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Round 20 - Saturday 26th July @ 03:00pm
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L: 0
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Round 20 - Saturday 26th July @ 03:00pm
PANTHERS vs. SHARKS
Carrington Park
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L: 0
H-T: 10
16
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H-T: 14
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Penrith have one last hot potato attempt at scoring but they're shut down and Cronulla have done it - they've upset the Panthers!

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 18-16

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Penrith coming out of their own end with 30 seconds left.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 18-16

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Penrith with a desperate attempt to score, hot potato... but no dice. Cronulla come away with it.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 18-16

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Penrith go up the other end, Naiqama looks certain to score but he's dragged down and into touch by Gagan!! What a tackle! Sharks scrum on their own 10m.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 18-16

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NO TRY. Gagan ruled to have knocked on. Penrith 20m restart.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 18-16

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VIDEO REFEREE possible Sharks NO TRY. Gagan touched it first then Wright grounded it. Also checking if Brent Kite may have been taken out.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 18-16

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Penalty Cronulla... another chance to attack here, and potentially win the match.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 18-16

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This time DWZ takes it in the air for Penrith and they'll work it away from their own line.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 18-16

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Now it's DWZ forced in-goal and another line drop-out. Penrith soaking up a lot of pressure at the moment.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 18-16

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Moylan forced dead in goal. Drop out.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 18-16

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End to end stuff but the Sharks seem to have the ascendcy at the moment, both on the scoreboard right now and in general play.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 18-16

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS
Conversion attempt by Michael Gordon unsuccessful.

Gordon's shanked it again... what's doing? Margin remains two in favour of the away side.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 18-16

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TRY CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS
Scored by Sam Tagataese. Kick to come.

Tagataese runs in support to Andrew Fifita who broke down the left side... Tagataese they can't stop him! Sharkies back in front.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 18-16

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Idris stopped short of a near certain try close to the line... and Robson has dragged him down! David and Goliath stuff!

Penrith Panthers 16-14

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION PENRITH PANTHERS
Conversion attempt by Jamie Soward successful.

Soward pushes the Panthers in front for the first time today.

Penrith Panthers 16-14

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TRY PENRITH PANTHERS
Scored by Dean Whare. Kick to come.

Numbers, players in motion, Whare finds the hole and ducks through.

14 all

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Wallace hit hard again but this one is legal. Penrith with it on the Cronulla line, and they force a drop-out.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 14-10

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Wallace back out there for Penrith - good signs for the host side. Penrith with a scrum on their own 10m after Graham drills it into touch.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 14-10

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One tackle into the second half and Penrith have a penalty. McKendry upended in a lifting taackle.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 14-10

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Both sides with some dropsies to end the half. Sharks pack a scrum off a Penrith error with three seconds left but they don't make anything out of it. HALFTIME.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 14-10

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NO TRY. It's tackle four, play the ball for Cronulla 10m from the Penrith line.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 14-10

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Leutele makes a cracking break and Cronulla are on the Panthers line with 2 tackles up their sleeve... and now Jono Wright is over! Wait, held up? VIDEO REFEREE getting the call... on-field is NO TRY.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 14-10

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION PENRITH PANTHERS
Conversion attempt by Jamie Soward successful.

From the opposite touchline it looks like Soward has had better luck... yep, he's got it!

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 14-10

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TRY PENRITH PANTHERS
Scored by Kevin Naiqama. Kick to come.

Naiqama crosses in the corner off a well-worked left side play.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 14-8

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VIDEO REFEREE possible Panthers try to Kevin Naiqama.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 14-4

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Cronulla putting pressure on themselves here giving away multiple penalties.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 14-4

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS
Conversion attempt by Michael Gordon unsuccessful.

Another miss from the Sharks' custodian, this one breezes away to the right.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 14-4

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TRY CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS
Scored by Jacob Gagan. Kick to come.

Michael Gordon with a scathing mid-field break... he's dragged down but quick hands on the next play see Gagan cross in the corner.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 14-4

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS
Conversion attempt by Michael Gordon unsuccessful.

From the other touchline this time and Gordon has similar luck to Soward - waved well away.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 10-4

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TRY CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS
Scored by Michael Gordon. Kick to come.

Play goes left to right to right to left and it's tapped back off a kick eventually for Gordon who wraps around the back and scores out wide!

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 10-4

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Cronulla withstand the onslaught and now get a penalty and go on the attack at the other end.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 6-4

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Jamal Idris held up over the line on the fourth.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 6-4

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Penrith gather a penalty and go on the attack again.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 6-4

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION PENRITH PANTHERS
Conversion attempt by Jamie Soward unsuccessful.

Just two metres in from touch, Sowie hits it.... horribly.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 6-4

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TRY PENRITH PANTHERS
Scored by Dallin Watene Zelezniak. Kick to come.

Big DWZ, the winger is in! Good use of numbers on the right. Whare throws the last pass.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 6-4

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Now Michael Lichaa is down on the turf after copping a knock from Nigel Plum on the way down. He'll go off for the concussion test.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 6-0

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Peter Wallace cops another knock to his foot and he's now gone off up the tunnel.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 6-0

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Gordon tackles Moylan who opted to run it on the last. Handover Cronulla on their own line.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 6-0

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Penrith finally with some ball and in field position to boot.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 6-0

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS
Conversion attempt by Michael Gordon successful.

Just seven metres in from touch, Gordon moves in... and he's nailed it. Great kick.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 6-0

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TRY CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS
Scored by Jacob Gagan. Kick to come.

Robson goes high on the last to the right and Gagan out-jumps Naiqama to score!

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 4-0

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Now another penalty for Cronulla! Possession creeping up to 90% Sharks.

0 all

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A penalty, Cronulla piling on the pressure and now Penrith knock it on attempting a tackle through Dallin Watene Zelezniak. Sharks scrum 10m out.

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Fifita (yep, Andrew Fifita) grubbers through and Kevin Naiqama is trapped in goal. Another dropout.

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And that forces a dropout. Peter Wallace is down as well, not good signs after he went underneath a tackle.

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Cronulla the first to go on the attack today, promising signs from the last-placed side.

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TEAM NEWS - Penrith just the one change with Adam Docker omitted. Sika Manu will come off the bench in jumper 23.

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TEAM NEWS - the visitors have put theirs in and Bryce Gibbs & Anthony Tupou are OUT. Cronulla's bench reshuffles with Chris Heighington & Sam Tagataese to start at lock. Bench of Poltoni Prior Arona and Robinson.

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Footy in the bush! How good is it - we're at Carrington Park in Bathurst for this one on a nice Central-Western afternoon. There's been a bit of rain in the lead up so the surface isn't the best but it should be a classic clash anyway. Cronulla will be desperate to keep touch with Canberra at the foot of the table as they fight to avoid the spoon, while the Panthers are trying to stay close to competition leaders Manly and can draw level with a win today.

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Referees: Adam Devcich, Henry Perenara

Touch Judges: Dan Eastwood, Phil Henderson

Video Referee: Steve Chiddy, Paul Mellor

PENRITH PANTHERS (16)
Tries: Dallin Watene Zelezniak, Kevin Naiqama, Dean Whare
Field Goals:
Conversions: Jamie Soward (2/3)
Penalty Goals:

CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS (18)
Tries: Jacob Gagan (2), Michael Gordon, Sam Tagataese
Field Goals:
Conversions: Michael Gordon (1/4)
Penalty Goals:



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