We take a look at Sunday’s (7/07/2019) NRL 2019 Week 16 match is between Cronulla Sharks and Brisbane Broncos. The Cronulla Sharks go into the match as the overwhelming favourites in betting and look very hard to beat.
When: Sunday July 7th, 4:05pm
Where: Shark Park
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
The Broncos have their backs to the wall ahead of their game in the Shire against Cronulla, as the great club from Queensland has lost three in a row and sit in 14th spot on the table in what is turning out to be a horror season. Their 26-12 loss to Newcastle was almost as bad as their 38-10 thumping by the Eels a week earlier, with their defence shocking. Origin has dealt them a number of selection dilemmas, with Corey Oates, David Fifita, Joe Ofahengaue and Matt Gillett all out, while full back Anthony Milford is suffering from a knee injury and is also sidelined.
The Sharks were woeful in the opening quarter against the Dogs, falling behind 14-0 and unable to chase down the deficit, despite a stellar play in the dying moment by Jack Williams to run 80 metres, with some Chad Townsend butchery giving the Sharks a shock loss. They go into this one as big favourites, with just Wade Graham out through Origin duty.
Cronulla will have to overturn a wretched record against Brisbane, who have won the past five games between the two clubs. Cronulla’s last win at home against the Broncos came in round 9 of their premiership year in 2016. The Wolf can’t make a case for a Broncos side features so many changes and missing an enormous amount of quality. Their poor defence and lack of desire has been evident in their past two losses and with this being their third game on the trot on the road, they will be eager to return home to Suncorp and get some consolation wins to close out their season.
Tip: Cronulla Sharks at $1.25
Value Tip: First Try Scorer: Sosaia Feki at $8.00
Sharks: 1. Matt Moylan 2. Sosaia Feki 3. Bronson Xerri 4. Josh Morris 5. Josh Dugan 6. Shaun Johnson 7. Chad Townsend 8. Aaron Woods 9. Jayden Brailey 10. Matt Prior 11. Briton Nikora 12. Kurt Capewell 13. Paul Gallen 14. Kyle Flanagan 15. Jayson Bukuya 16. Jack Williams 17. Braden Hamlin-Uele 18. Blayke Brailey 19. Scott Sorensen 20. Billy Magoulias 21. Aaron Gray
Broncos: 1. Darius Boyd 2. Herbie Farnworth 3. Kotoni Staggs 4. Gehamat Shibasaki 5. Xavier Coates 6. Jake Turpin 7. Sean O’Sullivan 8. Matthew Lodge 9. Andrew McCullough 10. Payne Haas 11. Alex Glenn 12. Tevita Pangai 13. Thomas Flegler 14. James Segeyaro 15. Rhys Kennedy 16. Shaun Fensom 17. Patty Carrigan 18. Keenan Palasia 19. Cory Paix 20. Patrick Mago 21. Izaia Perese
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change