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The Cronulla Sharks host the Sydney Roosters in Saturday night NRL. Join The Roar for live scores of this Round 12 clash from 7:35pm AEST.
Cronulla have breathed a sigh of relief with Siosifa Talakai, Wade Graham and Ronaldo Mulitalo cleared of injuries and expected to face the Roosters. The key trio were each sent for scans on Monday night after picking up problems in Sunday’s win over Gold Coast. Talakai’s ankle had remained the biggest fear for the Sharks, while Graham had required scans on his foot and Mulitalo his shoulder. However the three stars were named on Tuesday afternoon to face the Roosters, as Cronulla aim to fight to stay in the top four before the State of Origin period.
Should Wade Graham switch to the middle permanently? Graham switched to lock and seemed more at home. The former five-eighth has got the ball-playing ability to make more than a good fist of that position but the Sharks already have Cameron McInnes and Dale Finucane already on the roster performing similar duties.
It’s remarkable that Jared Waerea-Hargreaves gets to line up tonight for the Roosters after clocking James Fisher-Harris in the head followed by an expletive at the referee. As The Roar’s Paul Suttor argued this week it’s “another example of the judiciary reset at the start of the season allowing a repeat offender to escape with a fine.”
But alas, he is there and the Roosters will welcome his presence in a big game on the shire.
1. Will Kennedy 2. Sione Katoa 3. Connor Tracey 4. Siosifa Talakai 5. Ronaldo Mulitalo 6. Matt Moylan 7. Nicho Hynes 8. Toby Rudolf 9. Blayke Brailey 10. Royce Hunt 11. Briton Nikora 12. Wade Graham 13. Cameron McInnes
14. Aiden Tolman 15. Braydon Trindall 16. Teig Wilton 17. Andrew Fifita 18. Lachlan Miller 19. Thomas Hazelton 20. Mawene Hiroti 21. Kade Dykes 22. Jesse Colquhoun 23. Luke Metcalf 24. Kayal Iro
1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Paul Momirovski 4. Joseph Manu 5. Joseph Suaalii 6. Sam Walker 7. Luke Keary 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Drew Hutchison 10. Lindsay Collins 11. Angus Crichton 12. Nat Butcher 13. Siosiua Taukeiaho
14. Connor Watson 15. Fletcher Baker 16. Sitili Tupouniua 17. Terrell May 18. Lachlan Lam 19. Egan Butcher 20. Ben Marschke 21. Billy Smith 22. Kevin Naiqama 23. Adam Keighran 24. Daniel Suluka-Fifita