Full Time
80:00
4:05pm Sun August 18, 2019
Round 22 - PointsBet Stadium - Crowd: 13652
80min

Wade Graham is tackled and this match comes to a merciful end.

79min

Aitken loses the ball and the Sharks will get out of jail.

78min

Johnson goes long and forced Lomax to start a set on his own goal line.

77min

Conversion: Sharks
Kicked by Shaun Johnson.

Johnson puts the Sharks up by six.

Sharks lead Sharks 18 - 12 Dragons
75min

Wade Graham is deemed not to have come into contact with Johnson's bomb (meaning Xerri will bring this match to a merciful end!)

75min

Try: Sharks
Scored by Bronson Xerri. Kick to come.

The Sharks will win!

Sharks lead Sharks 16 - 12 Dragons
75min

Xerri is calming a try.

75min

The Sharks are 40 metres out - Johnson opts to bomb.

74min

Luciano Leilua with some great offloading during that passage.

74min

Widdop kicks, but the ball rolls dead.

73min

If the Sharks don't improve from this performance it won't matter if they make the finals, they are absolutely no chance against the better teams.

72min

Johnson loses possession.

71min

Corey Norman is tackled in goal - play to resume with a line drop out.

69min

McInnes pops an offload to Sims, who can't hold onto the ball.

69min

Field Goal: Sharks
Attempted by Chad Townsend.

Townsend misses with the first attempt of the afternoon.

Tied up at Sharks 12 - 12 Dragons
69min

No Try - Cameron McInnes has produced a sensation try-saver.

69min

Bronson Xerri has been held up by Cameron McInnes, but the referee will check it with the bunker.

68min

Both teams have been terrible today.

68min

Tim Lafai comes up with an error inside his own half.

67min

The Sharks get a penalty and will start a set 30 metres out from their own line.

67min

The Dragons have used all their interchanges with 12 minutes remaining.

67min

Gareth Widdop comes up wth an error.

67min

For a team with so much to play for, this is one of the worst performances for a team vying for a place in the top eight.

66min

Kurt Capewell has lost the ball 10 metres out from his own line.

66min

Josh Dugan loses the ball backwards.

65min

Tyson Frizell has failed his HIA.

64min

Conversion: Dragons
Kicked by Gareth Widdop.

Scores are tied at 12-all.

Tied up at Sharks 12 - 12 Dragons
64min

A powerhouse effort from Leilua sees the Dragons with a kick to level the scores at 12-all.

64min

Try: Dragons
Scored by Luciano Leilua. Kick to come.

Leilua slams the ball down and the Dragons are in this match!

Sharks lead Sharks 12 - 10 Dragons
64min

Leilua is claiming a try, but the referee will determine whether he has bounced the ball.

62min

Frizell is coming off with a HIA.

62min

The Dragons get a penalty in front of the posts.

62min

Jack Williams loses possession inside his own half.

61min

Widdop goes high, but Dugan does superbly to come up with possession.

60min

Johnson kicks long as Lomax is collected 20 metres out from his line.

59min

Widdop fires a forward pass to Ravalawa.

59min

Aitken manages to stay in field despite good defence from the Sharks.

57min

Jack Williams comes up with an error on his own goal line.

56min

Ravalawa pulls Dugan back into the in-goal.

55min

Josh Morris almost scored a try, but wasn't able to ground the ball.

54min

The Sharks find touch inside the Dragons' half following a penalty.

54min

Ben Hunt and Patrick Kaufusi have both failed their HIA tests - big test for the Dragons to get out of this one with 15 men.

53min

The Sharks get a relieving penalty.

52min

Luciano Leilua has a rush of blood to the head and puts in a kick.

51min

The Sharks have come up with another error on their own line.

51min

Hamlin-Uele comes up with a strip, only for Blake Laurie to do likewise a second later.

50min

Wade Graham has come up with an error inside his own half.

49min

Matt Moylan has come off with Kurt Capewell coming onto the field.

49min

Jayden Brailey comes up with an important catch on his own goal line.

47min

Luciano Leilua gets a penalty close to the line.

47min

The Sharks can enter the top eight with a win today - there should be no shortage of incentive for the home side.

47min

The Dragons are going to be on the attack.

46min

Billy Magoulias has lost the ball inside his own half.

45min

Widdop puts a high ball up and gets a bounce, but Euan Aitken can't get the ball down.

44min

Graham is remaining on the field.

44min

Wade Graham is in distress after copping contact from Korbin Sims.

44min

Johnson goes high but Lomax does phenomenally to give the visitors a seven tackle set.

43min

Braden Hamlin-Uele is collected just short of the try line.

43min

Ben Hunt is coming off with a HIA after copping an accidental stray boot from Jackson Ford.

43min

Matt Moylan is held up over the line.

43min

The Sharks will pack a scrum 10 metres out from the Dragons line.

43min

Braden Hamlin-Uele almost gets through the Dragons defence.

42min

At the risk of sounding hyperbolic, Mikaele Ravalawa is having a game akin to Manu Vatuvei against Parramatta in 2007.

41min

Corey Norman is collected in-goal after fielding a Townsend grubber.

41min

Norman passes for Ravalawa who loses the ball on his own 30 metre line.

40min

Braden Hamlin-Uele takes the first carry of the second half.

40min

Josh Dugan is collected as the halftime siren sounds.

39min

The Sharks have had the better of the first half, but at 12-6 the Dragons are right in this contest.

38min

Johnson is tackled on the last tackle.

37min

Korbin Sims loses possession on halfway.

36min

Conversion: Dragons
Kicked by Gareth Widdop.

Widdop converts to get the Dragons back in the contest.

Sharks lead Sharks 12 - 6 Dragons
36min

Great touch from Aitken to roll the ball in-goal in the lead up to the try.

35min

Try: Dragons
Scored by Jackson Ford. Kick to come.

In his second match, Ford gets his first try.

Sharks lead Sharks 12 - 4 Dragons
35min

Jackson Ford is claiming a try after a horror bounce for Matt Moylan in the in-goal.

34min

Wade Graham puts in an attacking kick, but the ball rolls dead. The Dragons will get a much-needed seven tackle set.

33min

Lomax puts a kick in and almost gets a result, but the ball beats everyone over the dead ball line.

32min

The Sharks are on top at the moment - at 12-0 the Dragons are still in this contest (just).

32min

Corey Norman comes up with a try-saving tackle on Sosaia Feki.

31min

Ben Hun kicks straight to Matt Moylan.

30min

Ravalawa concedes a tackle inside the field of play.

29min

Norman puts in an attacking kick that Johnson fields in-goal, resulting in a seven tackle set for the home side.

27min

Bronson Xerri makes a sensational break to position Shaun Johnson underneath the posts, only for Johnson to drop the ball with the line open.

26min

Luciano Leilua makes his way through the line, but can't find anyone in support.

25min

Ravalawa loses possession only for Dugan to do likewise.

24min

Matt Moylan loses possession inside the Dragons' half.

23min

Matt Moylan is collected just over the 40 metre line.

22min

Townsend kicks on halfway and forces Corey Norman to take a tackle close to his goal line.

21min

Conversion: Sharks
Kicked by Shaun Johnson.

From the right touchline, Johnson swings the kick back between the posts.

Sharks lead Sharks 12 - 0 Dragons
20min

Try: Sharks
Scored by Sosaia Feki. Kick to come.

Feki scores his seventh of the season.

Sharks lead Sharks 10 - 0 Dragons
20min

Moylan puts Feki over, but the referee wants to check the touchline.

20min

Where was the support?! Graham had the Dragons shot.

19min

Graham dummies and is through.

19min

Conversion: Sharks
Kicked by Shaun Johnson.

From in front of the posts, Johnson converts.

Sharks lead Sharks 6 - 0 Dragons
17min

Try: Sharks
Scored by Aaron Woods. Kick to come.

Woods scores his first try in a year to put the Sharks on the board.

Sharks lead Sharks 4 - 0 Dragons
17min

Aaron Woods is claiming a try after Jayden Brailey rolled a kick into the in-goal.

17min

Wade Graham is a metre out from the try line.

16min

The Sharks get a repeat set after a try-saving knock on from Zac Lomax.

15min

Bronson Xerri is held up just short of the try line.

15min

Tyson Frizell collects Matt Moylan high - Moylan takes the quick tap to put the Sharks on the attack.

14min

Widdop goes high but Josh Morris manages to come up with possession.

13min

Gareth Widdop comes up with the ball and gets a penalty on the next play.

12min

Wade Graham is tackled just short of the line.

12min

Ravalawa tries to race down the touchline but ends up giving the Sharks back possession.

11min

The Sharks comes up with possession - both sides are lacking composure during the opening stages.

10min

Jayden Brailey is tackled an inch out from the try line.

10min

Josh Morris gets a penalty after a try-saving tackle from Zac Lomax.

9min

Sharks get a repeat set 10 metres out from the Dragons' line.

9min

Cronulla get a penalty and find touch 20 metres out from the Dragons' line.

8min

Patrick Kaufusi pops an offload to Josh Morris close to the try line.

7min

Townsend goes high, but Lomax has no troubles collecting the ball in-goal.

7min

Briton Nikora makes a good run over halfway.

6min

Ben Hunt comes up with an error inside the Sharks' attacking zone.

5min

The Dragons get a penalty inside the Sharks' half.

4min

Bronson Xerri comes up with an error after good pressure from the Dragons' defence on halfway.

3min

Josh Morris is collected just over his 20 metre line after fielding a Dragons ricochet.

2min

Josh Morris drops the ball with the line open - massive chance blown for the home side.

2min

The Sharks will feed a scrum 20 metres out from the Dragons line.

2min

Shaun Johnson goes high and gets a result as Mikaele Ravalawa knocks on.

1min

Corey Norman drives the ball downfield as Matt Moylan is collected 30 metres out from his own line.

Paul Vaughan takes the first carry of the afternoon.

Paul Gallen takes the Sharks out as captain for the 200th time.

Gareth Widdop leads the Dragons out onto the field.

Impressive youngster Zac Lomax comes onto the wing in place of Jacon Saab in the only change from the side named by coach Paul McGregor earlier in the week.

Fielding an unchanged squad from the team named by coach John Morris on Tuesday afternoon, the Sharks will take the field as per program.

Enjoying a competitive rivalry over the past half century, the Sharks will have no shortage of motivation this afternoon with a win moving them into top eight, while the Dragons will be hoping to record three consecutive wins at PointsBet Stadium for the first time.

Welcome to League Unlimited’s coverage of Round 22 Sunday Afternoon Football between the Cronulla Sharks and the St George Illawarra Dragons from PointsBet Stadium.

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Adam Gee, Jon Stone

Touch Judges: Chris Butler, Nick Morel

Video Referee: Jared Maxwell, Bryan Norrie

CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS (18)
Tries: Aaron Woods, Sosaia Feki, Bronson Xerri
Field Goals: Chad Townsend (0/1)
Conversions: Shaun Johnson (3/3)
Penalty Goals:

ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS (12)
Tries: Jackson Ford, Luciano Leilua
Field Goals:
Conversions: Gareth Widdop (2/2)
Penalty Goals: