Team List Round 6 STORM v SHARKS 2-11

TerryGaines

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4pm Sunday at AAMI Park


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1. Billy Slater 2. Suliasi Vunivalu 3. Will Chambers 4. Cheyse Blair 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Ryley Jacks 7. Cooper Cronk 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Cameron Smith (c) 10. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Kenny Bromwich 13. Dale Finucane.

Interchange: 14. Joe Stimson 15. Tim Glasby 16. Mark Nicholls 17. Tui Kamikamica 18. Young Tonumaipea 19. Dean Britt 20. Christian Welch 21. Jordan McLean

Ins: Christian Welch, Dean Britt, Young Tonumaipea, Jordan McLean

* No changes to starting side.


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1. Valentine Holmes 2. Sosaia Feki 3. Jack Bird 4. Ricky Leutele 5. Gerard Beale 6. James Maloney 7. Chad Townsend 8. Andrew Fifita 9. Jayden Brailey 10. Matt Prior 11. Luke Lewis 12. Wade Graham 13. Paul Gallen (c).

Interchange: 14. Jayson Bukuya 15. Chris Heighington 16. Jeremy Latimore 17. James Segeyaro 18. Joseph Paulo 19. Kurt Capewell 20. Edrick Lee 21. Sam Tagataese

Ins: Edrick Lee, Joseph Paulo, Kurt Capewell, Sam Tagataese

Outs: None

* No changes.
 

stanleyg

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The Sharks ended up handling the very wet conditions better to get the win in what was a real arm wrestle for 70 minutes.
The Storm probably turned in their worst ball handling exhibition ever and the sharks move up in your face defence put extra pressure on the Storm.
 
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James Maloney of the Sharks argues with Storm players during the round six NRL match between the Melbourne Storm and the Cronulla Sharks at AAMI Park on April 9, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia.
 

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Paul Gallen of the Sharks and Matt Prior of the Sharks look on as James Segeyaro (R) of the Sharks scores the match-winning try as Billy Slater of the Melbourne Storm looks on during the round six NRL match between the Melbourne Storm and the Cronulla Sharks at AAMI Park on April 9, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia.
 

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James Maloney of the Sharks argues with Dale Finucane of the Melbourne Storm and Storm players during the round six NRL match between the Melbourne Storm and the Cronulla Sharks at AAMI Park on April 9, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia.
 

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The Sharks ended up handling the very wet conditions better to get the win in what was a real arm wrestle for 70 minutes.
The Storm probably turned in their worst ball handling exhibition ever and the sharks move up in your face defence put extra pressure on the Storm.
Yes, this, pretty much. Not sure it was quite the "high quality contest" the commentators were bigging it up as, but a deserved win for the Sharks.

One incident highlighted a bit of a bugbear of mine; just before Cronk kicked the 40/20 that led to their penalty, a Storm player ran behind a team-mate, and if they'd been ten yards from the Sharks goal-line, instead of ten yards from their own, the refs would have blown for an obstruction every time. Why are attacking sides penalised for obstruction, when the same play by a defending side never seems to attract a penalty?
 

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One incident highlighted a bit of a bugbear of mine; just before Cronk kicked the 40/20 that led to their penalty, a Storm player ran behind a team-mate, and if they'd been ten yards from the Sharks goal-line, instead of ten yards from their own, the refs would have blown for an obstruction every time. Why are attacking sides penalised for obstruction, when the same play by a defending side never seems to attract a penalty?
I suppose when you are "trapped" in your own 10 metre area its is almost impossible to NOT run behind a team mate unless you resort to one out bash n barge play which goes no where when the opposition is moving up so fast.
You could also ask why do the cameras move in so close that you cant see the Refs ignoring the offside play while also allowing walking forward off the mark.
 

moto748

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Well that's an issue for the broadcasters, not the refs. But I do agree that for all the coverage on Aussie TV is pretty good (compared to ours), the camerawork does leave quite a bit to be desired. I wish they'd stick to mid-distance shots, all too often they are fond of either zooming right out, so you can barely see what's going on, or, as you say, using close-up shots which don't give the whole picture.