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Cronulla Sharks vs Newcastle Knights: NRL live scores, blog

26th August, 2018

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Sharks vs Knights

NRL, 26 August, 2018

Southern Cross Group Stadium
Fulltime - Sharks 38, Knights 12
Sharks   Knights
38 FINAL SCORE 12
6 TRIES 2
5 CONVERSION KICKS 2
2 PENALTY GOALS 0
0 FIELD GOALS 0
 
 
Referee: Jon Stone
Touch judges: Jeff Younis & Mark Bohan
Video Referee: Jared Maxwell
When: 2pm (AEST)
Where: Southern Cross Group Stadium, Sydney
TV: Fox League
Online: NRL Live, Foxtel app or Foxtel now
Betting: Cronulla Sharks: $1.38; Newcastle Knights: $3.07

Sharks
1. Valentine Holmes 2. Sosaia Feki 3. Josh Dugan 4. Kurt Capewell 5. Edrick Lee 6. Matt Moylan 7. Chad Townsend 8. Andrew Fifita 9. Jayden Brailey 10. Matt Prior 11. Luke Lewis 12. Wade Graham 13. Paul Gallen
Interchange: 14.Scott Sorensen 15. James Segeyaro 16. Aaron Woods 17. Jayson Bukuya
18. Joseph Paulo 19. Ava Seumanufagai 20. Sione Katoa 21. Kyle Flanagan

Knights
1. Nick Meaney 2. Ken Sio 3. Sione Mata'utia 4. Cory Denniss 5. Shaun Kenny-dowall 6. Kalyn Ponga 7. Mitchell Pearce 8. Herman Ese'ese 9. Danny Levi 10. Daniel Saifiti 11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon 12. Mitchell Barnett 13. Aidan Guerra
Interchange: 14. Jamie Buhrer 15. Chris Heighington 16. Pasami Saulo 17. Josh King
18. Jacob Lillyman 19. JJ Felise 20. Connor Watson 21. Luke Yates
Joshua Dugan of the Sharks. (AAP Image/Daniel Munoz)
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Match result:

Cronulla have ended an emotional rollercoaster of a week on a high after trouncing Newcastle 38-12 on Sunday.

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Final score
Cronulla Sharks 38
Newcastle Knights 12

Match preview:

The Cronulla Sharks host the Newcastle Knights at Southern Cross Group Stadium. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match from 2pm (AEST).

Both of these teams come into this match off the back of last-start wins, with the Knights holding off the Panthers and the Sharks ruining Johnathan Thurston’s Sydney farewell.

For Cronulla to snare a top-four spot, winning their last two games by wide margins is required. Their victory over the Storm a fortnight ago confirmed they are a premiership threat, but to win from outside the top four has not been done. There will always be a first time, but the Sharks will be hoping that they don’t need to create history.

Centre pairing Jesse Ramien and Ricky Leutele will both miss this game through injury, seeing Josh Dugan move into one centre role, while the versatile Kurt Capewell takes the other, as Edrick Lee returns from injury on the wing. The return of Wade Graham and Jayden Brailey strengthens their line up, with James Segeyaro and Scott Sorenson returning to the bench.

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The Knights, outside top-eight contention but also safe from the spoon, would have been forgiven for a less intense performance last weekend. Instead, they were impressive against a disappointing Penrith, outplaying their opponents away from home. The halves pairing of Mitchell Pearce and Kalyn Ponga worked well while the Newcastle pack finished on top.

There are only a few changes to their team, with Chris Heighington replacing Luke Yates on the bench and Connor Watson is a chance for late inclusion given he was picked in the 21-man squad.

Prediction
The Sharks know how important this game is and that should be enough to get them home.

Cronulla by 14.

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