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Cronulla Sharks vs St George Illawarra Dragons Tips


Cronulla Sharks don’t deserve to be favourites against anyone at the moment. The Dragons are being written off, but this should be closer than expected with an upset on the cards.

  • Cronulla Sharks have lost their last 6 games.
  • Cronulla Sharks have lost 8 of their last 9 games.
  • Cronulla Sharks have conceded 120 points in their last 3 games.
  • St George Illawarra Dragons have lost 4 of their last 5 games.

Head to Head


Cronulla Sharks have a 23-23 record against St George Illawarra Dragons with one draw in 47 games. 

Cronulla Sharks Form


Cronulla have lost their last six games and eight of their last nine. They last tasted victory against North Queensland in Round 4.

The Sharks have shown how far they are from competing in the NRL with a 40-14 loss against Melbourne and 48-0 thrashing against Penrith.

Josh Hannay’s side lost 32-22 to South Sydney last week. They were 20-0 down and got it back to 20-12 before conceding two late tries.

Cronulla Sharks Team News


Jesse Ramien (eye socket) will miss 3-5 weeks and Braden Hamlin-Uele (ankle) is out for 5-7 weeks.

Shaun Johnson (hamstring) has been named in the reserves and could play.

Cronulla Sharks Line Up


1. Will Kennedy 2. Mawene Hiroti 3. Josh Dugan 4. Will Chambers 5. Connor Tracey 6. Matt Moylan 7. Chad Townsend 8. Aiden Tolman 9. Blayke Brailey 10. Aaron Woods 11. Briton Nikora 12. Wade Graham 13. Toby Rudolf 14. Braydon Trindall 15. Teig Wilton 16. Jack Williams 17. Andrew Fifita 18. Shaun Johnson 19. Billy Magoulias 20. Franklin Pele 21. Jenson Taumoepeau

St George Illawarra Dragons Form


St George Illawarra started the season with a 32-18 loss against Cronulla before reeling off four straight wins.

The Dragons then lost three straight against the Warriors, Roosters and Tigers. They bounced back with a 32-12 win against the Bulldogs.

Anthony Griffin’s side had a horror show against Melbourne last week. Tyrell Fuimaono was sent off in the 11th minute and it was always going to be an uphill battle from there.

St George Illawarra Dragons Team News


Josh McGuire, Tyrell Fuimaono, Tariq Sims and Mikaele Ravalawa are all suspended.

Matt Dufty (shoulder) is out for 5-6 weeks with Cody Ramsey moving to fullback.

Billy Burns will start at centre, Jordan Pereira (suspension) returns on the wing with Poasa Faamausili starting at lock. 

Kaide Ellis, Jaiyden Hunt and Junior Amone join the bench.

St George Illawarra Dragons Line Up


1. Cody Ramsey 2. Max Feagai 3. Jack Bird 4. Billy Burns 5. Jordan Pereira 6. Corey Norman 7. Ben Hunt 8. Blake Lawrie 9. Andrew McCullough 10. Paul Vaughan 11. Josh Kerr 12. Jackson Ford 13. Poasa Faamausili 14. Kaide Ellis 15. Jaiyden Hunt 16. Daniel Alvaro 17. Junior Amone 18. Adam Clune 19. Billy Brittain 20. Hayden Lomax 21. Gerard Beale

Cronulla Sharks vs St George Illawarra Dragons FAQs

Where can I watch the Cronulla Sharks vs St George Illawarra Dragons live stream?

Our live streaming calendar shows you where to watch the Cronulla Sharks vs St George Illawarra Dragons match.

What times does Cronulla Sharks vs St George Illawarra Dragons kick off?

The Round 11 clash is being played at Kogarah Oval on Friday, May 21.

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Verdict

Cronulla Sharks can’t be trusted to win here. The value is with the Dragons who are coming off a loss against Melbourne where they played with 12 men.

Jack Bird should get plenty of chances to score against his former club.

Best Bet: Dragons +8 Handicap @-109.89 at BetMGM - 5 Units
Value Bet: Dragons Win Winner @210.00 at Caesars (Sport) - 2 Units
Value Bet: Jack Bird Anytime Tryscorer @210.00 at PlaySugarhouse Sport - 2 Units
First Tryscorer Tip: Jack Bird First Tryscorer @2000.0 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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