How to watch Parramatta Eels vs Cronulla Sharks NRL live and match preview
Both sides are considered finals locks, but who will notch their first win of 2023?
Both the Eels and Sharks went down narrowly in round 1 of the NRL, albeit to 2 competition heavyweights.
Now they both look to avoid back-to-back losses to start the season.
What time is the Eels vs Sharks kick-off time?
The Eels vs Sharks game kicks off at 6pm AEDT Friday 10 March at CommBank Stadium.
How to watch Eels vs Sharks live
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Eels vs Sharks match preview
In a case of deja vu, Parramatta and Cronulla meet in round 2 again, which was the only time they played each other in 2022 with the Sharks winning 18-16.
It'll be a big game for Mitchell Moses. The Eels halfback was subpar in round 1 and hasn't been able to avoid questions as to why he won't sign the new rich contract that he reportedly agreed to.
It won't just be Moses feeling the pressure, with his halves partner Dylan Brown also being kept quiet in the season opener.
Parramatta rolled out a brand-new back row and Josh Hodgson at hooker. So while it's fair that it'll take time for combinations to build, both halves are some of the highest-paid players in the competition and have to perform better regardless.
Wade Graham provided spark for the Sharks in his new bench role last week but is unavailable this week through suspension for his high shot.
Cronulla will once more be without star halfback Nicho Hynes, who still has a calf strain. Braydon Trindall will once again play in the 7 where he was strong against South Sydney.
We're leaning towards the Eels in a tight but high-scoring affair purely due to their record at home.
Eels vs Sharks team lists
Eels: 1. Clinton Gutherson 2. Maika Sivo 3. Will Penisini 4. Waqa Blake 19. Bailey Simonsson 6. Dylan Brown 7. Mitchell Moses 8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 9. Josh Hodgson 10. Junior Paulo 11. Bryce Cartwright 12. Matt Doorey 13. J'maine Hopgood 14. Jirah Momoisea 15. Jack Murchie 16. Wiremu Greig 17. Makahesi Makatoa 18. Jake Arthur 19. Ky Rodwell
Sharks: 1. William Kennedy 2. Sione Katoa 3. Jesse Ramien 4. Siosifa Talakai 5. Ronaldo Mulitalo 6. Matt Moylan 7. Braydon Trindall 8. Toby Rudolf 9. Blayke Brailey 10. Braden Hamlin-Uele 11. Briton Nikora 12. Teig Wilton 13. Dale Finucane 14. Cameron McInnes 15. Royce Hunt 16. Oregon Kaufusi 17. Connor Tracey 18. Thomas Hazelton 19. Mawene Hiroti
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