Sharks take last Bite against the Cowboys

If the Sharks won by 30 then they would be in the top 4, while a loss would have meant 7th. They held their position with this win.
The Cowboys were trying to avoid the wooden spoon and send Thurston off with a win in his last game in Sydney ever.

The Bunker ruled Paul Gallen had obstructed John Asiata from attempting a tackle denying Matt Moylan a sure try

It was the beginning of what would become a night of missed opportunities for the Sharks

Four minutes later Valentine Holmes accelerated out of dummy half and ran 60 metres but lacked support and was bundled up by Kyle Feldt.

Holmes next try was denied as Scott Sorensen had obstructed rookie North Queensland five-eighth Jake Clifford.

Chad Townsend put Lewis into a hole after Feldt was penalised for stripping the ball from Holmes

Coen Hess Hess scored off a Thurston flick pass in the 18th minute.

Sharks centre Jesse Ramien, went off with an injured ankle. Fafita was yanked off field following him being penalised near halfway the Cowboys following up with a try. Thurston misses conversion

Thurstons slots a penalty goal enabled him to level the scores at 6-6 before the halftime break.

Townsend stepped through the defence to score after a Moylan bomb

Jordan McLean twisted out of an attempted tackle by Joseph Paulo and Thurston added the extras, the Cowboys drawing level at 12-12

Fifita's return to the field in the 60th minute brought new life the to Sharks and he put his side back in front when he scored between the posts to give an easy conversion for Townsend.

Gavin Cooper replied for the Cowboys by scoring in the corner. Conversion missed by Thurston from the sideline.

The Sharks took the last bite coming home strong with tries to Jayson Bukuya and Josh Dugan

  • Luke Lewis 12'
  • Chad Townsend 48'
  • Andrew Fifita 68'
  • Josh Dugan 75'
  • Jayson Bukuya 79' 
  • Valentine Holmes 14' Conversion
  • Valentine Holmes 49' Conversion
  • Valentine Holmes 69' Conversion
  • Valentine Holmes 77' Conversion
  • Coen Hess 16'
  • Jordan McLean 63'
  • Gavin Cooper 71' 
  • Johnathan Thurston 65'  Conversion
  • Johnathan Thurston 33'Penalty


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