Melbourne Storm vs Cronulla Sharks Tips and Odds – NRL 2022

AAMI Park will play host to Saturday's Round 6 NRL game between Melbourne Storm and Cronulla Sharks. The game kicks off at 7:35 pm with Melbourne Storm heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the Melbourne Storm vs. Cronulla Sharks game and give you our free tips and bets.

When: Saturday April 16, 2022 at 7:35 pm

Where: AAMI Park

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Match of the round alert.

Melbourne continues to coast along comfortably, smashing Canterbury 44-0 and easily outlasting Canberra 30-16 in the past fortnight. Superstar trio Jahrome Hughes, Ryan Papenhuyzen and Cameron Munster are performing at an elite level every week, while Harry Grant and Brandon Smith are an opposition’s nightmare.

But second-placed Cronulla will be hellbent on making a statement against one of the NRL’s benchmarks after racking up four straight impressive wins. The Sharks conceded just 16 points in wiping the floor with the Dragons, Knights and Tigers by an average margin of 22.7 points.

Barely required to get out of second gear in a 30-4 rout of the Tigers, the Sharks’ backline is humming with the best in the comp – an irresistible blend of pace, skill and might with Nicho Hynes and Matt Moylan probing to give them chances on the back of a rugged pack.

Aiden Tolman returns at Royce Hunt’s expense for Cronulla, while Tyran Wishart replaces fellow rookie Alec MacDonald on the Melbourne bench.

Melbourne has won the four matches between the clubs after finding Cronulla a bit of a bogey opponent, losing six of nine clashes from 2016-19. Reimis Smith scored three tries in a 40-14 Storm victory at home in Round 8 last year and Ryan Papenhuyzen’s hat-trick headlined a 28-16 final-round win in Queensland.

Flair has been the feature of the Sharks’ recent wins, but they’ll know they have to roll up their sleeves at AAMI Park. There is so much to like about this contest from an individual match-up perspective and the style, attitude and form of both teams.

After going down to Parramatta in golden point, the Storm will be keyed up to avoid another home defeat to a second-tier contender. But, boy, does it shape as a titanic challenge – and the Sharks look a solid option with a decent start.

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Melbourne Storm vs Cronulla Sharks Teams

Storm team: 1. Ryan Papenhuyzen 2. Nick Meaney 3. Reimis Smith 4. Justin Olam 5. Xavier Coates 6. Cameron Munster 7. Jahrome Hughes 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Harry Grant 10. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Kenny Bromwich 13. Josh King 14. Brandon Smith 15. Tyran Wishart 16. Trent Loiero 17. Tepai Moeroa 18. Chris Lewis 19. Alec MacDonald 20. Marion Seve 21. Jordan Grant 22. Jayden Nikorima 23. William Warbrick 24. Sualauvi Faalogo

Sharks team: 1. Will Kennedy 2. Sione Katoa 3. Jesse Ramien 4. Siosifa Talakai 5. Ronaldo Mulitalo 6. Matt Moylan 7. Nicho Hynes 8. Toby Rudolf 9. Blayke Brailey 10. Braden Hamlin-Uele 11. Briton Nikora 12. Teig Wilton 13. Dale Finucane 14. Aiden Tolman 15. Cameron McInnes 16. Jack Williams 17. Andrew Fifita 18. Braydon Trindall 19. Mawene Hiroti 20. Lachlan Miller 21. Royce Hunt 22. Kade Dykes 23. Jonaiah Lualua 24. Franklin Pele