While Ricky Leutele was spotted disembarking the plane at Gold Coast airport yesterday, the Sharks centre will not be included in the 17-man squad for the match with the Titans tonight.

Missing for three weeks after injuring an ankle in the victory over the Eels, Leutele recovered sufficiently to be considered for tonight’s game, however Coach Shane Flanagan has decided to stick solid with the interchange bench which helped his team scored a comfortable win over the Knights.

Leutele has travelled to the Gold Coast as 18th man.

In the only change from the win over Newcastle, the Sharks welcome James Maloney back into their team, with the NSW number six sitting out the game last weekend with a minor groin strain.

Maloney’s inclusion meant Fa’amanu Brown turned out for the Jets on Saturday, with the Sharks utility playing a leading hand in the Newtown win over the Panthers.

As has been his habit, Flanagan will again start Matt Prior in tonight’s game, with Sam Tagataese going back to the bench.

Much conjecture has centred around the Titans line up, with regular hooker Nathan Peats rumoured to be a late withdrawal with a hamstring complaint. The official Titans team list will be revealed shortly.

 

NRL TEAM LIST – Round 21
Sharks v Titans
Monday, August 1
Cbus Stadium
Kick-off – 7.00pm

1.              BEN BARBA

2.              SOSAIA FEKI

3.              JACK BIRD

4.              GERARD BEALE

5.              VALENTINE HOLMES

6.              JAMES MALONEY

7.              CHAD TOWNSEND

8.              ANDRW FIFITA

9.              MICHAEL ENNIS

16.           MATT PRIOR

11.           LUKE LEWIS

12.           WADE GRAHAM

13.           PAUL GALLEN

Interchange

14.           JOSEPH PAULO

15.           CHRIS HEIGHINGTON

10.           SAM TAGATAESE

17.           JAYSON BUKUYA