NRL Match Previews - Roosters v Sharks (Round 13)

05-06-2010 07:30PM at Sydney Football Stadium

Referee: Ben Cummins and Tony De Las Heras
Touch Judges: Steve Chiddy and Michael Wise
Referee: Tim Mander

Whilst the Sharks' attack continues to struggle, the Roosters have built a talented group to form the foundation of a powerful offence. Mitchell Pearce and Jake Friend are finally flourishing under the disciplinary hand of coach Brian Smith and combined with Anasta and Carney must be one of the strongest spines in the NRL. Pearce is the key though and will be targeted heavily by the Cronulla forwards in this match.

Whilst the Roosters halfback is busy with Gallen and co.... Carney and Anasta will be taking care of the scoreboard as the Roosters pile on some points at the SFS on Saturday night. Carney especially will thrive with the space he is given and the Roosters forwards, once again, will be worth more as a group than the sum of their parts. This strength in numbers could lead to some niggle as old rivals square up for the 79th time. Roosters too good in front of a very small crowd.

My Man of the Match Prediction:Todd Carney
My Tip: Roosters 32-16

The Teams

  Sydney Roosters               Cronulla Sutherland Sharks 
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A. Cherrington
T. Symonds
M. Kennedy
M. Pearce
1. Todd CarneyFullback1. Nathan Gardner
2. Anthony MinichielloWing2. Blake Ferguson
3. Phil GrahamCentre3. Dean Collis
4. Shaun Kenny-DowallCentre4. Taulima Tautai
5. Sam PerrettWing5. Isaac Gordon
6. Braith AnastaFive Eighth6. Trent Barrett
7. Mitchell PearceHalfback7. Tim Smith
8. Jason RylesProp8. Kade Snowden
9. Jake FriendHooker9. John Morris
10. Jared Waerea-HargreavesProp10. Luke Douglas
11. Mitchell AubussonSecond Row11. Grant Millington
12. Nate MylesSecond Row12. Anthony Tupou
13. Frank-Paul NuuausalaLock13. Paul Gallen
14. Daniel ConnInterchange14. Adam Cuthbertson
15. Mose MasoeInterchange15. Broderick Wright
16. Nick KouparitsasInterchange16. Paul Aiton
17. Joseph LeiluaInterchange17. Siosaia Vave
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J. Bukuya
R. Williams

Head to Head

2009 Round 16 Sydney Football Stadium Sydney Roosters 19-12
2009 Round 8 Toyota Stadium Sydney Roosters 19-12
2008 Round 24 Toyota Stadium Cronulla Sutherland Sharks 20-0
2007 Round 18 Sydney Football Stadium Sydney Roosters 23-12
2007 Round 11 Toyota Park Sydney Roosters 13-12

LeagueUnlimited Tipsters - Courtesy of

(Justin Davies)


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(Kevin Brennan)


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(Josh Hill)


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(Steve Williams)


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