Written by Christopher Tearse
Saturday, July 11, 3.00 PM, Round 9, Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Sydney, Cronulla Sharks take on Penrith Panthers NRL Match Preview
Sharkies and the Panthers on a winning streak looking again for their fourth straight win to keep their streaks pumping, John Morris takes on the Panthers mastermind Ivan Cleary which suggests pencilling in the win for the Panthers right now, but will the Cronulla players think otherwise taking a strong stand once again for their favourite coach, hells bells will be ringing and this will be the ultimate physical spectacle.
The Cronulla Sharks
|Connor Tracey||Matt Moylan|
1. Josh Dugan 2. Sione Katoa 3. Bryson Goodwin 4. Jesse Ramien 5. Ronaldo Mulitalo 6. Shaun Johnson 7. Chad Townsend 8. Andrew Fifita 9. Blayke Brailey 10. Aaron Woods 11. Briton Nikora 12. Wade Graham 13. Jack Williams
Reserves: 14. Toby Rudolf 15. Braden Hamlin-Uele 16. Siosifa Talakai 17. Royce Hunt 18. Scott Sorensen 19. Connor Tracey 20. Will Kennedy 21. Nene Macdonald
Coach: John Morris
The Penrith Panthers
|Charlie Staines||Brian To’o|
|Dean Whare||Zane Tetevano|
1. Dylan Edwards 2. Josh Mansour 3. Dean Whare 4. Stephen Crichton 5. Brent Naden 6. Jarome Luai 7. Nathan Cleary 8. James Tamou 9. Apisai Koroisau 10. James Fisher-Harris 11. Viliame Kikau 12. Liam Martin 13. Isaah Yeo
Reserves: 14. Tyrone May 15. Zane Tetevano 16. Moses Leota 17. Billy Burns 18. Mitch Kenny 19. Malakai Watene-Zelezniak 20. Spencer Leniu 21. Charlie Staines
Coach: Ivan Cleary
The last time these two teams met the Panthers at home beat the Sharks 26-20. Previously, in earlier years and most recent form, 37 matches played between the Panthers and the Sharks favour the Sharks winning 22, all other statistics suggest the Sharks score more but the Panthers defend better.
Cronulla Sharks for the win.