We take a look at Sunday afternoons (18/8/2019) NRL 2019 Week 22 match is between the Cronulla Sharks and the St George-Illawarra Dragons. The Sharks go into the match as the short priced favourites to win at home.
When: Sunday August 18, 4:05pm
Where: Shark Park
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
Traditional rivals go at it again when the Sharks host the Dragons on Sunday afternoon. Cronulla is coming off a very disappointing 26-20 loss to the Panthers last Friday, in a match where they once again showed poor concentration in the first half, with the game all but done at half time. The Dragons finally notched a win to end a long losing streak, although it was against the bottom placed Titans at Kogarah.
Matt Moylan returns from concussion for the Sharks, with Andrew Fifita out with a knee injury. Tariq Sims also finds himself on the sideline for the Dragons and will be there for the remainder of the season after groin surgery, with Luciano Leilua getting the start.
In round 11 at WIN Stadium, the Sharks suffocated the Dragons to win 22-9. This series has ebbed and flowed in recent years, with either side capable of a shock result on the day.
There is too much for Cronulla to play for in this one for them to lose against a bottom four side, but the Dragons will play this game as if it’s their Grand Final and The Wolf can’t trust Cronulla with such a huge points start.
Tip: Cronulla Sharks at $1.34
Value Tip: First Try Scorer: Josh Morris at $8.50
Sharks: 1. Matt Moylan 2. Sosaia Feki 3. Bronson Xerri 4. Josh Dugan 5. Josh Morris 6. Shaun Johnson 7. Chad Townsend 8. Aaron Woods 9. Jayden Brailey 10. Matt Prior 11. Briton Nikora 12. Wade Graham 13. Paul Gallen Interchange: 14. Kurt Capewell 15. Jack Williams 16. Billy Magoulias 17. Braden Hamlin-Uele Reserves: 18. Jayson Bukuya 19. Blayke Brailey 20. Ronaldo Mulitalo 21. Kyle Flanagan
Dragons: 1. Corey Norman 2. Jason Saab 3. Euan Aitken 4. Timoteo Lafai 5. Mikaele Ravalawa 6. Gareth Widdop 7. Ben Hunt 8. James Graham 9. Cameron McInnes 10. Paul Vaughan 11. Patrick Kaufusi 12. Luciano Leilua 13. Tyson Frizell Interchange: 14. Jeremy Latimore 15. Korbin Sims 16. Blake Lawrie 17. Jackson Ford Reserves: 18. Tristan Sailor 19. Josh Kerr 20. Reece Robson 21. Zac Lomax
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change