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Round 6 Key Match Ups

Brailey v McInnes


Two of the younger hookers are set to go head to head tonight in the local derby clash.

Local junior Brailey, understands this rivalry better than most and has admitted it hurt losing their first-round derby match up in round 2.

Both have a big task ahead tonight, as they look to steer their big men up front around the park. Creating space for the backs to work their magic.

McInnes has been a shining light in a Dragons team that are 5 wins from 5 starts, while Brailey has been a consistent performer in a Sharks team that has thrown up inconsistent performances.

Whoever can get their big men up front moving forward will go a long way to deciding the result.

Graham v Sims

Graham and Sims two of the NRL’s most consistent performers will have the task of controlling their team’s edges tonight.

Graham has continued his good form from last year, getting through a mountain of work inside the first five matches of 2018

Wade will be looking to strengthen his combination with Hodkinson on the left edge, with both hoping to also inject Matt Moylan into the game on their side as well.

These two will be on Brad Fittler’s radar for the upcoming origin series, and are sure to bring the heat tonight at WIN Stadium to further stake their claim in a Blue’s jumper


Leutele v Aitken

Sharks centre Ricky Leutele will tonight square off with Dragons rising star Euan Aitken on our left edge.

Aitken’s combination with Jason Nightingale will no doubt be out to test Leutele and his new edge partner in Edrick Lee.                                                                                                                                                 

Aitken has one up on Ricky so far in 2018, scoring a try against his opposite in the first local derby clash of 2018 at Southern Cross Group Stadium in Round 2.

Look for Ricky to even up the ledger, continuing with his strong running game tonight and getting the Sharks sets off to a flying start.

Two of the game’s most consistent and promising centres come face to face, in what’s set to be another epic showdown.

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