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Loss to depleted Raiders seals unwanted top-eight record for Sharks – Sydney Morning Herald

Cronulla will head into the finals having lost every match against their finals rivals after losing to a Raiders side missing almost all of its stars.

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Sharks coach John Morris said he was missing a host of his regulars as well (including Shaun Johnson, Chad Townsend, Jackson Ferris, Matt Moylan, Josh Dugan and Sione Katoa) and their motivation was all about next week, not trying to avoid some pre-finals history.
“We beat a top-eight side next week, all that’s forgotten,” Morris said. “It was a difficult situation. Both sides had a lot of players out. The Raiders rested a lot, we took a fair few out of our side as well. We wanted to play well …

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