It was the day before the 1997 Super League grand final. The Sharks won the match 14–12 in a tight contest before 83,625 spectators, earning the club its first premiership title in their 49-year history. Two years on and the Sharks are in the grand final. The 2016 NRL Grand Final was a rugby league match between the Melbourne Storm and the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks to determine the premiers of the National Rugby League for the 2016 season.The match was held at Sydney's ANZ Stadium on Sunday 2 October. The Cronulla Sharks held off a furious finish from Melbourne Storm to end their 49-year title hunt with a gripping 14-12 win in the NRL Grand Final in Sydney. The Sharks are in the grand final. From the Vault: NRL Round 11. On the coaching front, the Sharks halfback that night was Paul Green, who will be scheming to bring the Broncos down in the NRL … ... (the Knights had won the 1997 ARL decider, while the Sharks lost the Super League grand final that same year). Available in jarrah, baltic and black timber frames.

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Cronulla Sharks have beaten Melbourne Storm 14-12 in the 2016 NRL Grand Final and ended 49 years of hurt to land the first ever premiership title in … Photo: A plush Cronulla Sharks mascot hangs out of a car.

This officially licenced print of the 1997 Grand Final victory by the Newcastle Knights is framed in quality timber. The Sharks, rugby league’s loveable losers, were taking on the might of the Brisbane Broncos. (ABC News… It will be the team's first grand final appearance since losing the 1997 Super League decider to Brisbane. 1997 Super League grand final: Broncos 26 defeated Sharks 8 at ANZ Stadium (Brisbane) Many of you will be thinking that the Newcastle Knights won the 1997 premiership, which I recapped last week. 1997 NRL grand final: Newcastle Knights V Manly Sea Eagles. The Sharks had finished as minor premiers in 1999 but exited the competition at the preliminary final stage and two years later again fell one match short of the grand final. Rogers snr knew all about the pain of losing. YOUTUBE: Highlights of 1997 grand final. It includes details of the final including a by the clock summary. It barely computes.