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Golden Point Overtime Cronulla Sharks vs. North Queensland Cowboys Valentine Holmes Field Goal Video Reaction

The Cowboys beat the Sharks 32-30 after Valentine Holmes scored a sweeping field goal after two overtimes to seal a golden point epic for the ages.

The teams couldn’t be separated after 90 minutes, forcing an extension of the golden point before Holmes emerged with one of the most clutch-field goals in NRL history.

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Early in the game, Tom Gilbert used all his power to get several defenders on the first try of the night.

Toby Rudolf performed a brilliant power run to the line to put the Sharks back in contention.

“This is an incredible run from Rudolf,” said Greg Alexander.

“That was a touch of Fifita in the 2016 Grand Final,” said James Hooper.

Nicho Hynes played a superbly timed pass to pass Siosifa Talakai untouched to see the Sharks take the lead.

Tom Dearden opened the game with a stunning long-range attempt to burn through the Sharks and level the scores.

Peta Hiku sauntered over as the Cowboys scored their second goal in two minutes to take the lead.

“What a turn,” Alexander said.

Hynes passed Ronaldo Mulitalo to set up William Kennedy to secure the scores at 18-18 at the break.

“What a game,” said Warren Smith.

“The sharks bring fire together with fire. This is a shootout.”

Holmes produced some brilliant soft hands to corner Murray Taulagi to give the Cowboys the lead.

Cameron McInnes rushed over from close range to make four tries apiece and give the Sharks a narrow lead.

Hynes put Kennedy through a hole near the line for his third attempt assistant to give the Sharks a commanding 10-point lead.

Tracey was sent into the sin trap for knocking out Holmes and reducing the Sharks to 12 men for the remainder of the contest when the Cowboys came back on a converted try with a penalty goal.

Taumalolo rushed over to secure the results and force extra time after the scores tied 30-30 at the end of 80 minutes.

Both sides were still locked at 30-30 after overtime, forcing the golden point.

Holmes scored a 45-yard, 2-point field goal to send the Cowboys through to the preliminary final after 93 minutes of epic rugby league.

Here are the key takeaways from the game.

COME . . .


The Cronulla Sharks host the North Queensland Cowboys for a preliminary final shot at PointsBet Stadium.

The Sharks are helped by the availability of center Siosifa Talakai, who has made a remarkable recovery from an ankle injury sustained last week.

Dale Finucane (ribs), Toby Rudolf (knee), Will Kennedy (ankle) and Connor Tracey (concussion) all return to bolster the Sharks.

The Cowboys welcome Coen Hess back from the bench suspension while Jamayne Taunoa-Brown is out.

Tom Dearden will wear a protective box after successfully returning from a broken testicle last week.

Tom Gilbert starts for the Cowboys while Luciano Leilua is on the bench.

The winner will have a week off with the Panthers and sit 80 minutes before a grand final, while the loser will have to fight for anything and everything in next week’s semifinals, so it’s all up for grabs.

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