21 Aug 2011

Roosters beat Cronulla

5:29 am on 21 August 2011

Three tries in the last eight minutes capped off a superb fightback from the Sydney Roosters and sealed a 36-25 National Rugby League victory over Cronulla at the Sydney Football Stadium.

A 72nd-minute Wade Graham field goal gave the Sharks a 25-12 lead and looked to have given the Sharks a fifth successive victory over the Roosters in a low-key but absorbing encounter.

However, late tries from the impressive Jake Friend, Anthony Minichiello and Frank-Paul Nuuausala turned the game on its head and inflicted a sixth straight defeat on Shane Flanagan's side.