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

Valentine Holmes ready to fight for Cronulla fullback spot

Valentine Holmes ready to fight for Cronulla fullback spot

by , 14 Nov 2017

Cronulla star Valentine Holmes insists he is ready to fight off any plans new recruits Josh Dugan and Matt Moylan may have to steal his beloved fullback jumper.

It’s official; Moylan parts with the Panthers; set to join Cronulla in 2018

It’s official; Moylan parts with the Panthers; set to join Cronulla in 2018

by , 9 Nov 2017

Just one year after signing a contract extension that would tie him to Penrith until 2021, Panthers skipper Matt Moylan has been released from his contract by the club.

The Moylan-Maloney swap: Five burning issues

The Moylan-Maloney swap: Five burning issues

by , 5 Nov 2017

With James Maloney on the verge of signing with Penrith and Matt Moylan heading the other way to Cronulla, I’m taking a look at how thing might transpire for both players and clubs.

Why the Sharks will miss Lyall Gorman

Why the Sharks will miss Lyall Gorman

by , 5 Nov 2017

With all the player movement over the past few weeks and the likelihood of more to come, the resignation of Lyall Gorman, the CEO of the Cronulla Sharks, didn’t command much media space.

Sharks blast Bennett over false Bird claim

Sharks blast Bennett over false Bird claim

by , 4 Nov 2017

Tensions between Cronulla and Brisbane have reached boiling point after the Sharks responded to Wayne Bennett’s “false and misleading” criticism of their handling of Jack Bird.

Penrith the winners in Maloney-Moylan swap

Penrith the winners in Maloney-Moylan swap

by , 4 Nov 2017

Only a week ago it was “plain sailing” according to Matt Moylan’s manager Allan Gainey, yet after months of speculation Penrith Panthers CEO Brian Fletcher has confirmed the $6 million player swap between Panthers skipper Matt Moylan and Cronulla five-eighth James Maloney.

Cronulla Sharks review and outlook with insights from coach Shane Flanagan

Cronulla Sharks review and outlook with insights from coach Shane Flanagan

by , 30 Oct 2017

After turning off the porch light in 2016, the Cronulla Sharks couldn’t manage to repeat their heroics and become the first back-to-back champion since Brisbane in 1993.

Jack Bird calls for lock role in Brisbane

Jack Bird calls for lock role in Brisbane

by , 20 Sep 2017

Jack Bird hopes the next stage of his NRL career will be at lock as he winds up at Cronulla and heads to Brisbane.

Sharks and Manly cop hefty fines over referees comments

Sharks and Manly cop hefty fines over referees comments

by , 12 Sep 2017

Shane Flanagan and Trent Barrett have been stung with a combined $50,000 in fines from the NRL for comments made about referees following last weekend’s finals losses.

A 50-50 call that goes against your team isn’t a ‘howler’, it’s footy

A 50-50 call that goes against your team isn’t a ‘howler’, it’s footy

by , 12 Sep 2017

What a weekend of games we had. All of the matches were not decided until the final minutes and offered great theatre.


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