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Taco Team List Tuesday

Sharks coach John Morris has named a predictable run-on side, with a couple of interesting interchange bench inclusions for his teams round one local derby clash with the St George Illawarra Dragons.

Wade Graham captains a Sharks squad which includes Matt Moylan at five eighth for the game that will bring to a close the opening weekend of the NRL season when it kicks off at 6.15pm on Sunday.

The Sharks will be without Shaun Johnson, Siosifa Talakai and Royce Hunt, with the trio continuing their rehabilitation following off-season surgeries, while youngster Luke Metcalf hasn’t been considered due to him still be on the club’s development list and not amongst their top 30 squad.

That being said, the Sharks will still field a formidable line up, Moylan to take over the halves duties from Johnson and with Aiden Tolman to play his first game for the Cronulla club.

Will Kennedy has won the battle for the number one jersey, with Connor Tracey selected in the bench utility role, while following a strong off-season the versatile Billy Magoulias has been chosen in the Sharks 17 and appears likely to take part in the season opener on Sunday.

The two teams met in a trial for players to have participated in less than 12 games last season, before both had their final hit-outs two weeks ago, the Sharks narrowly going down to the Bulldogs, while the Dragons suffered a big Charity Shield loss to the Rabbitohs.

The Sharks team for the game which kicks off at 6.15pm on Sunday, is listed below.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Dragons is number 1 Matthew Dufty
    Fullback for Sharks is number 1 William Kennedy
  • Winger for Dragons is number 2 Cody Ramsey
    Winger for Sharks is number 2 Sione Katoa
  • Centre for Dragons is number 3 Jack Bird
    Centre for Sharks is number 3 Josh Dugan
  • Centre for Dragons is number 4 Zac Lomax
    Centre for Sharks is number 4 Jesse Ramien
  • Winger for Dragons is number 5 Mikaele Ravalawa
    Winger for Sharks is number 5 Ronaldo Mulitalo
  • Five-Eighth for Dragons is number 6 Adam Clune
    Five-Eighth for Sharks is number 6 Matt Moylan
  • Halfback for Dragons is number 7 Ben Hunt
    Halfback for Sharks is number 7 Chad Townsend

Forwards

  • Prop for Dragons is number 8 Blake Lawrie
    Prop for Sharks is number 8 Braden Hamlin-Uele
  • Hooker for Dragons is number 9 Andrew McCullough
    Hooker for Sharks is number 9 Blayke Brailey
  • Prop for Dragons is number 10 Paul Vaughan
    Prop for Sharks is number 10 Aaron Woods
  • 2nd Row for Dragons is number 11 Josh Kerr
    2nd Row for Sharks is number 11 Briton Nikora
  • 2nd Row for Dragons is number 12 Tariq Sims
    2nd Row for Sharks is number 12 Wade Graham
  • Lock for Dragons is number 13 Tyrell Fuimaono
    Lock for Sharks is number 13 Toby Rudolf

Interchange

  • Interchange for Dragons is number 14 Poasa Faamausili
    Interchange for Sharks is number 14 Connor Tracey
  • Interchange for Dragons is number 15 Trent Merrin
    Interchange for Sharks is number 15 Aiden Tolman
  • Interchange for Dragons is number 16 Daniel Alvaro
    Interchange for Sharks is number 16 Jack Williams
  • Interchange for Dragons is number 17 Brayden Wiliame
    Interchange for Sharks is number 17 Billy Magoulias

Match Officials

  • Referee: Peter Gough
  • Touch Judge: Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski
  • Touch Judge: Kasey Badger
  • Senior Review Official: Steve Chiddy

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