Written by Christopher Tearse
Sunday, August 9, 4.05 PM, Round 13, Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Sydney, Cronulla Sharks take on Parramatta Eels NRL Match Preview
South meets West as the stage is set and ready for lift-off, this will be another physical clash between two teams still in contention for the NRL Premiership, the Cronulla Sharks flying under the radar and sitting in eighth on the NRL Premiership ladder have a number of returning weapons this Round including Josh Dugan and Matt Moylan that should see them have a decent crack at the Eels, if the Sharks win this they will improve their position on the ladder by possibly three-fold, important game for the Eels to as a team you don’t want to start crumbling towards the finals.
The Cronulla Sharks
|Bryson Goodwin||Jackson Ferris|
|Jesse Ramien||Braydon Trindall|
|Josh Dugan||Briton Nikora|
1. Will Kennedy 2. Sione Katoa 3. Josh Dugan 4. Jesse Ramien 5. Ronaldo Mulitalo 6. Matt Moylan 7. Shaun Johnson 8. Braden Hamlin-Uele 9. Blayke Brailey 10. Aaron Woods 11. Siosifa Talakai 12. Wade Graham 13. Toby Rudolf
Reserves: 14. Connor Tracey 15. Jack Williams 16. Teig Wilton 17. Royce Hunt 18. Scott Sorensen 19. Briton Nikora 20. Braydon Trindall 21. Bryson Goodwin
Coach: John Morris
The Parramatta Eels
1. Clinton Gutherson 2. Maika Sivo 3. Michael Jennings 4. Waqa Blake 5. Blake Ferguson 6. Dylan Brown 7. Mitchell Moses 8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 9. Reed Mahoney 10. Junior Paulo 11. Shaun Lane 12. Marata Niukore 13. Nathan Brown
Reserves: 14. Andrew Davey 15. Ray Stone 16. Kane Evans 17. Oregon Kaufusi 18. Brad Takairangi 19. Stefano Utoikamanu 20. David Gower 21. Jai Field
Coach: Brad Arthur
The last time these two teams met the Sharks at home whipped the Eels 42-22. Previously, in earlier years and most recent form, 34 matches played between the Sharks and the Eels favour the Sharks winning 18, all other statistics indicate that if the Sharks were to win today there defense will have to be better than what they usually concede.
Cronulla Sharks for the win.