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NRL: Sharks upset Panthers in Bathurst

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Update: 7:10PM The Cronulla Sharks snagged an upset 18-16 win in a back-and-forth affair against the Penrith Panthers in Bathurst on Saturday afternoon.

The second-placed Panthers were heavy favourites heading into the game at Carrington Park, but the last-placed Sharks drew first blood when winger Jacob Gagan crossed in the 10th minute.

Dallin Watene-Zelezniak hit back for the Panthers before Michael Gordon finished off a slick team move to give the Sharks a 14-4 lead with 15 minutes left in the half.

Gagan got his double before Kevin Naiqama touched down out wide in the 33rd minute. Jamie Soward landed the conversion to keep the Sharks within four points at half-time.

Soward's conversion of Dean Whare's try gave the Panthers a 16-14 lead 12 minutes after the break before Sharks prop Sam Tagataese scored a long-range try to give them a two-point lead.

Gordon failed to extend the lead when he shanked the conversion from slightly to the left of the posts.

The Sharks were denied a late try by the video referee before Gagan came up with a brilliant try-saving tackle on Naiqama with four minutes left in the game and managed to hold on.








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