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2024 R3 Sat - Wests Tigers 32-6 Cronulla @ Leichhardt

Round 3: Wests Tigers v Cronulla

  • Wests Tigers

    Votes: 3 30.0%
  • Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks

    Votes: 7 70.0%
  • Draw after Golden Point

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
  • Poll closed .

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NRL 2024 - Round 3
Wests Tigers v Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
Leichhardt Oval, Lilyfield / Wanngal, Lilyfield (TICKETS)

Saturday 23 March 2024
NRL kickoff 7:35pm

Broadcast live on Fox, Kayo.


1. Jahream Bula 2. Charlie Staines 3. Solomona Faataape 4. Justin Olam 5. Junior Tupou 6. Lachlan Galvin 7. Aidan Sezer 8. Stefano Utoikamanu 9. Apisai Koroisau 10. David Klemmer 11. Isaiah Papali'i 12. John Bateman 13. Fonua Pole 14. Jayden Sullivan 15. Alex Seyfarth 16. Alex Twal 17. Samuela Fainu 18. Asu Kepaoa 19. Jake Simpkin 20. Justin Matamua 21. Alexander Lobb 22. Brent Naden

Out: Starford To'a (centre)
In: Justin Olam (centre), Asu Kepaoa (bench), Jake Simpkin (bench), Justin Matamua (reserve), Alexander Lobb (reserve), Brent Naden (reserve)
Changes: Jayden Sullivan (halfback to bench), Alex Seyfarth (lock to bench), Aidan Sezer (bench to halfback), Fonua Pole (bench to lock)


1. William Kennedy 2. Sione Katoa 3. Jesse Ramien 4. Siosifa Talakai 5. Ronaldo Mulitalo 6. Braydon Trindall 7. Nicho Hynes 8. Toby Rudolf 9. Blayke Brailey 10. Oregon Kaufusi 11. Jack Williams 12. Teig Wilton 13. Cameron McInnes 14. Dale Finucane 15. Royce Hunt 16. Billy Burns 17. Thomas Hazelton 18. Kayal Iro 19. Tuku Hau Tapuha 20. Daniel Atkinson 21. Samuel Stonestreet 22. Jayden Berrell

Out: Briton Nikora (second row)
In: Royce Hunt (bench), Billy Burns (bench), Kayal Iro (bench), Daniel Atkinson (reserve), Samuel Stonestreet (reserve), Jayden Berrell (reserve)
Changes: Jack Williams (bench to second row)


Referee: Chris Butler
Sideline Officials: Tyson Broufgh, Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski
Video Referee: Gerard Sutton


H2H since 2000: 36 matches, Wests Tigers 18 Cronulla 17, drawn 1
Leichhardt: 9 matches, Wests Tigers 5 Cronulla 4
Last met: 2023 R19 - Cronulla 36-12, Commbank

Biggest wins:
Wests Tigers 56-10 (2009, R23 at Toyota)
Cronulla 50-20 (2021, R23 at Browne)

Next game:
R4: Parramatta v Wests Tigers, Commbank
R4: Cronulla v Canberra, Pointsbet​
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Vic Mackey

Shame the sharks had their shit game last week. Nikora is a big out. Might keep it within 30 now.

This Year?

Tigers and Sharks at the 8th wonder for probably the last time ever.
Maybe Gallen can sit on the scoreboard with Robbie and sink a few coldies after the game before getting into a dustup with nobody left at the ground besides Paul Kent to witness it.


Every team that was shit in round 1 was better in round 2 even if they didn't win.

Expecting better from tigers but sharks will grind it out.


First Grade
Benji usually played a good game v the Sharks, so I'm tipping he'll carry that on as coach. Tigers by 4.

Vic Mackey

Every team that was shit in round 1 was better in round 2 even if they didn't win.

Expecting better from tigers but sharks will grind it out.

Sharks are a horrible matchup for us. Ovee the past decade we've really struggled with teams that have big wingers. For years combos like Sivo/Fergo, Tupou/fergo/BmOz etc destroyed us. Teams that get that big punch in the first couple of tackles end up making 60/70ms a set against us. Ronaldo/Katoa are just about the best in the game at it.

I've never understood why our recruitment of outside backs has always been short stocky ones, Nofa, Staines, Corey Thompson, Naquima, Mahe Fonua, Simona, James Roberts, Gildart, Faataape etc. Its even that way in the juniors, the two best 18/19 year old outside backs we have Will Craig & Luke Lauilili are again that low built busting types.


Looking at the last time Tigers played at Leichardt they destroyed Cowboys only to get beaten by 70+ points a few weeks later. Home ground advantage?

The two games before that, Tigers opening rd 1 and 2 of last season they both lost at the same ground against Titans and Knights...Obviously adjustments to all teams since then.

Still great to see games at Leichardt.

I'm sure they'll be competitive but they are leaking points. Sharks should take care of business.

Cronulla by 16


First Grade
I'm surprised Benji the non 24/7 coach is actually in the dressing room. .. thought he'd be home tucking his kids into bed at this time of night.


Post Whore
Well, time for game three of the "Should have gone to the Ramadan Markets for more Satay instead of watching some floggings" challenge.

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