St George Illawarra Dragons vs Cronulla Sharks Tips and Odds – NRL 2022

WIN Stadium will play host to Thursday's Round 3 NRL game between St George Illawarra Dragons and Cronulla Sharks. The game kicks off at 8:05 pm with Cronulla Sharks heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the St George Illawarra Dragons vs. Cronulla Sharks game and give you our free tips and bets.

When: Thursday March 24, 2022 at 8:05 pm

Where: WIN Stadium

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St George Illawarra Dragons vs Cronulla Sharks Preview

The Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks did to the Eels in Round 2 what the Raiders did to them in Round 1 to score a last-minute winner. Meanwhile, the St. George Illawarra Dragons put in a strong effort to fall just short of the Panthers 20-16.

Moses Mbye will wear the Dragons #9 jersey for the injured Andrew McCullough. George Burgess drops to the reserves with Jackson Ford and Jack Gosiewski are onto the bench. Ronaldo Mulitalo will miss this one for the Sharks with Matt Ikuvalu named on the wing. Siosifa Talakai starts for Teig Wilton (suspended) with Braydon Trindall joining the bench.

Unsurprisingly when introducing a new playmaker touching the ball 60+ times per game, the Sharks haven’t been able to string together a full 80 minutes. They produce some poor periods throughout a match and Hynes has a couple of clunky individual moments himself. Still, we’re starting to see the Sharks develop some consistency in attack and they should have too many points in them for the Dragons on Thursday night. The Dragons left edge, in particular, is of concern defensively. While the Sharks did their damage down the left in Round 2, those try-scoring actions often came after a dangerous sweep to the right. Will Kennedy is going to force a lot of difficult defensive decisions out of Moses Suli. The Dragons have proven to be better than many expected to start the 2022 NRL season, but the Sharks are developing at a much quicker rate with the ball in hand and should take the two competition points relatively comfortably.

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We're tipping Cronulla Sharks to win at $1.71 odds.

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First Try Scorer: Matt Ikuvalu at $10.

St George Illawarra Dragons vs Cronulla Sharks Teams

Dragons team: 1. Tyrell Sloan 2. Cody Ramsey 3. Moses Suli 4. Zac Lomax 5. Mikaele Ravalawa 6. Talatau Amone 7. Ben Hunt 8. Francis Molo 9. Moses Mbye 10. Blake Lawrie 11. Jack Bird 12. Jaydn Su’A 13. Tariq Sims 14. Jack de Belin 15. Josh Kerr 16. Jackson Ford 17. Jack Gosiewski 18. Tautau Moga 19. Poasa Faamausili 20. Daniel Alvaro 21. Mathew Feagai 22. Jaiyden Hunt 23. Michael Molo 24. George Burgess

Sharks team: 1. William Kennedy 2. Sione Katoa 3. Jesse Ramien 4. Connor Tracey 5. Matt Ikuvalu 6. Matt Moylan 7. Nicho Hynes 8. Toby Rudolf 9. Blayke Brailey 10. Braden Hamlin-Uele 11. Briton Nikora 12. Siosifa Talakai 13. Dale Finucane 14. Aiden Tolman 15. Cameron McInnes 16. Braydon Trindall 17. Andrew Fifita 18. Luke Metcalf 19. Royce Hunt 20. Jack Williams 21. Lachlan Miller 22. Franklin Pele 23. Jenson Taumoepeau 24. Thomas Hazelton