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Late Mail - Sharks v Cowboys

The Sharks have confirmed that Braydon Trindall will start in the halves in today's round 16 clash with the Cowboys due to Shaun Johnson's late withdrawal. 

Johnson aggravated a groin injury at training on Wednesday and was unable to complete the captain's run yesterday, ruling him out of today's game. 

The Sharks were granted permission to bring Trindall into their 21-man squad after the loss of Johnson and he will play in jersey 23.

The 21-year-old Trindall, who will run out for his third game in the NRL, will partner local junior Connor Tracey in the halves.

While he has been doing a solid job in relieving Blayke Brailey at dummy half and also as a utility option in his appearances in the the top grade this year, Tracey has come through the grades as a half/five eighth and gets his chance to impress in his preferred position.

In another significant change for the Sharks, Andrew Fifita returns after missing six weeks with hamstring and finger issues. Fifita comes into the 17 at the expense of Jack Williams, who along with Bryson Goodwin has been omitted from the 19-man squad as named last night. 

In the only other change coach John Morris has reshuffled his starting side, Scott Sorensen moves into the run on side, with Toby Rudolf on the interchange bench. 

The Sharks v Cowboys match gets underway at 5.30pm at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium. 

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Sharks is number 1 William Kennedy
    Fullback for Cowboys is number 1 Scott Drinkwater
  • Winger for Sharks is number 2 Sione Katoa
    Winger for Cowboys is number 2 Kyle Feldt
  • Centre for Sharks is number 3 Josh Dugan
    Centre for Cowboys is number 3 Justin O'Neill
  • Centre for Sharks is number 4 Jesse Ramien
    Centre for Cowboys is number 20 Connelly Lemuelu
  • Winger for Sharks is number 5 Ronaldo Mulitalo
    Winger for Cowboys is number 5 Valentine Holmes
  • Five-Eighth for Sharks is number 6 Connor Tracey
    Five-Eighth for Cowboys is number 6 Daejarn Asi
  • Halfback for Sharks is number 23 Braydon Trindall
    Halfback for Cowboys is number 7 Michael Morgan

Forwards

  • Prop for Sharks is number 8 Braden Hamlin-Uele
    Prop for Cowboys is number 8 Francis Molo
  • Hooker for Sharks is number 9 Blayke Brailey
    Hooker for Cowboys is number 9 Reuben Cotter
  • Prop for Sharks is number 10 Aaron Woods
    Prop for Cowboys is number 10 Jordan McLean
  • 2nd Row for Sharks is number 11 Briton Nikora
    2nd Row for Cowboys is number 11 Mitchell Dunn
  • 2nd Row for Sharks is number 12 Wade Graham
    2nd Row for Cowboys is number 12 Coen Hess
  • Lock for Sharks is number 15 Scott Sorensen
    Lock for Cowboys is number 13 Josh McGuire

Interchange

  • Interchange for Sharks is number 13 Toby Rudolf
    Interchange for Cowboys is number 14 Jake Granville
  • Interchange for Sharks is number 14 Siosifa Talakai
    Interchange for Cowboys is number 15 John Asiata
  • Interchange for Sharks is number 17 Royce Hunt
    Interchange for Cowboys is number 16 Tom Gilbert
  • Interchange for Sharks is number 21 Andrew Fifita
    Interchange for Cowboys is number 17 Corey Jensen