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Ramien scores twice, Cronulla wins in National Rugby League

SYDNEY (AP) Cronulla center Jesse Ramien scored two tries to help the Sharks beat Penrith 26-22 on Sunday and prevent the Panthers from moving into a share of first place in the National Rugby League.

St. George Illawarra and the New Zealand Warriors have six wins in their first seven matches, a record that Penrith could have equaled with a win over the Sharks.

The weekend results left St. George Illawarra in first place with 12 points, ahead on goal differential over the second-place Warriors, with the Panthers in third, two points behind.