The Sharks have an opportunity to return to the top spot on the Jersey Flegg ladder when they tackle the Roosters in a first v second clash at PointsBet Stadium on Saturday.
A loss to the Dragons, coupled with a narrow Roosters victory over Newcastle, saw the Sharks surrender the competition lead last weekend, with the minor premiership up for grabs when the two teams meet this weekend.
With a squad missing a handful of their regulars, the Sharks failed to match an enthusiastic Dragons side on Sunday, the 38-18 loss giving the indication that Daniel Holdsworth’s team has plenty of work still to do should they hope to defend the under20’s crown which they claimed in 2018.
The Sharks were well and truly in the contest against the Dragons, going to half time with the scores level at 12-all, however the second half went pear-shaped as their opponents’ ran away with the win.
The Sharks and Roosters have met once previously this season, the Cronulla side notching a narrow 8-6 win in a round five match played with plenty of intensity.
Kick-off to the Jersey Flegg Sharks v Roosters match will be at 12.35pm, with gates to PointsBet Stadium to open at 12.30pm.
JERSEY FLEGG ROUND 23
1 Jonaiah Lualua
2 Lorenzo Mulitalo
3 Jensen Taumoepeau
4 Vito Tevaga
5 Josh Delailoa
6 Jayden Millard
7 Angus Ernst
8 Connor Luhan
9 Lachlan Scarpelli
10 Monty Raper ©
11 Tom Caughlan
12 Jack Boyling
13 Kayleb Milne
14 Zane Elsley
15 Franklin Pele
16 Jackson Stewart
17 Fine Kula
18 Jonah Ngaronoa
19 Cooper Bowen
20 Jack Gould
21 Jangala Bennet
23 James Russell
Fullback for Sharks is number 2 Lorenzo MulitaloFullback for Roosters is number 1 McKenzie Baker
Winger for Sharks is number 4 Vito TevagaWinger for Roosters is number 2 Tyrell Neiufi
Centre for Sharks is number 3 Jenson TaumoepeauCentre for Roosters is number 3 Christian Tuipulotu
Centre for Sharks is number 19 Cooper BowenCentre for Roosters is number 4 Ethan Quai-Ward
Winger for Sharks is number 5 Josh DelailoaWinger for Roosters is number 5 Bayleigh Bentley-Hape
Five-Eighth for Sharks is number 22 Kai BroadhurstFive-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Jake Hazard
Halfback for Sharks is number 7 Angus ErnstHalfback for Roosters is number 7 Coby Thomas
Prop for Sharks is number 17 Fine KulaProp for Roosters is number 8 Tagiolupe Tivalu
Hooker for Sharks is number 9 Lachlan ScarpelliHooker for Roosters is number 9 Kobe Rugless
Prop for Sharks is number 10 Monty RaperProp for Roosters is number 19 Daniel Fifita
2nd Row for Sharks is number 11 Tom Caughlan2nd Row for Roosters is number 20 Reihana Marsh
2nd Row for Sharks is number 12 Jack Boyling2nd Row for Roosters is number 22 Jake Kambos
Lock for Sharks is number 13 Kayleb MilneLock for Roosters is number 13 Luca Moretti
Interchange for Sharks is number 14 Connor LuhanInterchange for Roosters is number 10 Lewis Afeaki
Interchange for Sharks is number 15 Franklin PeleInterchange for Roosters is number 14 Grant Taulafo
Interchange for Sharks is number 16 Jackson StewartInterchange for Roosters is number 15 Benjamin Mau
Interchange for Sharks is number 24 Isaac LongmuirInterchange for Roosters is number 24 Stanley Malae