Cronulla Sutherland Sharks

Sharks got exactly what they expected

Cronulla appeared in control for long stretches of Saturday night's game, but their inability to land the knockout blow came back to haunt them as Leivaha Pulu crossed twice in the final 13 minutes to seal the upset win.   

Impatient Panthers frustrated

The Panthers were held tryless for the first time since 2015 and were guilty of turning the ball over inside the Sharks' 20-metre zone early in the tackle count on several occasions.

Maloney field goal ends Knights comeback

The home side looked in control of the match when they held a 12-point lead with 11 minutes to go, before tries to Knights outside backs Brendan Elliot and Jacob Gagan got the visitors level at 18-all with seven minutes left.

Unsung Heighington set to join 300 club

The former Wests Tigers back-rower joined the Sharks in 2013 and has been a shining light for the club ever since, helping deliver the Shire its first premiership in a heart-stopping grand final win over the Storm last year. 

Sharks focused on Knights, not GF replay

Cronulla have started the year 2-2 and know they can't afford a slip up at this stage of the season given the Storm and Roosters have already jumped two wins clear after the first four rounds. 

While it would be easy to have one eye on the game down in Melbourne, back-rower Wade Graham said that wasn't the case. 

Holmes finds a home at the back

The 21-year-old Townsville product has been touted as a future fullback during a three-year apprenticeship on the Cronulla wing behind first Michael Gordon then Ben Barba, but is now in the mix with Kiwi international Gerard Beale and fellow young-gun Jack Bird for the fulltime No.1 jersey moving forward.

Sharks sign James Segeyaro

After being granted permission to officially train with the club late last week, Segeyaro has been provided with a release from UK Super League club the Leeds Rhinos and once his new contract has been registered by the NRL will be eligible to turn out for the Sharks.

Flanagan: Sky's the limit for Brailey

Flanagan and Sharks skipper Paul Gallen both agreed that "the sky's the limit" for the 2016 Holden Cup player of the year who beat out experienced players to replace Michael Ennis in the No.9 jersey. 

No excuses for rueful Raiders

Canberra appeared to run out of energy in the second half as the defending premiers piled on five unanswered tries before Jack Wighton pegged one back in the dying stages.