Elliot Whitehead says he felt sick when Cronulla scored a penalty goal from his swinging arm on Ben Barba in the Sharks’ semi-final win last weekend.
The score was tied at 14-14 late in the game when Whitehead was penalised for the hit. Cronulla went on to win the game 16-14.
“I felt sick,” Whitehead admitted to AAP.
“I was very disappointed when I heard the whistle because I knew all the boys had done all the hard work. To give that away just five minutes from time it was pretty disappointing.
“At least we’ve got another chance this week and hopefully we get the result this week.
“I’ll just have to keep my head up and help the team this week.
“I wouldn’t say I’ve got a point to prove – I’ve worked hard every week for the boys and feel like I’ve been doing my job pretty well the last couple of weeks.
“Hopefully I can just keep that form and take it into this weekend.”