Gallen leads comeback
A POWERHOUSE performance from skipper Paul Gallen has inspired Cronulla to a 9-8 comeback NRL win over Canterbury in front of their biggest crowd in five years.
Gallen twice came up with critical plays to set up last night’s victory, including a 25metre run in the lead-up to Chad Townsend’s 78th-minute field goal that broke an 8-8 deadlock.
Gallen also turned the game when, with his team down by six points with 13 minutes to play, he picked up a grubber ingoal and just managed to force his way back into the field of play. Three plays later, Gerard Beale finished off a 50-metre movement for their first try of the match, with Valentine Holmes’ conversion setting up a grandstand finish for the sellout crowd of 20,497.