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NRL Premiership, Sunday, 29 April 2012 - Round 8 - GIO Stadium

Time
80.00
Team
Canberra
Score
22
Team
Cronulla
Score
44
Canberra versus Cronulla
Players McCrone (9min, 29min), Dugan (58min), Robinson (80min) Tries 4 Tries 8 Players Pomeroy (5min), Williams (15min, 53min), Bukuya (23min), Morris (33min), Mills (38min), Robson (51min), Best (62min)
Players Croker 3/4 (75%) Conversions 3 Conversions 5 Players Carney 5/8 (62%)
Players Penalty goals 0 Penalty goals 1 Players Carney 1/1 (100%)
Players Field goals 0 Field goals 0 Players

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Match Tracker

Canberra vs. Cronulla

  1. 1 minute
  2. 2 minute
  3. 3 minute
  4. 4 minute
  5. 5 minute Cronulla: Try Ben Pomeroy
  6. 6 minute Cronulla: Conversion Todd Carney
  7. 7 minute
  8. 8 minute
  9. 9 minute Canberra: Try Josh McCrone
  10. 10 minute
  11. 11 minute Canberra: Conversion Jarrod Croker
  12. 12 minute
  13. 13 minute
  14. 14 minute
  15. 15 minute Cronulla: Try John Williams
  16. 16 minute Cronulla: Conversion Miss Todd Carney
  17. 17 minute
  18. 18 minute
  19. 19 minute
  20. 20 minute
  21. 21 minute Canberra: Substitution Off David Shillington Canberra: Substitution On Sam Mataora
  22. 22 minute Cronulla: Substitution Off Ben Ross Cronulla: Substitution On Wade Graham
  23. 23 minute Canberra: Substitution Off Tom Learoyd-Lahrs Canberra: Substitution On Dane Tilse Cronulla: Try Jayson Bukuya
  24. 24 minute Cronulla: Conversion Todd Carney
  25. 25 minute
  26. 26 minute
  27. 27 minute Cronulla: Substitution Off Bryce Gibbs Cronulla: Substitution On Andrew Fifita
  28. 28 minute
  29. 29 minute Canberra: Try Josh McCrone Cronulla: Substitution Off Isaac De Gois Cronulla: Substitution On John Morris
  30. 30 minute Canberra: Conversion Jarrod Croker
  31. 31 minute
  32. 32 minute
  33. 33 minute Cronulla: Try John Morris
  34. 34 minute Cronulla: Conversion Todd Carney
  35. 35 minute
  36. 36 minute Cronulla: Substitution Off Jeremy Smith Cronulla: Substitution On Sam Tagataese
  37. 37 minute
  38. 38 minute Canberra: Substitution On David Shillington Canberra: Substitution Off Sam Mataora Cronulla: Try Stewart Mills
  39. 39 minute
  40. HT Half time Cronulla: Conversion Todd Carney

Canberra vs. Cronulla

Canberra vs. Cronulla

  1. 41 minute
  2. 42 minute
  3. 43 minute
  4. 44 minute
  5. 45 minute
  6. 46 minute
  7. 47 minute
  8. 48 minute
  9. 49 minute
  10. 50 minute Canberra: Substitution Off Glen Buttriss Canberra: Substitution On Matt McIlwrick
  11. 51 minute Canberra: Substitution On Tom Learoyd-Lahrs Canberra: Substitution Off Dane Tilse Cronulla: Try Jeff Robson
  12. 52 minute Cronulla: Conversion Todd Carney
  13. 53 minute Cronulla: Try John Williams
  14. 54 minute
  15. 55 minute Cronulla: Conversion Miss Todd Carney
  16. 56 minute Cronulla: Substitution On Jeremy Smith Cronulla: Substitution Off Sam Tagataese
  17. 57 minute
  18. 58 minute Canberra: Try Josh Dugan
  19. 59 minute Canberra: Conversion Jarrod Croker Canberra: Substitution Off David Shillington Canberra: Substitution On Joe Picker
  20. 60 minute
  21. 61 minute
  22. 62 minute Cronulla: Try Colin Best
  23. 63 minute Cronulla: Substitution On Isaac De Gois Cronulla: Substitution Off John Morris Cronulla: Conversion Miss Todd Carney
  24. 64 minute
  25. 65 minute Cronulla: Substitution On Bryce Gibbs Cronulla: Substitution On Ben Ross Cronulla: Substitution Off Jayson Bukuya Cronulla: Substitution Off Andrew Fifita
  26. 66 minute Canberra: Substitution Off Joel Thompson Canberra: Substitution On Dane Tilse
  27. 67 minute
  28. 68 minute
  29. 69 minute Canberra: Substitution Off Shaun Fensom Canberra: Substitution On Sam Mataora
  30. 70 minute
  31. 71 minute Canberra: Substitution On Glen Buttriss Canberra: Substitution Off Matt McIlwrick
  32. 72 minute Cronulla: Penalty Goal Todd Carney
  33. 73 minute Cronulla: Substitution Off Colin Best Cronulla: Substitution On Sam Tagataese
  34. 74 minute
  35. 75 minute
  36. 76 minute
  37. 77 minute
  38. 78 minute Cronulla: Substitution Off Paul Gallen Cronulla: Substitution On Andrew Fifita
  39. 79 minute
  40. FT Full time Canberra: Try Reece Robinson Canberra: Conversion Miss Jarrod Croker

Canberra vs. Cronulla

Statistics

Match Statistics
CanberraCronulla

1 Josh Dugan

Try
1

1 Matthew Wright

2 Blake Ferguson

2 Stewart Mills

Try
1

3 Jarrod Croker

Conversion
3

3 Ben Pomeroy

Try
1

4 Shaun Berrigan

4 Colin Best

Try
1
Substitution Off
1

5 Reece Robinson

Try
1

5 John Williams

Try
2

6 Josh McCrone

Try
2

6 Todd Carney

Conversion
5
Penalty Goal
1

7 Sam Williams

7 Jeff Robson

Try
1

8 David Shillington

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
2

8 Bryce Gibbs

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

9 Glen Buttriss

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

9 Isaac De Gois

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

10 Tom Learoyd-Lahrs

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

10 Ben Ross

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

11 Josh Papalii

11 Jeremy Smith

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

12 Joel Thompson

Substitution Off
1

12 Jayson Bukuya

Try
1
Substitution Off
1

13 Shaun Fensom

Substitution Off
1

13 Paul Gallen

Substitution Off
1
Match Statistics
Interchange Interchange

Matt McIlwrick

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

Andrew Fifita

Substitution On
2
Substitution Off
1

Sam Mataora

Substitution On
2
Substitution Off
1

Wade Graham

Substitution On
1

Dane Tilse

Substitution On
2
Substitution Off
1

John Morris

Try
1
Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

Joe Picker

Substitution On
1

Sam Tagataese

Substitution On
2
Substitution Off
1

Canberra vs Cronulla

  • Possession

    Canberra39%
    39% 61%
    Cronulla61%
  • Sets

    Canberra29
    43% 57%
    Cronulla38
  • Completed sets

    Canberra21
    39% 61%
    Cronulla33
  • Completion rate

    Canberra72%
    45% 55%
    Cronulla87%
  • Tackles

    Canberra341
    61% 39%
    Cronulla214
  • Total runs

    Canberra119
    40% 60%
    Cronulla182
  • Total run metres

    Canberra954m
    40% 60%
    Cronulla1453m
  • Hit-ups

    Canberra38
    40% 60%
    Cronulla58
  • Line breaks

    Canberra1
    14% 86%
    Cronulla6
  • Offloads

    Canberra16
    46% 54%
    Cronulla19
  • Kicks

    Canberra16
    41% 59%
    Cronulla23
  • 40-20 kicks

    Canberra0
    50% 50%
    Cronulla0
  • Kick metres

    Canberra415m
    38% 62%
    Cronulla676m
  • Penalties

    Canberra3
    43% 57%
    Cronulla4
  • Scrums

    Canberra3
    38% 62%
    Cronulla5
  • Missed tackles

    Canberra35
    61% 39%
    Cronulla22
  • Errors

    Canberra9
    47% 53%
    Cronulla10
  • | |
    Canberra statistics
    Players POS MIN RUNS R.MTRS OFLD T/BR L/BR L/BR.AS TRY.AS KICKS K.MTRS
    Josh Dugan Fullback 80 14 166 3 3 0 0 0 5 144
    Blake Ferguson Winger 1 80 13 94 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Jarrod Croker Centre 1 80 7 54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Shaun Berrigan Centre 2 80 6 37 0 1 0 0 0 1 16
    Reece Robinson Winger 2 80 4 42 0 2 0 0 0 1 8
    Josh McCrone Five-eighth 80 8 50 1 5 1 0 0 2 106
    Sam Williams Halfback 80 4 29 2 1 0 0 2 7 141
    David Shillington Prop 1 41 7 52 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Glen Buttriss Hooker 59 9 65 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Tom Learoyd-Lahrs Prop 2 52 9 90 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Josh Papalii 2nd Row 1 80 9 65 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Joel Thompson 2nd Row 2 65 4 32 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Shaun Fensom Lock 68 7 54 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Matt McIlwrick Interchange 21 2 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sam Mataora Interchange 29 9 40 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Dane Tilse Interchange 43 6 52 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Joe Picker Interchange 22 1 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Canberra statistics
    Players POS MIN TACKES MISSED INEFFECTIVE PEN.CONC. ERRORS
    Josh Dugan Fullback 80 4 1 0 0 0
    Blake Ferguson Winger 1 80 8 4 0 0 2
    Jarrod Croker Centre 1 80 13 2 1 0 3
    Shaun Berrigan Centre 2 80 24 3 3 0 1
    Reece Robinson Winger 2 80 2 0 1 0 0
    Josh McCrone Five-eighth 80 21 6 1 0 0
    Sam Williams Halfback 80 20 7 0 0 2
    David Shillington Prop 1 41 22 2 2 0 0
    Glen Buttriss Hooker 59 36 1 5 0 1
    Tom Learoyd-Lahrs Prop 2 52 21 3 2 0 0
    Josh Papalii 2nd Row 1 80 38 1 1 2 0
    Joel Thompson 2nd Row 2 65 26 0 1 0 0
    Shaun Fensom Lock 68 45 2 4 1 0
    Matt McIlwrick Interchange 21 13 1 1 1 0
    Sam Mataora Interchange 29 14 1 1 0 0
    Dane Tilse Interchange 43 24 1 2 0 0
    Joe Picker Interchange 22 10 0 1 0 0
    Cronulla statistics
    Players POS MIN RUNS R.MTRS OFLD T/BR L/BR L/BR.AS TRY.AS KICKS K.MTRS
    Matthew Wright Fullback 80 13 127 0 4 1 0 0 0 0
    Stewart Mills Winger 1 80 8 50 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Pomeroy Centre 1 80 12 87 2 4 0 0 0 0 0
    Colin Best Centre 2 72 12 108 4 3 1 2 2 0 0
    John Williams Winger 2 80 9 55 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
    Todd Carney Five-eighth 80 12 70 3 2 0 0 2 13 389
    Jeff Robson Halfback 80 4 28 0 4 1 0 1 8 241
    Bryce Gibbs Prop 1 42 12 97 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Isaac De Gois Hooker 46 5 15 2 0 0 0 0 1 34
    Ben Ross Prop 2 37 15 144 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jeremy Smith 2nd Row 1 60 11 91 1 2 1 0 1 0 0
    Jayson Bukuya 2nd Row 2 64 14 77 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Paul Gallen Lock 77 25 208 3 6 0 1 0 1 12
    Andrew Fifita Interchange 41 14 159 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
    Wade Graham Interchange 59 9 84 0 2 0 1 1 0 0
    John Morris Interchange 34 4 33 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Sam Tagataese Interchange 28 3 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Cronulla statistics
    Players POS MIN TACKES MISSED INEFFECTIVE PEN.CONC. ERRORS
    Matthew Wright Fullback 80 1 1 0 0 2
    Stewart Mills Winger 1 80 2 0 0 0 1
    Ben Pomeroy Centre 1 80 13 2 1 0 0
    Colin Best Centre 2 72 6 0 2 0 0
    John Williams Winger 2 80 8 1 0 0 3
    Todd Carney Five-eighth 80 6 3 2 1 1
    Jeff Robson Halfback 80 13 3 0 1 0
    Bryce Gibbs Prop 1 42 20 0 2 0 0
    Isaac De Gois Hooker 46 19 2 2 0 0
    Ben Ross Prop 2 37 17 0 2 0 0
    Jeremy Smith 2nd Row 1 60 23 1 1 1 0
    Jayson Bukuya 2nd Row 2 64 8 2 1 0 2
    Paul Gallen Lock 77 21 2 1 0 0
    Andrew Fifita Interchange 41 19 0 1 0 0
    Wade Graham Interchange 59 21 3 2 0 1
    John Morris Interchange 34 11 0 2 0 0
    Sam Tagataese Interchange 28 6 2 3 0 0

    Top Players

    Tackles
    Player name ShaunFensom 45
    Runs
    Player name PaulGallen 25
    Line Breaks
    Player name JohnWilliams 2
    Offloads
    Player name ColinBest 4

    Match Details

    Start time:
    2:00PM
    Weather:
    Slight chill
    Surface:
    Good
    Referees:
    Jason RobinsonTony De Las Heras
    Touch Judges:
    Steve CarrallDavid Ryan
    Video Ref:
    Sean Hampstead

    Live: Canberra Raiders v Cronulla Sharks

    Date

    Lee Gaskin

    The Cronulla Sharks head to Canberra Stadium looking to record their sixth straight win of the season. Standing in their way is a Canberra Raiders outfit desperate to prove they can still be a premiership force without injured five-eighth Terry Campese. Lee Gaskin brings you all the action from 2pm.

    Fulltime: Reece Robinson scores a consolation try for the Raiders in the final minute, but the Sharks cruise home to record their sixth win in a row, running out easy 44-22 winners. Todd Carney was simply brilliant in the eight tries to four victory and keeps the 6-2 Sharks within the top four. Meanwhile for the 3-5 Raiders, they failed to fire in their first game without skipper Terry Campese, out for the rest of the season with a serious knee injury.

    78min: It doesn't get any easier for the 3-5 Raiders next week, taking on last year's premiers Manly at Brookvale Oval next Sunday. The Sharks will be chasing their seventh straight win against South Sydney at ANZ Stadium next Monday night.

    76min: The Sharks have dominated possession, with twice as much as the Raiders. All in all, a comprehensive performance from the visitors. Can this be their year? Great defence from John Williams to bundle Blake Ferguson over the sideline near the corner post.

    71min: Are the Sharks serious? Todd Carney lines up for a penalty goal when they're leading by only 24 points. The flags go up, the Sharks lead 44-18

    69min: The sting has definitely gone out of the game. The Sharks bomb another certain try-scoring chance with a simple knock-on close to the line.

    63min: Great reward for Colin Best, the veteran centre becoming the 10th Sharks player to notch 50 career tries with a neat finish down the left-hand touchline. Nothing special in the play, just good quick hands and poor defence from the Raiders. Carney misses the conversion. Sharks 42-18

    59min: Surely the Raiders can't comeback from here? Josh Dugan gives those home fans who stuck around some hope with a lovely inside run to score. Croker's conversion makes the score 38-18 to the Sharks

    57min: An obstruction call against Todd Carney on Sam Williams denies Andrew Fifita from extending the Sharks' advantage.

    55min: As if it couldn't get worse for the Raiders, hooker Glen Buttriss, one of the side's best, is off the field with a knee injury and is unlikely to return.

    54min: This could get ugly. The Sharks are in again, Williams getting his double off a lovely fend from Colin Best, turning back the clock in a vintage performance. Guess who started the play? That man Carney, lock him in for Melbourne on May 23 to face the Queenslanders. Carney misses the goal. Sharks 38-12

    52min: Shut the gate, the Sharks are home. Jeff Robson seals Cronulla's sixth straight win, the cagey halfback slicing past Tom Learoyd-Lahrs to score under the posts. Carney's conversion makes the score 34-12.

    49min: Victor the Viking breathes easy after John Williams bombs what would've been the match-winner for the Sharks. Williams regathers a clever Carney kick, but desperate defence from Josh Dugan is enough for Williams to drop the ball in the process of grounding it.

    47min: Just a matter of time before the Sharkies deliver the knock-out blow. Andrew Fifita held up over the line, but Carney, composed as ever, forces another drop-out. Luckily Josh Dugan has the biggest boot in the game, launching another 65m drop kick.

    42min: A bit of harlem globetrotters stuff from the Raiders, McCrone, Fensom offloading before Dugan grubber kicks through. Mills makes a mess of it, but Jarrod Croker can't ground the ball down properly. Video ref has several looks before giving the no try signal.

    Halftime: It's the Todd Carney show here today, two try assists for Canberra's former kid prodigy as the Sharks have enjoyed 60 per cent of possession. Both teams over 80 per cent completion rates but the Raiders unable to contain the Sharks once they get within the attacking 20.

    40min: Stewart Mills is a day late in getting to Canberra, the Sharks winger could've got a start for the GWS Giants yesterday after a stunning over-head grab top score his team's fifth try of the first half. Another Carney pin-point Carney kick set it up, surely he's a shoo-in for the NSW No 6 jersey. Sharks lead the Raiders 28-12 at halftime.

    36min: Who said size matters, little halfback Sam Williams knocking the ball loose from Sharks back-rower Sam Tagataese with a solid hit.

    33min: First a kicker, now Paul Gallen turns playmaker with a magic short ball to a barnstorming Jeremy Smith, who in turn puts John Morris under the posts. A crucial blow just before halftime. Carney makes no mistake with the conversion. Sharks lead 22-12

    32min: And that's why wingers should stay out of the middle of the park, John Williams absolutely crunched by a couple of Raiders big men

    29min: Terry who? Josh McCrone does it all himself to score both his and the Raiders second try of the day. The Country representative shows and goes, darting through the line and running extremely close to the dead-ball line. Croker kicks the conversion, Raiders trail 16-12

    27min: The Sharks are in total control, making minimal mistakes and Carney keeping the Raiders pinned inside their own 20 with a superb kicking display.

    26min: Useless stat No 2 - The Sharks haven't won more than seven games in a season since 2008. If they hold on, they'll have won six from their first eight this year.

    24min: Another Sharks try comes from a kick, Raiders centre Jarrod Croker taking an airswing at a grubber kick, allowing Jayson Bukuya to force the ball down. Carney's conversion makes it 16-6 to the Sharks

    21min: Sharks halfback Jeff Robson seeing stars after a collision with Blake Ferguson. Robson's back on his feet with the Sharks on the attack.

    18min: Jayson Bukuya lets the Raiders off the hook, spilling the ball with no-one around him. The Raiders have made three goal-line drop outs already, great pressure from the Sharks.

    16min: Wow! John Williams displays incredible acrobatic skills to get the ball down in the left-hand corner. The video ref needed several looks before giving the green light, amazing finish and a great pass from the evergreen Colin Best. Carney misses the conversion. Sharks lead 10-6

    14min: Carney shortening in the betting market for the NSW No 6 jersey, sensational start to the game for the Sharks half

    12min: Useless stat number one - Sam Williams collected the three Dally M points in his NRL debut in a 40-12 thrashing of the Sharks in round one last year.

    11min: And just like that, the Raiders hit back. In his f irst game this year, Sam Williams goes to the air on the last tackle, John Williams making a mess of it and Josh McCrone getting their first to ground his hands on the ball. Jarrod Croker's conversion ties up the scores at 6-all

    9min: Sharks making plenty of easy metres out of their own half, Raiders need to rush up quicker in defence.

    6min: Those fans chanting expletives at Carney have something else to get angry at, after the former Raiders star delivers a chip kick to set up Ben Pomeroy for the opening try. Carney converts, Sharks lead 6-0

    3min: Is there anything Paul Gallen can't do. The Sharks skipper puts through a delicate grubber kick on the last tackle, forcing the Raiders to take it over the dead ball line.

    1min: Dugan tests out his shoulder early, chiming into the line and making a half break on the left-edge.

    Kickoff: Todd Carney has won two of his three games against the Raiders, let's see if the Sharks star can make it three from four against his old team. Mixed reaction from fans during the pre-game introductions.

    1.47pm: Just bumped into Bronson Harrison, expects to be back for the Raiders for next week's trip to Brookvale Oval to face Manly

    1.35pm: The Canberra Raiders have made a couple of late changes, with star fullback Josh Dugan back in for his first game in more than a month. Reece Robinson moves to the wing, with Jack Wighton shifting out of the side. Kiwi international Bronson Harrison is out with an ankle injury, with Joel Thompson starting in the back row and Joe Picker moving on the bench. The Cronulla Sharks will line-up as named.

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