2001 Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks season

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2001 Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
League 4th NRL
2001 record W17 L10 D2
Points for 678 (119 tries, 99 goals, 4 field goals)
Points against 547 (95 tries, 83 goals, 1 field goal)
Team information
Coach John Lang
Captain David Peachey
Jason Stevens
Ground Toyota Park
Average attendance 12,409
Top scorers
Tries Preston Campbell (17)
Goals Jason Ferris (46)
Points Jason Ferris (121)
 < 2000 2002

The 2001 Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks season was the 35th in the club's history. They competed in the NRL's 2001 Telstra Premiership.

Season summary[edit]

The Sharks had a fantastic 2001 season which saw them finish in the top four for the third time in five seasons (including the only Super League season). It was in their first qualifying finals match against the defending premiers Brisbane (the third year in succession the Sharks had met the Broncos at this stage) that the new Telstra Premiership logo, to be used until the end of 2006, was first seen on the field. The Sharks won this match comfortably, followed by a 54-10 thrashing of second-placed Canterbury, which set them up for a second attempt at a Grand Final berth in three years. Despite leading at half-time, the Sharks were run down in the second half by the Andrew Johns-led Newcastle Knights, who ultimately went on to win the premiership. Yet another Sharks season of promise ended in disappointment.

The highlight of the season was Preston Campbell, who later went on to play in Penrith's 2003 premiership, winning the coveted Dally M Medal.

Ladder[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
1 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta 26 20 2 4 839 406 +433 42
2 Canterbury colours.svg Bulldogs 26 17 3 6 617 538 +49 37
3 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle 26 16 1 9 782 639 +143 33
4 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland 26 15 2 9 594 513 +81 32
5 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane 26 14 1 11 696 511 +185 29
6 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney 26 13 1 12 647 589 +58 27
7 St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra 26 12 2 12 661 573 +88 26
8 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand 26 12 2 12 638 629 +9 26
9 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne 26 11 1 14 704 725 -21 23
10 Northern Eagles colours.svg Northern Eagles 26 11 1 14 603 750 -149 23
11 Canberra colours.svg Canberra 26 9 1 16 600 623 -23 19
12 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 26 9 1 16 474 746 -272 19
13 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland 26 6 2 18 514 771 -257 14
14 Penrith colours.svg Penrith 26 7 0 19 521 847 -326 14

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