The Cronulla Sharks have come back in the second half to comprehensively defeat the St George Illawarra Dragons 34-13 at Toyota Park tonight.
Saints who led 13-nil at half time had no answer to the Sharks who ran over the top of the visitors scoring 34 unanswered points.
To make matters worse for the Dragons, returning centre, Mark Gasnier only lasted three minutes before he was forced from the field with a foot injury which looked the same as the one that has kept him sidelined for much of the current season.
Cronulla overcame an ordinary first half effort where they were unable to convert possession and field position into points to run away with match after the break.
Saints defended well at times but with little possession and poor handling, they eventually capitulated, letting in six tries in the second half, three in the final ten minutes.
Toyota Park Referee: S Hayne
Sharks 34 - Dragons 13 Sharks (Tries: Mellor 2, McKenna, Kimmorley, Lovell, Reick. Goals: Kimmorley 5/6) Dragons (Tries: Roberts 2. Goals: Smith 1/1, Gorrell 1/1. Field Goals: Peters 1)
Best players, points: 3 - Kimmorley (Sharks) 2 - Mellor (Sharks) 1 - Timmins (Saints)