Final teams: Sharks v Panthers

For Cronulla, Todd Carney, Bryce Gibbs and Paul Gallen are out. Chad Townsend will start at five-eighth, Mark Taufua and Anthony Tupou will start in the forwards, and Jon Green joins the bench.

For the Panthers, Michael Gordon returns to the side, replacing Etu Uaisele on the wing.

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SHARKS
1. Matthew WRIGHT
2. John WILLIAMS
3. Ricky LEUTELE
4. Colin BEST
5. Nathan STAPLETON
23. Chad TOWNSEND
7. Jeff ROBSON
17. Mark TAUFUA
9. Isaac DE GOIS
10. Ben ROSS
11. Jeremy SMITH (c)
12. Jayson BUKUYA
18. Anthony TUPOU
Bench:
14. Andrew FIFITA
15. Tyson FRIZELL
16. John MORRIS
19. Jon GREEN
Coach: Shane Flanagan

PANTHERS
1. Josh MANSOUR
23. Michael GORDON
3. Michael JENNINGS
4. Brad TIGHE
5. David SIMMONS
6. Lachlan COOTE
7. Luke WALSH
8. Sam McKENDRY
9. Kevin KINGSTON (c)
10. Tim GRANT
11. Clint NEWTON
12. Cameron CIRALDO
13. Nigel PLUM
Bench:
14. Shane SHACKLETON
15. Mitch ACHURCH
16. Ryan SIMPKINS
17. Matt ROBINSON
Coach: Ivan Cleary

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