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Cronulla have been granted an exemption to replace Jesse Ramien for their crucial contest with Manly due to an ear infection.

Siosifa Talakai will switch to the centres, bench forward Jack Williams has been elevated to start in the second row with debutant Luke Metcalf the new face on the interchange.

Matt Moylan, who was initially named among the reserves, won't make his return from a calf injury.

Sea Eagles duo Dylan Walker and Lachlan Croker have passed HIA protocols and will suit up.

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Round 20 Late Mail

Sharks v Sea Eagles, Monday 8.05pm at Suncorp Stadium

Sharks: Cronulla have been granted an exemption to replace Jesse Ramien due to an ear infection. Siosifa Talakai will switch to the centres, bench forward Jack Williams has been elevated to start in the second row with Luke Metcalf the new face on the interchange.

Bill Magoulias is the 18th man and Joaniah Lualua was the last man cut an hour before kick-off.

Matt Moylan, who was initially named among the reserves, won't make his return from a calf injury.

Veteran prop Aiden Tolman is back from suspension, triggering a pack reshuffle that sees Toby Rudolf return to lock.

The Sharks were dealt a blow losing Shaun Johnson for the season with his hamstring tear.

The Sharks have not defeated the Sea Eagles in consecutive games since 2004.

Sea Eagles: In a late switch an hour before kick-off Toafofoa Sipley comes into the starting side and Taniela Paseka reverts to the bench.

Dylan Walker and Lachlan Croker have passed the concussion protocols and both will play.

Curtis Sironen (knee) got through a week's worth of conditioning training last week and has been included on the bench. Karl Lawton (back) will play after missing last week.

Cade Cust and Jack Gosiewski were dropped from the squad when it was reduced to 19 players 24 hours out from the new kick-off time. Kurt De Luis was the last man cut an hour before kick-off and Moses Suli is 18th man.

The Sea Eagles have won 11 of their past 13 games against the Sharks.

 

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