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Team List Round 12 SHARKS V BULLDOGS 9-8

Discussion in 'Cronulla Sharks' started by TerryGaines, May 25, 2017.

  1. TerryGaines

    TerryGaines Voider of Warranties

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    Saturday 27 May, 7:30pm at Southern Cross Group Stadium


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    1. Valentine Holmes 2. Sosaia Feki 3. Gerard Beale 4. Ricky Leutele 5. Edrick Lee 6. Fa’amanu Brown 7. Chad Townsend 8. Chris Heihington 9. Jayden Brailey 10. Matt Prior 11. Luke Lewis 12. Kurt Capewell 13. Paul Gallen.

    Interchange: 14. Jayson Bukuya 15. Sam Tagataese 16. Jeremy Latimore 17. Joseph Paulo 18. Kurt Dillon 19. Daniel Mortimer 20. Jesse Ramien 21. Briton Nikora

    Ins: Briton Nikora, Daniel Mortimer, Edrick Lee, Fa’amanu Brown, Jesse Ramien, Kurt Dillon, Kurt Capewell, Matt Prior

    Outs: Andrew Fifita, Jack Bird, James Maloney, Wade Graham (NSW)

    Fa’amanu Brown replaces James Maloney at five-eighth. Gerard Beale replaces Jack Bird at centre, with Edrick Lee coming onto the wing. Matt Prior (suspension) returns at prop for Andrew Fifita. Kurt Capewell start in the back row for Wade Graham, with Jeremy Latimore joining the bench.


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    1. Will Hopoate 2. Marcelo Montoya 3. Josh Morris 4. Brenko Lee 5. Kerrod Holland 6. Matt Frawley 7. Moses Mbye 8. Aiden Tolman 9. Michael Lichaa 10. James Graham (c) 11. Greg Eastwood 12. Adam Elliot 13. Danny Fualalo.

    Interchange: 14. Sam Kasiano 15. Asipeli Fine 16. Francis Tualau 17. Craig Garvey 19. Andy Saunders 20. Reimis Smith 21. Renouf Toomaga 23. Brad Abbey

    Ins: Andy Saunders, Asipeli Fine, Brad Abbey, Francis Tualau, Marcelo Montoya, Reimis Smith, Renouf Toomaga

    Outs: Brett Morris, David Klemmer, Josh Jackson

    Greg Eastwood and Danny Fualalo come into the starting side for Josh Jackson and David Klemmer, who are both on Origin duty. Asipeli Fine and Francis Tualau join the bench. Marcelo Montoya comes onto the wing for Brett Morris.
     
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    Very good come from behind win for the sharks.
    The dodgies still look very flat with their play.
    It was even harder for them with the sharks up in your face defence which I have been saying for ages the Dragons need to adopt instead of their penchant for sedentary defence.
    The sharks made more than a few errors in attack but the way they played as a team they would have ended up beating most of the nrl sides on the night
     
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    The Dragons' points conceded record is only bettered by the Storm and the Sharks so far this season, so their defence can't be that bad.

    Anyway, a hard-fought and deserved win for the Sharks.
     
  5. stanleyg

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    Stats are one thing but reality is another.
    The Dragons give away to much field position ( probably the most metres lost in the comp) and you cant continue to successfully just defend in your own 15 metre zone for a whole season.
    The Sharks are making the opposition fight for every metre gained and its showing in the way teams are running out of gas late in the second half.
    Backing up after last seasons win the sharks seem to be going from strength to strength and continue to find money to pay for top players as needed while other clubs after a premiership just start a downward spiral that's hard to stop.
     
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    I don't disagree re the Sharks; Gallen epitomises everything about them, the battle for every metre, etc. Much like Sean O'Loughlin for us, he's going to leave a big hole when he goes. And they have plenty of skill and pace in attack when they get on the front foot. Of course, we pwned them, though... :p Personally I wish them well. It's clear that they're not a 'commentator's favourite' like the Roosters, Souths, or the Broncs, or even the Dragons.

    But just maybe, the Dragon's coach does think he can successfully just defend in your own 15 metre zone for a whole season? Rather like the Bulldogs and their 'short drop-out' philosophy?
     
  7. stanleyg

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    yes we can see how that is working out for the dodgies this season.
    They either need a new coach or go back to the past to go to the future.
    The dodgies were once known as "the Entertainers" the way they used the ball in attack by keeping it alive. Since Desi took over their play is looking more like rugby yawnion with one out forward runs and the odd offload from Sam.
    With Sharks in your face defence gaining metres in the second half was extremely difficult without using a kick and as a result scoring opportunities were minimal and they had to rely on the sharks making errors.
     
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    I remember laughing when SJ told me the Bulldogs were called The Entertainers! Because that surely must have been long before I started watching the NRL (IIRC, Brett Kimmorley was playing for them when I started watching).

    If you've watched any of Castleford this year (and I say this through gritted teeth), that's entertainment.
     
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    The Dodgies and before that the Berries were very good entertainers but seem to have moved away more in favour of power plays ( to much time in the gym and not enough time at ballet lessons I guess).
    They had a good pom forward (Merv hicks maybe?) who could offload a ball real well while their centres loved to play hot potato as they must have been under threat of a fine if caught in possession or making a poor pass.
    Saints should be entertaining enough for you next season with Barba but wear a mouthguard in case you grit your teeth too much
     
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    [​IMG]
    Will Hopoate of the Bulldogs is tackled by Jayden Brailey and Luke Lewis of the Sharks during the round 12 NRL match between the Cronulla Sharks and the Canterbury Bulldogs at Southern Cross Group Stadium on May 27, 2017 in Sydney, Australia.
     
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    [​IMG]
    Moses Mbye of the Bulldogs is tackled by Jayden Brailey of the Sharks during the round 12 NRL match between the Cronulla Sharks and the Canterbury Bulldogs at Southern Cross Group Stadium on May 27, 2017 in Sydney, Australia.
     
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    [​IMG]
    Sosaia Feki of the Sharks is tackled by Brenko Lee of the Bulldogs short of the try line during the round 12 NRL match between the Cronulla Sharks and the Canterbury Bulldogs at Southern Cross Group Stadium on May 27, 2017 in Sydney, Australia.
     

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