Sunday Territorian 4 Apr 2010
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20 Sunday Territorian, Sunday, April 4, 2010 www.sundayterritorian.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 4 -A P R -2 0 1 0 P A G E : 2 0 C O L O R : C M Y K SPORT BIG EFFORT: Todd Carney Carney can keep getting better: Smith SYDNEY: Sydney Roosters coach Brian Smith believes Todd Carney still has some way to go to become a topclass NRL fullback despite his outstanding display against Brisbane on Friday night. Carney scored 17 points in his sides 25-6 victory at the Sydney Football Stadium, including two well-taken tries, but his coach has called on the former Canberra playmaker to keep improving his game. He did some good things, but he has a long way to go in terms of developing his game, said Smith. He has got such great talent in terms of carrying the ball, he is learning a bit more about positional play, but there is a lot of things specific to fullback play that you dont encounter anywhere else. It is a big ask we have made of him getting to play there and it is a selfless act on his behalf. Sharks let Raudonikis have dubious record DOUBLE: Sharks Blake Ferguson scored two tries for Cronulla yesterday. Picture: GETTY IMAGES Cronullas 286-days of anguish over By DAVID RICCIO in Sydney TOMMY Raudonikis can keep his record. Answering their critics with a win against all odds, the besieged Cronulla Sharks last night snapped a 286-day losing streak against a lacklustre Parramatta. After 13 straight losses dating back to June 22 last year, the Sharks belted out their team song despite half the side not remembering the lyrics. Even I had forgotten the words, relieved Sharks coach Ricky Stuart said. It was club captain Trent Barretts first win since Origin III and Paul Gallens second in 12 months. I think I just clapped and made lots of noise, Barrett said of the post-match version of Up, Up Cronulla. Taunted by the jibes of former Western Suburbs coach Raudonikis, who had a 14-match losing streak through 1998-99, the Sharks showed courage, determination and commitment. I have never had to go through this before, Barrett said. It hasnt killed us, so its just going to make us stronger and hopefully some people can see we have some ability there and we can get a little better next week. Thats our goal, to win again. Led by Gallen, who registered 260m from 31 hit-ups and made 32 tackles, and the equally impressive Kade Snowden, the Sharks left the fancied Eels embarrassed and looking for answers after their worst performance of the season. New Sharks halfback Tim Smith (pictured) was superb against the club he left in 2008. But the former rookie of the year had no memory of the match after colliding heavily with Feleti Mateo in the 28th minute. Im happy for the players that they can have a bit of joy for a week, Stuart said. The Sharks dominated the first half but had no points to show for it until explosive winger Blake Ferguson opened the scoring in the 44th minute. Barrett inspired the movement that gave the home side a sniff of a remarkable upset. Ferguson completed his try double with a wonderful turn of acceleration and deadly fend of Eels backrower Nathan Hindmarsh in the 55th minute to give Cronulla an 8-0 lead. Adding to the Eels woes was Fuifui Moimoi ending up on report. CRONULLA 11 (B Ferguson 2 tries; T Smith goal, field goal) d PARRA MATTA 0. Referees: Tony De Las Heras, Ashley Klein. Crowd: 13,214.