Late Mail – Sharks v Warriors

The Sharks will run out as selected for the game against the Warriors at PointsBet Stadium latter this afternoon.

Andrew Fifita returns, where he will play from the interchange bench, while the starting team is as selected for a game which has major finals implications for both clubs.

A win for the Sharks will keep them well and truly in the finals hunt, while a loss by the Warriors will kill off whatever faint playoff hopes they had just three weeks from the end of the regular season.

In other Sharks team news, Josh Dugan has been confirmed as fullback for today’s game, with Matt Moylan looking at perhaps two weeks on the sidelines due to a hamstring strain.

Josh Morris shifts into Dugan’s centre position, Ronaldo Mulitalo coming into the team on the wing.

In the forwards Matt Prior, playing his 250th NRL game, will lead the Sharks out in this his milestone match. Joining him in the Sharks front row will be Aaron Woods, with Fifita to enter the game from the interchange bench.

Blayke Brailey and Billy Magoulias have been omitted from the 19-player squad as named last night.

The Sharks and Warriors match kicks off at 3.00pm, with the final teams listed below.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Sharks is number 1 Josh Dugan
    Fullback for Warriors is number 1 Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
  • Winger for Sharks is number 2 Sosaia Feki
    Winger for Warriors is number 2 David Fusitu'a
  • Centre for Sharks is number 3 Bronson Xerri
    Centre for Warriors is number 3 Peta Hiku
  • Centre for Sharks is number 4 Josh Morris
    Centre for Warriors is number 4 Patrick Herbert
  • Winger for Sharks is number 5 Ronaldo Mulitalo
    Winger for Warriors is number 5 Ken Maumalo
  • Five-Eighth for Sharks is number 6 Shaun Johnson
    Five-Eighth for Warriors is number 6 Chanel Harris-Tavita
  • Halfback for Sharks is number 7 Chad Townsend
    Halfback for Warriors is number 7 Blake Green

Forwards

  • Prop for Sharks is number 8 Aaron Woods
    Prop for Warriors is number 14 Lachlan Burr
  • Hooker for Sharks is number 9 Jayden Brailey
    Hooker for Warriors is number 9 Issac Luke
  • Prop for Sharks is number 10 Matt Prior
    Prop for Warriors is number 10 Leeson Ah Mau
  • 2nd Row for Sharks is number 11 Briton Nikora
    2nd Row for Warriors is number 11 Adam Blair
  • 2nd Row for Sharks is number 12 Wade Graham
    2nd Row for Warriors is number 12 Isaiah Papali'i
  • Lock for Sharks is number 13 Paul Gallen
    Lock for Warriors is number 13 Jazz Tevaga

Interchange

  • Interchange for Sharks is number 14 Kurt Capewell
    Interchange for Warriors is number 8 Agnatius Paasi
  • Interchange for Sharks is number 15 Jack Williams
    Interchange for Warriors is number 15 Sam Lisone
  • Interchange for Sharks is number 16 Andrew Fifita
    Interchange for Warriors is number 17 Kodi Nikorima
  • Interchange for Sharks is number 17 Braden Hamlin-Uele
    Interchange for Warriors is number 22 Blake Ayshford