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Cronulla take on Wests Tigers in Rockhampton on Saturday (Getty Images)
Bets.com.au Staff 19 Aug 2021
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Wests Tigers vs Cronulla Sharks Tips


Cronulla’s season has been inconsistent and they can’t be trusted to win in Rockhampton. This could be a low scoring match where defences stand firm.
  • Wests Tigers vs Cronulla Sharks Tips
  • Head to Head
  • Wests Tigers Form
  • Wests Tigers Team News
  • Wests Tigers Line Up
  • Cronulla Sharks Form
  • Cronulla Sharks Team News
  • Cronulla Sharks Line Up
  • Wests Tigers vs Cronulla Sharks FAQs

  • Wests Tigers have won their last 2 games.
  • Wests Tigers have conceded 18 points or less in their last 3 games.
  • Wests Tigers have not won 3 straight games this season.
  • Cronulla Sharks have won 6 of their last 7 games against Wests Tigers.
  • Cronulla Sharks have lost their last 3 games.
  • Cronulla Sharks have seen under 34.5 total points in their last 2 games.

Head to Head


Wests Tigers have an 18-13 advantage against Cronulla with 1 draw in 32 games. 

Cronulla have won six of the last seven encounters.

Wests Tigers Form


Wests Tigers have been inconsistent this season, winning back to back games twice. The second occasion came in their last two games.

Michael Maguire’s beat Canterbury 28-16 before a 24-16 win against North Queensland. Those teams currently sit 16th and 14th on the NRL ladder.

Wests Tigers Team News


Jacob Liddle (suspension) and Thomas Mikaele (suspension) are out with Jake Simpkin starting at hooker and Alex Twal starting at lock. 

James Tamou (foot) was a late withdrawal last week but is set to return here. 

James Roberts is on the bench and could be a late starter at the expense of Michael Chee Kam.

Wests Tigers Line Up


1. Moses Mbye, 2. David Nofoaluma, 3. Tommy Talau, 4. Michael Chee Kam, 5. Ken Maumalo, 6. Adam Doueihi, 7. Luke Brooks, 8. Stefano Utoikamanu, 9. Jake Simpkin, 10. James Tamou, 11. Shawn Blore, 12. Luciano Leilua, 13. Alex Twal, 14. Joe Ofahengaue, 15. Kelma Tuilagi, 16. Tuki Simpkins, 17. James Roberts, 18. Billy Walters, 19. Tom Amone, 20. Jock Madden, 21. Zac Cini

Cronulla Sharks Form


Cronulla have lost their last three matches to drop out of the top 8.  

The Sharks lost 44-20 against Manly, 18-6 against the Warriors after opening up a 16-6 halftime lead and 16-14 against Newcastle.

Cronulla Sharks Team News


Andrew Fifita (throat) is expected to be out for the season. Aiden Tolman (suspension) is out this week.

Ronaldo Mulitalo has to pass concussion protocols after failing a head injury assessment last week.

Mawene Hiroti starts at centre, Siosifa Talakai moves to second-row, Jack Williams to lock, Toby Rudolf to prop and Braden Hamlin-Uele is on the bench. 

Teig Wilton (hamstring) returns on the bench.

Matt Moylan is a chance to be a late inclusion.

Cronulla Sharks Line Up


1. Will Kennedy, 2. Sione Katoa, 3. Mawene Hiroti, 4. Jesse Ramien, 5. Ronaldo Mulitalo, 6. Connor Tracey, 7. Braydon Trindall, 8. Toby Rudolf, 9. Blayke Brailey, 10. Aaron Woods, 11. Briton Nikora, 12. Siosifa Talakai, 13. Jack Williams, 14. Luke Metcalf, 15. Braden Hamlin-Uele, 16. Teig Wilton, 17. Billy Magoulias, 18. Matt Moylan, 19. Will Chambers, 20. Kai O'Donnell, 21. Jonaiah Lualua

Wests Tigers vs Cronulla Sharks FAQs

Where can I watch the Wests Tigers vs Cronulla Sharks live stream?

Check our live streaming calendar to see where to watch the Wests Tigers vs Cronulla Sharks live stream.

What time does Wests Tigers vs Cronulla Sharks start?

The Round 23 clash is being played in Rockhampton at 3.00pm AEDT on Saturday, August 21.

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Verdict

I am avoiding the Sharks and focusing on the total points market. Wests Tigers’ defence has improved and Cronulla’s attack have been failing to fire.

Best Bet: Under 48.5 Total Points $1.91 at RobWaterhouse - 4 Units
Value Bet: Under 40.5 Total Points $3.20 at Unibet Australia - 2 Units
Value Bet: Wests Tigers Win Winner $2.50 at Sportsbet - 2 Units

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