Celebrations have lasted through the night in Sydney’s south after the Cronulla Sharks historic NRL Grand Final win.
From the moment the siren blasted Cronulla was in control, putting on a gritty and determined first half performance that saw them head to the sheds at the break with an 8-0 lead.
The Storm weren’t going to let it go easily though, they fought back in the second half to find themselves in the lead – but it was only for a brief moment.
ARTICLE CONTINUES AFTER THIS ADVERTISEMENT
It was a suprise try from Sharks forward Andrew Fifita in the 70th minute that gave the Sharks the lead again and eventually a 14-12 win over the Melbourne Storm.
The Sharks effort saw them send retiring hooker Michael Ennis out a winner and meant captain Paul Gallen could finally get his hands on that illusive premiership trophy.
Thousands of fans lined the streets of the Shire overnight and partied with the team until the early hours of the morning to celebrate the club’s historic win that has been 49 years in the making.
— NRL (@NRL) October 2, 2016
— ANZ Stadium (@ANZStadium) October 2, 2016
— Melbourne Storm (@storm) October 2, 2016