Nicho Hynes drills game winner in Golden Point thriller, Cronulla Sharks vs South Sydney Rabbitohs scores, results, video highlights


Sharks match winner Nicho Hynes has revealed how a chat with teammate Matt Moylan set the stage for his golden point heroics against the Rabbitohs.

The Sharks prevailed in a game that was an all-time tense tussle after Hynes scored a basket with three minutes left in a golden second period to give his team a 21-20 victory at Shark Park.

After his game-winning exploits, Hynes said he spoke with Moylan during the break between golden points periods to see who would take the vital kick.

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“I put us under pressure with that pass to Toby (Rudolf) so I had to do it or I would have cried all night,” he told Fox League after the win.

Sharks’ Nicho Hynes celebrates kicking a field goal to win the game in extra time at Golden Point during the NRL Round 20 game between Cronulla Sharks and South Sydney Rabbitohs at PointsBet Stadium , on July 30, 2022, in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images) (Getty)

“We just kept defending and we stayed there and it worked for us. I wanted it all the time and I got tackled by Latrell once and (Moylan) wanted one and I said ‘No’ .

“At half-time I said, ‘Put me in position, I want one’, and luckily I got one.”

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Victory could prove vital to the composition of the NRL’s top eight, with the Sharks now sitting third in the table.

Following the loss, the Roosters now sit seventh in the table with 24 Premiership points.

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