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The Sharks head to Magic Round sitting comfortably in fourth spot and on a high after overcoming the send-off of Will Kennedy to down the Warriors.

Such was their composure and faith in their systems that they rarely seemed troubled in defence despite having 12 men for 63 minutes and going down to 11 men when Jesse Ramien was sin binned in the second half.

The Raiders got back on track with a win over the Bulldogs but know they'll need to go to another level if they're to make it two on the bounce.

When these sides met in round one, a late try to Hudson Young gave the Green Machine a 24-19 win over the Sharks in Canberra.

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The Rundown

Team news

Sharks: Nicho Hynes will start at fullback with Will Kennedy suspended and Braydon Trindall the new halfback. Connor Tracey moves to the centres to replace Jesse Ramien, who is also suspended.

Cameron McInnes moves to lock and Dale Finucane to prop in the team named 60 minutes before kick-off. Aiden Tolman drops back to the bench.

Raiders: Zac Woolford will start at hooker on NRL debut after Adam Elliott was ruled out. Tom Starling will remain on the bench. Seb Kris replaces Jarrod Croker (shoulder) in the centres and Xavier Savage joins the interchange bench in the only other reshuffle to the side.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Sharks is number 1 Nicholas Hynes
    Fullback for Raiders is number 1 Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
  • Winger for Sharks is number 2 Sione Katoa
    Winger for Raiders is number 2 Nick Cotric
  • Centre for Sharks is number 3 Connor Tracey
    Centre for Raiders is number 3 Matthew Timoko
  • Centre for Sharks is number 4 Siosifa Talakai
    Centre for Raiders is number 4 Sebastian Kris
  • Winger for Sharks is number 5 Ronaldo Mulitalo
    Winger for Raiders is number 5 Jordan Rapana
  • Five-Eighth for Sharks is number 6 Matt Moylan
    Five-Eighth for Raiders is number 6 Matt Frawley
  • Halfback for Sharks is number 7 Braydon Trindall
    Halfback for Raiders is number 7 Brad Schneider

Forwards

  • Prop for Sharks is number 8 Toby Rudolf
    Prop for Raiders is number 8 Josh Papalii
  • Hooker for Sharks is number 9 Blayke Brailey
    Hooker for Raiders is number 25 Zac Woolford
  • Prop for Sharks is number 13 Dale Finucane
    Prop for Raiders is number 10 Joseph Tapine
  • 2nd Row for Sharks is number 11 Briton Nikora
    2nd Row for Raiders is number 11 Hudson Young
  • 2nd Row for Sharks is number 12 Teig Wilton
    2nd Row for Raiders is number 12 Elliott Whitehead
  • Lock for Sharks is number 14 Cameron McInnes
    Lock for Raiders is number 13 Corey Harawira-Naera

Interchange

  • Interchange for Sharks is number 10 Aiden Tolman
    Interchange for Raiders is number 14 Tom Starling
  • Interchange for Sharks is number 15 Jack Williams
    Interchange for Raiders is number 15 Ryan Sutton
  • Interchange for Sharks is number 16 Wade Graham
    Interchange for Raiders is number 16 Xavier Savage
  • Interchange for Sharks is number 17 Royce Hunt
    Interchange for Raiders is number 17 Corey Horsburgh

Reserves

  • Replacement for Raiders is number 18 Harry Rushton
  • Reserve for Sharks is number 18 Mawene Hiroti

Match Officials

  • Referee: Liam Kennedy
  • Touch Judge: Jon Stone
  • Touch Judge: Drew Oultram
  • Senior Review Official: Matt Noyen

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Key match-up

Braydon Trindall v Brad Schneider: With Nicho Hynes going to fullback there's plenty of pressure on Trindall to take the reins and keep the Sharks machine rolling. Trindall's five appearances in 2022 have all been off the bench and now he takes over from one of the NRL's form playmakers. Schneider has done an admirable job in Canberra after being handed the keys when Jamal Fogarty suffered a knee injury and he continues to grow in confidence. The 21-year-old more than holds his own in defence as well and can expect plenty of traffic coming his way at Suncorp.

Stat attack

The Raiders' completion rate of 71 per cent is the equal lowest in the competition along with the Rabbitohs. The Sharks are completing at 76 per cent, ninth best in the NRL.

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