2021 NRL – Sydney Roosters vs Cronulla Sharks Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Sydney Roosters vs Cronulla Sharks taking place? Saturday 10th April, 2021 – 10:35 (UK)

Where is Sydney Roosters vs Cronulla Sharks taking place? Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

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

What channel is Sydney Roosters vs Cronulla Sharks 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 Sydney Roosters vs Cronulla Sharks? 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

SYDNEY ROOSTERS

Starting 13: Tedesco, Tupou, J. Morris, Manu, B. Morris, Hutchison, Walker, Liu, Lussick, Taukeiaho, Crichton, Tupouniua, Radley – Interchanges: Marschke, Waerea-Hargreaves, N. Butcher, Baker – Reserves: Suluka-Fifita, E. Butcher, Suaalii, Ikuvalu

Unavailable: Sam Verrills (Injured), Billy Smith (Injured), Boyd Cordner (Injured), Adam Keighran (Injured), Luke Keary (Injured), Lachlan Lam (Injured), Lindsay Collins (Injured)

  • Sydney Roosters overcame a lengthy injury list to see off New Zealand Warriors last week but it will be their efforts in the second half of that contest that will have particularly pleased head coach Trent Robinson as his side kept their opponents scoreless.
  • That 32-12 success was a welcome return to winning ways for the Roosters after an awful showing in their previous game against South Sydney Rabbitohs but they have been rocked by the news this week that Jake Friend will have to retire with immediate effect following repeated head knocks.

CRONULLA SHARKS

Starting 13: Kennedy, Hiroti, Dugan, Ramien, Mulitalo, Moylan, Townsend, Hamlin-Uele, Brailey, Woods, Wilton, Graham, Rudolf – Interchanges: Tracey, Tolman, Jack Williams, Magoulias – Reserves: Trindall, Macdonald, Fifita, Pele

Unavailable: Bronson Xerri (Suspended), Shaun Johnson (Injured), Jack A Williams (Injured), Royce Hunt (Injured), Siosifa Talakai (Injured), Briton Nikora (Suspended), Sione Katoa (Injured)

  • Cronulla Sharks produced a brilliant display as they ran in 48 points in a comfortable win over North Queensland Cowboys last week but this will be a real test of their credentials as they take on Sydney Roosters.
  • That was the Sharks’ most complete performance of the season so far as they completed at 84% and respecting the ball will be key if they want to come out on top of this clash.

THE PREDICTION

Sydney Roosters proved too good for New Zealand Warriors last week but their under-strength side will face another tricky test here as they host Cronulla Sharks. The visitors have performed well so far this season and despite winning just two of their four games, their efforts will stand them in good stead ahead of their biggest test so far. The Roosters will hope youngster Sam Walker can build on a promising debut last week and while the Sharks will ask plenty of questions in this contest, the Tricolours should be able to make it back-to-back successes so make it six straight wins over the Sharks.

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