Vintage Shaun Johnson Display Propels Sharks Over Warriors

After a disappointing loss to Penrith, the Sharks would have been eager to get back on the horse and flex their muscles against the struggling Warriors.

Former-Warrior Shaun Johnson ran a pair of try assists, seven goals, a line break, a line break assist and a try of his own to lead the side to a 46-10 win.

 

The Sharks got off to a flying start, leading 18-nothing just 16 minutes into the contest. Winger Sione Katoa continued his red-hot form, running for a game-high 230 metres, to go along with a try-scoring double and a try assist, whilst Jesse Ramien had one of his strongest games of 2020, scoring a double of his own, as well as 146 run metres. Toby Rudolf was the pick of the forwards, running for 179 metres and making 31 tackles, whilst Aaron Woods added 139 run metres of his own and made 33 tackles.

 

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck was the best of an ordinary bunch for the battling Warriors, running for a team-high 175 metres, to go along with a line break and a try assist, whilst interchange middle Jazz Tevaga ran for 103 metres and made 34 tackles.

The Sharks look ahead to a Saturday afternoon local derby against St. George Illawarra at Kogarah. Paul McGregor’s men are fresh off back-to-back wins, including a come-from-behinds victory against the bottom-of-the-table Bulldogs in Wollongong.

The Dragons outplayed the Sharks in their last encounter in Round 5, with the score line finishing up 30 points to 16. This is a game the Sharks need to win if they want to be a serious threat in 2020, whilst the Dragons have surprisingly rocketed within reach of the top eight after winning four of their last six.

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