Cronulla Sharks

Cronulla SharksSince entering the NSW Rugby league Premiership in 1967, the Cronulla Sharks have, unfortunately, best been known for their long stretches of futility. The club managed just six finals appearances in its first 28 years of play, but their much-publicised failure to capture a single NRL premiership was finally ended with a Grand Final win in 2016.

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A scintillating 15-game winning streak ensured the Sharks would play finals for a second straight year, and while they spluttered towards the end of the season, they recaptured their form just in time. Narrow wins over Canberra and North Queensland put Cronulla into their fourth Grand Final, but this time they came away with their first trophy after a thrilling win over Melbourne.

Senior coach: Shane Flanagan
Captain: Paul Gallen
2016 finish: 1st (3rd after home & away)
Premierships: 2016

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2017 Team List
Gerard Beale, Jack Bird, Fa’amanu Brown, Jason Bukuya, Tony Caine, James Segeyaro, Manaia Cherrington, Jordan Drew, Sosaia Feki, Andrew Fifita, Paul Gallen, Wade Graham, Chris Heighington, Valentine Holmes, Saulala Houma, Jeremy Latimore, Ricky Leutele, Luke Lewis, James Maloney, Daniel Mortimer, Joseph Paulo, Matt Prior, Sami Sauiluma, Sam Tagataese, Chad Townsend, Tony Williams

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Last updated: 10 March, 2017

Cronulla Sharks Articles

Cronulla Sharks vs Manly Sea Eagles: NRL live scores, blog

Cronulla Sharks vs Manly Sea Eagles: NRL live scores, blog

by , 25 Jun 2017 Video

Match result: Daly Cherry-Evans reckons he’s playing better now than when he last played for Queensland, and it showed as he steered Manly into the NRL top four on Sunday with a 35-18 flogging of Cronulla.

Sharks bite late to come from behind against Tigers

Sharks bite late to come from behind against Tigers

by , 17 Jun 2017 Video

The Cronulla Sharks have stunned the Wests Tigers with two tries in the last seven minutes to steal a two-point win at Shark Park.

Cronulla Sharks vs Wests Tigers highlights: NRL live scores, blog

Cronulla Sharks vs Wests Tigers highlights: NRL live scores, blog

by , 17 Jun 2017 Video

The Cronulla Sharks have put together a strong start to their title defence so far, but that could face a hiccup when they host the Wests Tigers. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 7:30pm (AEST).

Cronulla Sharks: top ten players

Cronulla Sharks: top ten players

by , 15 Jun 2017

It took the Cronulla fifty years, but they finally turned the porch light off and won a premiership.

Shane Flanagan should complain about what matters

Shane Flanagan should complain about what matters

by , 10 Jun 2017

Shane Flanagan has been coaching the Cronulla Sharks for 140 games, and is a NRL premiership winner, but he should concentrate his frustrations elsewhere.

Manly Sea Eagles vs Newcastle Knights: NRL live scores, blog

Manly Sea Eagles vs Newcastle Knights: NRL live scores, blog

by , 9 Jun 2017 Video

The Manly Sea Eagles could run up a score if they are able to play for the full 80 minutes when they host a struggling Newcastle Knights outfit at Brookvale. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 6pm (AEST).

Cooper Cronk no certainty to face Sharks

Cooper Cronk no certainty to face Sharks

by , 7 Jun 2017

Melbourne will assess the fitness of Cooper Cronk and Will Chambers before throwing the weary State of Origin players into a bruising top-of-the-table NRL clash with Cronulla.

Valentine Holmes not worried about Josh Dugan at the Sharks

Valentine Holmes not worried about Josh Dugan at the Sharks

by , 6 Jun 2017

Cronulla fullback Valentine Holmes insists he is not nervous about Josh Dugan’s impending arrival at the NRL club.

Chad Townsend field goal helps Sharks sink Bulldogs by a point

Chad Townsend field goal helps Sharks sink Bulldogs by a point

by , 27 May 2017 Video

There might be seven Origin players watching on from the New South Wales Blues camp, but the Cronulla Sharks and Canterbury Bulldogs refused to follow a script, rewarding a sell-out crowd at Southern Cross Group Stadium by putting on a brilliant display of rugby league, with the Sharks taking out a one-point victory.

Cronulla Sharks vs Canterbury Bulldogs highlights: NRL live scores, blog

Cronulla Sharks vs Canterbury Bulldogs highlights: NRL live scores, blog

by , 27 May 2017 Video

Match result: There might be seven Origin players watching on from the New South Wales Blues camp, but the Cronulla Sharks and Canterbury Bulldogs refused to follow a script, rewarding a sell-out crowd at Southern Cross Group Stadium by putting on a brilliant display of rugby league, with the Sharks taking out a one-point victory.


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