Thursday, April 12, 2012

Wests v Cronulla Preview

Two sides desperate for the competition points face off here as the eleventh placed Sharks host the bottom of the table Magpies. After winning their first two games of the season in fine style, the side from Cronulla has stalled, losing their last four straight including a 36-16 loss to the Knights last weekend. A host of injuries at not only VB NSW Cup level but also NRL level, mixed with a lack of availability of some Storm players sees the Sharks fielding a number of promising yet very young players at present. The Western Suburbs Magpies made a promising start last week against the Jets, scoring early and leading for the first quarter of the match. Despite the final score line of 56-10, there were some positives to take away from the game for Trevor Schodel and his troops and fans on hand at Shark Park this Friday night can expect to see plenty of fireworks from the likes of Aaron Sweeney, Henry Iuta and Seffa Silafu.

Talking Point: Friday Night Footy – How good is it having Friday night football scheduled for the VB NSW Cup? We love the concept and accept that it cannot be a regular occurrence due to a number of issues, but would certainly love to see more of it when possible. Grounds such as Toyota Stadium, North Sydney Oval and even say WIN Stadium in Wollongong strike us as perfect venues for some regular Friday night games and hopefully the residents of the Shire can vote with their feet and get behind the concept this week.

Prediction: The Sharks should be able to get the win that they desperately need. Sharks by 18.

12/04/2012 1:16:10 PM
Cronulla Sharks Vs Western Suburbs Magpies
Toyota Stadium, Friday, April 13
Kick-off: 7.30pm
Referee: Lawrence McDonell
Broadcast:’s Weekend Game-Cast

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