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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Cronulla put together a strong title defence in 2017, winning 16 games and qualifying for the finals in fifth. Their finals campaign was brief on this occasion, however, with an elimination final loss to the Cowboys seeing their season conclude.

Senior coach: Shane Flanagan
Captain: Paul Gallen
2017 finish: 7th (5th before finals)
Premierships: 2016

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2018 Team List
Bessie Aufaga-Toomaga, Blayke Brailey, Jayden Brailey, Jason Bukuya, Kurt Capewell, Josh Carr, Kurt Dillon, Josh Dugan, Eddie Faalua, Sosaia Feki, Andrew Fifita, Kyle Flanagan, Paul Gallen, Wade Graham, Aaron Gray, Valentine Holmes, Brock Ilett, Sione Katoa, William Kennedy, Edrick Lee, Ricky Leutele, Luke Lewis, Isaac Lumelume, Billy Magoulias, Matt Moylan, Briton Nikora, Joseph Paulo, Matt Prior, Jesse Ramien, James Segeyaro, Ava Seumanufagai, Scott Sorensen, Chad Townsend, Josh Tuilagi, Braden Uele, Daniel Vasquez, Jack Williams

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Chad Townsend Cronulla Sharks NRL Rugby League 2017

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Last updated: 21 December, 2017

Cronulla Sharks Articles

Holmes stars in Sharks’ trial win

Holmes stars in Sharks’ trial win

by , 24 Feb 2018

Valentine Holmes has killed off any debate about the Cronulla No.1 jersey after scoring two tries in his side’s 24-12 NRL trial win over the Wests Tigers on Saturday.

Pre-season preview: Sharks to struggle

Pre-season preview: Sharks to struggle

by , 22 Feb 2018

The Sharks started 2017 well, generating talk of back-to-back premierships, but all caught up with them – and it’s about how you finish in this competition.

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.


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