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Josh Mercer previews the Women In League Round 19 clash between the Sydney Roosters and Cronulla Sharks. This is what we have to look forward to.

FORM LINE

Sydney Roosters

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Last Saturday the Roosters were able to blow the Knights away early, jumping out to a 24-0 lead. The Knights, who rested Kalyn Ponga for the game, were able to hit back with two tries before half time cutting the Roosters lead to 12. The second half was all the Roosters as they 18 unanswered points to run out 42-12 winners.

Cronulla Sharks

The Sharks had their work cut out for them against the Warriors, but ultimately they were able to run over the top of them which assured a top eight berth. While it looked like the Warriors might win the game after coming from 12-nil down, Toby Rudolph and Ronaldo Mulitalo were able to get their team over the line when they needed it.

SQUAD NEWS

Sydney Roosters

James Tedesco and Siosiua Taukeiaho are being rested, with Lindsay Collins moving from bench to starting position and Joseph Manu going to fullback. Though there were concerns for Boyd Cordner after another concussion he has been named in the side.

1. Joseph Manu 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Josh Morris 4. Mitchell Aubusson 5. Brett Morris 6. Luke Keary 7. Kyle Flanagan 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Jake Friend 10. Lindsay Collins 11. Boyd Cordner 12. Sitili Tupouniua 13. Isaac Liu 14. Freddy Lussick 15. Angus Crichton 16. Nat Butcher 17. Sonny Bill Williams 18. Poasa Faamausili 19. Drew Hutchison 20. Daniel Fifita 21. Matt Ikuvalu.

Cronulla Sharks

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No changes to the team that beat the Warriors last week.

1. Will Kennedy 2. Sione Katoa 3. Josh Dugan 4. Jesse Ramien 5. Ronaldo Mulitalo 6. Connor Tracey 7. Shaun Johnson 8. Braden Hamlin-Uele 9. Blayke Brailey 10. Aaron Woods 11. Briton Nikora 12. Siosifa Talakai 13. Toby Rudolf 14. Teig Wilton 15. Jack Williams 16. Andrew Fifita 17. Royce Hunt 18. Scott Sorensen 19. Bryson Goodwin 20. Braydon Trindall 21. Billy Magoulias.

KEY STAT

The average points scored by the Sharks this season has been 24, with the average points they have conceded is 22. The Roosters average points has been 28, however their average points given away this season is 13.

BATTLE TO WATCH

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Toby Rudolf vs Isaac Liu

This will be a great battle to watch in this game. Both men are capable of breaking the defensive line or getting the offload when needed. While the game winning play doesn’t come down to these two men they do make sure that they put their team in a position so they can win the game.

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GAME DETAILS

Date: Saturday, September 19th
Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground
Kick-off: 7:35pm

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