Sharks rout Raiders

The Cronulla Sharks have defeated the Canberra Raiders 26-0 at Toyota Park this evening.

It was all one way traffic with Sharks centre Ben Pomeroy bagging a hattrick in the first half and with an 18-0 lead at the break, the Raiders had no chance of coming back and their second half performance only enhanced the reasons why the Raiders are wooden spoon favourites, with inexcusable mistakes.

All credit to Ricky Stuart and his team for shutting out the Raiders and recording their second shutout of the year with their defeat of the Raiders. Tonight was the first time the Raiders have been shut out since 2005.

Canberra have plenty of work to do if they are to stay away from the wooden spoon but after the display they came up with tonight, it