Cronulla
Sharks
18
Manly
Sea Eagles
35
FULLTIME
2017-06-25T06:00:00Z
Southern Cross Group Stadium

Preview

The Sharks’ tough month continues, after a loss to the Storm and a win against the Tigers, they now have the Sea Eagles and the Roosters with their Origin stars back on deck.

Their past five wins have come by a converted try or less and while some may say the reigning premiers are close game specialists, their form has been indifferent, to say the least.

Their five Origin stars come back into the starting side this weekend to take on the fifth-placed Sea Eagles looking to make the leap into the top four. A win could even see them overtake the Sharks if they needed any added motivation.

The Sea Eagles are one of only three teams undefeated on the road (Storm and Sharks) this season and that coupled with the Sharks average – to say the least – home form will give them the confidence required to topple the premiers.

The Sharks have scored 20 points just twice in the past seven weeks with both of those efforts coming against the lowly Tigers and with the Sea Eagles having had two byes over the past month, they should be fresh to give the Sharks a red hot go.

Jake Trbojevic and Martin Taupau will go head to head with Cronulla’s workhorse-like pack with Darcy Lussick included on the bench for some much-needed grunt Meanwhile Tom Trbojevic will look to recapture the form that saw him dazzle the competition before he went down with a leg injury.

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The Sharks are favourites, and rightly so, however, this promises to be a¬†cracker of a contest to end round 16. We’ll keep going with the Sharks’ theme of close games…

Sharks by 4.

Team Lists

Team Stats


Scoring Plays

Sharks   Sea Eagles
3 Tries 6
3 Conversions 5
Penalty Goals
Field Goals 1

Attack

Sharks   Sea Eagles
151 All Runs 177
1,339 All Run Metres 1,649
3 Line Breaks 7
7 Offloads 13

Defense

Sharks   Sea Eagles
209 Kick Metres 407
40/20
331 Tackles 251
38 Missed Tackles 30

Discipline

Sharks   Sea Eagles
3 Penalties Conceded 9
17 Errors 11
Sin Bin
Send Offs

Player Stats


Top Run Metres

 PlayerTOT
Martin Taupau210
Tom Trbojevic184
Wade Graham177
Jake Trbojevic174
Dylan Walker143

Summary

 

3 COMMENTS

  1. Don’t care what anyone says, taupau is the best prop going around probably all this year…

    • He certainly is up there… the best prop in the NRL at this current moment, I don’t think so.
      Jarod Wallace, Dylan Napa and Paul Vaughan have all had great years this year.

      The best prop in the NRL at this present moment would be Andrew Fifita though. Like or hate the bloke, no one can deny how good of a player he is. He can tear any team apart on his day as he did in Game 1 of Origin.

      • Mate Wallace definitely improved and having a good solid year but he isn’t a match winner.. Napa is like Taupau last year good but inconsistent. Vaughan definitely having s good year though for sure. I watch games like today and 2nd origin and where is Fifita??? No where to be seen, he can be unstoppable but not all the time. While I might be biased but Taupau now has 4 games in a row where he has ran for over 200metres and been all but unstoppable and he has been like that nearly every game this year. Always had the talent but was lazy and only lifted for certain games, this year he is that every week…. and can offload

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