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Cronulla Sharks vs New Zealand Warriors Predictions & Tips - Sharks to hand Warriors 5th straight defeat in the NRL

  • Cronulla Sharks vs New Zealand Warriors predictions for Sunday’s NRL game
  • The Round 17 clash is being played at 7.05am BST in Sydney
  • Cronulla have won 4 of their last 5 games
  • The Sharks can beat Warriors who have lost their last 4 games
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Ronaldo Mulitalo has scored 4 tries in his last 4 games (Getty Images)
Eddy Tora 07 Jul 2021
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Cronulla Sharks vs New Zealand Warriors Predictions

Cronulla will be fuming about blowing a great chance to go 5-0 last week. The Sharks can get back to winning ways against a New Zealand Warriors side on a four game losing streak.

  • Cronulla Sharks have won 4 of their last 5 games.
  • Cronulla Sharks’ Ronaldo Mulitalo has scored 4 tries in his last 4 games.
  • Cronulla Sharks have won 7 of their last 8 games against New Zealand Warriors.
  • New Zealand Warriors have lost their last 4 games.
  • New Zealand Warriors have lost 6 of their last 7 games.

Head to Head

Cronulla have a 25-17 advantage against New Zealand Warriors. 

The Sharks have won seven of the last eight encounters and 12 of the last 15.

Cronulla Sharks Form

Cronulla snapped a run of six straight defeats with four consecutive victories.

The Sharks beat St George Illawarra 13-12, Gold Coast 38-10 and Penrith 19-18 where they let an 18-0 lead slip before Shaun Johnson’s late field goal.

Josh Hannay’s side kept the momentum going with a 26-24 win against North Queensland in Townsville. They led 26-12 with 10 minutes to go before conceding two late tries.

Cronulla lost 26-18 against lowly Brisbane last time out. It was 18-18 in the 55th minute but it was the Broncos in a match the Sharks could have won.

Cronulla Sharks Injuries & Team News

Winger Sione Katoa has been named to start for the second straight game.

Connor Tracey moves to the halves, Will Chambers returns at centre and Braydon Trindall moves to the bench. 

Josh Dugan is required to isolate for another week after breaching NRL protocols.

Matt Moylan (calf) Jackson Ferris (foot) and Royce Hunt (knee) are expected back in round 18.

Wade Graham (concussion) is sidelined indefinitely.

Cronulla Sharks Line Up

1. Will Kennedy
2. Sione Katoa
3. Will Chambers
4. Jesse Ramien
5. Ronaldo Mulitalo
6. Connor Tracey
7. Shaun Johnson
8. Aiden Tolman
9. Blayke Brailey
10. Aaron Woods
11. Briton Nikora
12. Teig Wilton
13. Toby Rudolf


14. Braydon Trindall
15. Siosifa Talakai
16. Jack Williams
17. Braden Hamlin-Uele


18. Billy Magoulias
19. Mawene Hiroti
20. Andrew Fifita
21. Luke Metcalf

New Zealand Warriors Form

New Zealand have lost their last four games. 

The Warriors lost 29-28 against North Queensland, 42-16 against Melbourne and 10-6 against Newcastle.

Nathan Brown’s side lost 19-18 against St George Illawarra last week. They led 18-6 with 10 minutes to go, conceded three tries and lost in extra time.

New Zealand Warriors Injuries & Team News

Reece Walsh (hamstring) has been named to return at fullback with Roger Tuivasa-Sheck shifting to the wing. 

Kodi Nikorima returns from injury at five-eighth.

Chad Townsend (shoulder) and Tohu Harris (shoulder) are both out.

Euan Aitken and Josh Curran remain in isolation until round 18. Chanel Harris-Tavita (pectoral) is out until round 20.

New Zealand Warriors Line Up

1. Reece Walsh
2. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak
3. Rocco Berry
4. Marcelo Montoya
5. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
6. Kodi Nikorima
7. Sean O'Sullivan
8. Addin Fonua-Blake
9. Wayde Egan
10. Matt Lodge
11. Eliesa Katoa
12. Bayley Sironen
13. Jazz Tevaga


14. Kane Evans
15. Leeson Ah Mau
16. Bunty Afoa
17. Ben Murdoch-Masila


18. Adam Pompey
20. Jack Murchie
21. Taniela Otukolo
22. Edward Kosi

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The Sharks got a wake up call last week, but should learn from that and bounce back against the Warriors. Ronaldo Mulitalo can get back among the tries.

New Zealand have lost their last four games. They get Reece Walsh back but will miss Tohu Harris.

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Best Bets: Ronaldo Mulitalo Anytime Tryscorer @-125.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units
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