Full Time
80:00
2:00pm Sun September 3, 2017
Round 26 - McDonald Jones Stadium - Crowd: 20535
80

Sharks wind down the clock and come away with a hard fought win.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 26-18

78

Sio and Mata'utia with some great handling but the Knights are denied what would have been a remarkable try as Mata'utia is ruled to have knocked on.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 26-18

76

Leutele tries to reel in Maloney's grubber to score, but can't get control. Newcastle survive again

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 26-18

71

Sharks try everything, grubber, barge over, second phase play, but the Knights defence holds firm.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 26-18

69

PENALTY SHARKS: Knights give another away on the first tackle.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 26-18

69

PENALTY SHARKS: Cronulla now moves into the Knights 20.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 26-18

64

PENALTY KNIGHTS: Townsend didn't get back onside

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 26-18

64

20,535 fans at the game. Yet another phenomenal Knights home crowd!

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 26-18

62

SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS: Conversion attempt by Trent Hodkinson successful.

Hodkinson nails the conversion to reduce the deficit to 8 points

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 26-18

61

TRY NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS: Scored by Danny Levi. Kick to come.

Levi with an o0ld school barge over from dummy half to score.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 26-16

60

PENALTY KNIGHTS: Townsend takes an intercept but he's offside.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 26-12

57

PENALTY KNIGHTS: They take the quick tap 20 metres out from the Sharks line

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 26-12

57

Ross cleans up a loose ball and runs 60 metres but is ankle tapped by Maloney

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 26-12

53

PENALTY SHARKS: Gagai gets a hand on the ball as Holmes is trying to play the ball. Sharks take the tap.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 26-12

48

SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS: Conversion attempt by James Maloney successful.

Maloney keeps his perfect kicking record intact

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 26-12

47

TRY CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS: Scored by Jesse Ramien. Kick to come.

Ramien scores after Gallen got a good offload away.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 24-12

43

SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS: Penalty goal attempt by James Maloney successful.

Maloney kicks the easy 2

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 20-12

43

PENALTY SHARKS: And Gallen decides to play it safe and take the 2

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 18-12

39

Cross kick by Cogger for Gagai, but it all goes pear shaped. And that's half time.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 18-12

39

PENALTY KNIGHTS: Capewell's tackle creeps up high.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 18-12

37

SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS: Conversion attempt by Trent Hodkinson successful.

Hodkinson nails the extras from right in front

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 18-12

36

TRY NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS: Scored by Lachlan Fitzgibbon. Kick to come.

As easy as that, FItzgibbon takes the pass from dummy half, hit and spins and scores under the dot.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 18-10

35

PENALTY KNIGHTS: Sharks taking too long to get off the tackled player. Knights take the tap again.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 18-6

35

PENALTY KNIGHTS: Sharks inside the ten. Knights take the tap 20 metres from the Sharks line.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 18-6

34

UNFORCED ERROR CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS: Gerard Beale makes an unforced error.

Knights with a nothing kick to Beale, but he drops it cold

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 18-6

32

SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS: Conversion attempt by Trent Hodkinson successful.

Hodkinson nails the goal from in front

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 18-6

30

TRY NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS: Scored by Lachlan Fitzgibbon. Kick to come.

Fitzgibbon scores off some splendid second phase play, keeping the ball alive. Amey offloads to Fitzgibbon who dives over the under posts.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 18-4

29

PENALTY KNIGHTS: Knights get a nice helping hand down into the Sharks half

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 18-0

27

PENALTY SHARKS: Sharks get a penalty on the Knights line and again opt for the quick tap.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 18-0

22

SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS: Conversion attempt by James Maloney successful.

Maloney kicks the easy two from in front

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 18-0

20

TRY CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS: Scored by Jayden Brailey. Kick to come.

Prior makes a break and then passes to Brailey who scores under the posts.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 16-0

16

SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS: Conversion attempt by James Maloney successful.

From virtually the same blade of grass as his last kick, Maloney converts again.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 12-0

15

TRY CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS: Scored by Chad Townsend. Kick to come.

Townsend breaks through the Knights defence and scores a soft try.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 10-0

12

PENALTY SHARKS: Knights first tackle of the set and they give away a penalty

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 6-0

11

PENALTY KNIGHTS: Sharks nabbed for working the tackled player

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 6-0

8

INJURY: Jacob Saifiti looks to have injured his shoulder after falling awkwardly trying to tackle Fifita.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 6-0

5

SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS: Conversion attempt by James Maloney successful.

Maloney converts the try from out wide

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 6-0

5

TRY CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS: Scored by Valentine Holmes. Kick to come.

Holmes dives over from dummy half to open the scoring today.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 4-0

4

PENALTY SHARKS: Knights holding down in the tackle. Sharks take the tap again.

0 all

3

PENALTY SHARKS: Knights with their hands on the ball. Sharks take the tap.

0 all

1

Sharks with a clever attacking play. Feki kicks in field, Leutele regathered and passed poorly to Holmes, who knocked on.

0 all

Welcome to old boys day up in Newcastle! We're underway!

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Henry Perenara, Jon Stone

Touch Judges: Kasey Badger, Tim Roby

Video Referee: Jared Maxwell, Ben Galea

NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS (18)
Tries: Lachlan Fitzgibbon (2), Danny Levi
Field Goals:
Conversions: Trent Hodkinson (3/3)
Penalty Goals:

CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS (26)
Tries: Valentine Holmes, Chad Townsend, Jayden Brailey, Jesse Ramien
Field Goals:
Conversions: James Maloney (4/4)
Penalty Goals: James Maloney (1/1)