Digital Image Grant Trouville © nrlphotos.com : Paul Gallen back in action  : NRL Rugby League Round 7- Cronulla Sharks v Sydney Roosters at Remondis Stadium, Saturday the 19th April 2014. Easter Saturday. #nrlcrosyd

By Jeff Petersen

With skipper Paul Gallen waiting in the wings and appearing ready to make a much needed return, the Sharks take on a formidable Sydney Roosters side this Sunday at Remondis Stadium.

In a bid for a Top 8 position the Sharks will need a turnaround of form to overcome the boys from Bondi.

Cronulla struggled last week against a ramped-up Dragons and with the Roosters firing off a 4-try salvo against the hapless Melbourne, the clash this Members Round should prove to be an epic test of strength between the two sides.

Our home record against the Roosters has been exceptional with 3 wins and a draw in our last five outings since 2010.

This will be our 89th game since 1967 and our 43rd at home against the Tri-Colours.

Last time the two sides met at Remondis was in Round 07, 2014. In a closely fought game the Roosters led 12-6 at the break but despite a gallant effort second half the Sharks were on the receiving end of their first home loss to the Roosters since 2009.

Cronulla-Sutherland 18 (Sosaia Feki, Wade Graham, Ricky Leutele tries; Michael Gordon 3 goals from 3 attempts)

Sydney Roosters 24 (Shaun Kenny-Dowall 2, Boyd Cordner, James Maloney tries; James Maloney 4 goals from 4 attempts)

The Sharks and Roosters line-ups from Round 07, April 19, 2014 in front of a crowd of 12,163 were:

Sharks: 1.Fullback Michael Gordon; 2.Wing Sosaia Feki, 3.Centre Blake Ayshford, 4.Centre Ricky Leutele, 5.Wing Jonathan Wright; 6.Five-Eighth Todd Carney, 7.Halfback Jeff Robson; 15.Lock Tinirau Arona, 12.Second Row Wade Graham, 21.Second Row Paul Gallen (Captain), 10.Front Row Bryce Gibbs, 9.Hooker John Morris, 8.Front Row Andrew Fifita. Interchange: 13.Chris Heighington, 16.Sam Tagataese, 17.Sosaia Vave, 20.Michael Lichaa.

Roosters: 1.Fullback Anthony Minichiello (Captain); 2.Wing Shaun Kenny-Dowall, 3.Centre Michael Jennings, 15.Centre Mitchell Aubusson, 5.Wing Roger Tuivasa-Sheck; 6.Five-Eighth James Maloney, 7.Halfback Mitchell Pearce; 13.Lock Aidan Guerra, 12.Second Row Sonny Bill Williams, 11.Second Row Boyd Cordner, 10.Front Row Sam Moa, 9.Hooker Jake Friend, 8.Front Row Jared Waerea-Hargreaves. Interchange: 14.Frank-Paul Nu’uausala, 17.Isaac Lui, 18.Dylan Napa, 19.Daniel Mortimer.

Halftime: Roosters 12-6. Scrums: 4 all. Penalties: Sharks 6-2.

Referees: Henry Perenara & Alan Shortall. Sharks Coach: Peter Sharp. Roosters Coach: Trent Robinson.

SHARKS FACT: Sharks star Luke Lewis’ next try will be his 100th in the NRL. Luke is on 5 tries this season, 3 behind Club leader Valentine Holmes.

Go Sharks!

 

SHARKS / Roosters

OUR RECORD @ HOME (1967-2015)

All-Time Record: Played 88 Won 30 Drawn 2 Lost 56 Points For 1,459 Points Against 1,692

Total Record at Remondis: Played 42 Won 16 Drawn 2 Lost 24 Points For 707 Points Against 730

Sharks Form in Last 5 Home Games v Roosters: Loss 18-24 (Rd 07 2014) Won 32-22 (Rd 24 2013) Draw 14-14 (Rd 18 2012) Won 18-4 (Rd 10 2011) Won 18-12 (Rd 23 2010)

Sharks Form in Last 5 Games v Roosters: Won 20-12 (Rd 05 2015 at Allianz Stadium) Loss 18-24 (Rd 07 2014 at Remondis Stadium) Won 32-22 (Rd 24 2013 at Remondis Stadium) Loss 0-40 (Rd 19 2013 at Allianz Stadium) Draw 14-14 (Rd 18 2012 at Sharks Stadium – no golden point)

Sharks First Game & First Win v Roosters: Rd 01 at Sydney Sports Ground (Sharks First Ever Game in the NSWRFL Competition), April 02, 1967 (Won 11-5) Sharks Scorers: John Hynes try; Terry Hughes 4 goals Att: 6,137

Sharks First Game v Roosters at Remondis: Rd 04 April 20, 1969 (Lost 19-29) Sharks Scorers: Dave Cooper, Len Gaffey, Noel Thornton tries; John Brown 4 goals; Dinny O’Bryan field goal Att: 4,837

Sharks First Win v Roosters at Remondis: Rd 13 June 17, 1973 (Won 12-7) Sharks Scorers: Warren Fisher, Peter O’Brien tries; Eric Archer 3 goals Att: 7,813

Sharks Last Win v Roosters at Remondis: Rd 24 August 26, 2013 (Won 32-22) Sharks Scorers: Paul Gallen, Michael Gordon, Chris Heighington, Jonathan Wright tries; Todd Carney 8 goals Att: 11,418

Sharks Biggest Win v Roosters at Remondis: 48-14 Rd 18 July 28, 1991 (34pts margin) Sharks Scorers: Greg Carberry 3, David Boughton, Glenn Coleman, Jonathan Docking, Michael Elliott, Mark McGaw, Barry Russell, Alan Wilson tries; Greg Carberry 4 goals Att: 7,071

Sharks Heaviest Defeat v Roosters at Remondis: 5-30 Rd 13 June 23, 1974 (25pts margin)

Sharks Best Home Attendance v Roosters: 20,380 Rd 26 September 07, 2002

Sharks Home Attendance Average v Roosters: 10,099

Sharks Home Points Average Per Game v Roosters: 16.8pts

Most Points Scored by the Sharks v Roosters at Remondis: (48pts) Rd 18 July 28, 1991

Most Aggregate Points Scored in a Game v Roosters at Remondis: (62pts) 48-14 Rd 18 July 28, 1991

Most Sharks Points Conceded v Roosters at Remondis: (40pts) 20-40 Rd 04 April 06, 2003

Most Total Points Scored by a Sharks Player v Roosters at Remondis: (42pts) by Luke Covell, (2 tries 17 goals)

Most Sharks Points Scored in a Game v Roosters at Remondis: (20pts) by Greg Carberry, (3 tries 4 goals), Rd 18 July 28, 1991

Most Tries Scored in a Game v Roosters at Remondis: (3 tries) by Greg Carberry, Rd 18 July 28, 1991

Most Goals Scored in a Game v Roosters at Remondis: (8 goals) by Todd Carney, Rd 24 August 26, 2013

Most Sharks Team Tries Scored in a Game v Roosters at Remondis: (10 tries) Rd 18 July 28, 1991 (Won 48-14)

Total Try Scorers for the Sharks v Roosters at Remondis: (119 Tries, 82 Try Scorers) Paul Gallen 5; Ben Pomeroy 4; Warren Fisher 3; Steve Rogers 3; Greg Carberry 3; David Peachey 3; Dave Cooper 2; Fred Dennehy 2; Dave Chamberlin 2; Greg Mullane 2; Kurt Sorensen 2; Jim See 2; Andrew Ettingshausen 2; Mark McGaw 2; John Davidson 2; Jonathan Docking 2; Alan Wilson 2; Mat Rogers 2; Geoff Bell 2; Chris Beattie 2; Paul Franze 2; Brett Kimmorley 2; Greg Bird 2; Phil Bailey 2; David Simmons 2; Nigel Vagana 2; Luke Covell 2; Ricky Leutele 2; Len Gaffey 1; Noel Thornton 1; Brian Cox 1; Paul Taylor 1; Ray Corcoran 1; Cliff Watson 1; Bob Wear 1; Peter O’Brien 1; Greg Pierce 1; Eric Archer 1; Steve Hansard 1; Rick Bourke 1; Steve Edmonds 1; Chris Gardner 1; John Berne 1; Gary Wright 1; Steve Anderson 1; Rowland Beckett 1; Dean Carney 1; Dane Sorensen 1; David Laming 1; Paul Merlo 1; Greg Nixon 1; Michael Speechley 1; Paul Bishop 1; Denis Fricot 1; Laurie Spina 1; David Boughton 1; Glenn Coleman 1; Michael Elliott 1; Barry Russell 1; Les Davidson 1; Craig Dimond 1; Charlie Saab 1; Darren Higgins 1; Allan Bateman 1; Craig Greenhill 1; Ben Sammut 1; Adam Dykes 1; Brett Howland 1; Scott Murray 1; Jason Stevens 1; Paul Mellor 1; Beau Scott 1; Fraser Anderson 1; Reece Williams 1; Dean Collis 1; Nathan Gardner 1; Stewart Mills 1; Michael Gordon 1; Chris Heighington 1; Jonathan Wright 1; Wade Graham 1; Sosaia Feki 1.

Total Goal Scorers for the Sharks v Roosters at Remondis: (130 Goals, 23 Goal Scorers) Luke Covell 17; Steve Rogers 13; Barry Andrews 12; Todd Carney 11; Alan Wilson 10; Steve Edmonds 7; Mat Rogers 7; Dane Sorensen 6; Brett Kimmorley 6; Tony Armstrong 5; Sean Watson 5 goals; John Brown 4; George Taylforth 4; Greg Carberry 4; Eric Archer 3; Mitch Healey 3; Michael Gordon 3; Dave Cotter 2; Dean Carney 2; Jason Ferris 2; Greg Bird 2; Wayne Smith 1; Matthew Wright 1.

Total Field Goal Scorers for the Sharks v Roosters at Remondis: (2 Field Goals, 2 Field Goal Scorers) Dinny O’Bryan 1 (1969); Adam Dykes 1 (2001).

All-Time Total Try Scorers for the Sharks v Roosters: (243 Tries, 138 Try Scorers) Andrew Ettingshausen 10; Fred Dennehy 6; David Peachey 6; Paul Gallen 6; Jonathan Docking 5; Matthew Rieck 5; Ben Pomeroy 5; Brett Howland 4; Greg Bird 4; David Simmons 4; Nigel Vagana 4; Warren Fisher 3; Eric Archer 3; Dave Chamberlin 3; Steve Rogers 3; Mick Mullane 3; Barry Russell 3; John Davidson 3; Greg Carberry 3; Mat Rogers 3; Adam Dykes 3; Luke Covell 3; Wade Graham 3; Brian Cox 2; Dave Cooper 2; Ron Turner 2; Chris Wellman 2; Ray Corcoran 2; Grahame Bowen 2; Greg Pierce 2; Paul Khan 2; Greg Mullane 2; Rowland Beckett 2; Jim See 2; Dean Carney 2; Kurt Sorensen 2; Tony Armstrong 2; Craig Dimond 2; Mark McGaw 2; Alan Wilson 2; Glenn Coleman 2; Richie Barnett 2; Geoff Bell 2; Dean Treister 2; Paul Mellor 2; Chris Beattie 2; Paul Franze 2; Brett Kimmorley 2; Jason Stevens 2; Phil Bailey 2; Nathan Gardner 2; John Williams 2; Ricky Leutele 2; Jacob Gagan 2; Sosaia Feki 2; Jack Bird 2; John Hynes 1; Ray Westwood 1; Len Gaffey 1; Noel Thornton 1; Noel Gallagher 1; John Maguire 1; John Monie 1; Mick Souter 1; Paul Taylor 1; Kevin Hogan 1; Maurie Raper 1; Cliff Watson 1; Bob Wear 1; Ken Maddison 1; Peter O’Brien 1; Peter Ryan 1; Kevin Gibson 1; Steve Hansard 1; Rick Bourke 1; Steve Edmonds 1; Chris Gardner 1; John Berne 1; Perry Haddock 1; Gary Wright 1; Steve Anderson 1; Dane Sorensen 1; David Laming 1; Paul Merlo 1; Greg Nixon 1; John O’Connor 1; Brian Noble 1; Mark Wakefield 1; Phil Hurst 1; Michael Speechley 1; Paul Bishop 1; Denis Fricot 1; Gavin Miller 1; Laurie Spina 1; Michael Porter 1; Chris Quinn 1; David Boughton 1; Michael Elliott 1; Les Davidson 1; Charlie Saab 1; Darren Higgins 1; Eion Crossan 1; Allan Bateman 1; Craig Greenhill 1; Ben Sammut 1; Colin Best 1; Russell Richardson 1; Scott Murray 1; Preston Campbell 1; Andrew Pierce 1; Patrick Gibson 1; Matthew Johns 1; Chris McKenna 1; Dean Bosnich 1; Jarrad Anderson 1; Matt Hilder 1; Ryan McGoldrick 1; Nathan Merritt 1; Beau Scott 1; Darren Albert 1; Brett Kearney 1; Fraser Anderson 1; Reece Williams 1; Blake Ferguson 1; Nathan Stapleton 1; Trent Barrett 1; Grant Millington 1; John Morris 1; Taulima Tautai 1; Siosaia Vave 1; Dean Collis 1; Stewart Mills 1; Michael Gordon 1; Chris Heighington 1; Jonathan Wright 1; Jeff Robson 1; Valentine Holmes 1; Luke Lewis 1.

All-Time Goal Scorers for the Sharks v Roosters: (268 Goals, 36 Goal Scorers) Barry Andrews 31; Luke Covell 27; Steve Rogers 23; Alan Wilson 20; Terry Hughes 15; Mat Rogers 13; Brett Kimmorley 11; Todd Carney 11; Tony Armstrong 10; Michael Gordon 10; George Taylforth 9; Dean Carney 9; Steve Edmonds 7; Nathan Gardner 7; Dane Sorensen 6; Sean Watson 6; Mitch Healey 5; Matt Hilder 5; John Brown 4; Eric Archer 4; Greg Carberry 4; Greg Bird 4; Jarrad Anderson 4; Nathan Stapleton 4; Jason Ferris 3; Dave Cotter 2; Roger Millward 2; Craig Teevan 2; Eion Crossan 2; Preston Campbell 2; Steve Hardy 1; Wayne Smith 1; Matthew Corkery 1; Paul Green 1; Blaine Stanley 1; Matthew Wright 1.

All-Time Field Goal Scorers for the Sharks v Roosters: (5 Field Goals, 5 Field Goal Scorers) Dinny O’Bryan (1 in 1969); Chris Withall (1 in 1983); Michael Speechley (1 in 1990); Adam Dykes (1 in 2001); Wade Graham (1 in 2011).