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

Currently Chairman of the Sharks for 2018, Peter is a former media director for the RFL in the U.K. and currently works in the media in WA. Peter’s son also plays in the Sharks junior setup. If you would like to become a business partner or sponsor, please email Peter at

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