With Nathan Friend and William Zillman out injured, Ryan James will step-up as captain for the Aquis Titans in their clash against the Cronulla Sharks tonight.

Ryan said the Sharks are potent across the paddock so the team will need to be on alert in defence for their attacking raids which can come from anywhere.

"We have got to stop their middle; they've got some great leaders in the middle but they can finish tries out wide. We need to making sure the defence stays alive and the boys in the middle play hard," he said.

Check-out the full interview above.

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