The Wests Tigers have only just managed to beat the lowly placed Sharks in a highly controversial clash at Leichardt Oval.

Lock Liam Fulton was the clear standout for the Tigers scoring two tries as the Tigers just managed to beat the Sharks 24-22.

The Tigers attack was at times very flat and they were perhaps lucky to come away with the victory, as the lowly Sharks cut the deficit back to two with ten minutes to go.

The game was not without controversy though as Sharks coach Shane Flanagan lamented three decions that went against Cronulla and collectively, described them as a “massive turn-around”.

In particular, he queried the no-try rulings of the officials on Blake Ferguson, and also centre Ben Pomeroy, who seemed certain to score, only to be hit with a “held” call in the final seconds of the game.

Sharks coach Flanagan said “Whether it’s a try or not, I don’t know, I think there were some other decisions probably worse than that”.

Pomeroy, the man in question with the try was adamant though that he had scored the try.

“I thought I got pushed in that direction and fell on my front, the ball landed on the line”.

Tigers coach Tim Sheens wasn’t too impressed with his side’s performance though despite the win.

“We struggled a bit, we did some good things and did some ordinary things as well”.

Overall, the Sharks can take a lot of heart from their performance as despite their lowly rank, their enthusiasm and hunger to win is phenomenal, and under Flanagan, things look promising.

The Tigers however will want to improve their defence and attack in a big way if they are to challenge the top sides this year as they looked a bit flat in both departments.

By ricky

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