You have skipped the navigation, tab for page content

Cronulla and the Wests Tigers will both field new-look line-ups when they restart their season in round three.

The Sharks will welcome back Briton Nikora, and possibly fullback Matt Moylan, from injury, while Chad Townsend picked up a thumb injury at training but is little chance of missing the match. They will have to cope without Bronson Xerri who has been suspended after failing an ASADA drug test.

For the Tigers, co-captain Moses Mbye is over his knee injury while halfback Luke Brooks will also give them a timely injection of playmaking power alongside Benji Marshall.

The Rundown

Team news

Sharks: Andrew Fifita is a late withdrawal after failing to overcome a calf strain and his place in the starting side is taken by Toby Rudolf. A boost for the Sharks with Matt Moylan back from a calf injury to join the interchange bench. Connor Tracey and Royce Hunt were the two players dropped from the bench 24 hours before game time, with Billy Magoulias (No.18) moving onto the interchange.

Wests Tigers: The Tigers are 1-17 with Josh Reynolds and Michael Chee Kam dropping out an hour before kick-off. Second-rower Luciano Leilua has scored in both games for Wests Tigers. Matt Eisenhuth and Zane Musgrove were the two players left out on game eve.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Sharks is number 1 William Kennedy
    Fullback for Wests Tigers is number 1 Adam Doueihi
  • Winger for Sharks is number 2 Sione Katoa
    Winger for Wests Tigers is number 2 David Nofoaluma
  • Centre for Sharks is number 3 Josh Dugan
    Centre for Wests Tigers is number 3 Joseph Leilua
  • Centre for Sharks is number 4 Jesse Ramien
    Centre for Wests Tigers is number 4 Moses Mbye
  • Winger for Sharks is number 5 Ronaldo Mulitalo
    Winger for Wests Tigers is number 5 Robert Jennings
  • Five-Eighth for Sharks is number 6 Shaun Johnson
    Five-Eighth for Wests Tigers is number 6 Benji Marshall
  • Halfback for Sharks is number 7 Chad Townsend
    Halfback for Wests Tigers is number 7 Luke Brooks

Forwards

  • Prop for Sharks is number 10 Aaron Woods
    Prop for Wests Tigers is number 8 Josh Aloiai
  • Hooker for Sharks is number 9 Blayke Brailey
    Hooker for Wests Tigers is number 9 Harry Grant
  • Prop for Sharks is number 16 Toby Rudolf
    Prop for Wests Tigers is number 10 Thomas Mikaele
  • 2nd Row for Sharks is number 11 Briton Nikora
    2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 11 Luke Garner
  • 2nd Row for Sharks is number 12 Wade Graham
    2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 12 Luciano Leilua
  • Lock for Sharks is number 13 Jack Williams
    Lock for Wests Tigers is number 13 Alex Twal

Interchange

  • Interchange for Sharks is number 15 Braden Hamlin-Uele
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 14 Oliver Clark
  • Interchange for Sharks is number 17 Scott Sorensen
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 15 Billy Walters
  • Interchange for Sharks is number 18 Billy Magoulias
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 16 Chris Lawrence
  • Interchange for Sharks is number 19 Matt Moylan
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 17 Alex Seyfarth