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6:00pm Fri July 28, 2017
Round 21 - Mt Smart Stadium - Crowd: 9771
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And that's time in this one as the Sharks put an official end to the Warriors 2017 campaign with a comfortable victory in the end. Thanks for your company tonight folks, match report coming shortly. In the meantime head over to the Eels v Broncos live update for another all-important clash!

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 26-12

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Simon Mannering spills the ball under pressure from Wade Graham as the Warriors try a late attacking spread inside their half

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 26-12

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The Sharks well and truly winding this one down now with Chad Townsend finding the line with his kick this time

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 26-12

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Wade Graham shows his kicking skills finding the line inside the Warriors 10 to wind the clock down

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 26-12

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The Sharks turn it over inside the Warriors 20m line

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Penalty Sharks as the Warriors kick off goes out on the full

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 26-12

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS: Conversion attempt by Valentine Holmes successful.

Holmes slots it for a 14 point lead

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 26-12

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TRY CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS: Scored by Jayson Bukuya. Kick to come.

Green lights... A right hand offload from Andrew Fifita saw Matt Prior break through the line who through a wayward pass, but Bukuya was on the spot to scoop it up & charge over

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 24-12

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BUNKER possible Sharks try...

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 20-12

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Penalty Sharks after Roger Tuivasa-sheck is ruled offside upon chasing through a Kieran Foran chip kick

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 20-12

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And the Warriors let another chance to attack slip away turning the ball over early in the count

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 20-12

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Penalty Warriors with Jayson Bukuya nailing Mason Lino after he kicked

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 20-12

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Andrew Fifita can't hang onto a wayward pass around his bootlaces. Warriors ball inside their 10m line

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 20-12

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Penalty Sharks with Chad Townsend taken late after kicking

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 20-12

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS: Conversion attempt by Valentine Holmes successful.

From the left touchline Holmes gives the kick plenty of height & he's kicked it

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 20-12

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TRY CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS: Scored by Sosaia Feki. Kick to come.

Townsend - Graham - Holmes - Leutele - FEKI FACTOR. A slick backline movement sees the winger cross in the corner

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 18-12

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Chad Townsend threads the needle with his grubber to force a repeat set with Kieran Foran batting the ball dead

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 14-12

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We're back underway and a penalty was in fact awarded to the Sharks with Sam Lisone on report

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 14-12

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Fa'amanu Brown is down now wearing an accidental knee from Sam Lisone & Brown's night looks over

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 14-12

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Play is halted with Bodene Thompson clutching at what looks to be a pec injury

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 14-12

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Penalty Warriors to ease some pressure with the Sharks ruled to have jumped off the line too early

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 14-12

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Roger Tuivasa-sheck comes up with a good take under pressure to defuse the Sharks attacking raid

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 14-12

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Penalty Sharks and they will be looking to turn the screws now

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 14-12

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UNFORCED ERROR WARRIORS: Issac Luke makes an unforced error.

Luke looking for the long ball out of dummy half knocks on.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 14-12

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Penalty Warriors late in the count and they have all the momentum here

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 14-12

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION WARRIORS: Conversion attempt by Issac Luke successful.

Luke makes no mistake from close range pushing his team to within 2

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 14-12

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TRY WARRIORS: Scored by Bodene Thompson. Kick to come.

A neat short ball from Mason Lino sees Thompson storm through the gap to get his team back in this one

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 14-10

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Bodene Thompson grubbers through this time to place pressure on Sosaia Feki again who booted it out of play

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 14-6

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Mason Lino grubbers through & the chase is strong & in numbers to force Sosaia Feki over the dead ball line

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 14-6

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Chad Townsend kicks out on the full following some good pressure from Kieran Foran who raced up out of the line to force the error

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 14-6

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SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS: Penalty goal attempt by Valentine Holmes successful.

And the pink boots of Holmes gives his team a handy 8 point buffer

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 14-6

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Penalty Sharks & they will shoot for 2

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 12-6

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Sharks will get an early chance after David Fusitua puts a foot on the line after he caught the kick

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 12-6

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We're back in action with the Sharks getting first use of the half.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 12-6

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And that's oranges from across the ditch with the defending premiers taking a six point lead into the sheds. The Sharks are controlling the footy better for the moment. Stay tuned for what should prove a cracking second forty. Both teams have plenty to play for!

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 12-6

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Mason Lino attempts the grubber, but Sosaia Feki was awake to his trick to save the day

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 12-6

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Penalty Warriors, a late chance here..

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 12-6

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UNFORCED ERROR CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS: James Segeyaro makes an unforced error.

After an earlier mistake from Ken Maumalo Cronulla looked a strong chance to score before the break, but the pass from Chicko was forward

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 12-6

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Penalty Warriors after Jeremy Latimore has a hand in the play the ball forcing the ball to skew out

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 12-6

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Penalty Sharks, Simon Mannering holds down too long in the play the ball

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 12-6

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS: Conversion attempt by Valentine Holmes successful.

Holmes slots the extras through

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 12-6

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TRY CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS: Scored by Fa'amanu Brown. Kick to come.

The Warriors at their inconsistent best! After scoring a try, Mason Lino spills the ball on his 30m line for Brown to scoop it up, race the distance & slide over for the try

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 10-6

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION WARRIORS: Conversion attempt by Issac Luke successful.

Luke nails it from the sideline to level the scores

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TRY WARRIORS: Scored by Solomone Kata. Kick to come.

James Segeyaro tries to find his winger in space, but Kata found the try-line instead after a 60m intercept play

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 6-4

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Kieran Foran goes high, Valentine Holmes & Gerard Beale let it bounce but fortunately for them the bounce sees the ball roll dead

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 6-0

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Chad Townsend settles things with a driving kick finding touch inside the Warriors 20

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 6-0

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The Warriors turn it over again though, Sharks ball

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Back to back penalties with the Sharks slowing the play the ball

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Penalty Warriors as Luke Lewis catches Jacob Lillyman high

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 6-0

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UNFORCED ERROR WARRIORS: Ben Matulino makes an unforced error.

Matulino can't handle the short ball from Simon Mannering & the Sharks will work it out of their own half

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 6-0

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NO TRY Issac Luke burrowed over from dummy half but the 301 games of NRL experience of Luke Lewis showed getting a hand under the pill to hold him up

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 6-0

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BUNKER possible Warriors try...

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 6-0

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Penalty Warriors & they head into the Sharks half

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 6-0

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UNFORCED ERROR CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS: Andrew Fifita makes an unforced error.

The big man leaps up to take the cross-field kick from Chad Townsend but loses it trying to plant it underneath the posts

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 6-0

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A well timed grubber off the left boot of Fa'amanu Brown traps Roger Tuivasa-sheck in-goal. Repeat set Sharks

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 6-0

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Penalty Sharks who will have it from halfway

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 6-0

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UNFORCED ERROR WARRIORS: Mason Lino makes an unforced error.

A pass from Simon Mannering saw Lino reaching behind him who couldn't make the grab

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 6-0

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UNFORCED ERROR CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS: Sosaia Feki makes an unforced error.

A bad play the ball from Feki & NZ will have a chance 30m out from Cronulla's line

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 6-0

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A misdirected bomb from Kieran Foran bounces into touch inside the Sharks 10

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 6-0

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Mason Lino goes high & Valentine Holmes takes it comfortably to bring it over his 20

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 6-0

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Chad Townsend goes high on the last, but Ken Maumalo defuses & brings it back over his 10

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 6-0

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS: Conversion attempt by Valentine Holmes successful.

With no Maloney tonight, the custodian takes kicking duties & slots his first through the sticks

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 6-0

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TRY CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS: Scored by Kurt Capewell. Kick to come.

A well weighted grubber from Chad Townsend sees Capewell pounce for an early try to the visitors

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 4-0

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Back to back penalties for the visitors, early chance in the Warriors red zone...

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Penalty Sharks. A strong 1st set from the Warrios charging 60, but a Mason Lino bomb was taken at the back by Valentine Holmes who was tackled mid-air

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We're underway with the home team getting first use of the steeden

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Mt Smart Stadium is the venue as the New Zealand Warriors will be looking to keep their slim Finals hopes alive against the Cronulla Sharks who are neck deep in the battle for a top 4 birth

LATE MAIL SHARKS - Jack Bird is again a late omission with Kurt Capewell filling in at right centre. Adam Clydsdale will make his club debut tonight from the bench.

LATE MAIL WARRIORS - Sam Lisone starts up front with Ben Matulino to play from the pine. James Bell will make his NRL debut from the bench in place of Chris Satae who drops out of the final 17

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Matt Cecchin, Gavin Reynolds

Touch Judges: Chris McMillan, Russell Turner

Video Referee: Jared Maxwell, Bryan Norrie

WARRIORS (12)
Tries: Solomone Kata, Bodene Thompson
Field Goals:
Conversions: Issac Luke (2/2)
Penalty Goals:

CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS (26)
Tries: Kurt Capewell, Fa'amanu Brown, Sosaia Feki, Jayson Bukuya
Field Goals:
Conversions: Valentine Holmes (4/4)
Penalty Goals: Valentine Holmes (1/1)