Late Mail - Sharks v Cowboys

The Sharks face a stern test of their credentials when they take on the Cowboys on a humid afternoon in Townsville, however they will do it with no changes to their line up after coach John Morris confirmed his team will run out 1-17 for today's match.

Coming away with a couple of bumps and bruises from their game against the Titans last week, the Sharks have recovered in time for the clash at 1300SMILES Stadium, with Scott Sorensen and Bronson Xerri omitted from the 19-man squad.

Youngster Xerri will get his chance and was soaking up the opportunity to travel with the senior squad, while Sorensen will be a solid and reliable option for Morris when called upon to join the NRL team at some point during the 2019 season.

Of those with injury concerns, Jayden Brailey passed all the concussion protocols after coming from the field with a concussion last week and has been cleared to take his place in the Sharks side, with Sosaia Feki recovering from a knee problem and declared fit to take the field today. 

In a magic milestone, skipper Paul Gallen today breaks Andrew Ettingshausen's record of games played for the Cronulla club when he runs out for his 329th NRL game.

The game against the Cowboys kicks off at 4.30pm local time (5.30pm Sydney time) with the Sharks 17-man squad listed below.

1. Matt Moylan

2. Sosaia Feki

3. Josh Dugan

4. Josh Morris

5. Sione Katoa

6. Shaun Johnson

7. Chad Townsend

8. Andrew Fifita

9. Jayden Brailey

10. Matt Prior

11. Briton Nikora

12. Kurt Capewell

13. Paul Gallen (c)

Interchange

14. Blayke Brailey

15. Jayson Bukuya

16. Aaron Woods

17. Jack Williams