Gallen Returns For Sharks

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Paul Gallen returns against Souths. Source: Getty Images/dailytelegraph.com.au
Last 5 Meetings

Round 2, 2013 – South Sydney Rabbitohs 14 d Cronulla Sharks 12 at ANZ Stadium
Round 24, 2012 – Cronulla Sharks 20 d South Sydney Rabbitohs 7 at Sharks Stadium
Round 9, 2012 – South Sydney Rabbitohs 34 d Cronulla Sharks 28 at ANZ Stadium
Round 17, 2011 – Cronulla Sharks 26 d South Sydney Rabbitohs 4 at Sharks Stadium
Round 8, 2011 – South Sydney Rabbitohs 31 d Cronulla Sharks 12 at ANZ Stadium

Current Form

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Sharks

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W

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Rabbitohs

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Australian representatives Paul Gallen and Luke Lewis have both been named to return from injury for the Sharks  tricky round 11 match against league leaders Souths  on Monday night. Michael Gordon is also expected to lineup against the Rabbitohs despite limping off with a leg injury in his side’s 30-20 victory over Canberra last Sunday. The availability of the key trio is a big boost for the club, which is riding high after three straight wins.

Souths were simply awesome in their 54-10 demolition of the Tigers last Friday night and it is no surprise that coach Michael Maguire has name an unchanged squad from the one that was so effective at ANZ Stadium. With the club set to lose several players during the State of Origin series, Maguire will be hoping to collect two points in order to ensure that his team remains at the top of the table going into what is sure to be a testing period.

1st Tryscorer

Sharks winger Sosaia Feki  only made his first grade debut three weeks ago but he has already made a big impression in the NRL. He scored a brace against Wests in round nine and made a lot or metres for Cronulla in attack against Canberra last weekend.

Bryson Goodwin  has had a new lease of life at Redfern this season, reaping four tries from his nine matches at his new club this season. The former Bulldogs winger is in the form of his life and will look to capitalise on the hard work of his inside men.

Prediction

It is impossible to knock what the Rabbitohs have done this season, with the club winning nine of their opening ten matches this season. While the Sharks have themselves scored three consecutive wins, they have struggled against Souths, who have won six of the past eight meetings between the pair. South Sydney Rabbitohs by 12

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