Late Mail - Sharks v Dragons

The Sharks will run out 1-17 later today with no reported changes to the side named earlier in the week. 

Matt Prior has overcome the injury concern which saw him replaced early in loss to the Panthers last Friday night, with the Premiership-winning prop to play take his place in the Sharks side for the all-important local derby match up with the St George Illawarra Dragons. 

Andrew Fifita will miss the game with a knee problem, however in some good news on the injury front, Matt Moylan has shaken off the effects of a concussion two weeks ago and is fit to resume at fullback for the Sharks later today. 

The Sharks bench sees local product Billy Magoulias come into the 17-man squad, with coach John Morris talking up the young utility's skill, play playing ability and his competitive attitude during his weekly media call earlier this week. 

Magoulias can play lock or at hooker and it remains to be seen where Morris will utilise his skills in today's match. 

Also on the Sharks bench will be Braden Hamlin-Uele, Kurt Capewell and Jack Williams, with Jayson Bukuya and Kyle Flanagan dropping out of the 19-man squad which was announced yesterday. 

The Sharks v Dragons match kicks off at 4.05pm at PointsBet Stadium today. 

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Sharks is number 1 Matt Moylan
    Fullback for Dragons is number 1 Corey Norman
  • Winger for Sharks is number 2 Sosaia Feki
    Winger for Dragons is number 21 Zac Lomax
  • Centre for Sharks is number 3 Bronson Xerri
    Centre for Dragons is number 3 Euan Aitken
  • Centre for Sharks is number 4 Josh Dugan
    Centre for Dragons is number 4 Timoteo Lafai
  • Winger for Sharks is number 5 Josh Morris
    Winger for Dragons is number 5 Mikaele Ravalawa
  • Five-Eighth for Sharks is number 6 Shaun Johnson
    Five-Eighth for Dragons is number 6 Gareth Widdop
  • Halfback for Sharks is number 7 Chad Townsend
    Halfback for Dragons is number 7 Ben Hunt

Forwards

  • Prop for Sharks is number 8 Aaron Woods
    Prop for Dragons is number 8 James Graham
  • Hooker for Sharks is number 9 Jayden Brailey
    Hooker for Dragons is number 9 Cameron McInnes
  • Prop for Sharks is number 10 Matt Prior
    Prop for Dragons is number 10 Paul Vaughan
  • 2nd Row for Sharks is number 11 Briton Nikora
    2nd Row for Dragons is number 11 Patrick Kaufusi
  • 2nd Row for Sharks is number 12 Wade Graham
    2nd Row for Dragons is number 12 Luciano Leilua
  • Lock for Sharks is number 13 Paul Gallen
    Lock for Dragons is number 13 Tyson Frizell

Interchange

  • Interchange for Sharks is number 14 Kurt Capewell
    Interchange for Dragons is number 14 Jeremy Latimore
  • Interchange for Sharks is number 15 Jack Williams
    Interchange for Dragons is number 15 Korbin Sims
  • Interchange for Sharks is number 16 Billy Magoulias
    Interchange for Dragons is number 16 Blake Lawrie
  • Interchange for Sharks is number 17 Braden Hamlin-Uele
    Interchange for Dragons is number 17 Jackson Ford