Tarsha Sharks bundled out by the Roosters
Author : Sharks Media
The Tarsha Gale Sharks have been eliminated from the 2021 competition after being beaten 20-0 by the Roosters Indigenous Academy in their sudden-death semi-final on Saturday.
After finishing in sixth position, the Sharks always faced a tough assignment against the third-placed Roosters and while the effort couldn’t be faulted the Academy girls were too good on the day, moving through while the Cronulla side were left to reflect on a season which they could be proud of.
“The girls were quite unlucky, not many calls went their way, but that’s footy,” Sharks coach Jonathan Te Wara said. “The 6-0 score (at half time) was a fair indicator but defending a lot in the first half cost us in the second.”
“Their starting forward pack, they probably had 150kgs on us, we are close to just 55-60kgs for each of our girls, but they’ve got big hearts.”
And despite bowing out of contention for the Tarsha Gale title, Te Wara was proud of the efforts of his team and what they had achieved throughout the year.
“We worked very hard on breeding our team camaraderie, everyone understood their roles, played to the best of their ability and that’s all you can ask for,” he added.
As the coach indicated, the Sharks fought hard in the first half and conceded just one try, that coming in the seventh minute of the match, with the teams going to the break with only six points separating them.
A try four minutes after half time certainly hurt the Sharks cause and when the Indigenous Academy scored a third shortly after, it was going to be an uphill battle from that point.
As hard as they might try the Sharks couldn’t bridge the gap, a fourth four-pointer sealing the win for the Roosters and putting an end to the season for the Cronulla side.
More posts from this section
- Junior Sharks Final Trial Hit Out
- 2020 Tarsha Gale Cup Rnd 1 Results
- Sharks Announce Junior Rep Squads
- Bulldogs Announce 2020 Junior Representative Squads
- Sydney Roosters 2020 Juniors Rep Squads
- Tarsha Gale Cup Rnd 1 Team Lists
- Junior Rep Games Postponed Due to Rain
- Raiders Junior Reps Wrap Round 1
- Tarsha Gale Cup Round 2 Team Lists
- 2020 Tarsha Gale Cup Rnd 2 Results
- Mixed weekend for Junior Sharks
- Raiders Junior Reps Round 2 Wrap
- NSWRL Tarsha Gale Cup Round 3 Team Lists
- 2020 Tarsha Gale Cup Rnd 3 Results
- Sharks Tarsha Gale girls win on the Bell
- Newcastle Knights Junior Reps Rnd 3 results Big win in Perth and a Grand Final rematch
- Tarsha Gale Roosters Win Second Straight To Start Season
- Tarsha Gale Cup Round 4 Team Lists
- 2020 Tarsha Gale Cup Round 4 Results
- Tarsha Gale Sharks keep unbeaten record intact
- 2020 Tarsha Gale Cup Rnd 5 Results
- Tarsha Gale Cup Round 5 Team Lists
- Unbeaten run ends for Tarsha Gale Sharks
- Tarsha Gale Cup Round 6 Team Lists
- NSWRL Coronavirus Statement
- Newcastle Knights Junior Rep Results Clean sweep as all grades win
- Cronulla Sharks Tarsha Gale back on track
- NSWRL suspends all competitions over COVID-19
- NSWRL 2020 statewide competitions cancelled
- Major second-tier competitions cancelled across Australia