Cronulla Sharks set NYC Holden Cup records with 84-6 thrashing of Wests Tigers

Hungry young Sharks: Cronulla thrashed the Wests Tigers 84-6 in the NYC on Saturday night. Picture: Chris Lane
Hungry young Sharks: Cronulla thrashed the Wests Tigers 84-6 in the NYC on Saturday night. Picture: Chris Lane

The Cronulla Sharks have created history in the National Youth Competition, downing the Wests Tigers 84-6 on Saturday night.

The table-topping Sharks ran in 15 tries to one to score more points than minutes – the most ever scored in an NYC game.

Three teams had scored 78 points, including the Sharks against Manly in 2012, but no one had ever broken the 80-point barrier.

Cronulla’s 78-point winning margin also equaled the biggest margin in a Holden Cup game in the competition’s 10-year history – a 78-0 win for Penrith over the Gold Coast.

Picture: Chris Lane

Picture: Chris Lane

The Sharks led 36-6 at half-time and went on with the job after the break, with Briton Nikora scoring a hat-trick while Tony Mata’utia and Kyle Flanagan scored doubles.

Flanagan has already gone past 200 points for the season and looks in contention to break the NYC record for points in a season (322) with 11 rounds remaining.

Leader Scoreboard

Cronulla Sharks 84 (Briton Nikora 3, Tony Mata’utia 2, Kyle Flanagan 2, Sione Katoa, Bessie Aufaga-Toomaga, Billy Magoulias, Josh Carr, Josh Tuilagi, Kalani Pewhairangi-Charlie, Jack Williams, Will Kennedy tries. Kyle Flanagan 12 goals)

defeated

Wests Tigers 6 (Siaosi Nasilia try. James Tautaiolefua goal)

at Southern Cross Group Stadium