How to watch Cronulla Sharks vs Brisbane Broncos NRL live and match preview
The Cronulla Sharks face a probable must-win match against the much-improved Brisbane Broncos in round 24 if their finals hopes are to stay alive. Here's how to see the action live.
Cronulla face a much-improved Brisbane team still needing to win if the Sharks are to feature in this year's finals.
Fresh from ending New Zealand's finals hopes last round, the Broncos have won 3 and lost 4 since their 0-46 round 15 loss to South Sydney, turning around a season that looked hopeless at that stage.
When is Sharks vs Broncos?
This match kicks off at 5:30pm AEST on Saturday 28 August at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.
How to watch Cronulla Sharks vs Brisbane Broncos
Kayo Sports, Foxtel iQ and Foxtel Now are your only options for watching this match-up. Considering its price, free trial and accessibility, we think Kayo is the way to go. You can see further details in our comparison of Kayo vs Foxtel.
Stream Cronulla Sharks vs Brisbane Broncos on Kayo Sports
This match-up will not be shown on free-to-air television. In fact, neither of Cronulla's or the Broncos 2 remaining regular season games will be shown on Channel 9.
That means fans of either team should strongly consider signing up to Kayo to ensure you get every game of every round live or on demand.
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Sharks vs Broncos team lists
Sharks: 1. Will Kennedy 2. Sione Katoa 3. Connor Tracey 4. Jesse Ramien 5. Mawene Hiroti 6. Luke Metcalf 7. Braydon Trindall 8. Toby Rudolf 9. Blayke Brailey 10. Aaron Woods 11. Briton Nikora 12. Siosifa Talakai 13. Jack Williams 14. Matt Moylan 15. Braden Hamlin-Uele 16. Aiden Tolman 17. Teig Wilton 18. Kai O'Donnell 19. Joniah Lualua
Broncos: 1. Tesi Niu 2. Corey Oates 3. Selwyn Cobbo 4. Herbie Farnworth 5. Xavier Coates 6. Anthony Milford 7. Albert Kelly 8. Thomas Flegler 9. Jake Turpin 10. Payne Haas 11. Alex Glenn 12. Jordan Riki 13. Kobe Hetherington 14. Danny Levi 15. Rhys Kennedy 16. Ethan Bullemor 17. TC Robati 18. David Mead 19. Brendan Piakura
Sharks vs Broncos match preview
The Sharks are battling Gold Coast and, to a lesser extent, Canberra for 8th place and a place in the NRL finals. All 3 sit on 20 points for the season. The Sharks are probably in the box seat, holding a 14-point better Points Differential (PD) over the Titans. 'Probably' because they face the runaway Storm - on a 19-game winning streak - in the final round.
Canberra is way back but not done with yet. The Raiders will probably need to beat New Zealand and the 4th placed Roosters and hope both the Sharks and Titans each drop a game given the huge PD deficit they'd need to make up. The Titans have already lost this round - a 1-point loss to Newcastle on Thursday night.
The Broncos looked set to implode after their capitulation to the Rabbitohs in the middle of June but their form and the future have brightened. Of their 4 losses since, 3 have come to teams inside the 8; going down by 6 points to Penrith (2nd on the ladder after 23 rounds), 8 points to Newcastle (7th) and 1-point to Sydney (4th).
They'll be no pushover for the Sharks.
Update: We updated our story at 10am AEST 28 August with our match preview and updated team lists for Sharks vs Broncos.
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