The ladder-leading Jersey Flegg Sharks are back in action this weekend following a long mid-season break, travelling to Auckland for a game against the Warriors on Saturday.
The Sharks haven’t played since going down to the Bulldogs in a round 16 match played on July 1, with the ninth-placed Warriors to present a difficult challenge in the match which is scheduled for the early kick off time of 10am (NZ time).
Following seven wins in succession the Sharks were well-beaten by the Bulldogs in what was their first loss since round six and only their second defeat of the season, with the Warriors game providing the perfect opportunity for Daniel Holdsworth’s team to get back on track as they build towards the competition finals.
Similarly, the Warriors haven’t played since June 30, in a match they won 26-24 over the North Sydney Bears, and sitting three points out of the top eight will be desperate for a victory to remain in finals contention.
The game between the Sharks and Warriors gets underway at 10am local time (8am AEST) at Mount Smart Stadium in Auckland, with the teams listed below.
JERSEY FLEGG Team List - Round 18
1 Jonaiah Lualua
2 Lorenzo Mulitalo
3 Jensen Taumoepeau
4 Vito Tevaga
5 Josh Delailoa
6 Jayden Millard
7 Angus Ernst
8 Thomas Hazelton
9 Isaac Longmuir
10 Monty Raper
11 Tom Caughlan
12 Jack Boyling
13 Fine Kula
14 Connor Luhan
15 Franklin Pele
16 Jackson Stewart
17 Lachlan Scarpelli
Fullback for Warriors is number 1 Emanuel Tuimavave-GerrardFullback for Sharks is number 1 Jonaiah Lualua
Winger for Warriors is number 2 Selestino RavutaumadaWinger for Sharks is number 2 Lorenzo Mulitalo
Centre for Warriors is number 3 Kayal IroCentre for Sharks is number 3 Jenson Taumoepeau
Centre for Warriors is number 4 Casey SmithCentre for Sharks is number 4 Vito Tevaga
Winger for Warriors is number 5 Edward KosiWinger for Sharks is number 5 Josh Delailoa
Five-Eighth for Warriors is number 18 William FakatoumafiFive-Eighth for Sharks is number 6 Jayden Millard
Halfback for Warriors is number 7 Sione MoalaHalfback for Sharks is number 7 Angus Ernst
Prop for Warriors is number 16 Junior PuaProp for Sharks is number 8 Thomas Hazelton
Hooker for Warriors is number 14 Taniela OtukoloHooker for Sharks is number 17 Lachlan Scarpelli
Prop for Warriors is number 10 Wesley VeikosoProp for Sharks is number 10 Monty Raper
2nd Row for Warriors is number 11 Toni Tupouniua2nd Row for Sharks is number 11 Tom Caughlan
2nd Row for Warriors is number 12 Tom Ale2nd Row for Sharks is number 12 Jack Boyling
Lock for Warriors is number 13 Brody TamaruaLock for Sharks is number 13 Fine Kula
Interchange for Warriors is number 15 Isaiah VaganaInterchange for Sharks is number 9 Isaac Longmuir
Interchange for Warriors is number 20 Jyris GlamuzinaInterchange for Sharks is number 14 Connor Luhan
Interchange for Warriors is number 21 Harley MaynardInterchange for Sharks is number 15 Franklin Pele
Interchange for Warriors is number 22 Michael lemafaInterchange for Sharks is number 19 Jackson Stewart