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Valentine Holmes races away for a try. Dick Smith NRL Auckland Nines rugby league tournament. Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand. Day 2, Sunday February 2014. Photo: Andrew Cornaga/

1st minute: In the words of Warren Smith, we're underway. Sharks to start with possession.

1st minute: TAGATAESE TRY! The big man channels his inner Usain Bolt and sprints about 50m to the tryline. What speed! 

2nd minute: Holdsworth converts from the sideline. Fantastic kick. Sharks take a 6-0 lead. 

4th minute: Sharks finding success down the right side. Looking the better team early. 

5th minute: Two fairly poor sets to start the game from the Titans. 

6th minute: BROWN TRY! Fa'amanu Brown too quick out of dummy half, fends off Albert Kelly for the try. Holdsworth misses that one, but the lead is now 10-0.

7th minute: Forward pass from Carter ends the Titans' third set. Struggling here. 

9th minute: AYSHFORD TRY! Magic stuff from the Sharks. Holdsworth dummies then sends it out to Gardner, who flicks it to Ayshford back on the inside. Terrific stuff. Holdsworth converts, and the Sharks now lead 16-0 at halftime. 

10th minute: Titans have the ball to kick off second half. Let's see what they can come up with now. Minichiello with a great run. 

11th minute: MINICHIELLO TRY! Titans needed to score first and they did. Bailey puts Fifita on his bum, earns a penalty, and then Mini barges his way over first hit up. Titans miss conversion, but lead is reduced to 16-4. 

12th minute: HOLMES TRY! And the Sharks reply straightaway. Big left foot step fools Harrison and Minichiello and Holmes run 60m for the try. Speed to burn. 

Sharks miss, but the lead extends to 20-4. 

14th minute: KELLY TRY! Titans won't go away yet. Kelly goes direct and the Sharks back off him. 

14th minute: But they miss the easy conversion, and it's 20-8. 

15th minute: LEUTELE TRY! That should be it now. Feki puts a big fend on Tighe, goes down the left touchline and finds support in Leutele. 

16th minute: Sharks miss conversion, but it's 24-8 now and they're just about on their way to a quarter-final. 

17th minute: MINICHIELLO TRY! Mini gets his second, a number of offloads there, including some beauties from Faifai Loa and Takairangi. 

17th minute: Conversion good, and the Titans reduce the lead to 24-14. A bit too late though. 

18th minute: Tighe makes amends with a great tackle on Feki, forcing an error. 

18th minute: Another big shot by Mead on Stapleton. 

18th minute: PRIOR TRY. Sharks have last laugh through Prior. That's the 100th try of the tournament. Holdsworth converts, and it's 30-14 at fulltime. 

Acknowledgement of Country

Gold Coast Titans proudly acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we are situated, the Kombumerri families of the Yugambeh Language Region. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and recognise their continuing connections to the lands, waters and their extended communities throughout South East Queensland.