2023 NRL Round 4 Cronulla Sutherland Sharks vs. St George Illawarra Dragons @ Jubilee Stadium Sunday 26th March @ 6:15pm

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1. WILL KENNEDY - proudly sponsored by Parkes Fitness 4 All
2. SIONE KATOA - proudly sponsored by Ressler Property
3. JESSE RAMIEN - proudly sponsored by The Vinyl Room
4. SIFA TALAKAI - proudly sponsored by O'Brien Palmer
5. RONALDO MULITALO - proudly sponsored by A Corp. Computers
6. MATT MOYLAN - proudly sponsored by Executive Demolition
7. NICHO HYNES - proudly sponsored by John Ryan Freight Management
8. TOBY RUDOLF - proudly sponsored by Sharp Extensive IT
9. BLAYKE BRAILEY - proudly sponsored by Elite Legal
10. BRADEN HAMLIN-UELE - proudly sponsored by ModularWalls
11. BRITON NIKORA - proudly sponsored by Guardian Venue Management
12. TEIG WILTON - proudly sponsored by MainFix
13. DALE FINUCANE - proudly sponsored by Shire Steel & Fabrication

Interchange

14. CAMERON MCINNES - proudly sponsored by Lloyds Building & Development
15. ROYCE HUNT - proudly sponsored by White Wolf Constructions
16. OREGON KAUFUSI - proudly sponsored by Classic Sports
17. BRAYDON TRINDALL - proudly sponsored by Zambrero

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18. JACK WILLIAMS
19. MAWENE HIROTI
20. TOM HAZELTON
21. JAYDEN BERRELL
22. CONNOR TRACEY
 

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I thought Tricky would be 17. Makes sense to put him there until at least the bye.
If he struggles with the role again then he can play Jets 7 after our bye.
But he has shown what he can do so Moylan should be on notice

Oh dear, Trindall on the bench
If at first you dont succeed, try try try again
I don't mind him there in this instance as injury cover. Rather have him if needed than 12 minutes for Williams.
If he botches it and Hynes goes sweet max one more week for Trindall to show he can play that role.
Typically I'd prefer a forward there
 

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I thought Tricky would be 17. Makes sense to put him there until at least the bye.
If he struggles with the role again then he can play Jets 7 after our bye.
But he has shown what he can do so Moylan should be on notice


I don't mind him there in this instance as injury cover. Rather have him if needed than 12 minutes for Williams.
If he botches it and Hynes goes sweet max one more week for Trindall to show he can play that role.
Typically I'd prefer a forward there
I feel our bench is too light.
2 front rowers
A utility
A half

When out pack has been dominated 3 weeks running.
 

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  1. Tyrell Sloan
  2. Mathew Feagai
  3. Moses Suli
  4. Zac Lomax
  5. Mikaele Ravalawa
  6. Jayden Sullivan
  7. Ben Hunt -
  8. Francis Molo
  9. Moses Mbye
  10. Blake Lawrie
  11. Ben Murdoch-Masila
  12. Jaydn Su'A
  13. Jack Bird

Interchange​

  1. Jacob Liddle
  2. Zane Musgrove
  3. Toby Couchman
  4. Josh Kerr

Reserves​

Michael Molo
Max Feagai
Jaiyden Hunt
Talatau Amone
Aaron Woods
 

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Proabably more to cover Nicho just in case he's not 100% or to give him a rest if we're well ahead I'd suspect.
Mmm ok, interesting.

SEN were saying Trindall was injured himself.
 

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I feel our bench is too light.
2 front rowers
A utility
A half

When out pack has been dominated 3 weeks running.
I wouldn't class McInnes as a 'utility' but he is certainly a small forward - he is 177cm 91kg to Radleys 182cm 92kg and nobody calls Radley a utility.
But I get the gist, definitely not a big bench.

Jack 184cm 98kg adds a bit of size but not really massive, especially not for 12 minutes.
Now Hazelton would be a size upgrade, if that's what we were after (clearly from coaches perspective it isn't).

Against Canberra we had the ball more, completed more, had more runs, made more meters, made more post contact meters, broke more tackles, ran 20% further each set, and had quicker play the balls. The only metric really they beat us was line breaks.
At least statistically speaking their pack didn't dominate us. Personally I think we did dumb things at dumb times and beat ourselves.
Also the make up penalties we got late leveled that out but the damage was done with them getting a lot of early field position.
The numbers almost suggest we dominated them but I don't think I would say that - just not sure I agree we got dominated.
Statistics definitely don't tell a full story, which is a shame as the stats of the Canberra game would mostly tell a story of a Sharks victory.

run meters by forwards - I just glanced at this but I thought it was interesting how well we are represented so I've added it into post
177 tapine
176 Wilton
133 Rudolf
129 BHU
125 Hunt
124 Kaufusi
116 Whitehead
103 Finucane

102 CHN
101 Saulo
98 Young
85 Horse
74 McInnes
74 Guler
27 Williams
2 Mooney
 
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Mmm ok, interesting.

SEN were saying Trindall was injured himself.
Places have him recorded as ankle injury because he got it taped instead of taking that kick. Played out the game so presumably is sweet.
If he is not he will drop off the bench I'd expect.
 
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I wouldn't class McInnes as a 'utility' but he is certainly a small forward - he is 177cm 91kg to Radleys 182cm 92kg and nobody calls Radley a utility.
But I get the gist, definitely not a big bench.

Jack 184cm 98kg adds a bit of size but not really massive, especially not for 12 minutes.
Now Hazelton would be a size upgrade, if that's what we were after (clearly from coaches perspective it isn't).

Against Canberra we had the ball more, completed more, had more runs, made more meters, made more post contact meters, broke more tackles, ran 20% further each set, and had quicker play the balls. The only metric really they beat us was line breaks.
At least statistically speaking their pack didn't dominate us. Personally I think we did dumb things at dumb times and beat ourselves.
Also the make up penalties we got late leveled that out but the damage was done with them getting a lot of early field position.
The numbers almost suggest we dominated them but I don't think I would say that - just not sure I agree we got dominated.
Statistics definitely don't tell a full story, which is a shame as the stats of the Canberra game would mostly tell a story of a Sharks victory.

run meters by forwards - I just glanced at this but I thought it was interesting how well we are represented so I've added it into post
177 tapine
176 Wilton
133 Rudolf
129 BHU
125 Hunt
124 Kaufusi
116 Whitehead
103 Finucane

102 CHN
101 Saulo
98 Young
85 Horse
74 McInnes
74 Guler
27 Williams
2 Mooney
We covered or bettered the Raiders in most stats……just not points scored.
 
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I expected Tricky in the 17 but was hopeful that he was 6/7 or Jets.

Fitz knows what he is doing and I get that he wants Tricky in the side.
I just personally think it’s better for Tricky’s game to keep playing 80 mins every week to fine tune and improve.

But I’m not an NRL coach and Fitz is, soooooooo ………. Back in my box!
 
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I'm happy with the named side. I think Fitz including Tricky in the 17 tells Moylan he is on notice. I don't think there is anything horribly wrong with Moylan in attack but I'd much rather have Tricky defending in the line instead of Moylan.
 

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I feel our bench is too light.
2 front rowers
A utility
A half

When out pack has been dominated 3 weeks running.
I think we have the personel right but we play certain players too long. Rudolph this week and Finucane last week looked like they were hanging on by a thread. We play with a prop as a lock so in reality we play with three props. I think we match it with anyone with a better and maybe shorter middle rotation of finucane, kaufusi, Rudolph, BHU, Hunt. But we seem to play em for big minutes and they get too tired.

My pick is we are going to see Trindall at lock with all of them on the field at once a fair bit.
 

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If we are playing Trindall @ lock we can’t have McInnes in the team imo.
 
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