The Sharks will be keen to build on their first win of the season when they tackle traditional rivals the St George Illawarra Dragons in a local derby clash at Campbelltown Stadium on Sunday.
Facing a disruption to their preparations pregame last Saturday night, with a handful of players failing their preliminary temperature test, the Sharks proved too good for the Cowboys and will be looking for more of the same in their round five match up.
The Sharks will welcome the return of Chad Townsend and Andrew Fifita, included amongst a handful of changes to the Sharks line up, with the pair named in the starting 13 for Dragons game.
As a result coach John Morris has shifted Matt Moylan to fullback, while Fifita comes into the run-on team for Toby Rudolf who goes back to the interchange bench.
Another significant omission from the Sharks side is that of outstanding youngster Ronaldo Mulitalo who suffered a knee injury in the Cowboys game.
Mulitalo was due to undergo scans and visit a specialist later today to ascertain the extent of the injury and how long he may be sidelined.
He has been replaced by former Rabbitoh Mawene Hiroti who will be making his Sharks debut in Sunday’s clash.
The Sharks team for the local derby is listed below.
Match: Dragons v Sharks
Round 5 -
Venue: Campbelltown Sports Stadium, Sydney
|PLAYER||PROUDLY SPONSORED BY|
|1. MATT MOYLAN||Infrastructure Nation|
|2. SIONE KATOA||WED Group|
|3. JOSH DUGAN||Waterwize Services|
|4. JESSE RAMIEN||Vinyl Room Gymea|
|5. MAWENE HIROTI||Australian Hammer Supplies|
|6. SHAUN JOHNSON||Vox Law|
|7. CHAD TOWNSEND||Shire Steel & Fabrications|
|8. ANDREW FIFITA||Stewart Toyota|
|9. BLAYKE BRAILEY||Gecko|
|10. AARON WOODS||Sydney Mutual Bank|
|11. BRITON NIKORA||John Ryan Freight Management|
|12. WADE GRAHAM (C)||White Wolf Constructions|
|13. JACK WILLIAMS||Sharp|
|14. CONNOR TRACEY||Shore Hire|
|15. BRADEN HAMLIN-UELE||Dacca Group|
|16. TOBY RUDOLF||Triple H|
|17. SCOTT SORENSEN||Green Options|
|18. SIOSIFA TALAKAI||Ace Gutters|
|19. WILL KENNEDY||TFH|
|20. ROYCE HUNT||Minespec Parts|
|21. JACKSON FERRIS||Sarraf Strata|