Consecutive victories for the NSW Cup Sharks have seen them move into sixth place on the competition ladder and into a strong position to mount a spirited defense of their title.

Fielding what seems like a vastly different line up every week the Sharks, NSW Cup champions 2013, have struggled to build up any combinations or momentum, but credit to those who have played throughout the year with seven wins from 12 matches seeing them poised to challenge over the back half of the season.

Last week the Sharks debuted NYC players Valentine Holmes, Dallas Wells and Jaden Clarke in the NSW Cup, with injuries at an NRL level again causing a major reshuffle to the line up for the Cutters match on Saturday.

Holmes has retained his place in the NSW Cup side, which will be bolstered by the inclusion of Storm contracted players in five eighth Ben Hampton and prop Jordan McLean.

Team regulars Nathan Gardner, Jacob Gagan, Nathan Stapleton and Daniel Holdsworth get their opportunity this week with the Sharks NRL squad and therefore will be unavailable for the NSW Cup match.

The Sharks went down 34-22 to the Cutters, the NSW Cup feeder team to the Dragons, back in round three and will be looking for some revenge when they travel to Wollongong for the return bout on Saturday.

The match is due to get underway at 1pm at WIN Stadium and for those unable to attend, the game will be televised live on Fox Sports.

NSW CUP Team List
Sharks V Cutters
Saturday, June 7
WIN Stadium
Kickoff – 1.10pm

1          Valentine Holmes
2          Travis Robinson
3          Mahe Fonua
4          Josh Portlock
5          Suliasi Vunivalu
6          Ben Hampton
7          Penani Manumalealii
8          Tim Robinson
9          Michael Lichaa
10        Dayne Weston
11        Sione Masima
12        Junior Roqica
13        Dean Britt
           
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14        Pat Politoni
15        Mark Mexico
16        Jordan McClean
17        Scott Sorensen
18        Michael Morris