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2020 NRL Round Eight Preview, Titans Vs Sharks

Chloe Schibeci previews the Saturday afternoon match between the Gold Coast Titans and the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks This is what we have to look forward to.

FORM LINE

Gold Coast Titans

The Titans were victorious against the Brisbane Broncos last weekend at Suncorp Stadium. They were dominant from the beginning, and it took the Broncos until the beginning of the second half to score any points. It was their first win in a couple of weeks after losing to the Dragons and the Rabbitohs in their previous two. games.

Cronulla Sharks

The Sharks have won their last two games; last week against the Sea Eagles and the Bulldogs the weekend before. Their win against the Bulldogs was only by two points, however, last Sunday they dominated their match against the Sea Eagles, winning 40-22.

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SQUAD NEWS

Gold Coast Titans

1. Corey Thompson,  2. Anthony Don,  3. Brian Kelly, 4. Tyrone Peachey, 5. Phillip. Sami, 6. Ashley Taylor, 7. Jamal Fogarty, 8. Moeaki Fotuaika, 9. Mitch Rein,  10. Jaimin Joliffe, 11. Kevin Proctor, 12. Keegan Hipgrave, 13. Jai Arrow, 14. Tanah Boyd,  15. Sam Lisone, 16. Bryce Cartwright, 17. Jarrod Wallace, 18. Erin Clark, 19. Beau Fermor,  20. Jai Whitbread, 21. Tyrone Roberts

Cronulla Sharks

1. Matt Moylan, 2. Sione Katoa, 3. Josh Dugan, 4. Jesse Ramien, 5. Bryson  Goodwin, 6. Shaun Johnson, 7. Chad Townsend, 8. Andrew Fifita, 9. Blayke Brailey, 10. Aaron Woods, 11. Briton Nikora, 12. Wade Graham, 13. Jack Williams, 14. Toby Rudolf, 15. Braden Hamlin-Uele, 16. Siosifa Talakai, 17. Royce Hunt, 18. Scott Sorensen, 19. Connor Tracey, 20. Will Kennedy, 21. Nene Macdonald

KEY STAT

The Sharks have won the majority of their games against the Titans over the last 20 years, including their two most recent matches. The last time they met was in May of last year, where the Sharks won by eight points. The Titans have not won a match against Cronulla since round 19 of the 2017 season.

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BATTLE TO WATCH

Ashley Taylor vs Shaun Johnson. Both players will line up in the number six jersey for their respective teams on Saturday afternoon. Both are talented players and when playing to their full potential, they are dangerous to their opposition. If both Johnson and Taylor are at their best, their head to head battle is likely to be an entertaining factor in the game.

GAME DETAILS

Date: Saturday, July 4
Venue: Cbus Super Stadium
Kick-off: 3:00 PM

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