Morrison mobbed by fans at Sharks game

Cheering crowds have welcomed returning PM Scott Morrison to a football match in Cronulla.
Cheering crowds have welcomed returning PM Scott Morrison to a football match in Cronulla.

Scott Morrison has been met by cheering crowds at a home-turf rugby league match less than a day after he led his party to victory in the federal election.

The returning prime minister and his daughter were mobbed by football fans as they entered the Sharks Leagues Club decked out in the team's official merchandise on Sunday evening.

"Who'd miss this?" a beaming Mr Morrison told reporters before shaking hands and posing for selfies with Sharks supporters.

Mr Morrison is a prominent supporter of the Sharks and member for the Division of Cook, which encompasses Cronulla.

The Coalition defied numerous opinion polls to emerge victorious over Bill Shorten's Labor Party on Saturday night.

Australian Associated Press