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Cronulla Sharks captain Paul Gallen has been named to make his return from injury this Saturday against Wests Tigers in their Round 5 clash at Campbelltown.

Gallen will play his first game for the visitors since suffering an injury in the Sharks' Round 1 match against the North Queensland Cowboys. His inclusion in the team a key one for Shane Flanagan's side for obvious reasons given his leadership and experience, but also given the five-day turnaround that the Sharks face to get ready for Saturday's game.

His return sees Gerard Beale (who was an unused interchange last week) drop off the bench in the only change to Cronulla's side that faced Melbourne on Easter Monday.

For Wests Tigers, the return of vice-captain Chris Lawrence from suspension is key this week, with his return seeing Josh Aloiai move back to the bench after an impressive first start last week. Robbie Farah has been named to start at hooker after coming off the interchange bench last week, with Dene Halatau returning back to the second row.

Kyle Lovett features on a five-man bench, with Jack Buchanan named as 18th man.

Wests Tigers have an impressive record over the Sharks at Campbelltown, winning three of four games played between the two sides at the suburban ground.

Don't miss Saturday afternoon footy in Campbelltown as we take on the Sharks!


1. Ben Barba
2. Sosaia Feki
3. Jack Bird
4. Ricky Leutele
5. Valentine Holmes
6. James Maloney
7. Chad Townsend
8. Andrew Fifita
9. Michael Ennis
10. Sam Tagataese
11. Luke Lewis
12. Wade Graham
13. Paul Gallen (capt.)

14. Jayson Bukuya
15. Chris Heighington
16. Matt Prior
17. Joseph Paulo

Coach: Shane Flanagan



1. James Tedesco
2. David Nofoaluma
3. Tim Simona
4. Kevin Naiqama
5. Jordan Rankin
6. Mitchell Moses
7. Luke Brooks
8. Aaron Woods (capt.)
9. Robbie Farah
10. Tim Grant
11. Chris Lawrence
12. Dene Halatau
13. Sauaso Sue

14. Ava Seumanufagai
15. Kyle Lovett
16. Josh Aloiai
17. Manaia Cherrington
18. Jack Buchanan

Coach: Jason Taylor


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