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Cronulla Sharks vs Newcastle Knights Predictions & Tips - Sharks to win 3 straight in the NRL

31 Mar 2022
Conrad Castleton 31 Mar 2022
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  • Cronulla Sharks vs Newcastle Knights predictions for Friday’s NRL game
  • The Round 4 clash is being played at PointsBet Stadium (08:00 BST)
  • Cronulla have won their last 4 home games against Newcastle
  • Can the Knights stop the Sharks in Sydney?
  • Preview, tips, stats & team news
Cronulla Sharks
The Sharks have won 5 of their last 6 games at PointsBet Stadium (Getty)

Cronulla Sharks vs Newcastle Knights Predictions


The Sharks were impressive last week and should relish a return home. This is likely to be a close match with the Sharks backed to beat the Knights by 1-12 points.
  • Cronulla Sharks vs Newcastle Knights Predictions
  • Stats
  • Head to Head
  • Cronulla Sharks Form
  • Cronulla Sharks Injuries & Team News
  • Cronulla Sharks Line Up
  • Newcastle Knights Form
  • Newcastle Knights Injuries & Team News
  • Newcastle Knights Team List
  • Cronulla Sharks vs Newcastle Knights Live Stream FAQ

Stats


  • Cronulla Sharks have won 4 of their last 6 games.
  • Cronulla Sharks have won 5 of their last 6 home games.
  • Cronulla Sharks have won their last 4 home games against Newcastle Knights.
  • Newcastle Knights have won 7 of their last 10 games.

Head to Head


Newcastle have a 31-24 advantage against Cronulla with 1 draw in 56 games. 

Cronulla Sharks Form


Cronulla suffered a 24-19 loss in Canberra in Round 1 after leading 19-18 in the 72nd minute.

Craig Fitzgibbon’s side bounced back with two wins, the first 18-16 against Parramatta at Pointsbet Stadium thanks to Teig Wilton’s 79th minute try and Nicholas Hynes’ conversion. 

The Sharks recorded a convincing 36-12 win against the Dragons last week. They led 18-0 at half time and went on with the job in Wollongong with Sione Katoa, Matt Ikuvalu, Siosifa Talakai, Jesse Ramien, Braden Hamlin-Uele and Nicholas Hynes crossing for tries.

Cronulla Sharks Injuries & Team News


Connor Tracey (HIA/groin) and Matt Ikuvalu (ankle) are out. 

Siosifa Talakai moves to the centres and Ronaldo Mulitalo (HIA) returns on the wing. 

Teig Wilton (suspension) returns in the second-row.

Cronulla Sharks Line Up


1. Will Kennedy
2. Sione Katoa
3. Jesse Ramien
4. Siosifa Talakai
5. Ronaldo Mulitalo
6. Matt Moylan
7. Nicho Hynes
8. Toby Rudolf
9. Blayke Brailey
10. Braden Hamlin-Uele
11. Briton Nikora
12. Teig Wilton
13. Dale Finucane

14. Aiden Tolman
15. Cameron McInnes
16. Braydon Trindall
17. Andrew Fifita

18. Mawene Hiroti
19. Jack Williams
20. Luke Metcalf
21. Royce Hunt
22. Lachlan Miller
23. Jenson Taumoepeau
24. Franklin Pele

Newcastle Knights Form


Newcastle upset the odds in Round 1, beating the Roosters 20-6 at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Adam O'Brien’s side then beat West Tigers 26-4 at McDonald Jones Stadium. They completed 88% (39/44) of their sets, the result never in doubt after leading 12-0 in the 9th minute.

The Knights lost 38-20 at Penrith in Round 3. The competed well in Bathurst but couldn’t stop the best team in the NRL.

Newcastle Knights Injuries & Team News


Mitch Barnett was handed a six-game ban for an elbow on Chris Smith, Brodie Jones his replacement in the second row.

Kalyn Ponga (knee) has been named at fullback after missing two games.

Sauaso Sue is on the bench after making a return from off-season shoulder surgery in NSW Cup.

Newcastle Knights Team List


1. Kalyn Ponga
2. Dominic Young
3. Dane Gagai
4. Bradman Best
5. Enari Tuala
6. Jake Clifford
7. Adam Clune
8. Jacob Saifiti
9. Chris Randall
10. Daniel Saifiti
11. Tyson Frizell
12. Brodie Jones
13. Kurt Mann

14. Phoenix Crossland
15. Jirah Momoisea
16. Leo Thompson
17. Sauaso Sue

18. Simi Sasagi
19. Tex Hoy
20. Edrick Lee
21. Mat Croker
22. Pasami Saulo
23. Dylan Lucas
24. Brayden Musgrove

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Verdict

The Sharks and Knights have had strong starts to the season. This should be a close match in the NRL with Cronulla to win by 1-12 points.

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