2007 Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks season

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2007 Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
League 11th NRL
2007 record W10 L14 D0
Points for 463 (77 tries, 77 goals, 1 field goal)
Points against 403 (71 tries, 57 goals, 5 field goals)
Team information
Coach Ricky Stuart
Captain Brett Kimmorley
Paul Gallen
Ground Toyota Stadium
Average attendance 10,689
Top scorers
Tries Ben Pomeroy (12)
Goals Luke Covell (68)
Points Luke Covell (176)
 < 2006 2008

The 2007 Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks season was the 41st in the club's history. They competed in the National Rugby League's 2007 Telstra Premiership and finished 11th (out of 16).

Season summary[edit]

The Sharks began the 2007 season afresh following Stuart Raper's dismissal from the club following its poor 2006 season. The Sharks signed former Brisbane Broncos bad boy Brett Seymour who was sacked by that club last year.

2007 was a season of near misses for the largely inexperienced Sharks side with a large number of games lost by 4 points or less. This was highlighted with their points difference of +60; if any of those narrow losses had been won, they would have finished in the top eight, even the top four. Notable wins included a first round shutout of the 2003 premiers Penrith 18-0 (indeed, Penrith went on to win the wooden spoon), a round nine win over the struggling premiers Brisbane at home which pitted NSW hopeful Greg Bird against Queensland captain Darren Lockyer, a golden point win over the Parramatta Eels at Parramatta, the venue of their infamous 74-4 loss just four years earlier and finally a 32-12 win over the Canberra Raiders in Canberra.

Ladder[edit]

Team Pld W D L B PF PA PD Pts
1 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne 24 21 0 3 1 627 277 +350 44
2 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah 24 18 0 6 1 597 377 +220 38
3 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland 24 15 0 9 1 547 618 -71 32
4 New Zealand colours.svg Warriors 24 13 1 10 1 593 434 +159 29
5 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta 24 13 0 11 1 573 481 +92 28
6 Canterbury colours.svg Bulldogs 24 12 0 12 1 575 528 +47 26
7 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney 24 12 0 12 1 408 399 +9 26
8 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane 24 11 0 13 1 511 476 +35 24
9 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 24 11 0 13 1 541 561 -20 24
10 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney 24 10 1 13 1 445 610 -165 23
11 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland 24 10 0 14 1 463 403 +60 22
12 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast 24 10 0 14 1 409 559 -150 22
13 St. George colours.svg St George Illawarra 24 9 0 15 1 431 509 -78 20
14 Canberra colours.svg Canberra 24 9 0 15 1 522 650 -128 20
15 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle 24 9 0 15 1 418 708 -290 20
16 Panthers colours.svg Penrith 24 8 0 16 1 539 607 -68 18

Players[edit]

Current to Round 19, 2007
Player Appearances Tries Goals F Goals Points

Club Awards[edit]

Player movements[edit]

Gains

2007 Signings/Transfers
Player Previous Club Years Signed Until the End of

Losses

Losses
Player Notes

Re-Signings

Re-Signings

References[edit]

  • Official Sharks Website www.sharks.com.au
  • NRL Stats www.nrlstats.com