NRL match preview: Eels vs Sharks

Monday 12th May

Pirtek Stadium




1 Jarryd Hayne (c)
2 Semi Radradra
3 Will Hopoate
4 Willie Tonga
5 Ken Sio
6 Corey Norman
7 Chris Sandow
8 Tim Mannah (c)
9 Nathan Peats
10 Darcy Lussick
11 Pauli Pauli
12 Manu Ma’u
13 Joseph Paulo

14 David Gower
15 Peni Terepo
16 Fuifui Moimoi
17 Mitch Allgood


1 Michael Gordon
2 Sosaia Feki
3 Blake Ayshford
4 Ricky Leutele
5 Beau Ryan
6 Luke Lewis
7 Jeff Robson
8 Andrew Fifita
9 John Morris
10 Bryce Gibbs
11 Anthony Tupou
12 Wade Graham
13 Paul Gallen (c)

14 Isaac De Gois
15 Chris Heighington
16 Tinarau Arona
17 Siosaia Vave
20 Michael Lichaa


Cronulla welcome back star front rower Luke Lewis for this weekend’s Monday night clash with the Parramatta Eels. The experienced Lewis finds himself playing at five-eighth as Todd Carney still remains out with a hamstring injury.

After a lengthy stint on the side line Lewis returns to a struggling Cronulla side who despite winning in round 8 sit lonely at the bottom of the table.

The Sharks will need a dominate defensive display on Monday night as they come up against an Eels side that have proved more than once this year that scoring points is not an issue.

With a backline that features in form superstar Jarryd Hayne and try scoring machine Semi Radradra the Eels pose a huge threat. The experience and attacking ability the Eels gain from Hayne has been evident in 2014 and as they look to continue their impressive form , the Sharks will need to make sure they are at their best if they are to stand any chance.

In a game that sees both clubs celebrate the life of inspirational player Johnny Mannah, this game will carry a lot of passion as we remember Johnny and the unforgettable mark he left of this great game.


Sharks by 8

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