Round 24 Preview Sharks Vs Knights


Cronulla Sharks V Newcastle Knights
Venue: Southern Cross Group Stadium
Date:Sunday 26 August, 2pm

Sharks: 1 Valentine Holmes, 2 Sosaia Feki, 3 Josh Dugan, 4 Kurt Capewell, 5 Edrick Lee, 6 Matt Moylan, 7 Chad Townsend, 8 Andrew Fifita, 9 Jayden Brailey, 10 Matt Prior, 11 Luke Lewis, 12 Wade Graham, 13 Paul Gallen
Interchange: 14 Scott Sorensen, 15 James Segeyaro 16 Aaron Woods 17 Jayson Bukuya
Reserves: 18 Joseph Paulo 19 Ava Seumanufagai 20 Sione Katoa 21 Kyle Flanagan

Knights: 1.Nick Meaney, 2 Ken Sio, 3.Sione Mata'utia, 4. Cory Denniss, 5. Shaun Kenny-Dowall,  20 Connor Watso, 7Mitchell Pearce, 8.Herman Ese'ese, 9. Danny Levi, 10.Daniel Saifiti, 11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon, 12. Aidan Guerra, 13.Mitchell Barnett
Interchange: 14 Jamie Buhre, 15. Chris Heighingto, 17.Josh King, 18.Jacob Lillyman
Reserves: 19. JJ Felise, 21. Luke Yates  

 
Match Preview
It depends on which Knights team turns up to play. If the Knights who played against the Panthers turns up then this will be a really good match. If they bad team turns up, well the Sharks will strike on any weakness. If it slows down to a grind, the Sharks love that and will take the win.

Key Matchup
Andrew Fifita v Herman Ese'ese. If the Sharks are to make any noise in the finals they need Fifita to play at a consistently high level. After they were battered by the Sharks pack back in round 12, Ese'ese needs to lead from the front.

Jeremy's Prediction
With Ponga out, I think the Knights will struggle against an experienced Sharks pack who are smell blood in the water headed into the finals.  Sharks by 13+

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