Sunday, June 20, 2010
Dragons 22 Sharks 4
The Dragons gave away plenty of penalties in the game, which gave Cronulla a huge heads up as they pushed the Dragons to the limit. There was a lot to like about the commitment from the Dragons, but heaps more to like about the Dragons effort in defence.
A turning point came with 15 left, when Paul Gallon attempted to dive over from dummy half. He did appear to make a second effort, but he came up claiming that the ball had touched the line. He was called to play it. It was a big call. 12-4 at the time, it would have been 12-10 and the Sharks had the running.
Two tries to the Dragons sealed the game for the Dragons, and fittingly the Dragons won, against an amazingly spirited performance from the Sharks.