Nicho Hynes rocks Shark Park with kick after the siren to seal dramatic win over Parramatta – after cannonball deal with reared its ugly head simply seconds earlier
- Cronulla Sharks beat Parramatta Eels 18-16 in dramatic Round 2 conflict
- Nicho Hynes lands essential conversion after the siren to seal last-gasp win
- Eels had led till the 79th minute when Teig Wilton scored Sharks’ fourth attempt
- Cronulla and Parra each have one win and one loss from first two video games
He joked he’d been ‘kicking like Harry Grant’ after lacking his first three conversion makes an attempt, however new signing Nico Hynes got here via when it mattered, calmly scoring a conversion after the siren to put Cronulla previous the Eels and ship the devoted loopy at Shark Park.
Just seconds beforehand, Parramatta’s Ray Stone gave away a vital penalty by hammering into an opponent’s legs from behind whereas he was held up in a two-man deal with, main Fox commentator Steve Roach to cry, ‘We’ve bought to get this out of the sport.’
What occurred subsequent will harm simply as a lot as any penalty he faces from the judiciary, with the Sharks shifting the ball shortly to the left and Teig Wilton breaking via a Reed Mahoney tried deal with to crash via Clint Gutherson and plant the ball over the stripe.
Nico Hynes slotted a conversion after the siren to seal Cronulla’s 18-16 over Parramatta
Hynes was proper to examine himself to Storm hooker Grant, who had a horror night time in entrance of objective towards Souths, as he couldn’t discover the hole between the posts all through the sport, lacking three straight conversions.
His fourth by no means regarded like lacking.
The Sharks started brightly when winger Ronaldo Mulitalo opened the scoring down the left after he mixed properly with Connor Tracey and Will Kennedy in the fifth minute.
Either aspect of Mulitalo’s rating Oregon Kaufusi and Bailey Simonsson failed to legally floor tries for the Eels, then Sione Katoa prolonged the Sharks’ lead with a attempt on the half hour mark.
The Sharks halfback saved his composure and by no means regarded like lacking his kick
His conversion clinched a last-gasp win for Cronulla towards the Eels at Sharks Park
Unfortunately for Cronulla, Hynes was unable to convert both Sharks try to Parramatta lower the deficit to 8-6 when Mitchell Moses scored on the stroke of half-time.
With nothing a lot occurring, Moses took benefit of a flat-footed Sharks line of defense and chipped over the high.
Eels skipper Clint Gutherson tapped the ball inside to five-eighth Dylan Brown who despatched it onto Moses to contact down underneath heavy strain from Jesse Ramien.
Moses appeared to be struggling with a thigh criticism and Gutherson transformed the attempt earlier than including a penalty in entrance of the sticks early in the second half when Wilton tackled Ray Stone off the ball.
Mitchell Moses (left) scored the Eels’ first attempt of the sport late in the first half
Parramatta’s defence stifled the Sharks all through the second half earlier than it was breached
Wilton’s ill-discipline once more allowed Parramatta again into the sport when he illegally tackled Moses in the air whereas kicking with Gutherson notching the ensuing penalty.
Fitzgibbon introduced new recruit Cameron McInnes into the fray to a big cheer from the crowd of 11,459.
His introduction appeared to be the spark the Sharks wanted, with Hynes setting Tracey up to rating with 20 minutes to go.
Any optimism appeared shortlived when Reed Mahoney scored with quarter-hour to go to put the Eels again forward and Cronulla’s Braden Hamlin-Uele dropped the ball over the line.