In the SG Ball match the Sharks weren’t quite as fortunate, with the North Sydney side responding strongly after going to half time down by 16-6.
As explained by Sharks Elite Development Coach Mick Ennis, the Sharks were their own worst enemies and the Bears capitalised in the opportunities presented to them.
“It was a highly committed Bears side who came out with plenty of enthusiasm and played extremely well.” Ennis said. “Unfortunately for us our ill discipline with the ball and a number of penalties really put us under pressure in these conditions and to Norths credit they competed hard and deserved the win.”
“Their start in the second half in particular was impressive, they out enthused us and in the end, through their effort and found some points,” he added.
After a resounding win over the Tigers in week one, the Sharks were hoping for more of the same in the round two match played at Hills Grammar School at Kenthurst.
Three first half tries, two of which were converted, saw the Cronulla team lead 16-6 in the oppressive conditions but the Bears were far from finished. A converted try inside the opening five minutes of the half gave them some hope and belief, before two more in quick succession, in the 55th and 59th minutes of the game saw the Norths team kickout to an eight point lead, one they would defend until the full time siren.
The SG Ball Sharks are now one win and one loss from their two games played with work to do ahead of a round three match against the Roosters next weekend.
Talanoa Penitani, Felix Faatili, Jacob Taulani tries, Bryce Sait 2 goals