17 Jun 2012

Cronulla's late charge beats Warriors 20-19

6:07 am on 17 June 2012

A try-scoring double to halfback Jeff Robson in the final 10 minutes helped home side Cronulla to a gripping 20-19 NRL victory over the New Zealand Warriors in atrocious conditions in Sydney on Saturday night.

Sharks players needed to defend until the final whistle, with Warrior Shaun Johnson going perilously close to sneaking over with two minutes left as Cronulla held firm.

Though the Warriors led 13-8 at halftime and extended that lead to 11 points after 56 minutes, they could not withstand Cronulla's late charge.