A Grand Final rematch to close out the round is a nice way to end the weekend.

The Storm sit at the top of the table, however, haven’t been totally convincing until last week, when their efficient attack coupled with their gritty defence was on show in a 28-6 win over Penrith.

Jordan McLean and Christian Welch – both who just missed out last week – should come back in after being named on an extended bench while there will be plenty of emotion following the announcement from Cooper Cronk on Tuesday.

Cronulla will travel down south after a poor yet victorious display against Newcastle last week. Paul Gallen didn’t mince his words after the match and will be expecting a better overall display this week.

The Sharks will try to run straight through the middle of the Storm line – a tactic that works if executed well – but the Storm defence has been the best in the competition so far this season – with no close competitor – and it will be a season-best performance from the Sharks to hand the Storm their first loss of the season.

There will be tantalising matchups all over the park on Sunday afternoon.
Fortunately, we just get back to sit back and watch.

Storm by 8

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Team Lists

Team Stats

Scoring Plays

Storm   Sharks
Tries 1
Conversions 1
1 Penalty Goals 2
Field Goals 1


Storm   Sharks
165 All Runs 199
1,355 All Run Metres 1,684
2 Line Breaks 1
9 Offloads 9


Storm   Sharks
523 Kick Metres 455
1 40/20
377 Tackles 309
24 Missed Tackles 44


Storm   Sharks
7 Penalties Conceded 9
15 Errors 12
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Player Stats

Top Run Metres

Paul Gallen213
Valentine Holmes181
Wade Graham175
Jack Bird161
Andrew Fifita147