Written by Christopher Tearse
Sunday, June 21, 6.30 PM, Round 6, Bankwest Stadium, Cronulla Sharks take on Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs NRL Match Preview
Sharkies down on points and down on the premiership ladder positioned currently thirteenth, the Sharks team under pressure especially the coach with rumours spreading about changes, a win for the Sharks could really help the club and its problems but the Bulldogs are a team also desperate for a win, both teams one from five so far this season, both coming off a loss expect the Bulldogs to turn up and make it an arm wrestle.
The Cronulla Sharks
1. Will Kennedy 2. Sione Katoa 3. Josh Dugan 4. Jesse Ramien 5. Mawene Hiroti 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. Bryson Goodwin 21. Matt Moylan
Coach: John Morris
The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
|Brandon Wakeham||Nick Meaney|
1. Will Hopoate 2. Christian Crichton 3. Reimis Smith 4. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 5. Jake Averillo 6. Kieran Foran 7. Lachlan Lewis 8. Renouf To’omaga 9. Jeremy Marshall-King 10. Dylan Napa 11. Josh Jackson 12. Raymond Faitala-Mariner 13. Adam Elliott
Reserves: 14. Kerrod Holland 15. Dean Britt 16. Sauaso Sue 17. Ofahiki Ogden 19. Sione Katoa 20. Brandon Wakeham 21. Morgan Harper 22. Jack Cogger
Coach: Dean Pay
The last time these two teams met the Bulldogs at home scraped in a win to beat the Sharks 14-12. Previously, in earlier years and most recent form, matches played between the Bulldogs and the Sharks have favoured the Bulldogs winning 18 of 31 head to heads since 1998, the Bulldogs have a better win rate at this venue.
Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs for the win.
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