Kiama's pre-finals Group Seven statement against Shellharbour

Charge: Knights prop James Brown, against Albion Park this season, was injured in the victory over Shellharbour on Sunday. Picture: SPORTS FOCUS PHOTOS

Charge: Knights prop James Brown, against Albion Park this season, was injured in the victory over Shellharbour on Sunday. Picture: SPORTS FOCUS PHOTOS

KIAMA can now only sit and wait. 

Sunday’s victory over Shellharbour might finally be the occasion when they showed they can break through and win a Group Seven premiership. 

But with a bye in the final round, their fate rests in the hands of others.

A first-half blitz ensured Kiama victory over the Sharks, who can still win the minor premiership with victory over Port Kembla next weeks. 

But the Knights can now still finish in the top three, after a 38-18 win, having led 28-8 at the break.  

“I just thought we defended really well in the middle and we maybe only gave away four penalties for the half,” Kiama coach Matt O’Brien said. 

“Our kick-chase was really, really good and we kept the ball in play, that’s what we wanted to do against against a bigger side. 

“When we’re not that big, we try and back our fitness.

“We’ll get ourselves fresh, get our bodies right and see where we land I guess.”

The Knights lost prop James Brown in the early exchanges through injury, but produced a ruthless streak in response. 

Meanwhile, Jamberoo moved to the top of the ladder on for and against, after a thumping 64-16 win over the Stingrays at Flinders Oval on Sunday. 

Gerringong had earlier eased to a 40-10 victory over Albion Park-Oak Flats on Saturday. 

However, the Lions are third, behind the Roos and Sharks.

Crucially, Jamberoo host Gerringong on Saturday in the final round. 

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