After 40 minutes, Cronulla is in full control, leading the Cowboys 36-6.
Total dominance for the Sharks who owned the 60 percent possession count while completing their sets at 88 percent.
Six mistakes already and just a 69% completion rate are worrying signs for Cowboys coach Todd Payten and his average.
Rugby league legend Greg Alexander unloaded during the halftime break, calling out the North Queensland playgroup and what they really play for.
“The Cowboys were evil,” Alexander told Fox League.
“We already had big losses this weekend, we had three teams – Panthers, Souths and Storm have big wins, but neither of them were leading 36-6 at halftime.
“Todd Payten, I don’t know where he’s going now?”
“A total lack of effort. Whatever he’s trying to do up there doesn’t work, it doesn’t sink.
“These guys don’t play for their lives or their contracts.”