MATCH REPORT | Jnr Reps Round 5

MATCH REPORT | Jnr Reps Round 5

The Sharks Junior Rep teams have maintained the rage and almost assured their participation in the competition finals with emphatic wins in their round five matches against the North Sydney Bears on Friday night.

Both the Matthews Cup and SG Ball Sharks blew their opposition off the park with powerhouse first half displays, before going on with the job in the second period to record their fourth wins in five matches this season.

The Under-16 Matthews Cup Sharks won 70-6, while the SG Ball boys were also far too good in running out 58-6 victors in the second match of the night. 

The Matthews Cup Sharks remain unbeaten, with a draw against the Panthers on their 2016 record, while the Under-18 Ball Sharks have just one loss so far.

In the Under-16’s match the Sharks got off to an impressive start and by the half time break were up 46-0 over a Bears side that struggled to keep pace.

To their credit the North Sydney boys came out after half time showing more resolve, with their efforts rewarded with the first try of the half.

From there however the Sharks regained control and went on to record a big win, Bronson Xerri and Cameron O’Connor combining for seven tries down the right hand side of the Shark attack.

O’Connor now has 13 tries in five matches this season, with the local product benefitting from the service being provided by his inside men, Xerri and team captain Kai Broadhurst amongst them.

The SG Ball match followed a similar theme, with the Sharks all over their opponents in the first 35-minutes in racking up a 46-0 half time lead.

Again Norths rallied to an extent to limit the damage in the second half, with the Sharks cruising to a 58-6 win, fullback Jackson Ferris crossing the stripe four-times.

The Sharks are at home again in round six when they take on the Manly Sea Eagles in matches to be played next Saturday afternoon.


Matthews Cup
Cronulla 70 (Bronson Xerri 4, Cameron O’Connor 3, Declan Casey, Angus Ernst, Isaac Longmuir, Saint Sakai, R Tiatis tries; Kai Broadhurst 11 goals)
Norths 6 (J Hawkins try; S Stratis goal)

SG Ball
Cronulla 58 (Jackson Ferris 4, Luke Metcalf 2, Jaemon Salmon 2, Luke Jurd, Lachlan Smith tries; Kyle Flanagan 9 goals)
Norths 6 (S Dolores try; A Carling goal)

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