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Cronulla Sharks and North Queensland Cowboys are clinging on to top four and eight spots respectively – who will emerge triumphant with a valuable two points when the two sides square off at 1300SMILES Stadium in Townsville on Saturday night?
A crucial clash awaits in Townsville on Saturday night as the Cowboys and Sharks collide after both teams lost tough battles against top eight opposition last week.
Reigning premiers Cronulla have lost their last two matches, conceding 30 points at home to the Raiders and 32 points away to the Broncos last week.
For a team that prides itself on defence, it’s been a disappointing last fortnight for the Sharks as they look to regenerate some momentum before embarking on the most challenging part of the title defence.
Save for a brilliant win away to Melbourne and a dominant victory over Penrith back in April, it’s safe to say the Sharks haven’t been at their best this season – but they are still in a great position to finish in the top four, and a win on Saturday night will go a long way to cementing that status.
Meanwhile, the Cowboys are starting to fade after fighting bravely over the last couple of months without their superstar halfback Jonathan Thurston.
We’ve started to see over the last few weeks that the Cowboys are lacking that extra bit of class to close out the best teams in the competition, with Paul Green’s side losing their last three games against the Panthers, Roosters and Storm.
It’s a massive game for the Cowboys, with a loss potentially sending them out of the top eight if the Dragons can upset Brisbane, while the Raiders are continuing their late charge for a finals spot.
Cronulla have won the last three games between the sides and I’m backing them to extend that record to four on Saturday night. I think the Cowboys are running out of steam, and opposition doesn’t get much tougher than the Sharks. Expect the away side to grind out a tough win in Townsville.
Cowboys: 1. Lachlan Coote 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Javid Bowen 4. Kane Linnett 5. Kalyn Ponga 6. Te Maire Martin 7. Michael Morgan 8. John Asiata 9. Jake Granville 10. Scott Bolton 11. Coen Hess 12. Ethan Lowe 13. Jason Taumalolo 14. Ben Hampton 15. Patrick Mago 16. Corey Jensen 17. Sam Hoare 18. Braeden Uele 19. Kyle Laybutt 20. Enari Tuala 21. Shane Wright.
Sharks: 1. Valentine Holmes 2. Sosaia Feki 3. Kurt Capewell 4. Ricky Leutele 5. Gerard Beale 6. James Maloney 7. Chad Townsend 8. Andrew Fifita 9. Fa’amanu Brown 10. Matt Prior 11. Luke Lewis 12. Wade Graham 13. Paul Gallen 14. Jayson Bukuya 15. Sam Tagataese 16. Jeremy Latimore 17. James Segeyaro 18. Chris Heighington 19. Joseph Paulo 20. Jayden Brailey 21. Jesse Ramien.