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With State of Origin quickly approaching, both the Sharks and Cowboys will be keen to add another valuable two points to their roster before they start losing players to the representative fixture.
After their two brilliant victories over the Storm and Panthers, where they racked up the points and didn’t concede a single try, the Sharks have simply been doing just enough to get by.
They were defeated at home by the Gold Coast Titans the following week, but Cronulla have returned to the winners circle over the last fortnight, registering scrappy wins over the Tigers and Dragons to climb into second spot on the ladder.
Last week’s 18-14 win over the Dragons was particularly messy, with the Sharks completing just 68 per cent of their sets and only winning due to a late, scrappy try that had an element of luck to it.
While the Sharks have been average but still winning, the Cowboys put in a stellar performance to take down the Bulldogs 30-14 last Thursday night.
It was a tremendous win for the Cowboys, especially without Johnathan Thurston, and it was the return of Jake Granville and Lachlan Coote at hooker and fullback that settled the side and handed some much needed control and experience into their spine.
In turn, Michael Morgan was able to play without as much pressure, and it showed with the five-eighth playing easily his best game of the season.
But can the Cowboys post back-to-back wins? Cronulla are a much more disciplined team than the erratic Bulldogs and they have won their last two meetings, including the preliminary finals last season. It promises to be another close game, but I think the Sharks grind out another tough win at home.
Cronulla Sharks: 1. Valentine Holmes 2. Sosaia Feki 3. Jack Bird 4. Ricky Leutele 5. Gerard Beale 6. James Maloney 7. Chad Townsend 8. Andrew Fifita 9. Jayden Brailey 10. Chris Heighington 11. Luke Lewis 12. Wade Graham 13. Paul Gallen.
Interchange: 14. Kurt Capewell 15. Jayson Bukuya 16. Jeremy Latimore 17. Sam Tagataese 18. Joseph Paulo 19. Daniel Mortimer 20. Edrick Lee 21. Kurt Dillon
North Queensland Cowboys: Lachlan Coote 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Justin O’Neill 4. Kane Linnett 5. Antonio Winterstein 6. Michael Morgan 7. Ray Thompson 8. John Asiata 9. Jake Granville 10. Scott Bolton 11. Gavin Cooper 12. Ethan Lowe 13. Jason Taumalolo.
Interchange: 14. Ben Hampton 15. Coen Hess 16. Shaun Fensom 17. Ben Spina 18. Kyle Laybutt 19. Johnathan Thurston 20. Corey Jensen 21. Kalyn Ponga