NRL Match Previews - Melbourne v Cronulla (Round 24)

21-08-2010 07:30PM at AAMI Park, Melbourne

Referee: Ashley Klein and Luke Phillips
Touch Judges: Ricky McFarlane and Adam Reid
Referee: Chris Ward

For those of you channel surfing between electoral ballot counting and NRL on pay TV, this match may not convince you to stick with pay TV. A bottom of the table clash or Ray Martin... two defensive teams grinding away or Laurie Oaks. The decision for all couch potatoes on Saturday night will be a difficult one so make sure you get your spot on the couch early and take control of the remote. Do not let it go for dear life.  

The Storm continue their ridiculous season, at home for the second last time and will be hoping to farewell their departing stars on a high note. The Sharks are in pre season mode, playing to impress new coach Stuart Flanagan and are very long odds to win. At $3.75 they are probably worth a shot but Melbourne probably too good and we predict plenty of niggle between Paul Gallen and Billy Slater.

My Man of the Match Prediction: Cooper Cronk
My Tip: Melbourne 20-12

The Teams

  Melbourne Storm               Cronulla Sutherland Sharks 
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S. Kite
C. Stanley
A. Quinn
A. Tolman
L. Fanene
1. Billy SlaterFullback1. Nathan Gardner
2. Matt DuffieWing2. Blake Ferguson
3. Dane NielsenCentre3. Dean Collis
4. Greg InglisCentre4. Ben Pomeroy
5. Justin O'NeillWing5. Luke Covell
6. Brett FinchFive Eighth6. Trent Barrett
7. Cooper CronkHalfback7. Tim Smith
8. Bryan NorrieProp8. Kade Snowden
9. Cameron SmithHooker9. John Morris
10. Brett WhiteProp10. Luke Douglas
11. Sika ManuSecond Row11. Grant Millington
12. Ryan HoffmanSecond Row12. Anthony Tupou
13. Adam BlairLock13. Paul Gallen
14. Ryan HinchcliffeInterchange14. Josh Cordoba
15. Kevin ProctorInterchange15. Broderick Wright
16. Jeff LimaInterchange16. Paul Aiton
17. Todd LowrieInterchange17. Taulima Tautai
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N. Stapleton
S. Flanagan
R. Williams
J. Bukuya

Head to Head

2010 NRL - Round 1 Toyota Stadium Melbourne Storm 14-10
2009 Round 20 Olympic Park, Melbourne Melbourne Storm 30-10
2008 Finals - Week 3 Sydney Football Stadium Melbourne Storm 28-0
2008 Round 2 Olympic Park, Melbourne Cronulla Sutherland Sharks 17-16
2007 Round 21 Toyota Park Melbourne Storm 17-16

LeagueUnlimited Tipsters - Courtesy of

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