As is the nature of the NSW Cup, Sharks coach Tony Herman is set to field a vastly different side against the Wyong Roos to the one which went down narrowly to the Wests Tigers at their last start.

With injuries and rep duties affecting the NRL squad, Herman has lost a number of players from his round 10 team to the NRL side this week.

Missing will be the likes of Blake Ayshford, Daniel Holdsworth, Tinirau Arona, Tupou Sopoaga and David Fifita, all of whom played against the Tigers, however their absence gives opportunity to a number of young and up and coming players to show their wares.

This week the likes of Penani Manuamalealii, Sione Masima and Scott Sorensen get their shot in the run on side, while coming off the bench will be local junior Michael Morris and promising Storm youngster Dean Britt.

The continued improvement of Mark Mexico will also be interesting to chart, with the PNG International having perhaps his best game in Sharks colours last weekend. Mexico was given the Coaches Award at the post-match presentation in recognition of his efforts against the Tigers.

The Sharks travel to Morrie Breen Oval in Wyong to take on the Roos this week, a team which contains former Kangaroos and Blues forward Mark O’Meley. The match is scheduled to kick off at 3.00pm.

NSW Cup Round 11 – Team List
Sharks v Wyong Roos
Sunday, May 25
Morrie Breen Oval, Wyong
Kickoff – 3.00pm

1          Nathan Gardner
2          Eric Grothe Jnr
3          Travis Robinson
4          Mahe Fonua
5          Nathan Stapleton
6          Penani Manumalealii
7          Ben Roberts
8          Tim Robinson
9          Pat Politoni
10        Junior Moors
11        Sione Masima
12        Junior Roqica
13        Scott Sorensen
           
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14        Michael Morris
15        Mark Mexico
16        Josh Portlock
17        Jacob Gagan
18        Dean Britt