Sydney Roosters target their sixth consecutive win over Cronulla Sharks when the two sides square off in NRL Round 5 action on Saturday night at the SCG.
Sydney Roosters vs Cronulla Sharks free NRL tips, predictions and preview – the H2H favourite has won 17 of the last 18 matches involving the Sharks…
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Roosters vs Sharks Match Details
🇦🇺 Competition: NRL
🗓 Date: Saturday April 10
⏰ Time: 7.30pm AEST
🏟 Stadium: SCG
Roosters vs Sharks Head to Head (last five matches)
- 19/9/20: Roosters 34-18 Sharks
- 13/4/19: Sharks 16-30 Roosters
- 8/9/18: Roosters 21-12 Sharks
- 6/4/18: Sharks 10-28 Roosters
- 26/8/17: Sharks 14-16 Roosters
Roosters vs Sharks Preview and Prediction
The Roosters won their first game since losing Luke Keary to a season-ending knee injury last week and they’ll be confident of doubling down on that victory this weekend against the Sharks at the SCG.
With a five-match winning streak over the Sharks, the Roosters know what they have to do in order to get the job done here. Additionally, the Sharks have seen the favourite win in 17 of their last 18 matches.
That means Cronulla are very good at beating those below them on the ladder, but when they come up against top-tier opposition, they usually fall short.
The Sharks have lost to the Eels and Raiders so far this season – two premiership contenders – but have beaten the Dragons and crushed the Cowboys 48-10 in their last outing.
Will Kennedy has been a stand-out for the Sharks at fullback, scoring five tries in his four matches to start the season.
However, he comes up against the best fullback in the game on Saturday night, with James Tedesco scoring seven tries, along with making 25 tackle breaks – the third best in the NRL.
Despite the loss of Keary, the Roosters still have a world class backline and solid forward pack – and they will be confident after dispatching the Warriors last week.
The Sharks haven’t won at the SCG in over 30 years and taking their record against top eight teams into consideration, the Roosters should be heading for back-to-back victories here.
Roosters vs Sharks Teams
The Roosters are unchanged from last weekend’s win over the Warriors.
Jesse Ramien returns to the Sharks side after serving his suspension, pushing Braydon Trindall to the reserves.
Roosters team: 1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Josh Morris 4. Joseph Manu 5. Brett Morris 6. Drew Hutchison 7. Sam Walker 8. Isaac Liu 9. Freddy Lussick 10. Siosiua Taukeiaho 11. Angus Crichton 12. Sitili Tupouniua 13. Victor Radley 14. Ben Marschke 15. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 16. Nat Butcher 17. Fletcher Baker 18. Daniel Suluka-fifita 19. Egan Butcher 20. Joseph Suaalii 21. Matt Ikuvalu
Sharks team: 1. Will Kennedy 2. Mawene Hiroti 3. Josh Dugan 4. Jesse Ramien 5. Ronaldo Mulitalo 6. Matt Moylan 7. Chad Townsend 8. Braden Hamlin-Uele 9. Blayke Brailey 10. Aaron Woods 11. Teig Wilton 12. Wade Graham 13. Toby Rudolf 14. Connor Tracey 15. Aiden Tolman 16. Jack Williams 17. Billy Magoulias 18. Braydon Trindall 19. Nene Macdonald 20. Andrew Fifita 21. Franklin Pele
Roosters vs Sharks Stats
- Roosters have won the last five meetings between the teams
- Sharks haven’t won at the SCG since 1987
- The H2H favourite has won 17 of the last 18 matches involving the Sharks
- Brett Morris has scored 2+ tries in three of his last four matches
- James Tedesco has scored a try in his last six matches
- Roosters have won five of their last six matches at the SCG by a 13+ margin
- Josh Dugan has scored a try in three of his last four matches
- Will Kennedy has scored five tries in four games this season
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