Warriors vs Sharks Round 1 Tips, Prediction & Preview

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New Zealand Warriors vs Cronulla Sharks free Round 1 NRL expert tips, predictions and preview.

Warriors vs Sharks Tips, Preview & Predictions

New Zealand Warriors vs Cronulla Sharks free Round 1 NRL expert tips, predictions and preview will be available in the days leading up to the game. Below is our previous tips and preview.

New Zealand Warriors vs Cronulla Sharks H2H Prediction

Best Sharks win H2H odds $1.87 with bet365

  • Sharks have won 10 of the last 13 meetings
  • Sharks have won the last three meetings in Auckland
  • Sharks have won their last three games by 24+ points
  • Warriors haven’t beaten Sharks twice in a season since 2010
  • Warriors haven’t beaten a top four side this season
  • Ronaldo Mulitalo has scored eight tries in his last seven games vs Warriors
  • Dallin Watene-Zelezniak has scored 13 tries in his last 10 games
  • Jesse Ramien has scored a try in his last three games

New Zealand Warriors vs Cronulla Sharks Tips


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New Zealand Warriors vs Cronulla Sharks Match Details

🇦🇺 Competition: NRL
🗓 Date: Sunday July 16
Time: 2.00pm AEST
🏟 Stadium: Go Media Stadium (Auckland)


New Zealand Warriors vs Cronulla Sharks Head to Head

  • 2/4/23: Sharks 30-32 Warriors
  • 12/6/22: Warriors 16-38 Sharks
  • 8/5/22: Sharks 29-10 Warriors
  • 7/8/21: Warriors 18-16 Sharks
  • 11/7/21: Sharks 20-12 Warriors

New Zealand Warriors vs Cronulla Sharks Preview & Prediction

It’s third up against sixth on Sunday as the Sharks and Warriors square off in the first of three games on Sunday.

These two teams put on one of the games of the season back in April, with the Warriors coming back from 26-6 down to prevail 32-30 courtesy of a late Shaun Johnson field goal.

Johnson has played some career-best footy throughout this season, however the star halfback is no certainty to place this game as he awaits the birth of his second child.

The Warriors are travelling nicely this season, but they are yet to beat a top four side, so this is a big test for the Kiwi club in front of their own fans.

Cronulla are flying high in third spot on the ladder and bring a three-game winning streak into this encounter, where they’ve won by 24+ points.

However, those three wins were against the bottom three teams on the ladder, so they too will have to raise their level.

These two teams have split the last four meetings at two wins apiece, but the Sharks have won 10 of the last 13 overall and three straight in Auckland.

VERDICT

Still not convinced with the Warriors this season – Johnson might not be playing this game and they were thoroughly outclassed by the Rabbitohs in their last outing at Go Media Stadium.

Cronulla will want revenge for letting slip of that massive lead earlier this season, while Nicho Hynes remains one of the form players in the competition. Think the Sharks are great value for the win here (Best Sharks win H2H odds $1.87 with bet365).


New Zealand Warriors vs Cronulla Sharks Teams

Warriors team: 1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad 2. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 3. Rocco Berry 4. Adam Pompey 5. Marcelo Montoya 6. Luke Metcalf 7. Shaun Johnson 8. Addin Fonua-Blake 9. Wayde Egan 10. Mitchell Barnett 11. Jackson Ford 12. Josh Curran 13. Tohu Harris 14. Freddy Lussick 15. Bayley Sironen 16. Tom Ale 17. Dylan Walker 18. Kalani Going 20. Ronald Volkman 21. Taine Tuaupiki 22. Zyon Maiu’u 23. Viliami Vailea

Sharks team: 1. William Kennedy 2. Sione Katoa 3. Jesse Ramien 4. Siosifa Talakai 5. Ronaldo Mulitalo 6. Matt Moylan 7. Nicho Hynes 8. Oregon Kaufusi 9. Blayke Brailey 10. Toby Rudolf 11. Briton Nikora 12. Teig Wilton 13. Cameron McInnes 14. Wade Graham 15. Thomas Hazelton 16. Jack Williams 17. Jesse Colquhoun 18. Connor Tracey 19. Kayal Iro 20. Braden Hamlin-Uele 21. Braydon Trindall 22. Tuku Hau Tapuha


New Zealand Warriors vs Cronulla Sharks Stats

  • Sharks have won 10 of the last 13 meetings
  • Sharks have won the last three meetings in Auckland
  • Sharks have won their last three games by 24+ points
  • Warriors haven’t beaten Sharks twice in a season since 2010
  • Warriors haven’t beaten a top four side this season
  • Ronaldo Mulitalo has scored eight tries in his last seven games vs Warriors
  • Dallin Watene-Zelezniak has scored 13 tries in his last 10 games
  • Jesse Ramien has scored a try in his last three games

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