Kade Dykes OUT for Cronulla with a calf issue. Lachie Miller will play fullback against Manly with Matt Ikuvalu to the winger. Matt Moylan and Connor Tracey both on tract to start, Fitzgibbon hopeful Talakai is back next week. Latest on @AAPSport. #NRL
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Should Tracey also be ruled out, Cronulla would likely bring young gun Kayal Iro into the side, playing at either wing or centre in a combination with Ikuvalu.
The late injury blow and reshuffle comes with the Sharks already playing without William Kennedy, who is working through recovery from injury with a chance to return for Round 25 or Week 1 of the finals.
Cronulla, who are pushing for a top-four spot and potentially a home qualifying final in Week 1, have an easier run than most to the finish line, but won't be counting anything before it hatches ahead of their trip to Manly.
They have lost all of their last seven at Brookvale and have a terrible overall record on the Northern Beaches, having won just 6 out of 32 games there dating back to their first clash in 1967.
Their last win came in the opening round of the 2008 season.