PREVIEW 🔍 Robert Crosby looks at what to expect in Sunday night's second State of Origin clash.
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Five weeks in, and Cronulla finally hit their straps. Twenty minutes in and the Sharks had barely seen the ball, but after soaking up almost everything the Cowboys could throw at them, the floodgates opened and they came back with thirty eight unanswered points.
Cronulla completely dominated the game, as the Cowboys - competition favourites at this early stage - wilted under the pressure of their less fancied opponents.
In a game where nobody had a poor showing, let's see who got the points.
Player of the Year Points
3. Brett Kimmorley - Had a hand in five of the seven tries and cemented his place in the ANZAC Test team with a completely dominant display.
2. Paul Gallen - A continuation of his rampaging form; scored a devastating try and completed a mountain of work. Playing with rep footy on his mind.
1. David Peachey - His old legs might not carry him as quickly as they used to, but he's still just as dangerous as ever. Almost gave every Sharks fan a heart attack with his trademark try placed just inside the dead ball line.
Sharks Den Survivor
Despite a good victory last weekend, Ryan McGoldrick was given the punt by the Sharks faithful, who apparently thought that his defence just wasn't up to scratch. Coach Stuart Raper must have agreed, as McGoldrick found himself playing in Premier League this week, replaced by Paul Mellor.
This week, it seems as though a Premier League player will need to be axed; everyone in the top grade was just too dominant.
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