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Late Mail - Sharks v Bulldogs

The Sharks have a significant change to their team to play the Bulldogs, with five eighth Matt Moylan ruled out with a minor quadriceps strain. 

The injury to Moylan occurred at Wednesday's training session and when he failed to complete the Captain's run on Friday, the decision was made this morning to rule him out of tonight's game. 

While losing a player of Moylan's calibre is a blow, the Sharks will now welcome Shaun Johnson back into the starting side for what will be his first game of the 2021 season. 

Johnson tore his Achilles tendon late in the 2021 season and after a long rehabilitation process has been declared fit to return. He will slot into his familiar position in the Sharks halves alongside Chad Townsend. 

Braydon Trindall comes into the 17-man squad and onto the Sharks interchange bench. 

Otherwise the Sharks side to play the Bulldogs is unchanged, with Josh Dugan also back on deck after missing last week's game against Newcastle due to concussion issues. 

The Sharks and Bulldogs match is scheduled for a 5.30pm kick off at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium. 

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Sharks is number 1 William Kennedy
    Fullback for Bulldogs is number 21 Nick Meaney
  • Winger for Sharks is number 2 Mawene Hiroti
    Winger for Bulldogs is number 2 Nick Cotric
  • Centre for Sharks is number 3 Josh Dugan
    Centre for Bulldogs is number 3 Will Hopoate
  • Centre for Sharks is number 4 Jesse Ramien
    Centre for Bulldogs is number 4 Corey Allan
  • Winger for Sharks is number 5 Connor Tracey
    Winger for Bulldogs is number 5 Tuipulotu Katoa
  • Five-Eighth for Sharks is number 15 Shaun Johnson
    Five-Eighth for Bulldogs is number 6 Jake Averillo
  • Halfback for Sharks is number 7 Chad Townsend
    Halfback for Bulldogs is number 7 Kyle Flanagan

Forwards

  • Prop for Sharks is number 8 Braden Hamlin-Uele
    Prop for Bulldogs is number 8 Dylan Napa
  • Hooker for Sharks is number 9 Blayke Brailey
    Hooker for Bulldogs is number 9 Sione Katoa
  • Prop for Sharks is number 10 Aaron Woods
    Prop for Bulldogs is number 10 Luke Thompson
  • 2nd Row for Sharks is number 11 Briton Nikora
    2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 11 Adam Elliott
  • 2nd Row for Sharks is number 12 Teig Wilton
    2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 12 Chris Smith
  • Lock for Sharks is number 13 Toby Rudolf
    Lock for Bulldogs is number 13 Corey Waddell

Interchange

  • Interchange for Sharks is number 14 Billy Magoulias
    Interchange for Bulldogs is number 14 Bradley Deitz
  • Interchange for Sharks is number 16 Jack Williams
    Interchange for Bulldogs is number 15 Renouf Atoni
  • Interchange for Sharks is number 17 Siosifa Talakai
    Interchange for Bulldogs is number 16 Ava Seumanufagai
  • Interchange for Sharks is number 18 Braydon Trindall
    Interchange for Bulldogs is number 17 Matt Doorey

Reserves

  • Reserve for Sharks is number 20 Franklin Pele
    Reserve for Bulldogs is number 25 Brandon Wakeham

Match Officials

  • Referee: Chris Butler
  • Touch Judge: Drew Oultram
  • Touch Judge: Jon Stone
  • Senior Review Official: Alan Shortall

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