Written by Christopher Tearse
Sunday, July 19, 2.00 PM, Round 10, Central Coast Stadium, Central Coast, New Zealand Warriors take on Cronulla Sharks NRL Match Preview
Challenges, Warriors facing many this season but kudos to them for continuing on, their performance so far this season may even reflect their challenges, this round the Warriors face a Cronulla Sharks that were just consumed by the Panthers, no doubt the Sharkies will be hungry this round and the Warriors might be the perfect antidote to fix their emotions about the previous round, either way, this round is a test the Sharks and possibly a learning experience for the Warriors.
The New Zealand Warriors
1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 2. David Fusitu’a 3. Patrick Herbert 4. Peta Hiku 5. Ken Maumalo 6. Kodi Nikorima 7. Blake Green 8. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown 9. Wayde Egan 10. Adam Blair 11. Eliesa Katoa 12. Tohu Harris 13. Karl Lawton
Reserves: 14. Agnatius Paasi 15. Jack Hetherington 16. Isaiah Papali’i 17. Jazz Tevaga 18. Chanel Harris-Tavita 20. Jack Murchie 21. Lachlan Burr 22. Adam Pompey
Coach: Todd Payten
The Cronulla Sharks
|Connor Tracey||Andrew Fifita|
|Ronaldo Mulitalo||Nene Macdonald|
1. Josh Dugan 2. Sione Katoa 3. Bryson Goodwin 4. Jesse Ramien 5. Ronaldo Mulitalo 6. Shaun Johnson 7. Chad Townsend 8. Braden Hamlin-Uele 9. Blayke Brailey 10. Aaron Woods 11. Briton Nikora 12. Wade Graham 13. Toby Rudolf
Reserves: 14. Connor Tracey 15. Scott Sorensen 16. Siosifa Talakai 17. Royce Hunt 18. Jack Williams 19. Billy Magoulias 20. Will Kennedy 21. Nene Macdonald
Coach: John Morris
The last time these two teams met the Sharkies at home walloped the Warriors 42-16. Previously, in earlier years and most recent form, 36 matches played between the Sharks and the Warriors favour the Sharks winning 21, all other statistics indicate the Sharks score more points on an average, one big statistic is that the Warriors win 100% of the time at this venue 5/5.
Cronulla Sharks for the win.
If we had to pick a line?