Broncos forward Sam Thaiday against the Knights in Round 7.

The final team lists for the Round 9 NRL Telstra Premiership clash between the Cronulla Sharks and the Brisbane Broncos.

Ricky Leutele and Sam Tagataese drop back to the bench for the Sharks with Gerard Beale starting at centre and Matt Prior starting at prop.

For Brisbane, Travis Waddell and Sam Thaiday move into the starting side with Kodi Nikorima shifting back to the bench, Adam Blair out suspended and Herman Ese'ese joining the interchange.

Sharks
1 Ben Barba
2 Sosaia Feki
3 Jack Bird
14 Gerard Beale 
5 Valentine Holmes
6 James Maloney
7 Chad Townsend
8 Andrew Fifita
9 Michael Ennis
16 Matt Prior 
11 Jayson Bukuya
12 Wade Graham
13 Paul Gallen (c)
Interchange:
4 Ricky Leutele
10 Sam Tagataese 
15 Chris Heighington
17 Luke Lewis
 
Broncos
1 Darius Boyd
2 Corey Oates
3 Jack Reed
4 James Roberts
5 Jordan Kahu
6 Anthony Milford
7 Ben Hunt
8 Josh McGuire
17 Travis Waddell 
15 Sam Thaiday 
11 Alex Glenn
12 Matt Gillett
13 Corey Parker (c)
Interchange:
9 Kodi Nikorima
14 Jarrod Wallace
16 Jo Ofahengaue
18 Herman Ese'ese