Jeff Dickinson-Fox reviews the campaign which saw Melbourne Storm crowned premiers in 2017.
3 days ago
It's crunch time. With another fine win under Cronulla's belt, the time for tough decisions has arrived.
The Sharks somehow managed to hold off a rampaging Newcastle for 15 minutes, before hammering in the final nail with a late try to Matt Rieck. The star performers were Michael Sullivan, who tore the Knights to shreds around the ruck, David Simmons, who appeared particularly comfortable at fullback, and Matt Hilder who continued his usual work-horse routine.
This leaves the remaining Survivors in an interesting position. The obvious targets this week are Keith Galloway, who has been dropped after a string of indifferent performances, as well as Phil Bailey - a late withdrawal with a neck injury.
Last week, nobody was ousted as it was bye week. The week prior, however, Brett Kimmorley faced the fickle axe of Sharks Den Survivor, punished for nothing more than a hamstring injury...
... and now its time to vote.