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Former Bulldog Ben Barba makes his return to the Cronulla Sharks side this weekend after missing their golden point victory over the Canberra Raiders in round 19.

Barba was a late scratching from the Sharks win last week with a knee injury, but has been named this week in jersey number 14.

The Sharks have named a 20 man squad for the highly anticipated Sunday afternoon clash between two sides on the same competition points.

The Sharks starting 13 is the same as last week, while Anthony Tupou has been included on a six man bench in an indication his comeback from a badly broken jaw is imminent.

Tupou has not played since round nine when Warrior Konrad Hurell lifted his knee and collected Tupou in the face that saw the veteran forward break his jaw and require 16 screws and four metal plates to rewire.

The Sharks will be looking for their third win in a row and will be looking for their first win over the Bulldogs since 2011.


1              Michael Gordon
2              Sosaia Feki
3              Gerard Beale
4              Ricky Leutele
5              Valentine Holmes
6              Jack Bird
7              Jeff Robson
8              Andrew Fifita
9              Michael Ennis
10           Sam Tagataese
11           Luke Lewis
12           Wade Graham
13           Paul Gallen
14           Ben Barba
15           Chris Heighington
16           David Fifita
17           Jayson Bukuya
18           Matt Prior
21           Anthony Tupou

Acknowledgement of Country

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs respect and honour the Darug and Eora nations, who are the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.