The Cronulla Sharks host the New Zealand Warriors in round 9 without the services of their captain and talisman Paul Gallen.
Where: Remondis Stadium, Cronulla
When: 8.30am Saturday 9 May (5.30pm local)
Watch live: Premier Sports
Gallen has a hip and leg injury and could miss Origin I as well. His absence will make Cronulla’s task harder against a Warriors side with a real point to prove.
The Warriors have been ordinary this year but a number of their key players are coming off a great victory in the ANZAC Test. This may motivate them to get back to their best in clubland.
Andrew MacFadden has made just one change with David Fusitu’a dropped and Konrad Hurrell back in.
Shane Flanaga has made quite a few for the Sharks as Ben Barba will make his first start in Cronulla’s No. 1 jumper, with Valentine Holmes moving to the wing in place of Sosaia Feki.
Chris Heighington’s suspension sees him replaced by a returning Andrew Fifita, while Sami Sauiluma will make his Sharks debut from the bench.