The Sharks have made two changes to the team which went down to the Raiders last weekend, one as a result of suspension and one due to injury, for their crucial game against the Bulldogs at CBus Super Stadium on the Gold Coast today.
Aiden Tolman will miss the match after being suspended for a careless high tackle in the Raiders game, while youngster Teig Wilton is a late withdrawal with a minor hamstring strain.
Toby Rudolf moves from lock to front row in place of Tolman, with Jack Williams to start in the 13 jersey, while Briton Nikora returns to the starting side in the back row after Wilton was ruled out late in the week.
Onto the bench for the Sharks comes Royce Hunt, for what will be his first game of the 2021 season, while Andrew Fifita has earned a recall and will join Hunt, Mawene Hiroti and Braden Hamlin-Uele on the interchange bench.
The round 19 Sharks v Bulldogs match is scheduled for a 4.05pm kick off, with the two 17-man team lists, as well as 18th man concussion substitutions, listed below.
Match: Bulldogs v Sharks
Round 19 -
Fullback for Bulldogs is number 1 Nick MeaneyFullback for Sharks is number 1 William Kennedy
Winger for Bulldogs is number 2 Corey AllanWinger for Sharks is number 2 Sione Katoa
Centre for Bulldogs is number 3 Will HopoateCentre for Sharks is number 3 Connor Tracey
Centre for Bulldogs is number 4 Aaron SchouppCentre for Sharks is number 4 Jesse Ramien
Winger for Bulldogs is number 5 Jayden OkunborWinger for Sharks is number 5 Ronaldo Mulitalo
Five-Eighth for Bulldogs is number 6 Lachlan LewisFive-Eighth for Sharks is number 6 Braydon Trindall
Halfback for Bulldogs is number 7 Jake AverilloHalfback for Sharks is number 7 Shaun Johnson
Prop for Bulldogs is number 8 Ava SeumanufagaiProp for Sharks is number 8 Toby Rudolf
Hooker for Bulldogs is number 9 Jeremy Marshall-KingHooker for Sharks is number 9 Blayke Brailey
Prop for Bulldogs is number 10 Jack HetheringtonProp for Sharks is number 10 Aaron Woods
2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 11 Corey Waddell2nd Row for Sharks is number 11 Siosifa Talakai
2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 12 Josh Jackson2nd Row for Sharks is number 16 Briton Nikora
Lock for Bulldogs is number 13 Luke ThompsonLock for Sharks is number 13 Jack Williams
Interchange for Bulldogs is number 14 Bailey Biondi-OdoInterchange for Sharks is number 14 Mawene Hiroti
Interchange for Bulldogs is number 15 Dylan NapaInterchange for Sharks is number 15 Royce Hunt
Interchange for Bulldogs is number 16 Joe StimsonInterchange for Sharks is number 17 Braden Hamlin-Uele
Interchange for Bulldogs is number 23 Renouf AtoniInterchange for Sharks is number 20 Andrew Fifita
Reserve for Bulldogs is number 21 Falakiko ManuReserve for Sharks is number 18 Billy Magoulias
- Referee: Chris Sutton
- Touch Judge: Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski
- Touch Judge: Phil Henderson
- Senior Review Official: Alan Shortall