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Cronulla Sharks and Sydney Roosters look to round into some form just two weeks out from the finals when they square off at Southern Cross Group Stadium on Saturday night.
With just a fortnight remaining until the finals series launches, the Sharks and Roosters need to recapture their best form after a lacklustre last month or so.
Cronulla suffered big defeats before battling past an understrength Cowboys outfit last week, conceding 30+ points in falling to the Raiders and Broncos, while the Roosters only just scraped by the Tigers last week after losing to the Sea Eagles and Storm.
In fact, with the Eels stunning Brisbane on Thursday night, the Sharks are currently out of the top eight as a result, and if they lose on Saturday night, their top four destiny will be out of their hands.
Considering a top four finish is pretty much essential to capturing the premiership, Cronulla’s title defence might well come down to if they can win their final two games of the regular season.
The Roosters are far from assured of a top four place as well, with the Tricolours also needing to win their final two games to ensure a spot in the elite four, with the Eels and Panthers both attempting to chase them down.
Both sides are leading contenders to win the premiership on their day, but they are seemingly in the middle of a slump, and with timing being everything when approaching the finals, the Roosters and Sharks each need a big game on Saturday night.
The Roosters have beaten every team in the top eight this season apart from Cronulla and Manly, with the Sharks actually producing one of the best performances of the season back in Round 17 when they clinically dismantle the Roosters by a 44-12 scoreline in Gosford.
I feel the Sharks can lift their game and play the better football of the sides if they each play their best, and coupled with their good record against the Roosters, I’ll back Shane Flanagan’s side to come away with a narrow win on Saturday.
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. Jayden Brailey 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. Fa’amanu Brown 21. Jesse Ramien.
Roosters: 1. Michael Gordon 2. Latrell Mitchell 3. Ryan Matterson 4. Mitchell Aubusson 5. Blake Ferguson 6. Luke Keary 7. Mitchell Pearce 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Jake Friend 10. Dylan Napa 11. Boyd Cordner 12. Aidan Guerra 13. Isaac Liu 14. Zane Tetevano 15. Sio Siua Taukeiaho 16. Kane Evans 17. Connor Watson 18. Joseph Manu 19. Victor Radley 20. Chris Smith 22. Mitchell Cornish.