Sharks Fans Go Wild After Claiming First-Ever NRL Title

Cronulla is draped in black, white and blue.

03/10/2016 7:16 AM AEDT | Updated 03/10/2016 12:06 PM AEDT
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Sharks fans have gathered to greet the victorious Cronulla players late Sunday night.

The Sydney suburb of Cronulla is awash with black, white and blue as locals celebrate the Sharks' epic NRL premiership win.

The club from the city's southern shire took out its first NRL title on Sunday night, ending a 49 drought after a thrilling 14-12 win over the Melbourne Storm.

A 70th-minute try from prop forward Andrew Fifita helped the Sharks hold on against the Storm in front of more than 83,000 fans at Sydney's Olympic stadium to win their first grand final.

Read the full match report here.

Sharks supporters partied through the night, and a fan day is taking place Monday with players and the Provan-Summons trophy.

Thousands of people have descended on Shark Park for the event as the suburb continues to celebrate the hoodoo-breaking victory.

One Sharks supporter summed up the general mood in the area.

"Words can't explain it. It's the best day of my life. Kids, marriage, no, this is it, this is it, mate," he told the ABC.

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