In a scrappy game against Manly, Cronulla showed patches of brilliance amid a quagmire of errors. Nevertheless, some players were outstanding for the Sharks and others continue to prove their critics wrong.
The PotY points for round three were awarded to:
3. David Peachey - Back to his vintage best. Forever dangerous with the ball in his hand, sniffing out gaps and emerging with two tries to his name for his efforts.
2. Greg Bird - Copped a knock late in the game but his early form was sensational. Keeps improving every week; defensively sound and his running and passing game was excellent.
1. Brett Kimmorley - Took the line on and scored a try, and picked up another against the run of play. Kicked well in play and combined well with both Peachey and Bird.
That pushed Noddy out to an early lead in the 2004 PotY points.