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  • Cronulla Sharks vs Canberra Raiders predictions for Sunday’s NRL game
  • Cronulla Sharks have won 4 of their last 5 games at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium
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Cronulla Sharks vs Canberra Raiders Tips


Cronulla were efficient in their win against the Dragons despite conceding 18 points. If they can replicate that form the Sharks can upset the odds against Canberra.

  • Cronulla Sharks completed 88% of their sets in Round 1.
  • Cronulla Sharks made 5 errors in Round 1.
  • Cronulla Sharks conceded 1 penalty in Round 1.
  • Cronulla Sharks have won 4 of their last 5 games at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium.
  • Canberra Raiders have won their last 4 games against Cronulla Sharks.
  • Canberra Raiders have never won 5 straight games against Cronulla Sharks.
  • Canberra Raiders completed 68% of their sets in Round 1.
  • Canberra Raiders made 14 errors in Round 1.
  • Canberra Raiders conceded 5 penalties in Round 1.

Head to Head


Cronulla Sharks have a narrow 41-37 advantage against Canberra Raiders in 78 games. 

The Raiders have won last four encounters by an average of 6.25 points.

Cronulla Sharks Form


Cronulla Sharks finished 8th last season, scraping into the finals with a 10-10 record. They failed to beat a top 8 side all season.

Head coach John Morris saw his side start the 2021 campaign with a win. The Sharks beat the Dragons 32-18 at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium after holding a 14-0 half time lead. 

Fullback William Kennedy scored two tries with Josh Dugan, Ronaldo Mulitalo and Aaron Woods crossing the line.

Cronulla completed 88% of their sets (35/40), made 5 errors and conceded just 1 penalty. Chad Townsend made 515 metres from 15 kicks as the Sharks dominated field position.

Cronulla Sharks Team News


Back rowers Royce Hunt (knee) and Siosifa Talakai (shoulder) are close to returning. Jack A Williams (throat) is out indefinitely,

Star halfback Shaun Johnson (Achilles) is scheduled to return in rounds 7-8.

Former NSW prop Andrew Fifita is trying to get into the matchday squad. Bronson Xerri continues to be stood down indefinitely.

Cronulla Sharks Predicted Line Up


1. Will Kennedy
2. Sione Katoa
3. Josh Dugan
4. Jesse Ramien
5. Ronaldo Mulitalo
6. Matt Moylan
7. Chad Townsend
8. Braden Hamlin-Uele
9. Blayke Brailey
10. Aaron Woods
11. Briton Nikora
12. Wade Graham
13. Toby Rudolf

Interchange

14. Connor Tracey
15. Aiden Tolman
16. Jack Williams
17. Billy Magoulias

Reserves

18. Mawene Hiroti
19. Teig Wilton
20. Andrew Fifita
21. Braydon Trindall

Canberra Raiders Form


Canberra finished sixth last season with a 14-6 record. The Raiders went down 30-10 to Melbourne in the preliminary final at Suncorp Stadium.

Ricky Stuart’s side started 2021 with a 30-12 win against West Tigers at GIO Stadium. They trailed 6-0 but hit back with tries to Jordan Rapana (2), Ryan James, Hudson Young and Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad.

Canberra completed 68% of their sets (28/41), made 14 errors and conceded 5 penalties.

Canberra Raiders Team News


Jarrod Croker (shoulder) could return to the starting side at the expense of Sebastian Kris. 

Veteran recruit Ryan James made it through his first NRL game in 678 days following two ACL tears.

Corey Harawira-Naera and Corey Horsburgh were left out of the Round 1 squad after being suspended for off-season drink-driving charges.

Canberra Raiders Predicted Line Up


1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
2. Bailey Simonsson
3. Jarrod Croker
4. Curtis Scott
5. Jordan Rapana
6. Jack Wighton
7. George Williams
8. Josh Papalii
9. Josh Hodgson
10. Dunamis Lui
11. Hudson Young
12. Elliott Whitehead
13. Joe Tapine

Interchange

14. Siliva Havili
15. Ryan Sutton
16. Sia Soliola
17. Ryan James 

Reserves

18. Sam Williams
19. Tom Starling
20. Emre Guler 
21. Harley Smith-Shields

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Where can I watch NRL live streaming?

The Round 2 clash is being played at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium in Sydney on Sunday, March 21.

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Verdict

Cronulla Sharks were solid in Round 1 and can upset Canberra Raiders in Sydney. The Raiders have had the edge over Cronulla in recent seasons but have never won five straight against the Sharks.

Best Bet: Cronulla Sharks +6.5 Handicap @-111.11 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Value Bet: Cronulla Sharks Winner @200.00 at Caesars (Sport) - 2 Units

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