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The Cronulla Sharks and Canberra Raiders are the first match in a triple header Sunday of NRL action. Join The Roar for live scores from 1:50pm AEST.
Cronulla duo Will Kennedy (two matches) and Jesse Ramien (three matches) accepted high tackle bans. Nicho Hynes has been switched to fullback with Braydon Trindall at halfback to fill the Kennedy void while Connor Tracey comes in from the wing to centre for Ramien with Ronaldo Mulitalo back in the starting side after an illness kept him out last weekend.
Matt Moylan’s form improved last year when it looked like he might not get another contract and he’s been solid in 2022 to outperform the bargain basement one-year deal he signed. The Sharks would love to be able to keep him keen with another lean contract but he’ll be in a position to at least demand a two-season extension.
The Raiders’ six-year stretch when they kept beating St George Illawarra became the stuff of legend but Canberra have quietly built up a similar streak against Cronulla. The Green Machine has won their past seven games against the Sharks. The only other time in the NRL era that they have had a better run against a rival club was their nine-game sequence against the Red V from 2008 to 2013.
Seb Kris has been called up to centre with Jarrod Croker out three weeks with a shoulder problem with Xavier Savage added to the bench.
1. Nicho Hynes 2. Sione Katoa 3. Connor Tracey 4. Siosifa Talakai 5. Ronaldo Mulitalo 6. Matt Moylan 7. Braydon Trindall 8. Toby Rudolf 9. Blayke Brailey 10. Aiden Tolman 11. Briton Nikora 12. Teig Wilton 13. Dale Finucane
Interchange: 14. Cameron McInnes 15. Jack Williams 16. Wade Graham 17. Royce Hunt 18. Mawene Hiroti 19. Andrew Fifita 20. Luke Metcalf 21. Lachlan Miller 22. Jayden Berrell 23. Jesse Colquhoun 24. Thomas Hazelton
1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad 2. Nick Cotric 3. Matthew Timoko 4. Sebastian Kris 5. Jordan Rapana 6. Matt Frawley 7. Brad Schneider 8. Josh Papalii 9. Adam Elliott 10. Joseph Tapine 11. Hudson Young 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Corey Harawira-Naera
Interchange: 14. Tom Starling 15. Ryan Sutton 16. Xavier Savage 17. Corey Horsburgh 18. Harry Rushton 19. Trey Mooney 20. Sam Williams 21. Peter Hola 22. James Schiller 23. Emre Guler 24. Albert Hopoate