Roosters win at Cronulla with controversial late penalty
Sydney Roosters jumped into second on the NRL ladder with a controversial, nail-biting 16-14 win over Cronulla last night. With the scores locked heading into the final two minutes, Sharks skipper Paul Gallen gave away a penalty for holding on to Boyd Cordner too long and Michael Gordon kicked it from 20m out, handing the visitors an invaluable win. James Maloney and Mitchell Pearce both missed field goal attempts in a frantic closing stanza marred by a series of controversial decisions. With nine minutes remaining, Luke Keary was sin-binned for a strip on Luke Lewis after a break. The next set, the Sharks took advantage of their oneman advantage, with Lewis steaming through the hole where the Roosters five-eighth usually defends to even the scores.