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Sharks v Tigers Rd 19 betting tips & NRL odds | Friday, July 12

Cronulla Sharks v Wests Tigers NRL R19 betting tips

Cronulla Sharks vs Wests Tigers NRL Betting Odds & Game Info
Best odds Sharks -238.1 at Neds | Tigers +185 at Bet365
When Friday, July 12 | 8pm AEST
Where PointsBet Stadium, Cronulla
Last time they met Tigers 32–6 Sharks (R3, 2023)
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Sharks vs Tigers Rd 19 best bets

Wests Tigers by 1-12 points

+290
@
Neds

Fonua Pole anytime tryscorer

+450
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Picklebet

Tigers half-time/full-time

+280
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Playup

Round 19: Cronulla Sharks vs Wests Tigers preview

The Cronulla Sharks are losing predator status, and it could get worse in round 19 of the 2024 NRL Premiership if they fail to beat the Wests Tigers at PointsBet Stadium on Friday night.

The home side is in a major form slump with single-point losses to the Titans, Bulldogs and Dolphins in recent weeks. The Sharks now sits in fourth place on the NRL ladder, and if every result goes against them this weekend, they could fall out of the top eight.

The Tigers‘ form had improved towards the end of June with wins over the Titans and Raiders before taking on top-four sides Melbourne and Sydney. A win against the Sharks on Friday could be the catalyst for a late-season revival to avoid a third wooden spoon in a row.

Cronulla’s injury woes have gone from bad to worse with superstar halfback Nicho Hynes ruled out for eight weeks with a fractured ankle and complete syndesmosis rupture. Utility forward Siosifa Talakai (suspension) and Jack Williams (ankle) are also out of the side.

Sione Katoa returns from concussion to start on the wing, allowing Daniel Atkinson to move back to five-eighth and Braydon Trindall to cover the halfback position. Teig Wilton has been promoted to the starting second-row position, while Toby Rudolph will come off the bench with Braden Hamlin-Uele, forcing Tuku Hau Tapuha out of the starting 17.

Tigers coach Benji Marshall will be without Justin Olam (knee), so Solomona Faataape shifts to the centres and Alex Lobb starts on the wing. Justin Matamua has been dropped from the interchange, with Reuben Porter named in his place.


Sharks vs Tigers R19 team lists

Cronulla Sharks

Cronulla Sharks

  1. William Kennedy
  2. Sione Katoa
  3. Jesse Ramien
  4. Kayal Iro
  5. Ronaldo Mulitalo
  6. Daniel Atkinson
  7. Braydon Trindall
  8. Royce Hunt
  9. Blayke Brailey
  10. Oregon Kaufusi
  11. Briton Nikora
  12. Teig Wilton
  13. Cameron McInnes
  14. Jesse Colquhoun
  15. Thomas Hazelton
  16. Toby Rudolph
  17. Braden Hamlin-Uele
Wests Tigers

Wests Tigers

  1. Jahream Bula
  2. Alex Lobb
  3. Adam Doueihi
  4. Solomona Faataape
  5. Charlie Staines
  6. Lachlan Galvin
  7. Aidan Sezer
  8. Stefano Utoikamanu
  9. Api Koroisau
  10. David Klemmer
  11. John Bateman
  12. Samuela Fainu
  13. Fonua Pole
  14. Heath Mason
  15. Sione Fainu
  16. Alex Seyfarth
  17. Reuben Porter

Sharks vs Tigers betting predictions

Before this season, the Sharks had won each of their previous four clashes with the Tigers by 13 or more points. When these sides met earlier this year, however, Cronulla went down in a 32-6 shellacking — and that was with Hynes in the side. With the Sharks missing their star playmaker, back the Tigers to win by 12 points or less at +290 with top NRL bookmakers.

The Sharks have conceded tries to middle forwards in two of their last three matches. Meanwhile, Tigers forward Fonua Pole has scored three tries in his last four appearances. At $5.50 with rugby league bookies, there is exceptional value on offer for Pole to score again this weekend.

When these teams met in round three, Wests led by 12 points at the break before going on to secure a big win. In each of the Sharks’ last four losses, they have trailed at half-time. Backing the Tigers to complete the half-time/full-time double at +280 with PlayUp.


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