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  • Cronulla Sharks vs Dolphins expert predictions for Thursday’s Round 15 NRL game
  • Kick off is at 7:50 PM at PointsBet Stadium
  • Nicho Hynes and Sifa Talakai combination expected to spark.
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 has Cronulla Sharks vs Dolphins, Round 15 2024 - Expert Prediction


Cronulla will regain the trust from their home fans after a disappointing loss to the Panthers in their last match at Shark Park by beating the Dolphins by a double.digit margin and covering the handicap. 
  • Cronulla Sharks vs Dolphins, Round 15 2024 - Expert Prediction
  • Head to Head 
  • Cronulla Sharks Form Analysis & Betting Trends
  • Cronulla Sharks Team News
  • Cronulla Sharks Team List
  • Dolphins Form Analysis & Betting Trends
  • Dolphins Team News
  • Dolphins Team List
  • Cronulla Sharks vs Dolphins NRL 2024 Round 15 FAQ’s

Both teams have exciting attack, but can be found wanting in defence themselves in periods throughout the game. I expect this match to be back and forth for a while before the Sharks kick on and put the game out of question in the second half and pushing the game total over 46.5 points.

Nicho Hynes will be set for a big match in his return after Origin so expect the Cronulla backs and second rowers to feed off his creativity.

Sifa Talakai has been re-born after a disappointing 2023 and has scored 4 tries in his past 5 games. With the Dolphins susceptible to backrowers crossing the line expect Hynes to hit the short-ball to a powering Talakai.

  • Cronulla have covered the line in 5 of 6 games as the home team this season.
  • Both the Sharks and the Dolphins average 25+ points in attack this season. 
  • 4 of the last 5 Cronulla Sharks games have gone Over the Game Total.
  • A second rower has scored against the Dolphins in 3 of the past 4 games this season. 

Head to Head 


The Dolphins did a number on the Sharks in Magic Round last season, beating Cronulla 36-16 with the emergence of Valynce Te Whare, who scored two tries with the Dolphins backline simply unstoppable in the match. 

Cronulla Sharks Form Analysis & Betting Trends


Recent Form
Last 5 W/LLast 5 ATSLast 5 O/U
3-23-24-1

2024 Betting Trends
$10 MLOver/Under1-1213+
60.537-66-14-2

After leaking an average of 35.3 points per game in their previous 3 matches, Cronulla finally sorted out their defence against Brisbane in Round 14, beating the Broncos 22-12. 

With 71% of the territory in the match, the scoreline should have been bigger to be fair, however, the absence of NSW halfback Nicho Hynes was evident. As mentioned, the important factor was they only conceded two tries against Brisbane after being poor defensively recently.

The Cronulla attack has been their strength and the numbers are real simple, if they hold their opponents under 30 points they win, as their attack is clinical, especially when Hynes is in the lineup.

Cronulla Sharks Team News


Nicho Hynes comes back into the team as expected with Daniel Atkinson dropping out and Braydon Trindall moving to No. 6.

Braden Hamlin-Uele returns on the bench with Tuku Hau Tapuha missing out.

Cronulla Sharks Team List


1. Will Kennedy
2. Sione Katoa
3. Jesse Ramien
4. Kayal Iro
5. Ronaldo Mulitalo
6. Braydon Trindall
7. Nicho Hynes
8. Toby Rudolf
9. Blayke Brailey
10. Oregon Kaufusi
11. Briton Nikora
12. Sifa Talakai
13. Cameron McInnes

Interchange
14. Jack Williams
15. Thomas Hazelton
16. Braden Hamlin-Uele
17. Royce Hunt

Reserves
18. Daniel Atkinson
19. Tuku Hau Tapuha
20. Mawene Hiroti
21. Jyaden Berrell 
22. Samuel Stonestr

Dolphins Form Analysis & Betting Trends


Recent Form
Last 5 W/LLast 5 ATSLast 5 O/U
3-23-23-2

2024 Betting Trends
$10 MLOver/Under1-1213+
225-74-33-2

The Dolphins lost consecutive games for the first time this season when they went down in Golden-Point to Canberra at Kayo Stadium in round 13. It was a big effort in a tough loss for Wayne Bennet’s men as Jordan Rapana kicked the game-tring and match-winning field goal for the visitors. 

Missing Felise Kaufusi and moreso Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow on Origin duty, the Dolphins will rue missed opportunities after having the majority of the ball and 47 tackles inside the Raiders 20m.

The Dolphins will play just their third match outside of Queensland this season boasting a 1-1 record with a win against Parramatta in Darwin and a loss to the Warriors in New Zealand. 

Dolphins Team News


Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow comes back in with Trai Fuller back in the reserves. 

Kodi Nikorima returns with Anthony Milford dropping out of the side. Jesse Bromwich is out with a rib injury while brother Kenny takes his spot in the starting side. Felise Kaufusi returns and will start at prop.

Dolphins Team List


1. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow
2. Jamayne Isaako
3. Jake Averillo
4. Herbie Farnworth
5. Jack Bostock
6. Kodi Nikorima
7. Isaiya Katoa
8. Kenny Bromwich
9. Jeremy Marshall-King
10. Felise Kaufusi
11. Connelly Lemuelu
12. Euan Aitken
13. Max Plath

Interchange
14. Josh Kerr
15. Mark Nicholls
16. Ray Stone
17. Kurt Donoghoe

Reserves
18. Oryn Keeley
19. Sean O'Sullivan
20. Jarrod Wallace
21. Tesi Niu
22. Trai Fuller

Cronulla Sharks vs Dolphins NRL 2024 Round 15 FAQ’s

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Verdict

Sifa Talakai will cross for the Sharks helping them cover the 9.5 points as favourites, while pushing the Game Total past 46.5 points.
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