Cronulla Sharks and South Sydney Rabbitohs will both be aiming to bounce back from embarrassing last-start defeats when they clash in NRL Round 10 action on Saturday.
Sharks vs Rabbitohs Tips, Preview & Predictions
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Sharks vs Rabbitohs Match Details
🇦🇺 Competition: NRL
🗓 Date: Saturday May 15
⏰ Time: 5.30pm AEST
🏟 Stadium: Suncorp Stadium
Sharks vs Rabbitohs Head to Head (last five matches)
- 14/3/20: Rabbitohs 22-18 Sharks
- 3/8/19: Sharks 39-24 Rabbitohs
- 1/6/18: Rabbitohs 22-14 Sharks
- 21/7/17: Sharks 26-12 Rabbitohs
- 22/8/16: Rabbitohs 12-6 Sharks
Sharks vs Rabbitohs Preview and Prediction
Both the Sharks and Rabbitohs failed to score a point in their respective losses last week – who bounces back in Magic Round on Saturday night?
Despite their crushing 50-0 defeat to reigning premiers Melbourne, the Rabbitohs are still in a strong position – and that loss was mainly due to them missing several of their key players.
Souths had won seven straight before that showdown and will be confident of an immediate return to the winners circle here as Adam Reynolds returns from injury.
The Rabbitohs have won 16 of their last 20 games with Reynolds playing and 15 of their last 16 when starting as favourite.
Meanwhile, the Sharks are a club in crisis having seemingly self-sabotaged their season following the controversial dismissal of coach John Morris.
Cronulla have now lost five straight matches and are staring down the barrel of six consecutive defeats for the first time since 2014.
The Sharks have been comprehensively outplayed by last season’s grand finalists in their last two games, going down 40-14 to Melbourne and 48-0 to the Panthers last week.
Coming up against another one of the competition’s heavyweights who are determined to erase their own demons from Round 9 is the last thing Cronulla needs.
With Reynolds back to steer the ship, the Rabbitohs should be cruising to a big victory here.
Sharks vs Rabbitohs Teams
Shaun Johnson and Jesse Ramien join the likes of Ronaldo Mulitalo, Sione Katoa and Jackson Ferris on the sidelines for the Sharks, but Andrew Fifita is back for his first NRL game of the season.
Adam Reynolds returns from a thumb problem for the Rabbitohs, pushing Benji Marshall to five-eighth and Dean Hawkins to the reserves.
Sharks team: 1. Will Kennedy 2. Mawene Hiroti 3. Josh Dugan 4. Will Chambers 5. Connor Tracey 6. Shaun Johnson 7. Chad Townsend 8. Aiden Tolman 9. Blayke Brailey 10. Aaron Woods 11. Briton Nikora 12. Wade Graham 13. Toby Rudolf 14. Matt Moylan 15. Teig Wilton 16. Jack Williams 17. Andrew Fifita 18. Braydon Trindall 19. Billy Magoulias 20. Franklin Pele 21. Jenson Taumoepeau
Rabbitohs team: 1. Cody Walker 2. Alex Johnston 3. Dane Gagai 4. Braidon Burns 5. Taane Milne 6. Benji Marshall 7. Adam Reynolds 8. Thomas Burgess 9. Damien Cook 10. Tevita Tatola 11. Keaon Koloamatangi 12. Jaydn Su’A 13. Liam Knight 14. Mark Nicholls 15. Hame Sele 16. Jed Cartwright 17. Jai Arrow 18. Troy Dargan 19. Patrick Mago 20. Dean Hawkins 21. Steven Marsters
Sharks vs Rabbitohs Stats
- Both teams failed to score a point last week
- Sharks have lost their last five games
- Sharks have conceded 40+ points in those defeats
- Rabbitohs have won 15 of their last 16 games as favourites
- Rabbitohs have won seven of their nine games this season
- Rabbitohs have won 16 of their last 20 games with Adam Reynolds playing
- Alex Johnston has scored a try in his last six away matches
- Mawene Hiroti has scored a try in four of his last six matches
- Souths have seen 50+ total points in their last three matches
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