The Sharks will aim for a third consecutive win when they host the Newcastle Knights in a round four match on Friday night.
While the Sharks were impressive in beating the Dragons at WIN Stadium in Wollongong, the Knights were somewhat unlucky in going down to the Panthers after playing around two-thirds of their match with 12-men, that loss following on from two wins to start their 2022 season.
It sets up an intriguing battle on Friday at PointsBet Stadium with Sharks coach Craig Fitzgibbon forced to make a couple of team changes as a result of injuries suffered last Thursday night.
Centre Connor Tracey and winger Matt Ikuvalu have both been ruled out of the Knights match, Tracey with a groin problem, Ikuvalu an ankle injury.
In shuffling his line up, Fitzgibbon has elected to shift powerhouse backrower Siosifa Talakai into the centres, with Ronaldo Mulitalo returning on the wing.
Mulitalo missed the Dragons victory due to concussion protocols however has been cleared to take his place in the Sharks side this weekend.
Teig Wilton, following two impressive outings to start the season, is also back in the Sharks starting side after serving a one-match suspension.
The Sharks v Knights match kicks off at 6pm on Friday night, with tickets still available – CLICK HERE.
The Sharks team, including individual player sponsors, is listed below.
Match: Sharks v Knights
Round 4 -
Venue: PointsBet Stadium, Sydney
1. WILL KENNEDY - Sponsored by Puppi Lovers
2. SIONE KATOA - Sponsored by Ressler Property
3. JESSE RAMIEN - Sponsored by Pretty In Paint
4. SIOSIFA TALAKAI – Sponsored by O’Brien Palmer
5. RONALDO MULITALO - Sponsored by Foreshew Strata Agency
6. MATT MOYLAN - Sponsored by Hollywood Cake Decorations
7. NICHO HYNES - Sponsored by John Ryan Freight Management
8. TOBY RUDOLF – Sponsored by Sharp Extensive IT
9. BLAYKE BRAILEY - Sponsored by Elite Legal
10. BRADEN HAMLIN-UELE – Sponsored by ModularWalls
11. BRITON NIKORA – Sponsored by Guardian Venue Management International
12. TEIG WILTON - Sponsored by White Wolf Constructions
13. DALE FINUCANE – Sponsored by Shire Steel & Fabrication
14. AIDEN TOLMAN – Sponsored by Infrastructure Nation
15. CAMERON MCINNES – Sponsored by Lloyds
16. BRAYDON TRINDALL - Sponsored by SFD Food Services
17. ANDREW FIFITA - Sponsored by AFS Group
18. MAWENE HIROTI
19. JACK WILLIAMS - Sponsored by AFS Group
20. LUKE METCALF
21. ROYCE HUNT
22. LACHLAN MILLER
23. JENSEN TAUMOEPEAU
24. FRANKLIN PELE