For the Sharks, both coach Shane Flanagan and captain Paul Gallen wished to apologise to fans, after another performance described by Flanagan as woeful.
The loss was the Sharks eighth in nine games, as they seek to rebuild, and get their season back on track.
“I feel like apologising to the fans because it wasn’t good enough,” Flanagan said after the six-tries-to-three drubbing.
“It was a poor performance by us and not acceptable.”
Gallen added: “We probably have to apologise a bit to the fans, thank them for turning up. That’s not good enough.”
Flanagan highlighted his sides inconsistencies, after they put in a solid performance despite their loss last week to the Storm.
“I need to make some decisions now and it’s probably decisions that we start looking to the future,” he said.
“We’ve still got to win football games, that’s the real important thing but I’ll have that in mind when I pick some teams in the near future.
“The eight’s probably looking a long way away at the moment but we’re not giving up on our season, that’s for sure.
“Maybe we haven’t got the talent there of some of the other sides.
“I’ve got a player in Paul Gallen but I haven’t got the halves, (players) in key positions.”
The loss was not a good way for Paul Gallen to celebrate the 10th anniversary of his debut, but for Lockyer, it was a great win to cap off his career, in Sydney, in what will be his last club game in Sydney.
Griffin was pleased with sides effort, and knows that his side went out there and played the way they had to, in order to win.
“For most of that second half we went out and did what we needed to do,” Griffin said.
Lockyer also laughed off the fact that he was playing his final club game in Sydney.
“It’s funny, I’ll be back here next week (playing State of Origin),” he said.
“(I’ve got) some memories of coming to Shark Park, it’s usually blowing a gale and raining.”
Dally M Points
3 Alex Glenn
2 Corey Parker
1 Darren Lockyer