A resounding 24-4 victory over the Panthers last Friday night was a welcome return to form for the Jersey Flegg Sharks .
The Sharks, who remain on top of the Jersey Flegg ladder, proved far too good for the Penrith side in what was perhaps their best performance of the past month.
Clear competition leaders after 15 rounds the young Sharks hit something of a speed bump in losing three and drawing the other before the Panthers victory, but they will have come away from Penrith with a renewed confidence after impressively putting away a fellow finals contender.
This week will present a new challenge, with the Sharks to face a St George Illawarra side outside the top eight and desperate for a win to remain in the hunt for a finals berth.
The match will be the first meeting between the two teams in 2019.
The Sharks v Dragons Jersey Flegg match is scheduled to kick off at 1.35pm at PointsBet Stadium on Sunday as the curtain-raiser to the NRL clash between the same two teams. Gates to PointsBet Stadium open at 1.30pm.
See the two teams listed below.
JERSEY FLEGG ROUND 22
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 Lachlan Scarpelli
10 Monty Raper ©
11 Tom Caughlan
12 Jack Boyling
13 Kayleb Milne
14 Connor Luhan
15 Franklin Pele
16 Jackson Stewart
17 Fine Kula
18 Jonah Ngaronoa
19 Cooper Bowen
20 Jack Gould
21 Jangala Bennet
22 Zane Elsley
23 James Russell
Fullback for Sharks is number 21 Jangala BennetFullback for Dragons is number 1 Cody Ramsey
Winger for Sharks is number 2 Lorenzo MulitaloWinger for Dragons is number 2 Sam McCann
Centre for Sharks is number 18 Jonah NgaronoaCentre for Dragons is number 3 Matt Delbanco
Centre for Sharks is number 19 Cooper BowenCentre for Dragons is number 4 Shaun Sauni-Esau
Winger for Sharks is number 5 Josh DelailoaWinger for Dragons is number 20 Dante Lusio
Five-Eighth for Sharks is number 6 Jayden MillardFive-Eighth for Dragons is number 6 Tyran Wishart
Halfback for Sharks is number 7 Angus ErnstHalfback for Dragons is number 7 Blair Grant
Prop for Sharks is number 8 Thomas HazeltonProp for Dragons is number 21 Eddie Blacker
Hooker for Sharks is number 23 James RussellHooker for Dragons is number 9 Blake BARBUTO
Prop for Sharks is number 10 Monty RaperProp for Dragons is number 17 Matthew Nicholson
2nd Row for Sharks is number 20 Jack Gould2nd Row for Dragons is number 11 Luke Gale
2nd Row for Sharks is number 13 Kayleb Milne2nd Row for Dragons is number 16 Simeone Taateo
Lock for Sharks is number 14 Connor LuhanLock for Dragons is number 13 Harris Georgopoulous
Interchange for Sharks is number 12 Jack BoylingInterchange for Dragons is number 8 Hudson Spicer
Interchange for Sharks is number 15 Franklin PeleInterchange for Dragons is number 14 Jye McRae
Interchange for Sharks is number 17 Fine KulaInterchange for Dragons is number 15 Blake Dowel
Interchange for Sharks is number 22 Zane ElsleyInterchange for Dragons is number 18 Jalal Bazzaz
- Referee: Karra-Lee Nolan
- Touch Judge: Paul Eden
- Touch Judge: Robert Morey