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Taco Team List Tuesday

The Sharks are at ‘home’ on the Sunshine Coast this weekend when they host the North Queensland Cowboys in a round four match-up on Saturday.

A Sharks home game but to be played at the Sunshine Coast Stadium, the match will kick off at 4.30pm local time (5.30pm Sydney time) with both teams desperate for a win with the Cowboys yet to record a victory in 2021 and the Cronulla side sitting on two points following the opening three rounds of the season.

After suffering a horrendous injury toll last weekend in a loss to the Eels, one in which the Sharks won plenty of admirers for their determination under adversity, this week’s team includes a couple of forced changes and two players who will be undergoing the concussion protocols to prove their fitness ahead of Saturday’s game.

Sione Katoa comes out due to a knee injury, his place to be taken by Mawene Hiroti, while Briton Nikora is set to sit out the next two games due to a suspension handed down for a shoulder charge.

Teig Wilton, who defensively was outstanding for the Sharks in the Eels match, slots into Nikora’s position in the back row.

While confident they will shake off the cobwebs of the head knocks suffered last Saturday night, Wade Graham and Will Kennedy still need to pass all protocols before being cleared to play.

With the injury and suspension omissions, Braydon Trindall, a Sunshine Coast junior, comes into the Sharks 17 as their bench utility. 

The match also sees Valentine Holmes come up against his old club, with the premiership-winning former Shark to run out for the Cowboys.

While the situation is subject to change as a result of the Queensland COVID infections, as of today the game is going ahead on the Sunshine Coast, with any alterations or further information to be communicated if and when available.

The two 21-man squads are listed below;

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Sharks is number 1 William Kennedy
    Fullback for Cowboys is number 1 Valentine Holmes
  • Winger for Sharks is number 2 Mawene Hiroti
    Winger for Cowboys is number 2 Murray Taulagi
  • Centre for Sharks is number 3 Josh Dugan
    Centre for Cowboys is number 3 Justin O'Neill
  • Centre for Sharks is number 4 Connor Tracey
    Centre for Cowboys is number 4 Connelly Lemuelu
  • Winger for Sharks is number 5 Ronaldo Mulitalo
    Winger for Cowboys is number 5 Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow
  • Five-Eighth for Sharks is number 6 Matt Moylan
    Five-Eighth for Cowboys is number 6 Scott Drinkwater
  • Halfback for Sharks is number 7 Chad Townsend
    Halfback for Cowboys is number 7 Ben Hampton

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 Reece Robson
  • Prop for Sharks is number 10 Aaron Woods
    Prop for Cowboys is number 10 Jordan McLean
  • 2nd Row for Sharks is number 11 Teig Wilton
    2nd Row for Cowboys is number 11 Shane Wright
  • 2nd Row for Sharks is number 12 Wade Graham
    2nd Row for Cowboys is number 12 Ben Condon
  • Lock for Sharks is number 13 Toby Rudolf
    Lock for Cowboys is number 13 Josh McGuire

Interchange

  • Interchange for Sharks is number 14 Braydon Trindall
    Interchange for Cowboys is number 14 Jake Granville
  • Interchange for Sharks is number 15 Aiden Tolman
    Interchange for Cowboys is number 15 Coen Hess
  • Interchange for Sharks is number 16 Jack Williams
    Interchange for Cowboys is number 16 Corey Jensen
  • Interchange for Sharks is number 17 Billy Magoulias
    Interchange for Cowboys is number 17 Lachlan Burr

Match Officials

  • Referee: Chris Sutton
  • Touch Judge: Todd Smith
  • Touch Judge: Darian Furner
  • Senior Review Official: Ashley Klein

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