it cleanly, 20m out from the line.

67min

DROP OUT SHARKS - Panthers with a good grubber and Holmes takes the safe option and runs it dead.

66min

Holmes with a sneaky grubber and Lee very nearly gets to it in time, but takes it dead. 7 tackle set for the Panthers.

65min

Moylan's good kick return is interrupted as he runs into the referee.

63min

Panthers looked very likely to score, but Phillips inside ball can't be held and the Sharks pounce on it.

62min

PENALTY PANTHERS - Third straight set for the Panthers inside the Sharks 10m

61min

PENALTY PANTHERS - Sharks give away a penalty on the 4th tackle, Penrith still 10m from the try line.

60min

May goes agonisingly close to scoring

59min

SCRUM PANTHERS - Merrin offloads and it goes to the ground bu the Sharks knock on trying to clean up. Panthers with a full set 10m from the Sharks line.

58min

Aekins with a great kick return, evades the defence and runs 60m before being brought down by Katoa.

57min

Luai runs on the last, steps and is brought down 5m shy of the Sharks line.

55min

Conversion: Sharks
Kicked by Chad Townsend.

Townsend from just to the right of the posts, adds the extras.

Sharks lead Panthers 6 - 18 Sharks
54min

Try: Sharks
Scored by Matt Moylan. Kick to come.

Prior with a good offload finds Woods who then Storms up to the Panthers tryline. The next play and Moylan receives an inside ball and steps through some lazy defence to score.

Sharks lead Panthers 6 - 16 Sharks
53min

PENALTY SHARKS - First tackle off the scrum and the Panthers are penalised for holding down too long.

53min

SCRUM SHARKS - Katoa finds touch from dummy half. Sharks start their set 30m from their own line.

51min

An average set by the Sharks, yet they still ended their set with a kick that was fielding by the Panthers on their own line.

50min

Conversion: Panthers
Attempted by Jarome Luai.

Luai from the left side is unable to convert

Sharks lead Panthers 6 - 12 Sharks
50min

Try: Panthers
Scored by Waqa Blake. Kick to come.

Townsend rushes up out of the line, Luai steps him, then passes brilliantly to May, who then sends Blake through a gap to score.

Sharks lead Panthers 6 - 12 Sharks
47min

SCRUM PANTHERS - Capewell stretches out and very nearly gets a try in the corner, but he loses control as he's trying to ground it.

46min

SCRUM CHARKS - Phillips takes to the air to catch the bomb and it goes through his arms. Knock on. Sharks start the set 10m from the Panthers line.

45min

PENALTY PANTHERS - Fifita is offside and stops trying to run onside and is hit in the middle of the back. Penrith's attempt to find touch fails as Holmes keeps the ball in the field of play.

44min

Moylan's bomb is allowed to bounce in the Panthers in-goal and Holmes chases through but can't quite get to the ball in time. 7 tackle set for the Panthers.

43min

Katoa's grubber is ineffective and Segeyaro cleans up in front of his posts.

42min

Panthers still offloading at will with some success

41min

A few heavy hits from both sides to open the second half.

40min

Sharks get the second half underway

39min

PENALTY PANTHERS - Sharks holding down too long. Panthers start their set 5m inside the Sharks half.

38min

SCRUM PANTHERS - Graham finds touch 10m from the Panthers line.

36min

SCRUM PANTHERS - Townsend knocks on, 15m from the Panthers line. It was a woeful pass, high and behind him.

35min

PENALTY SHARKS - Penrith again offside, just helping the Sharks stroll into attacking position.

34min

Conversion: Sharks
Kicked by Chad Townsend.

Townsend from left of the sticks, adds the extras.

Sharks lead Panthers 2 - 12 Sharks
33min

Try: Sharks
Scored by Valentine Holmes. Kick to come.

Graham takes to the line and passes back in field to Holmes who slices through and scores off a nice play.

Sharks lead Panthers 2 - 10 Sharks
32min

PENALTY SHARKS - Panthers off their line too far. Sharks now start their set 25m from the Panthers line.

31min

SCRUM SHARKS - Leota with a cheap turn over in good attacking position.

30min

DROP OUT SHARKS - Kikau chips nicely on the last and Holmes is forced to kick it dead.

29min

Holmes drops the ball in the tackle on the first play off the back of the scrum.

28min

SCRUM SHARKS - Townsend's bomb is spilled by the rookie Aekins

27min

SCRUM SHARKS - Luai finds touch 20m from the Sharks line.

25min

Sharks run it on the last after Holmes and Sorenson both very nearly sliced through. Bukuya though was tackled just inches shy of the try line.

24min

PENALTY SHARKS - Capewell cops an accidental high...lets call it a tap...as Capewell was falling over.

23min

A cheeky chip over the top by May is swooped on by Holmes he ran straight through the defence before being grassed just inside the Panthers half.

22min

Moylan sets for a grubber behind the defensive line, but May takes it cleanly on the full.

21min

PENALTY SHARKS - Yeo holds down too long in the tackle, late in the Sharks set. Cronulla now start a fresh set 10m on the Panthers side of halfway.

21min

Conversion: Sharks
Kicked by Chad Townsend.

Townsend from wide on the right side nails the goal.

Sharks lead Panthers 2 - 6 Sharks
20min

Try: Sharks
Scored by Sione Katoa. Kick to come.

Sharks on the next play swing the ball right, Prior passed to Holmes who quickly batted it on, Capewell cleaned up and sent the ball to Katoa who stepped inside the defender and ran in to score.

Sharks lead Panthers 2 - 4 Sharks
19min

Graham finds Lee this time, but he's brought down shy.

18min

Sharks have made 80 metres in 2 of their last 3 sets

17min

Penrith not respecting the ball enough, pushing another pass and turning the ball over deep in the Sharks half.

16min

Merrin with a nice offload, finds Tamour who makes an extra 10 metres before he's taken down by Moylan.

15min

SCRUM PANTHERS - Sharks go left, but Graham's catch and pass can't find the unmarked Lee and it goes into touch.

14min

DROP OUT PANTHERS - Moylan with a nice grubber forces Askins to clean up and he is trapped in-goal.

13min

PENALTY SHARKS - Penrith hold Prior down too long on the first tackle off the scrum. Sharks start 10m shy of halfway.

12min

SCRUM SHARKS - Panthers throwing the ball around and pushing for second phase play, but they turn the ball over. on the Sharks line.

11min

Blake with a 1 on 1 strip and they go right back on the attack deep in the Sharks half. That Sharks set was going nowhere in a hurry

10min

DWZ runs it on the last and is brought down 10m shy of the Sharks line.

8min

Penalty Goal: Panthers
Kicked by Jarome Luai.

Luai converts the penalty goal for the first points of the evening.

Panthers lead Panthers 2 - 0 Sharks
7min

PENALTY Penrith - Cronulla found out for being inside the ten.

4min

PENALTY Cronulla. Fisher-Harris is pinged and the Sharks get a helping hand as a result.

3min

Penrith's Sione Katoa (there's one on each team tonight!) throws a shocker of a pass. Cronulla scrum just outside their own 10m line.

2min

Penrith with the first penalty of the night.

1min

Underway at Penrith Stadium. Sharks first use.

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Matt Cecchin, Phil Henderson

Touch Judges: Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski, Nick Beashel

Video Referee: Ashley Klein, Ben Galea

PENRITH PANTHERS (12)
Tries: Waqa Blake, Corey Harawira-Naera
Field Goals:
Conversions: Jarome Luai (1/2)
Penalty Goals: Jarome Luai (1/1)

CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS (24)
Tries: Sione Katoa, Valentine Holmes (2), Matt Moylan
Field Goals:
Conversions: Chad Townsend (4/4)
Penalty Goals: