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If the Parramatta beat Souths as expected on Friday night then the Sharks won’t be able to secure a top four position, meaning they’ll have to take the road less travelled if they are to become the first time in over 25 years to win back-to-back premierships.
However, if the Eels slip up, then a win over bottom-placed Newcastle would propel Cronulla into fourth as the final round of the regular season concludes on Sunday.
It’s been a strange season for the Sharks – they had that brilliant two-week period in April where they beat the Storm at AAMI Park and demolished Penrith away without conceding a try in both, but for the most part they’ve been ill-disciplined and winning games ugly on the back of some trademark tight defence.
Cronulla can’t afford to take this game lightly either, with the annual Old Boys day in the Hunter set to ensure Newcastle turn up ready to put on a show in front of their legendary players from yesteryear.
After going on a three-match winning streak for the first time since 2015, it’s been a disappointing last fortnight for the Knights, conceding 40+ points in heavy defeats to Melbourne and Canberra.
Newcastle also lost two games against Cronulla by a combined scoreline of 98-4 last year, so they will be determined to deliver a better effort in their final game for the season.
There’s no doubt the Knights have improved in 2017, and on Old Boys day they should have enough motivation to put in one last big effort. Expect Newcastle to fight and keep it close, but the Sharks’ class and defence should see them claim the two points heading into the finals.
Daniel Saifiti is out for the Knights, with his brother Jacob starting at prop as his replacement, while Jeremy Latimore comes into the Sharks side for Sam Tagatese.
Knights: 1. Nathan Ross 2. Ken Sio 3. Dane Gagai 4. Peter Mata’utia 5. Shaun Kenny-Dowall 6. Jack Cogger 7. Trent Hodkinson 8. Daniel Saifiti 9. Danny Levi 10. Josh King 11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon 12. Jamie Buhrer 13. Mitchell Barnett.
Interchange: 14. Joe Wardle 15. Tyrone Amey 16. Sam Stone 17. Mickey Paea 18. Brendan Elliot 19. Pasami Saulo 20. Jaelen Feeney 21. Chanel Mata’utia.
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.
Interchange: 14. Jayson Bukuya 15. Chris Heighington 16. Jeremy Latimore 17. James Segeyaro 18. Joseph Paulo 19. Fa’amanu Brown 20. Jesse Ramien 21. Jack Bird.