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Toothless Sharks sink as Dogs bite

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Michael Chammas

Bulldogs 26 Sharks 6

Winning form ... Ben Barba of the Bulldogs makes a break for the try line.

Winning form ... Ben Barba of the Bulldogs makes a break for the try line. Photo: Steve Christo

A 40-minute offloading blitz blew Cronulla out of the water last night. Without Paul Gallen and Todd Carney, the Sharks, who were a shadow of the team that soared into premiership reckoning last Sunday, never looked like coming away from ANZ Stadium with the two points against Canterbury, who have transformed into a touch football-playing team of halfbacks under Des Hasler.

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The Sharks and the Bulldogs have averaged more than 14 offloads per game this season, the most of any team in the competition, but Canterbury stepped it up another level last night to secure the win.

Bulldog's Ben Barba scores. Click for more photos

Sharks no match for Bulldogs on land

Rugby League Round 11. The Canterbury - Bankstown Bulldogs v Cronulla - Sutherland Sharks at ANZ Stadium on the 21st of May, 2012. The Bulldogs beat the Sharks 26 - 6. All pictures by Steve Christo. Photo: Steve Christo