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Two in-form sides meet in what should be a Saturday afternoon belter between the Cronulla Sharks and Penrith Panthers. Keep up to date with the action with live scores on The Roar from 3pm (AEST).
Both these clubs have found rich veins of form, with four wins from their last five matches. The Panthers, in particular, have stamped themselves as title contenders, a gutsy seven-point win over the Tigers last week showing they’re entirely capable of getting the two competition points even when not at their absolute best.
The Sharks, while not pitted against the best opposition recently, have nonetheless been on a scoring tear of late. They’ve racked up 100 points in their last three matches, and 40 apiece in each of their last two.
Cronulla will have to make do without fullback Matt Moylan in this one though. His hamstring injury has led John Morris to shuffle his backline, moving Josh Dugan to the back and Bronson Goodwin into the centres, while Ronaldo Mulitalo slots into the side on the wing.
The Panthers also have some backline movement of their own, Brian To’o’s injury moving Brent Naden out to the wing and opening up a spot in the centres for Dean Whare to make his return in.
Kick-off: 3pm (AEST)
Venue: Netstrata Jubilee Stadium
TV: Fox Sports
Live stream: Kayo Sports, Foxtel
1. Josh Dugan, 2. Sione Katoa, 3. Bryson Goodwin, 4. Jesse Ramien, 5. Ronaldo Mulitalo, 6. Shaun Johnson, 7. Chad Townsend, 8. Andrew Fifita, 9. Blayke Brailey, 10. Aaron Woods, 11. Briton Nikora, 12. Wade Graham, 13. Jack Williams
Bench/Reserves: 14. Toby Rudolf, 15. Braden Hamlin-Uele, 16. Siosifa Talakai, 17. Royce Hunt, 18. Scott Sorensen, 19. Connor Tracey, 20. William Kennedy, 21. Nene Macdonald
1. Dylan Edwards, 2. Josh Mansour, 3. Dean Whare, 4. Stephen Crichton, 5. Brent Naden, 6. Jarome Luai, 7. Nathan Cleary, 8. James Tamou, 9. Apisai Koroisau, 10. James Fisher-Harris, 11. Viliame Kikau, 12. Liam Martin, 13. Isaah Yeo
Bench/Reserves: 14. Tyrone May, 15. Zane Tetevano, 16. Moses Leota, 17. Billy Burns, 18. Mitch Kenny, 19. Malakai Watene-Zelezniak, 20. Spencer Leniu, 21. Charlie Staines