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One of the matches of the round pits the Cronulla Sharks against the Parramatta Eels in what should be a thriller at Kogarah. Join The Roar for live scores from 4:05pm (AEST).
Cronulla have been on an absolute scoring tear of late, putting up scores of 40, 40, 24, 46, 28 and 36 in their last six matches – netting five wins. The last two matches were hard-fought against lesser opposition, but the purple patch has seen the Sharks climb to sixth on the ladder – just two points outside the top four.
Parramatta sit third on the ladder – just one point off first – but have been labouring over the last month. They’ve needed everything in the tank to take down the Knights, Tigers and Bulldogs over the last month, while also dropping one to the injury-riddled Sea Eagles. A loss here would open the door for the Roosters or Raiders to overtake them.
The Sharks enjoy a strong recent record over the Eels, having won six of the previous seven meetings between these sides. Neither side particularly enjoys playing at Kogarah Oval, with Cronulla winning one of their three matches there this year and Parramatta losing on six of their last eight visits.
Kick-off: 4:05pm (AEST)
Venue: Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Sydney
TV: Nine, Fox Sports
Live stream: Kayo Sports, Foxtel, NRL Live Pass
1. Will Kennedy, 2. Sione Katoa, 3. Josh Dugan, 4. Jesse Ramien, 5. Ronaldo Mulitalo, 6. Matt Moylan, 7. Shaun Johnson, 8. Braden Hamlin-Uele, 9. Blayke Brailey, 10. Aaron Woods, 11. Siosifa Talakai, 12. Wade Graham, 13. Toby Rudolf
Bench/Reserves: 14. Connor Tracey, 15. Jack Williams, 16. Teig Wilton, 17. Royce Hunt, 18. Scott Sorensen, 19. Briton Nikora, 20. Braydon Trindall, 21. Bryson Goodwin
1. Clint Gutherson, 2. Maika Sivo, 3. Michael Jennings, 4. Waqa Blake, 5. Blake Ferguson, 6. Dylan Brown, 7. Mitchell Moses, 8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard, 9. Reed Mahoney, 10. Junior Paulo, 11. Shaun Lane, 12. Marata Niukore, 13. Nathan Brown
Bench/Reserves: 14. Andrew Davey, 15. Ray Stone, 16. Kane Evans, 17. Oregon Kaufusi, 18. Brad Takairangi, 19. Stefano Utoikamanu, 20. David Gower, 21. Jai Field