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The Sharks have taken a 26-12 lead after Cowboys star Jason Taumalolo was denied what looked like a particular attempt.

Moments later, Ben Hampton made a big mistake, dropping the ball into Teig Wilton’s court to score before Sione Kato cut through the line.

CAMPING CENTER: North Queensland Cowboys vs. Cronulla Sharks, team, livescore


Sharks winger Sione Katoa managed to break the line 60 yards out of a scrum and ran away to score.

Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow hunted hard but was unable to stop Katoa from scoring.

“Both of those wingers scored attempts for fun this season,” Speed ​​said.

In the test scoring move, Katoa appeared to injure his shoulder on the way off the field.


Jason Taumalolo crossed for what appeared to be a particular attempt for the Cowboys before Reece Robson was sentenced to block defenders and dump commentators.

“Where is he supposed to go,” Speed ​​said.

“I don’t really agree with that, but that’s the rule,” Roach said.

“Blocker it’s a ridiculous rule … common sense in the box, there is no common sense in that rule,” Brent Tate said.

Then, just moments later, Ben Hampton gave the Sharks a try after a crucial foul.

Hampton fumbled with Hynes’ simple grubs and dropped the ball right into Teig Wilton’s court.

“You feel with Hampton there,” Roach said.

“He could not control it, with Teig Wilton there to throw himself out,” Speed ​​said.


Sharks hooker Blayke Brailey was sent to his bin for a professional foul where he kept Tom Gilbert trying to play the ball.

“They’ll have to do it without him for the next 10 minutes,” Steve Roach said.

Then, just moments later, Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow cut through the defensive line to score.

“Cowboys, right at the break … ‘hammer’ too fast,” Roach said.


Sharks center Jesse Ramien crossed for his second of the night, breaking through several tackles to graze the tryline with the ball.

Ramien has now scored five attempts in his last two games after crossing a hat-trick against Storm in round 17.

“Five attempts in a quarter of a game,” Brenton Speed ​​said.

“I love it when he backs up here, he’s had a golden run the last few weeks,” Roach said.

Just moments later, the Cowboys struck back thanks to winger Kyle Feldt.

Backrower Luciano Leilua’s smooth hands triggered the move to record North Queensland’s first point of the night.

“He can play Leilua … he will be a find for this side,” Roach said.

“The catch and pass that was the money ball.”


The Sharks have kicked off just minutes after their Cowboys meeting.

After getting a penalty kick in the northern Queensland half, Cronulla moved the ball to the left and found Jesse Ramien to storm over the line to the score 6-0.

“It’s strong football from the Sharks, Ramien, what power,” said Steve Roach.


Todd Payten’s exhausted Cowboys will face an almost full strength Sharks outfit in a crucial top 4 showdown.

North Queensland currently sits in second place on the competition ladder, but will be without five key players.

Tom Dearden, Valentine Holmes and Jeremiah Nanai will be rested after a test of the decision of origin, while Murray Taulagi is unable to play after getting Covid in the Maroons camp.

Payten has made a big change before kick-off, with Luciano Leilua coming into the home side instead of Connelly Lemuelu.

CAMPING CENTER: North Queensland Cowboys vs. Cronulla Sharks, team, livescore

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Meanwhile, prop Jordan McLean is also out after sustaining a brutal hamstring injury days before he was set for a NSW debut.

Craig Fitzgibbon’s side remains relatively unharmed, with only Siosifa Talakai participating in the series, which will sit out in round 18.

The young gun Jesse Colquhoun becomes Shark No.553 and makes a debut from the bench.


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