The Sharks head into Queensland for a second consecutive week, this time with a team missing two of their regular forwards and a key inclusion, for a round 11 clash with the Gold Coast Titans.
A knee injury to Dale Finucane, on top of the shoulder dislocation suffered by Jack Williams, has caused coach Craig Fitzgibbon to lean on the forward depth in his NRL squad for the game at Cbus Super Stadium on Sunday.
The pair were forced from the field in the early stages of the second half of the Sharks disappointing loss to the Raiders last weekend.
In their place, Fitzgibbon has named Royce Hunt to start the match in in the front row, Cam McInnes will play lock in the number 13 jersey, while Andrew Fifita after missing the Raiders match has been added to the interchange bench.
In other team news, Lochie Miller has been named to make his NRL debut at fullback, with Nicho Hynes reverting back into his position in the halves, with Braydon Trindall going back to the bench.
Will Kennedy and Jesse Ramien still sidelined due to suspension.
Miler, who represented Australia in Rugby Sevens at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, will become Shark #550 when he runs out on Sunday. The NSW north coast product gets his chance after a number of impressive performances this season for the Newtown Jets in the NSW Cup
The Sharks will be looking to bounce back after their 30-10 loss to the Raiders against a Titans team which broke a long losing streak with a Golden Point victory over the Dragons.
The Sharks v Titans match is scheduled for a 4.05pm kick-off at Cbus Stadium on Sunday, with the Sharks team listed below.
Match: Titans v Sharks
Round 11 -
Venue: Cbus Super Stadium, Gold Coast
1. LACHLAN MILLER - Sponsored by Puppi Lovers
2. SIONE KATOA - Sponsored by Ressler Property
3. CONNOR TRACEY - Sponsored by Infrastructure Nation
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 Solutions
9. BLAYKE BRAILEY - Sponsored by Elite Legal
10. ROYCE HUNT – Sponsored by ModularWalls
11. BRITON NIKORA – Sponsored by Guardian Venue Management International
12. WADE GRAHAM - Sponsored by White Wolf Constructions
13. CAM MCINNES – Sponsored by Lloyds
14. AIDEN TOLMAN - Sponsored by Shire Steel & Fabrication
18. KADE DYKES
19. TOM HAZELTON
20. LUKE METCALF
21. MAWENE HIROTI
22. JAYDEN BERRELL
23. JESSE COLQUHOUN
24. JONAIAH LUALUA