Cbus Super Stadium will play host to Friday's Round 25 NRL game between Cronulla Sharks and Melbourne Storm. The game kicks off at 6:00 pm with Melbourne Storm heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the Cronulla Sharks vs. Melbourne Storm game and give you our free tips and bets.
When: Friday September 3, 2021 at 6:00 pm
Where: Cbus Super Stadium
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Cronulla Sharks vs Melbourne Storm Odds
Cronulla Sharks vs Melbourne Storm Preview
The Storm will have a serious point to prove on Friday night after having their winning streak snapped at the hands of the Eels.
Missed tackles and costly penalties saw the Storm undone in the second half, setting up an intriguing race for the minor premiership with Melbourne and Penrith now tied on points heading into the final round.
For Cronulla, the stakes are arguably even higher. The Sharks can book an unlikely finals spot with a win over the Storm, while a loss would leave them at the mercy of either the Raiders or the Titans.
Normally this game would be Melbourne’s to lose, but Craig Bellamy’s controversial decision to rest most of his stars has left the door ajar for the Sharks to punch their ticket.
Cronulla has lost three consecutive games to the Storm, the most recent being a 40-14 beatdown back in April.
That said, this Sharks team has been a very profitable betting play as the line underdog over the last 12 months covering in 10 of their 15 games during that span.
The Storm have more than enough talent to pull this off, but the +7.5 head start on Cronulla is tough to pass up.
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Cronulla Sharks vs Melbourne Storm Teams
Sharks: 1. Will Kennedy 2. Sione Katoa 3. Connor Tracey 4. Jesse Ramien 5. Mawene Hiroti 6. Matt Moylan 7. Braydon Trindall 8. Toby Rudolf 9. Blayke Brailey 10. Aaron Woods 11. Briton Nikora 12. Teig Wilton 13. Jack Williams 14. Luke Metcalf 15. Braden Hamlin-Uele 16. Aiden Tolman 17. Siosifa Talakai 18. Kai O’Donnell 19. Billy Magoulias 20. Jenson Taumoepeau 21. Joniah Lualua
Storm: 1. Ryan Papenhuyzen 2. George Jennings 3. Marion Seve 4. Justin Olam 5. Dean Ieremia 6. Nicholas Hynes 7. Jahrome Hughes 8. Tui Kamikamica 9. Brandon Smith 10. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 11. Aaron Pene 12. Chris Lewis 13. Dale Finucane 14. Harry Grant 15. Tepai Moeroa 16. Jordan Grant 17. Ryley Jacks 18. Cooper Johns 19. Daniel Atkinson 20. Trent Loiero 21. Isaac Lumelum