Cronulla shut finals door on NRL rivals
Coach Anthony Griffin concedes it will be difficult for St George Illawarra to make the NRL finals after a 24-18 loss to Cronulla, which may also have coincided with Tariq Sims' last game at the Dragons.
St George Illawarra trailed 18-6 at the break, but desperate to avoid a fourth straight year without finals, capitalised on the sin-binning of Blayke Brailey and an error-prone Sharks attack to wage a second-half comeback.
But the inclusion of five-eighth Braydon Trindall and a late try to captain Wade Graham proved enough to seal the result for the Sharks, who are now daring to dream of their first top-two finish this century.
St George Illawarra are two wins adrift of the top eight with four rounds of the regular season to play.
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