The NSW Blues have been named for the first game of the 2017 #Origin series.
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21-03-2011 07:00PM at Toyota Stadium
Mis-match of the round. Breaking in a new combination at 6 and 7 takes time and for Cronulla's Wade Graham and Albert Kelly, there will be no tougher test this season. The Dragons defence has allowed an average of just over 12 points per match over the past 50 rounds of Rugby League. Ridiculous. Cronulla, on the other hand, have scored an average of around 14 points over this same period.
So, with those fascinating stats firmly entrenched in your memory, do you believe that Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan can deliver a miracle to Sharks fans that have been waiting so patiently for a win over their arch rivals? Neither do I. Also, if you are desperate for one more statistics on this match, note that since the Wayne Bennett era began in 2009, Cronulla has scored a total of 14 points in a combined 4 local derbies. More of the same here.
|Cronulla Sutherland Sharks St George Illawarra Dragons|
|2010||NRL - Round 15||Toyota Stadium||St George Illawarra Dragons||22-4|
|2010||NRL - Round 8||WIN Stadium||St George Illawarra Dragons||38-0|
|2009||Round 11||Toyota Stadium||St George Illawarra Dragons||26-4|
|2009||Round 3||Jubilee Oval, Kogarah||St George Illawarra Dragons||10-6|
|2008||Round 21||Toyota Stadium||Cronulla Sutherland Sharks||13-12|