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The return of Luke Lewis is the only change to the Sharks 17-man squad for their match against the Penrith Panthers at Southern Cross Group Stadium on Sunday.

After missing the Raiders clash due to suspension, Lewis returns on the interchange bench at the expense of Joseph Paulo, with in-form backrower Jayson Bukuya retaining his place in the Sharks starting side.

Utility Gerard Beale has also been included on the interchange bench once again, giving Coach Shane Flanagan a variety of options due to Beale's versatility and ability to play a number of backline positions should injury or form dictate changes be made during the course of the game.

The retaining of 16 of the 17 players successful in beating Canberra last weekend comes as no surprise, with Flanagan sticking with the group which has combined to deliver four victories in a row.

The Panthers played the Roosters in Monday night football, with the final make up of their side not likely to be known for at least the next few days.

Penrith prop Sam McKendry however has been charged with coming into contact with the referee and faces a one-match ban should he be found guilty.

The Sharks v Panthers match is scheduled for a 4.00pm kick-off at Southern Cross Group Stadium on Sunday.

NRL Team List – Round 8
Sharks v Panthers
Sunday, April 24
Southern Cross Group Stadium
Kick-off – 4.00pm

1 Ben Barba
2 Sosaia Feki
3 Jack Bird
4 Ricky Leutele
5 Valentine Holmes
6 James Maloney
7 Chad Townsend
8 Andrew Fifita
9 Michael Ennis
10 Sam Tagataese
11 Jayson Bukuya
12 Wade Graham
13 Paul Gallen
14 Gerard Beale
15 Chris Heighington
16 Matt Prior
17 Luke Lewis 

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