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04 Aug 2022
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Jonah Baker 04 Aug 2022
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Connor Tracey has scored 3 tries in his last 4 games on the wing (Getty)

Cronulla Sharks vs St George Illawarra Dragons Tips


Cronulla are a better team than the one that beat St George Illawarra 36-12 in Round 3. I am backing the Sharks in the handicap markets with value on Connor Tracey to score.
  • Cronulla Sharks vs St George Illawarra Dragons Tips
  • Head to Head
  • Cronulla Sharks Form
  • Cronulla Sharks Team News
  • Cronulla Sharks Line Up
  • St George Illawarra Dragons Form
  • St George Illawarra Dragons Team News
  • St George Illawarra Dragons Team List
  • Cronulla Sharks vs St George Illawarra Dragons FAQs

  • Cronulla have won 6 of their last 7 games.
  • Cronulla have won 7 of their last 8 home games.
  • Cronulla’s Connor Tracey has scored 4 tries in his last 3 games as a winger.
  • Cronulla have won their last 4 games against St George Illawarra.
  • St George Illawarra have lost by 14+ points in 3 of their last 4 games.

Head to Head


Cronulla have a 25-23 advantage against St George Illawarra with 1 draw in 49 games. 

The Sharks have won the last four encounters including 36-12 in Round 3 this season.

Cronulla Sharks Form


Cronulla recently won five straight games to solidify their spot in the Top 4.

Craig Fitzgibbon’s side beat the Warriors 38-16, Gold Coast 18-10, Canterbury 18-6, Melbourne 28-6 and North Queensland 26-12.

The Sharks then suffered a 20-10 defeat in Penrith after taking an early 10-0 lead.

Cronulla bounced back with a 21-20 win against South Sydney. They conceded in the 77th minute to allow the Rabbitohs back into the game, but held their nerve in extra time with Nicholas Hynes kicking the field goal.

Cronulla Sharks Team News


Will Kennedy (ankle) will miss six weeks after undergoing surgery. Local junior Kade Dykes will make his NRL debut at fullback. 

Royce Hunt (shoulder) has been named in the reserves with Braden Hamlin-Uele taking his starting spot at prop. Braydon Trindall moves onto the bench. 

Dale Finucane (suspension) misses another game.

Sione Katoa (shoulder) and Jack Williams (shoulder) are gone for the season.

Cronulla Sharks Line Up


1. Kade Dykes
2. Connor Tracey
3. Jesse Ramien
4. Siosifa Talakai
5. Ronaldo Mulitalo
6. Matt Moylan
7. Nicholas Hynes
8. Toby Rudolf 
9. Blayke Brailey
10. Braden Hamlin-Uele
11. Briton Nikora
12. Wade Graham
13. Cameron McInnes

Interchange

14. Braydon Trindall 
15. Aiden Tolman 
16. Teig Wilton 
17. Andrew Fifita

Reserves

18. Lachlan Miller 
19. Jesse Colquhoun
20. Royce Hunt 
21. Matt Ikuvalu
22. Thomas Hazelton

St George Illawarra Dragons Form


St George Illawarra have been very inconsistent this season and have now lost three of their last four games. They have an outside chance of making the Top 8.

Anthony Griffin’s side lost 32-18 in Brisbane before a 54-26 defeat to the Roosters on the Central Coast.

The Dragons bounced back with a 20-6 win against Manly before a disappointing 34-8 home defeat to North Queensland last weekm making just one line break and missing 42 tackles.

St George Illawarra Dragons Team News


Fullback Cody Ramsey (knee) remains out with Anthony Griffin naming the same side that lost against the Cowboys. 

Jayden Sullivan (shoulder) is out until Round 23 with Mikaele Ravalawa (hamstring) and Moses Suli (ankle) gone until the finals.

St George Illawarra Dragons Team List


1. Moses Mbye
2. Mat Feagai
3. Jack Bird 
4. Zac Lomax
5. Tautau Moga
6. Talatau Amone
7. Ben Hunt
8. Jack de Belin
9. Andrew McCullough
10. Blake Lawrie  
11. Billy Burns
12. Jayden Su'A
13. Tariq Sims 

Interchange

14. Tyrell Sloan 
15. Aaron Woods 
16. Francis Molo
17. Josh McGuire 

Reserves

18. Michael Molo 
19. Max Feagai 
20. Jaiyden Hunt 
21. Tyrell Fuimaono
22. Jackson Ford

Cronulla Sharks vs St George Illawarra Dragons FAQs

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What time does Cronulla Sharks vs St George Illawarra Dragons start?

The Round 21 clash is being played at PointsBet Stadium (19:35 AEST)

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Verdict

Cronulla should have few problems beating St George Illawarra at home. I am backing the Sharks in the handicap markets and sticking with Connor Tracey who has scored four tries in his last three games on the wing.

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