The return of Sosaia Feki on the wing is the only potential change to the Sharks team to take on the Gold Coast Titans in game one the NRL’s Magic Round to be played at Suncorp Stadium this weekend.
The Sharks and Titans play the first of eight matches to be contested in Brisbane, with the clash scheduled for a 7.50pm kick-off on Thursday night.
With Feki included in the Sharks 17, after he was forced to pull out with a leg injury following the teams’ final training session last week, Sione Katoa has been moved back to an extended reserves bench, Aaron Gray retaining his place in the run on side.
Sharks coach John Morris has again opted to play Josh Dugan at fullback, with youngster Kyle Flanagan retaining the number six jersey.
Following a stirring victory over Melbourne last Friday night, the Sharks will be keen to back up that performance with a win over the Titans to consolidate their place inside the top eight.
The Sharks 21-man squad for the game on Thursday night, is listed below.
Match: Titans v Sharks
Round 9 -
Fullback for Titans is number 1 Michael GordonFullback for Sharks is number 1 Josh Dugan
Winger for Titans is number 2 Anthony DonWinger for Sharks is number 2 Sosaia Feki
Centre for Titans is number 3 Tyrone PeacheyCentre for Sharks is number 3 Bronson Xerri
Centre for Titans is number 4 Brian KellyCentre for Sharks is number 4 Josh Morris
Winger for Titans is number 5 Dale CopleyWinger for Sharks is number 5 Aaron Gray
Five-Eighth for Titans is number 6 Alexander BrimsonFive-Eighth for Sharks is number 6 Kyle Flanagan
Halfback for Titans is number 7 Ashley TaylorHalfback for Sharks is number 7 Chad Townsend
Prop for Titans is number 8 Jarrod WallaceProp for Sharks is number 8 Andrew Fifita
Hooker for Titans is number 9 Mitch ReinHooker for Sharks is number 9 Jayden Brailey
Prop for Titans is number 10 Shannon BoydProp for Sharks is number 10 Matt Prior
2nd Row for Titans is number 11 Kevin Proctor2nd Row for Sharks is number 11 Briton Nikora
2nd Row for Titans is number 12 Bryce Cartwright2nd Row for Sharks is number 12 Kurt Capewell
Lock for Titans is number 13 Jai ArrowLock for Sharks is number 13 Paul Gallen
Interchange for Titans is number 14 Jesse ArtharsInterchange for Sharks is number 14 Blayke Brailey
Interchange for Titans is number 15 Moeaki FotuaikaInterchange for Sharks is number 15 Jayson Bukuya
Interchange for Titans is number 17 Max KingInterchange for Sharks is number 16 Jack Williams
Interchange for Titans is number 18 Jack StockwellInterchange for Sharks is number 17 Braden Hamlin-Uele
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