The Sharks will look to put a narrow loss to the Raiders behind them, while attempting to build on a strong defensive performance when they tackle the Parramatta Eels on Saturday night.
In a low scoring affair played in the wet last Sunday, the Sharks kept their opponents scoreless in the second period, with only goal-kicking in the end separating the two teams.
Errors in the first half proved costly, with the Sharks unable to come back from the 12-0 half time deficit in the 12-10 loss.
This weekend coach John Morris has made one change to his team to face the Eels, with the versatile Connor Tracey chosen in the centres at the expense of Mawene Hiroti.
Tracey was impressive in his 31 minutes on the field against the Raiders.
Hiroti has been named in jersey 18, with Teig Wilton selected as the bench utility in 14.
In other team news, Will Kennedy has been outstanding at fullback, Matt Moylan’s injury issues appear to be behind him after two solid outings in the five eighth position, while up front Toby Rudolf and Aaron Woods have led the way for the Cronulla side, with Morris hoping for more of the same against the Eels.
The match at BankWest is scheduled for a 7.35pm kick-off, with the Newtown Jets to play the Eels in a Knock-On Effect NSW Cup match in the curtain-raiser. That game gets underway at 5.10pm.
See following the two 21-man squad lists.
Match: Eels v Sharks
Round 3 -
Fullback for Eels is number 1 Clinton GuthersonFullback for Sharks is number 1 William Kennedy
Winger for Eels is number 2 Maika SivoWinger for Sharks is number 2 Sione Katoa
Centre for Eels is number 3 Tom OpacicCentre for Sharks is number 3 Josh Dugan
Centre for Eels is number 4 Marata NiukoreCentre for Sharks is number 4 Connor Tracey
Winger for Eels is number 5 Blake FergusonWinger for Sharks is number 5 Ronaldo Mulitalo
Five-Eighth for Eels is number 6 Dylan BrownFive-Eighth for Sharks is number 6 Matt Moylan
Halfback for Eels is number 7 Mitchell MosesHalfback for Sharks is number 7 Chad Townsend
Prop for Eels is number 8 Reagan Campbell-GillardProp for Sharks is number 8 Braden Hamlin-Uele
Hooker for Eels is number 9 Reed MahoneyHooker for Sharks is number 9 Blayke Brailey
Prop for Eels is number 10 Junior PauloProp for Sharks is number 10 Aaron Woods
2nd Row for Eels is number 11 Shaun Lane2nd Row for Sharks is number 11 Briton Nikora
2nd Row for Eels is number 12 Isaiah Papali'i2nd Row for Sharks is number 12 Wade Graham
Lock for Eels is number 13 Nathan BrownLock for Sharks is number 13 Toby Rudolf
Interchange for Eels is number 14 Oregon KaufusiInterchange for Sharks is number 14 Teig Wilton
Interchange for Eels is number 15 Keegan HipgraveInterchange for Sharks is number 15 Aiden Tolman
Interchange for Eels is number 16 Will SmithInterchange for Sharks is number 16 Jack Williams
Interchange for Eels is number 17 Ray StoneInterchange for Sharks is number 17 Billy Magoulias
- Referee: Adam Gee
- Touch Judge: Jon Stone
- Senior Review Official: Steve Chiddy