Rockingham Sharks will be at full strength for their do-or-die Preliminary final against the Joondalup Giants at Fremantle Ken Allen Field tomorrow after overcoming the injury scares of last week’s major semi loss to the Roosters.
PNG fullback Benton Leme has overcome his hip injury and Geordie Connelly is fit to go along with half Anthony Bowman, who played last weekend through the pain barrier with a foot injury.
Logan Barclay returns to the centres in a move that will freshen it up in the backs and Josh Bransby starts in the second row alongside Jules Wilson Wyllie with Brandon Wright at lock.
Coach Darren Shaw has gone for power and pace for the Giants match-up knowing the opposition will be a big formidable outfit, but one that if they get their game plan right, could run out of steam in the second half.
First grade kicks off at 3.30pm, but before that our Val Murphy hird grade side plans to get to their grand final. A few tactical changes from coach Pete Worth with their big game kicking off at 12.40pm.
FIRST GRADE: 1 Benton LEME PYAKO 2 Connor HUDSON 3 Logan BARCLAY 4 Geordie CONNELLY 5 Hayden DANGEN-TOBY 6 Anthony BOWMAN 7 Tyler HUNT 8 Reece POTTER 9 Andy JEFFERY 10 Benny BOLTH 11 Julian WILSON WYLLIE 12 Josh BRANSBY 13 Brandon WRIGHT 14 Matt RANGIUIA 15 Ian WOOD 16 TBA 17 Caleb REEDY
VAL MURPHY THIRDS: 1 Calum ESAIAH 2 David ANTON 3 Erol WILLIAMS 4 Alestair PARMENTER 5 Isaac Tamatoa 6 Brad THORNTON 7 Nick GROZINGER 8 Sam MURPHY 9 Jamie DIXON 10 Tony HYDE 11 Tovo Siuola SISIFA 12 John CAMERON 13 Richard SOBELS 14 Kaine BUCKWELL 15 Cliff OALA 16 Charles TAMATOA 17 Paul GRAHAM 18 Bryce ELLIOTT 19 Lui PASELIO 20 Caleb TUTERU