Late Mail - Sharks v Raiders

The Sharks will runout 1-17 for today's vital clash with the Raiders in front of a sell-out crowd at PointsBet Stadium today. 

The game, which marks the final PointsBet Stadium appearance in the career of skipper Paul Gallen, could see the Sharks take another step towards securing a finals berth. 

In confirming the team which was announced on Tuesday, Josh Dugan will again play fullback after last week putting in a best-on-ground performance in the Sharks win over the Warriors and with Sosaia Feki ruled out with a groin strain, Sione Katoa comes in on the wing for the Cronulla side. 

On the interchange bench, due to Jack Williams being unavailable with an ankle problem, the reliable and consistent Jayson Bukuya has been elevated into the Sharks 17. 

The game will see a number of celebrations in farewelling Gallen, the Sharks most capped player, with a 13th minute round of applause, Gal face masks for the first 5,000 patrons to enter the ground and a post-match presentation in celebrating his outstanding 19-season career. 

The Sharks and Raiders clash kicks off at 2.00pm at PointsBet Stadium. 

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Sharks is number 1 Josh Dugan
    Fullback for Raiders is number 1 Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
  • Winger for Sharks is number 2 Sione Katoa
    Winger for Raiders is number 2 Bailey Simonsson
  • Centre for Sharks is number 3 Bronson Xerri
    Centre for Raiders is number 3 Jarrod Croker
  • Centre for Sharks is number 4 Josh Morris
    Centre for Raiders is number 4 Nick Cotric
  • Winger for Sharks is number 5 Ronaldo Mulitalo
    Winger for Raiders is number 5 Jordan Rapana
  • Five-Eighth for Sharks is number 20 Kyle Flanagan
    Five-Eighth for Raiders is number 6 Jack Wighton
  • Halfback for Sharks is number 7 Chad Townsend
    Halfback for Raiders is number 7 Aidan Sezer

Forwards

  • Prop for Sharks is number 8 Aaron Woods
    Prop for Raiders is number 8 Josh Papalii
  • Hooker for Sharks is number 9 Jayden Brailey
    Hooker for Raiders is number 9 Josh Hodgson
  • Prop for Sharks is number 10 Matt Prior
    Prop for Raiders is number 15 Dunamis Lui
  • 2nd Row for Sharks is number 11 Briton Nikora
    2nd Row for Raiders is number 11 John Bateman
  • 2nd Row for Sharks is number 12 Wade Graham
    2nd Row for Raiders is number 12 Elliott Whitehead
  • Lock for Sharks is number 13 Paul Gallen
    Lock for Raiders is number 13 Ryan Sutton

Interchange

  • Interchange for Sharks is number 14 Kurt Capewell
    Interchange for Raiders is number 10 Iosia Soliola
  • Interchange for Sharks is number 15 Braden Hamlin-Uele
    Interchange for Raiders is number 14 Siliva Havili
  • Interchange for Sharks is number 16 Andrew Fifita
    Interchange for Raiders is number 16 Corey Horsburgh
  • Interchange for Sharks is number 17 Jayson Bukuya
    Interchange for Raiders is number 17 Hudson Young