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Jeremy Darke 08 May 2024
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  • Melbourne Storm vs Cronulla Sharks expert predictions for Saturday’s Round 10 NRL game
  • Kick off is at 7:35 PM at AAMI Park
  • Loss of key players leaves Storm with a disjointed attack.
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Sharks to attack untested defensive combinations. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

Melbourne Storm vs Cronulla Sharks, Round 10 2024 - Expert Prediction


The Storm will host Cronulla in the top of the table clash at AAMI Park on Saturday and it will be the Sharks that remain with the best record in the NRL, getting the win against a wounded Storm team. 
  • Melbourne Storm vs Cronulla Sharks, Round 10 2024 - Expert Prediction
  • Head to Head 
  • Melbourne Storm Form Analysis & Betting Trends
  • Melbourne Storm Team News
  • Melbourne Storm Team List
  • Cronulla Sharks Form Analysis & Betting Trends
  • Cronulla Sharks Team News
  • Cronulla Sharks Team List
  • Melbourne Storm vs Cronulla Sharks NRL 2024 Round 10 FAQ’s

Melbourne lost Jahrome Hughes and Ryan Papenhuyzen last week and although they have good depth the disjointed attack with new combinations will play directly into Cronulla’s hands as the best defensive team in the league. 

Cronulla will put the pressure on the Storm and keep them under 20 points in this game. They will attack the side of Grant Anderson and Nick Meaney with Sione Katoa crossing for a try.

  • The Sharks have an average points differential of +13.6 per game in 2024. 
  • 3 of Melbourne’s top four players with the most Try Assists this season will be out injured this week.
  • Cronulla have conceded an average of 5.33 points per game in their past 3 matches.
  • Grant Anderson will place his first game for the Storm this season on the left wing.

Head to Head 


Melbourne got the only win of the 2023 season between these two clubs, the Storm blowing the Sharks out of AAMI park 54-10.

The Storm have won 6 of 8 games against Cronulla since 2019.

Melbourne Storm Form Analysis & Betting Trends


Recent Form
Last 5 W/LLast 5 ATSLast 5 O/U
5-02-32-3

2024 Betting Trends
$10 MLOver/Under1-1213+
30.823-56-11-0

Melbourne got away with a close one last week, beating the Gold Coast 22-20, with the Storm scoring all of their four tries in a 13-minute period in the first half.

The Titans had Melbourne on the ropes for long periods winning the possession, territory, run metres and linebreak battle, with the only real difference in the game being Melbourne’s individual class around the tryline. 

Melbourne got the win all the same and have 7 wins from 8 games and are placed second on the ladder behind Cronulla with the same record. On the strong kicking game of Cameron Munster and Jahrome Hughes the Storm have been a top-three team this season in Run Mettres conceded with an average of 1361.6m/game.

Melbourne Storm Team News


Sua Fa'alogo gets his chance to start at fullback, replacing Ryan Papunhuyzen who has suffered a high ankle sprain. Jahrome Hughes will also miss the match with a calf injury with Tyran Wishart named to start at halfback.

Grant Anderson has been named to start on the wing while Bronson Garlick will join the bench.

Melbourne Storm Team List


1. Sua Fa'alogo
2. Will Warbrick
3. Reimis Smith
4. Nick Meaney
5. Grant Anderson
6. Cameron Munster
7. Tyran Wishart
8. Christian Welch
9. Harry Grant
10. Josh King
11. Shawn Blore
12. Eli Katoa
13. Trent Loiero

Interchange
14. Bronson Garlick
15. Joe Chan
16. Nelson Asofa-Solomona
17. Alec MacDonald

Reserves
18. Kane Bradley
19. Jack Howarth
20. Dean Ieremia
21. Chris Lewis
22. Tui Kamikamica

Cronulla Sharks Form Analysis & Betting Trends


Recent Form
Last 5 W/LLast 5 ATSLast 5 O/U
5-05-03-2

2024 Betting Trends
$10 MLOver/Under1-1213+
31.033-53-04-1

It was a game of two halves when Cronulla got their seventh win of the season, winning the battle of the Shire 20-10, after going into the sheds 6-10 down.

Nicho Hynes came to life in the second half, orchestrating a dominant comeback by the Sharks, who had 70% of the territory after the break and made 5 linebreaks to the Dragons 0. Cronulla also had 106 more Post Contact Metres and made 17 more Tackle Busts than St George after the halftime whistle.
A lot of the focus has been on the impeccable form of the Sharks attack however, it has been built on their flawless defence, conceding just 16 points total over their past three matches and leading the league with an average of just 13.8 points allowed by their opposition per game. 

Cronulla Sharks Team News


Toby Rudolph has suffered another injury and will be replaced by Royce Hunt. No other changes to the healthy Sharks lineup.

Cronulla Sharks Team List


1. Will Kennedy
2. Sione Katoa
3. Jesse Ramien
4. Kayal Iro
5. Ronaldo Mulitalo
6. Daniel Atkinson
7. Nicho Hynes
8. Thomas Hazelton
9. Blayke Brailey
10. Oregon Kaufusi
11. Briton Nikora
12. Teig Wilton
13. Cam McInnes

Interchange
14. Jack Williams
15. Sifa Talakai
16. Royce Hunt
17. Braden Hamlin-Uele

Reserves
18. Tuku Hau Tapuha
19. Mawene Hiroti
20. Samuel Stonestreet
21. Kade Dykes
22. Billy Burns

Melbourne Storm vs Cronulla Sharks NRL 2024 Round 10 FAQ’s

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Verdict

The Sharks defence will contain the new combinations of the Storm and hold them under 20.5 point, getting the victory and staying on top of the ladder.
 
Sione Katoa will see a lot of the ball running at Grant Anderson who will play his first game of NRL this season.
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