2021 NRL – Cronulla Sharks vs Penrith Panthers Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Cronulla Sharks vs Penrith Panthers taking place? Friday 11th June, 2021 – 10:55 (UK)

Where is Cronulla Sharks vs Penrith Panthers taking place? Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Sydney

Where can I get tickets for Cronulla Sharks vs Penrith Panthers? Click here for ticket information on 2021 NRL matches

What channel is Cronulla Sharks vs Penrith Panthers on? Sky Sports Arena will be televising selected NRL games in the UK and you can find their schedule here. For Australian broadcasters, you can find a list here

Where can I stream Cronulla Sharks vs Penrith Panthers? If televised on Sky Sports, then subscribers will be able to stream the match live via Sky Go. Alternatively, the match will be available to subscribers of Watch NRL

THE TEAM NEWS

CRONULLA SHARKS

Starting 13: Kennedy, Tracey, Chambers, Ramien, Mulitalo, Moylan, Johnson, Tolman, Brailey, Woods, Nikora, Graham, Rudolf – Interchanges: Trindall, Talakai, Jack Williams, Fifita – Reserves: Wilton, Pele

PENRITH PANTHERS

Starting 13: Edwards, Staines, Crichton, Momirovski, Jennings, Burton, May, Leota, Koroisau, Fisher-Harris, Kikau, Sorensen, Eisenhuth – Interchanges: Kenny, Hopgood, Leniu, Tago – Reserves: Naden, Martin

THE PREDICTION

Despite the NRL standings showing Penrith Panthers sat in top spot and flying high, it is the Cronulla Sharks who come into this game in better shape having won their last two games and the Panthers coming off their first loss of the season. They will be hoping to put in a much-improved display since their last meeting where the Sharks were humiliated 0-48 by the Panthers and they will be confident of being much more competitive here. Alongside their improved form, the Panthers are resting some of their Origin stars as Nathan Cleary, Jarome Luai, Isaah Yeo, Brian To'o and Kurt Capewell are all on the sidelines. With the Panthers slightly under strength, expect the Sharks to push them much closer this time and keep this game close. That said, the Panthers should still have too much quality and they should bounce back and take the points.

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