Sharks give Bun­nies boot

Townsville Bulletin - - RUGBY LEAGUE -

JAMES Maloney came to Cronulla’s res­cue last night af­ter a South Syd­ney scare.

The pre­miers were on the back foot for most of the sec­ond half at South­ern Cross Group Sta­dium as Souths put it all on the line to keep their sea­son alive.

A re­freshed Maloney proved the dif­fer­ence in the end when his two grub­bers in­side the fi­nal 10min­utes set up tries for Ger­ard Beale and Ricky Leutele.

Maloney’s first grub­ber an­gled back into the right up­right, and al­lowed the ball to stay alive and end up in the chest of Beale.

Then his fi­nal kick was per­fectly weighted and pounced on by Leutele in­side the fi­nal two min­utes to lock up the 26- 12 win. The pre­miers were able to move into fourth place tem­po­rar­ily with Manly and North Queens­land still to play.

They got the cash with­out Jack Bird who was a late scratch­ing with a ster­num in­jury.

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