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In a daily series analysing who will line up in each position for all 16 teams in the opening round of the Telstra Premiership in 2020, NRL.com looks at the Cronulla Sharks.

NRL.com says: The return of Jesse Ramien adds to what was already a serious log-jam in the centres, with potentially both of Josh Dugan and Josh Morris pushed out to the wings.

With few other obvious utility or bench hooker options, Cameron King could go straight into the 17 for round one on the bench. Expect Jack Williams and Billy Magoulias to play plenty of NRL in the post-Paul Gallen era.

Jamie Soward says: While Cam King is a great signing for the club I don't have him in my round one 13 because Billy Magoulias can cover hooker after an incredible season for Newtown in 2019 where he showed he has plenty of skill.

He and Jack Williams cover for the loss of Paul Gallen at lock and Toby Rudolph for me has earned a bench spot after what he did for Newtown last season after coming back from a knee reconstruction.

NRL.com's predicted Sharks round 1 team

  1. Matt Moylan
  2. Josh Morris
  3. Jesse Ramien
  4. Bronson Xerri
  5. Josh Dugan
  6. Shaun Johnson
  7. Chad Townsend
  8. Andrew Fifita
  9. Blayke Brailey
  10. Aaron Woods
  11. Briton Nikora
  12. Wade Graham
  13. Jack Williams

  14. Braden Hamlin-Uele
  15. Billy Magoulias
  16. Cam King
  17. Jayson Bukuya

Others: Sione Katoa, William Kennedy, Kayleb Milne, Ronaldo Mulitalo, Toby Rudolf, Cruz Topai-Aveai, Connor Tracey, Brayden Trindall, Teig Wilton