Cronulla shut finals door on NRL rivals

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. Advertisement 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. And …
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