Cronulla Sharks vs Penrith Panthers Live Stream & TV Coverage NRL 2018 Full HD
Channel Nine rugby league expert David Middleton previews Sunday’s footy match-up between the Cronulla Sharks and Penrith Panthers.
Flanno’s Musical chairs
The ongoing ‘musical chairs’ among the Sharks’ backline continues this week with Josh Dugan returning to fullback and Matt Moylan reverting to the five-eighth role.
Injuries and uncertainty over the best way to make use of the club’s major off-season recruits has undoubtedly contributed to the lack of fluency in the team’s attacking play this season and has left the Sharks floundering at the tail end of the NRL’s rankings for tries scored.
After six rounds, the Sharks have posted just 12 tries, only three more than last-placed Parramatta.
No such worries at the Panthers
It has been a vastly different story at the Panthers this season, who have grown in confidence week-by-week and the steady hand of experienced five-eighth or halfback and former Shark James Maloney has been a major factor.
Since slotting into the halfback role following the knee injury to rising star Nathan Cleary, Maloney has guided the Panthers to successive wins over the Cowboys, Eels and Titans