The Sharks welcome skipper Paul Gallen back for the clash with the Roosters tonight

Gallen has been missing from the Sharks side since injuring his ankle his teams first round one match against the Titans.  He comes into the side for backrower Tupou Sopoaga who will be Sharks 18th man.

In other changes young hooker Michael Lichaa will play his second top grade game. Lichaa will start from the interchange bench in place of Isaac De Gois who has failed to recover in time from a knee injury.

Lichaa will play in jersey 20, Gallen in 21.

The only other minor alteration to the Sharks side sees Tinaru Arona move into the starting side, Chris Heighington goes back to the bench.