One point ahead against the second-placed Eels with five minutes to go the NYC Sharks were run down in suffering another heart-breaking loss but again in a positive the performance showed the young Cronulla side is more than competitive against the best teams in the Holden Cup.

Traveling to New Zealand for a match with the Warriors however they will again need to be near their best if they hope to challenge one of the perennial hot shots in the under 20’s competition.

While again missing two of their leading lights in Valentine Holmes and Fa’amanu Brown who will both play in the NRL match for the Sharks, the NYC side takes on a settled look, with the addition of Sage Wilder on a five man bench the only change to the team which took to the field last week.

Should they hope to enjoy any success in Auckland the Sharks will need strong performances from some of their more seasoned players such as skipper Anthony Moraitis, back rower Patrice Siolo and five eighth Jaden Clarke.

The match against the Warriors is scheduled for an 11.40am kick-off (Sydney time – 1.40pm local time) at Mount Smart Stadium on Sunday.

NYC Team List – round 22
Sharks v Warriors
Sunday, July 10
Mount Smart Stadium
Kick-off – 11.40am (Sydney time)

 1             Dallas Wells
2              Finlay Dibley
3              Paul Simona
4              Jamayne Isaako
5              Joshua Addo-Carr
6              Jaden Clarke
7              Connor Tracey
8              Alec Susino
9              Bradley Deitz
10           Jake Goodwin
11           Anthony Moraitis (C)
12           Patrice Siolo
13           Winstone Asotasi
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14           Ben Chahoud
15           Sage Wilder
16           Kalausa Leha
17           Ashleigh Nisbet
18           Jayden Brailey