One of the most heated rivalries in the NRL, the Sharks will be looking to put the Dragons to the sword as they look to strengthen their Top 4 credentials.
The gap between the Sharks and the Dragons has certainly opened up in recent years with the Sharks winning four straight. It is the first four-game streak in this rivalry since the Saints won four straight in 2009-10. In that four-game streak, the Sharks have scored 28-plus in three of those.
Cronulla have been very good at Shark Park. They have covered 12 of 20. They are 7-1 at the ground this year with six wins by 12 or more.
This is very much a play against the Saints though. They are horrific away from their suburban home grounds, covering just five of 18. The Dragons have covered just 4 of 15 as an underdog of more than a try and just two of eight at night.
Cronulla should win this and win it well.
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Tracey has an excellent strikerate as a starting three-quarter and scored in his only start against the Dragons as a winger.
Talakai gets a delightful matchup against defensive liability Zac Lomax.
Kayde Dykes is on debut for the Sharks but the highly touted fullback has eight tries in 13 games for Newtown, crossing in each of his last three.
Tracey is a speedy type who has scored a quality 19 tries in 28 starts as a three-quarter. He has three doubles in the last two seasons and can expose the very fragile Dragons wings.
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