The Cronulla Sharks have toughed out an important eight-point win over South Sydney at a drenched Remondis Stadium.
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The match was in the balance until Jason Bukuya scored with five minutes to go. Cronulla got off to a great start in the terrible weather, Michael Gordon touching down on the right wing.
Luke Lewis then got the Sharks second, putting them 10-0 in front.
Alex Johnston cut the lead to six points when he scored on the left flank.
In the second half Souths kept trying to break the deadlock. This effort from George Burgess was ruled out for a double movement.
The Rabbitohs finally got their reward when Chris McQueen got there first to a kick.
Cronulla had kicked a penalty to be two points in front. Souths thought they had hit the lead when McQueen was in again, but it was denied for a knock on in the lead-up.
With seven minutes left Cronulla sealed their victory with Bukuya’s lucky four-pointer. The Sharks were home and their winning run continues.
The Rabbitohs have now slumped to back-to-back losses.