Sharks cause major finals shake-up

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The Cronulla Sharks person shaken up the contention to the finals bid with a 24-16 triumph implicit the Broncos astatine Suncorp Stadium.

Heading into tonight's lucifer sitting successful the ninth spot, the Sharks volition present swap places with the Raiders owed to points differential and assertion eighth presumption connected the ladder with 1 circular remaining.

But Cronulla's triumph contiguous was acold from casual and could've been a overmuch antithetic communicative had Broncos guardant Tom Flegler not fixed up a costly misdeed bin and penalty.

Leading the Sharks by six points midway done the archetypal half, Flegler was sin-binned for a precocious changeable connected Jack Williams.

Williams copped a swinging limb crossed his look and instantly fell to the ground, which resulted successful marching orders from referee Adam Gee astatine the time.

Jesse Ramien of the Sharks celebrates scoring a effort during the circular 24 NRL lucifer betwixt the Cronulla Sharks and the Brisbane Broncos astatine Suncorp Stadium, connected August 28, 2021, successful Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images) (Getty)

That infinitesimal resulted successful back-to-back tries to Cronulla who flipped the momentum by turning a six-point shortage into an eight-point pb astatine half-time.

And aft taking an eight-point pb astatine the main break, the Sharks past stretched their pb successful the 2nd fractional to 14 points and from determination they played with a comfy cushion contempt a precocious fightback from Brisbane

All the Sharks request is to decision insignificant premiers the Melbourne Storm adjacent week, portion the Raiders volition request to instrumentality down the fourth-placed Roosters and anticipation Cronulla suffer to assertion the last spot successful the apical eight.

"We've inactive got a task up of us, we can't look excessively heavy into the finals," Matt Moylan said aft the game.

Flegler sent to the bin

"We're gathering arsenic a squad and we're getting immoderate consistency successful our performances.

"It's a recognition to the sid with the injuries we've had. The young boys person stepped up.

"Hopefully we tin physique connected that going into adjacent week. It's a large inquire against Melbourne.

"If we privation to play finals and spell heavy into the finals series, it's a bully mode to trial ourselves."

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