Dragons vs Sharks Round 3 Tips, Prediction & Preview

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Dragons vs Sharks Tips

Bitter rivals St George Illawarra Dragons and Cronulla Sharks square off in a Southern Shire derby to launch NRL Round 3 action on Thursday night.

Dragons vs Sharks Tips, Preview & Predictions

St George Illawarra Dragons vs Cronulla Sharks free NRL expert tips, predictions and preview – the Sharks have won the last three meetings between the teams…

Dragons vs Sharks H2H Prediction

Best Sharks win H2H odds $1.75 with bet365

  • Sharks have won the last three meetings between the teams
  • Sharks have won five of the last six meetings overall

Dragons vs Sharks Tips

  • Sharks and Dragons have seen 1-12 margins in their four combined games this season

Dragons vs Sharks Same Game Multi Tips

  • Sione Katoa has scored at least one try in four of his last five games
  • Mikaele Ravalawa has scored at least one try in five of his last six games

Dragons vs Sharks Match Details

🇦🇺 Competition: NRL
🗓 Date: Thursday March 24
Time: 8.05pm AEDT
🏟 Stadium: WIN Stadium


Dragons vs Sharks Head to Head (last five matches)

  • 21/5/21: Sharks 13-12 Dragons
  • 14/3/21: Dragons 18-32 Sharks
  • 25/7/20: Sharks 28-24 Dragons
  • 14/6/20: Dragons 30-16 Sharks
  • 18/8/19: Sharks 18-12 Dragons

Dragons vs Sharks Preview & Prediction

Both the Dragons and Sharks will be aiming for the second wins of the season when they collide in another big derby showdown at WIN Stadium on Thursday night.

It’s been a solid start to the season for both teams – the Dragons defeated the Warriors in the opening round by 12 points before pushing reigning premiers Penrith all the way last week, going down 20-16 after some unlucky calls.

Meanwhile, the Sharks went down in the dying stages 24-19 to the Raiders to open their account for 2022 before rolling over the top of the Eels 18-16 in Round 2, with Nicho Hynes converting after the siren to earn his first win for his new club.

All signs point to another close game between these two rivals.

Both teams have been involved in 1-12 margins across their combined four games for 2022 so far, while recent meetings between the teams have been extremely close.

Indeed, at least one game between the sides in every season since 2016 have been decided by six points or less.

Cronulla’s defence against the Eels last weekend was absolutely sensational, while Hynes’ combination with Matt Moylan is getting better with every game.

The Dragons have also showed great resolve after a nightmare end to last season – and if Ben Hunt can continue to attack the line and produce some of his best football, then the joint-venture side are going to be a tough team to knock over this year.

VERDICT:

As mentioned, it’s shaping as another tight encounter between these two fierce rivals.

Not much separates the pair, but we are going to back the Sharks to edge this one. Cronulla have won the last three meetings between the teams and five of the last six overall (Best Sharks win H2H odds $1.75 with bet365.)


Dragons vs Sharks Teams

Dragons team: 1. Tyrell Sloan 2. Cody Ramsey 3. Moses Suli 4. Zac Lomax 5. Mikaele Ravalawa 6. Talatau Amone 7. Ben Hunt 8. Francis Molo 9. Moses Mbye 10. Blake Lawrie 11. Jack Bird 12. Jaydn Su’A 13. Tariq Sims 14. Jack de Belin 15. Josh Kerr 16. Jackson Ford 17. Jack Gosiewski 18. Tautau Moga 19. Poasa Faamausili 20. Daniel Alvaro 21. Mathew Feagai 22. Jaiyden Hunt 23. Michael Molo 24. George Burgess

Sharks team: 1. William Kennedy 2. Sione Katoa 3. Jesse Ramien 4. Connor Tracey 5. Matt Ikuvalu 6. Matt Moylan 7. Nicho Hynes 8. Toby Rudolf 9. Blayke Brailey 10. Braden Hamlin-Uele 11. Briton Nikora 12. Siosifa Talakai 13. Dale Finucane 14. Aiden Tolman 15. Cameron McInnes 16. Braydon Trindall 17. Andrew Fifita 18. Luke Metcalf 19. Royce Hunt 20. Jack Williams 21. Lachlan Miller 22. Franklin Pele 23. Jenson Taumoepeau 24. Thomas Hazelton


Dragons vs Sharks Stats

  • Sharks have won the last three meetings between the teams
  • Sharks have won five of the last six meetings overall
  • Sharks and Dragons have seen 1-12 margins in their four combined games this season
  • Sione Katoa has scored at least one try in four of his last five games
  • Mikaele Ravalawa has scored at least one try in five of his last six games

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