Sharks upset Roosters in NRL as Broncos go top
Last Updated: 07/06/15 1:43pm
The Cronulla Sharks defeated the Sydney Roosters for a second time this season with a 10-4 win in their National Rugby League clash in Sydney on Sunday.
The Sharks, who have won only five games this term, fell behind to a 90-metre try against the run of play by James Maloney in the 16th minute.
But the Roosters failed to get on the scoresheet again as they frequently dropped the ball and struggled to get out of their end of the field.
The Sharks replied five minutes into the second half with a try from Luke Lewis which was set up and converted by Gordon who added two penalties in the 65th and 79th minute to seal the victory
NSW and Cronulla skipper Paul Gallen looks set to feature in next week's second State of Origin match against Queensland after coming through unscathed from a hip injury that has kept him on the sidelines for the past two months.
The Brisbane Broncos are two points clear at the top of the table after thumping bottom team Manly Sea Eagles 44-10 in Brisbane.
Wayne Bennett's Broncos led 20-6 at half-time and finished eight tries to two winners.
St George Illawarra Dragons have two games in hand and will get the chance to join the Broncos at the summit in their match against the Canterbury Bulldogs on Monday.
Melbourne Storm moved to third with a 20-0 win over Penrith Panthers, while defending champions South Sydney maintained their recent run of form with a 36-4 win over the New Zealand Warriors in Perth to move to fifth spot.
The Rabbitohs made it three consecutive wins with centre Dylan Walker scoring two tries.
The Warriors made costly mistakes and never got going, ending a run of three consecutive wins, leaving them in seventh.
Blake Austin produced a superb three-try performance to lead the Canberra Raiders to a 44-22 win over the Newcastle Knights at Hunter Stadium.
The rising star stand-off delivered the decisive blows for the eighth-placed Raiders with tries in the 55th and 60th minutes.