Cronulla Sharks

Last updated: 2 December, 2016

Cronulla SharksAfter entering the NSW Rugby league Premiership in 1967, the Cronulla Sharks registered their first title this year, defeating the Melbourne Storm 14-12. The Sharks have unearthed some of the game’s finest players headed by League legends Steve Rogers and Andrew Ettingshausen. Before winning the premiership, Cronulla had the longest drought in the NRL but were Grand finalists in 1973, 1978 and 1997.

In 2015 the Sharks finished the regular season in sixth spot before progressing to the semi-finals, where they were thrashed 39-0 at the hands of eventual premiers the North Queensland Cowboys.

The Sharks finished third in 2016 and started off their finals campaign with a record-breaking victory over the Canberra Raiders away from home before defeating the Cowboys and Storm to take home their first title.

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Cronulla Sharks Articles

So many questions for Sharks and Broncos ahead of NRL kick-off

So many questions for Sharks and Broncos ahead of NRL kick-off

by , 22 Feb 2017

The NRL loves a blockbuster match to kick off the season, but there are a lot of question marks about the teams that will get the competition underway in 2017.

Wigan Warriors vs Cronulla Sharks highlights: World Club Series scores, blog

Wigan Warriors vs Cronulla Sharks highlights: World Club Series scores, blog

by , 20 Feb 2017

Match result: The Wigan Warriors have taken out the World Club Challenge, completing a clean sweep for the English Super League with a 16-point victory over the Cronulla Sharks at a packed DW Stadium.

2017 World Club Challenge: Preview

2017 World Club Challenge: Preview

by , 15 Feb 2017 Popular article!

The Cronulla Sharks’ quest to keep their place on the premiership dais will begin in earnest when they face off against the Wigan Warriors in the annual World Club Challenge in England this weekend.

Slip ‘n slide: Which NRL heavyweights are headed for a fall?

Slip ‘n slide: Which NRL heavyweights are headed for a fall?

by , 13 Feb 2017 Popular article!

In this era of talent and salary-cap clarity, what goes up must come down. In the second of my NRL season previews, I take a look at four top teams set to decline.

Sharks’ salary cap to be dented by Barba’s one-year contract

Sharks’ salary cap to be dented by Barba’s one-year contract

by , 7 Feb 2017

Payments to Ben Barba under his short-lived one-year contract with Cronulla will reportedly put a dent in the NRL club’s salary cap.

Stuff the fishbowl: Why Ben Barba’s better in France

Stuff the fishbowl: Why Ben Barba’s better in France

by , 3 Feb 2017

And so Benny Barba is off to Toulon, wherever that is.

Barba set to make French deal official

Barba set to make French deal official

by , 2 Feb 2017

Cronulla have been blindsided after grand final winner Ben Barba reportedly accepted a multi-million deal to join French Rugby.

Barba says he might never play NRL again

Barba says he might never play NRL again

by , 1 Feb 2017

Ben Barba says he may never play rugby league again amid frustrations over the NRL’s delay in registering his contract with Cronulla.

Barba’s return set to have Valentine looking for new Holmes

Barba’s return set to have Valentine looking for new Holmes

by , 20 Jan 2017

The Sharks’ decision to re-sign embattled fullback Ben Barba could do more harm than good for their squad in 2017.

Cronulla Sharks re-sign Ben Barba to one-year deal

Cronulla Sharks re-sign Ben Barba to one-year deal

by , 18 Jan 2017

The Cronulla Sharks announced they have re-signed troubled fullback Ben Barba to a one-year deal on Wednesday, just months after he was let go by the club.


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