[2021] R14 Sharks v Panthers - Game Day Thread

Game Day Information

:rugby_football: Match Cronulla Sutherland Sharks v Penrith Panthers
:stadium: Venue Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Kogarah NSW
:clock10: Time Friday 11th June 2021 7:55pm
:tickets: Tickets Available via Ticketek
:stadium: Gates Open Open at 5:00pm
:rugby_football: Other Matches NSW Newtown Jets v Penrith Panthers 12/6 3:00pm*
JFC Cronulla Sutherland Sharks v Penrith Panthers 11/6 5:30pm
:sun_behind_rain_cloud: Weather :cloud_with_rain: Showers 13°C (60% Chance of Rain :cloud_with_rain:)
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:rugby_football: Telstra Premiership | Full Time

Penrith Panthers 18 Tries Matt Burton (2), Izack Tago.
Goals Stephen Crichton (3/4)
Cronulla Sharks 19 Tries Matt Moylan, Shaun Johnson, Ronaldo Mulitalo.
Goals Shaun Johnson (3/5) Field Goals Shaun Johnson (1)

:rugby_football: Jersey Flegg Cup| Full Time

Penrith Panthers 17 Tries Tyrone Sau, Matthew Faauila, Hayden Bonanno.
Goals Niwhai Puru (2/3) Field Goals Hayden Bonanno (1)
Cronulla Sharks 10 Tries Jack Boyling, Kayal Iro.
Goals Kyle Pickering (1/2)

:trophy: Dally M Points

Votes are now undisclosed

Postgame Media








Telstra Premiership Knock On Effect NSW Cup Jersey Flegg
:rugby_football: Sharks v Panthers :rugby_football: Jets v Panthers :rugby_football: Sharks v Panthers
:clock3: Friday 11/6 7:55pm :clock3: Saturday 12/6 3:00pm :clock3: Friday 11/6 5:30pm
:stadium: Netstrata Jubilee Stadium :stadium: Henson Park :stadium: Netstrata Jubilee Stadium
1. Dylan Edwards 1. Brent Naden 1. Tyrone Sau
2. Charlie Staines 2. Luke Nadurutalo 2. Ethan Clark-Wood
3. Stephen Crichton 3. Thomas Jenkins 3. Cody Lawson
4. Paul Momirovski 4. Sunia Turuva 4. Matthew Faauila
5. Robert Jennings 5. Taylan May 5. Kristian Li-Mai
6. Matt Burton 6. Jaeman Salmon 6. Niwhai Puru
7. Tyrone May 7. Kurt Falls 7. Hayden Bonanno
8. Moses Leota 8. Billy Tsikrikas 8. Liam Henry
9. Apisai Koroisau 9. Brendan Hands 9. Luke Sommerton
10. James Fisher-Harris (C) 10. Eddie Blacker 10. Brad Fearnley
11. Viliame Kikau 11. John Faiumu 11. Mavrik Geyer
12. Scott Sorensen 12. Arthur Crichton 12. Ativalu Lisati
13. Matt Eisenhuth 13. Lindsay Smith 13. Hohepa Puru
14. Mitch Kenny 14. Soni Luke 14. Connor Mason
15. J’Maine Hopgood 15. Alec Susino 15. Valance Harris
16. Spencer Leniu 16. Anton Iaria 16. Hanna El-Nachar
17. Izack Tago 17. Vito Tevaga 17. Elone Taufa
18. Isaah Yeo :small_red_triangle_down: 18. Ilai Tuia
19. Nathan Cleary :small_red_triangle_down:
20. Liam Martin
21. Jarome Luai :small_red_triangle_down:
22. Kurt Capewell :small_red_triangle_down:
23. Brian To’o :small_red_triangle_down:
26. Brent Naden :small_red_triangle:
HC Ivan Cleary HC Peter Wallace HC Ben Harden
AC Andrew Webster AC Brad Drew
AC Cameron Ciraldo

Match Officials

Telstra Premiership K.O.E Cup NSW NSW Jersey Flegg
Referee Ashley Klein TBA TBA
Sideline Official Dave Munro TBA TBA
John Stone TBA TBA
Video Referee Henry Perenara - -

Referee Success Rate

Referee Active Since 2021 Overall Pen. For Pen. Against Ratio
Ashley Klein 2009 (1/1) 100 % (10/33) 30.3% 122.5 122 1.00

:mega: Teams and Match Officials have been added.

Telstra Premiership

Knock On Effect NSW Cup

Jersey Flegg Cup

Please Please no injuries in SOO

Surely NC can play an organising halves role without the body contact. I know he won’t want to play like that but a non contact NC on the field is heaps better than Tyrone May at 7.

I’m much happier with Moses and Api back, Fish can play his normal game, he tried way too hard last week.

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I like Tyrone May @ 27 !!! :neutral_face:

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Yes, I think TMay remains somewhat of a question rather than an answer. In his time with the club he has never really emerged as a NRL player, but has always remained as part of the squad, even when he was in the lower grades.
His has now over an extended period become our #14, coming on & making a few tackles and a few runs, but never getting his card marked as a must pick. Never really letting the team down, but never really showing anything outstanding. He played centre in the finals last year in place of Naden, without us knowing at the time the back story, without showing anything in particular. His best performance came when he played FB for the 2nd half against Melb when Dylan was injured & did a serviceable job.

That said, I think it is a big ask for him to step in & run the team last week. I think there are at least 8 clubs who would want a half to do that as they don’t have one, as it is a hard job and many fail.

Perhaps the origin period will go a long way to deciding his future. The chance to actually play may be his undoing as it may expose him to scrutiny that was not there before. Maybe noteworthy that Barrett seemingly hasn’t tried to sign him.

I wish him well

May is a handy #14 to cover a number of positions at short notice, but he is not a genuine starter, and definitely not a playmaker.


My cynicism wonders if TM was not living with NC would he still be in the team or more to the point at the club… :thinking:

Why the hell would we let Burton go and keep TM.

Good point mrwalker, Barrett hasn’t attempted to get him either, that speaks volumes !


agree May is and never will be a 7 but IC has little option.

do we have a 7 in the lower grades of any class?

That being said May isn’t our only problem and the squad picked without our SOO players will need to lift over what they tossed up last week and that is my bigger concern.

Leota and Api will help big time in the forwards but they will need help

Crichton and Edwards need to lift and Eisenhuth better have a big game.

with Api’s return would Kenny suffice as a temporary halfback?
Burton’s likely to get the ball a lot smarter.

you think Martin will backup ???

Like to see Kikau play deeper infield creating space for Crichton.

Thinking outside the square how about…
Burto to half back
Edwards to 5/8
Critta to FB
Nado to centre
May back where he belongs on the bench

I wouldn’t be surprised to see Api at halfback, with May going back to the bench


:mega: Late Changed have been added to Team List

Late Changes

Origin representatives Nathan Cleary, Jarome Luai, Isaah Yeo, Brian To’o and Kurt Capewell have been omitted.

Origin representative Liam Martin has been added to the extended squad joining Brent Naden addded from NSW Cup.

Interesting to see Naden added, there might be someone in the backline under an injury cloud

Is it May, is it May ??? :roll_eyes:

Remember when players used to pride themselves in backing up from SOO. This could see us sharing the lead at the top of the table after this round.

I’d go Burto at half, Api 5/8 and Kenny hooker no problem.

Api has played at 5/8 for us in 2015, but that was a big loss from memory, we had issac John at half back and were totally injury depleted.

That said I’d trust him or Kenny (who was a lock-5/8 before being made into a hooker) before May any day

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well May just got shown up again in their first try, although Mamrovskia nd Staines were also made to look average

If Cleary was there they don’t score, May looks like he has cement in his boots

Remember when players used to pride themselves in backing up from SOO. This could see us sharing the lead at the top of the table after this round.

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to say we look rubbish is being kind.
they will lap us if we don’t lift and they are rubbish
I wouldn’t have believed we are so bad and i have been a champion of Burton but if a bomb is all he has, he is in plenty of trouble