Up, up Cronulla! Sharkies break into the big time
Playing superb attacking football, Cronulla took the initiative from the opening whistle and after only 23 minutes’ play had forged a 14-0 lead. — The Sunday Telegraph’s report of the round 4, 1967, victory against Parramatta
CRONULLA AND PENRITH WERE admitted to the NSWRL premiership in 1967, which was the first time new clubs had been added since Parramatta and ManlyWarringah 20 years earlier. Monty Porter was named as the Sharks’ inaugural captain. He brought premiershipwinning experience to the club, having never lost a grand final during his eight years with St George in that special era of the 1950s and ’60s. And one of the biggest cogs in the Dragons’ incredible 11-season run, Ken Kearney, took the reins as coach as the team played out of Sutherland Oval.