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Ronaldo Mulitalo has scored 4 tries in his last 4 games (Getty Images)
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Cronulla Sharks vs New Zealand Warriors Tips


Cronulla will be fuming about blowing a great chance to go 5-0 last week. The Sharks can get back to winning ways against a New Zealand Warriors side on a four game losing streak.

  • Cronulla Sharks have won 4 of their last 5 games.
  • Cronulla Sharks’ Ronaldo Mulitalo has scored 4 tries in his last 4 games.
  • Cronulla Sharks have won 7 of their last 8 games against New Zealand Warriors.
  • New Zealand Warriors have lost their last 4 games.
  • New Zealand Warriors have lost 6 of their last 7 games.

Head to Head


Cronulla have a 25-17 advantage against New Zealand Warriors. 

The Sharks have won seven of the last eight encounters and 12 of the last 15.

Cronulla Sharks Form


Cronulla snapped a run of six straight defeats with four consecutive victories.

The Sharks beat St George Illawarra 13-12, Gold Coast 38-10 and Penrith 19-18 where they let an 18-0 lead slip before Shaun Johnson’s late field goal.

Josh Hannay’s side kept the momentum going with a 26-24 win against North Queensland in Townsville. They led 26-12 with 10 minutes to go before conceding two late tries.

Cronulla lost 26-18 against lowly Brisbane last time out. It was 18-18 in the 55th minute but it was the Broncos in a match the Sharks could have won.

Cronulla Sharks Team News


Winger Sione Katoa has been named to start for the second straight game.

Connor Tracey moves to the halves, Will Chambers returns at centre and Braydon Trindall moves to the bench. 

Josh Dugan is required to isolate for another week after breaching NRL protocols.

Matt Moylan (calf) Jackson Ferris (foot) and Royce Hunt (knee) are expected back in round 18.

Wade Graham (concussion) is sidelined indefinitely.

Cronulla Sharks Line Up


1. Will Kennedy 2. Sione Katoa 3. Will Chambers 4. Jesse Ramien 5. Ronaldo Mulitalo 6. Connor Tracey 7. Shaun Johnson 8. Aiden Tolman 9. Blayke Brailey 10. Aaron Woods 11. Briton Nikora 12. Teig Wilton 13. Toby Rudolf 14. Braydon Trindall 15. Siosifa Talakai 16. Jack Williams 17. Braden Hamlin-Uele 18. Billy Magoulias 19. Mawene Hiroti 20. Andrew Fifita 21. Luke Metcalf

New Zealand Warriors Form


New Zealand have lost their last four games. 

The Warriors lost 29-28 against North Queensland, 42-16 against Melbourne and 10-6 against Newcastle.

Nathan Brown’s side lost 19-18 against St George Illawarra last week. They led 18-6 with 10 minutes to go, conceded three tries and lost in extra time.

New Zealand Warriors Team News


Reece Walsh (hamstring) has been named to return at fullback with Roger Tuivasa-Sheck shifting to the wing. 

Kodi Nikorima returns from injury at five-eighth.

Chad Townsend (shoulder) and Tohu Harris (shoulder) are both out.

Euan Aitken and Josh Curran remain in isolation until round 18. Chanel Harris-Tavita (pectoral) is out until round 20.

New Zealand Warriors Line Up


1. Reece Walsh 2. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 3. Rocco Berry 4. Marcelo Montoya 5. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 6. Kodi Nikorima 7. Sean O'Sullivan 8. Addin Fonua-Blake 9. Wayde Egan 10. Matt Lodge 11. Eliesa Katoa 12. Bayley Sironen 13. Jazz Tevaga 14. Kane Evans 15. Leeson Ah Mau 16. Bunty Afoa 17. Ben Murdoch-Masila 18. Adam Pompey 20. Jack Murchie 21. Taniela Otukolo 22. Edward Kosi

Cronulla Sharks vs New Zealand Warriors FAQs

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What time does Cronulla Sharks vs New Zealand Warriors kick off?

The Round 17 clash is being played at 4.05pm AEDT on Sunday, July 11.

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Verdict

The Sharks got a wake up call last week, but should learn from that and bounce back against the Warriors. Ronaldo Mulitalo can get back among the tries.

New Zealand have lost their last four games. They get Reece Walsh back but will miss Tohu Harris.

Best Bets: Cronulla Sharks Win Winner @-166.67 at Topsport - 3 Units
Best Bets: Ronaldo Mulitalo Anytime Tryscorer @-125.00 at Ladbrokes Australia - 2 Units
First Tryscorer Tip: Ronaldo Mulitalo First Tryscorer @1000.0 at Ladbrokes Australia - 1 Unit

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