While it was too close for comfort for NYC Sharks Coach John Morris, the two point win over the Bulldogs last weekend was a significant victory with his team moving up to fifth on the competition ladder.

The young Sharks left it until the 75th minute to score the go-ahead try in the 20-18 victory at Belmore, in what was a game deferred from round 13.

Despite a handful of injuries in the lead up which forced players to move to less familiar positions, the Sharks showed plenty of determination to get over the top of a Bulldogs team who despite their lowly place on the ladder have shown improved form in recent outings.

For the Sharks last weekend Bessie Aufaga-Toomaga switched from centre to fullback, while Billy Magoulias slotted into the five-eighth role in place of the suspended Jack Williams.

They will both revert to their preferred positions for the Warriors game on Saturday, with Williams and fullback Will Kennedy named to return.

The Warriors, a perennial powerhouse of the NYC competition, are languishing in 11th position on the 2016 ladder but nonetheless will present a formidable challenge for the Sharks this weekend.

The Sharks NYC team is listed below;

NYC TEAM LIST: Round 16
Sharks v Warriors
Saturday, June 25
Southern Cross Group Stadium
Kick-off – 3.15pm

1              Will Kennedy
2              Semisi Vea
3              Bessie Aufaga-Toomaga
4              Lachlan Stein
5              Josh Tuilagi
6              Jack Williams
7              Rhys Davies
8              Tepa Fuiavailili
9              Jayden Brailey ©
10           Jaimin Jolliffe
11           Tony Matautia
12           Ash Nisbet
13           Jayden Mcdonogh
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14           Justin Timu
15           Billy Magoulias
16           Blayke Brailey
17           Daniel Vasquez