How to watch Canberra Raiders vs Cronulla Sharks NRL live and match preview
The Raiders and Sharks will kick off their 2022 campaigns in this huge clash that could shape the early rounds.
Both the Raiders and the Sharks missed the finals by a narrow margin last year, finishing in 9th and 10th respectively. So both will be keen to get off on the right foot this year as they seek to take 1 more step and return to finals action.
The Raiders are generally tough to beat at home, and they did defeat the Sharks twice last season.
When is the Raiders vs Sharks clash?
The clash gets underway at 6pm AEDT on Friday 11 March at GIO Stadium in the nation's capital.
How to watch Raiders vs Sharks live
The NRL season will be split between Channel 9 and Fox NRL.
You might want to consider getting a subscription to Kayo Sports, Foxtel or Foxtel Now. That way, you won't miss a minute of the action as the 2022 NRL season unfolds. Feel free to check out our comparison of Kayo vs Foxtel guide to see which service is better for you.
Out of the 3, Kayo Sports is a particularly appealing option, with no lock-in contracts and a generous content catalogue. Subscriptions start at $25 a month, which buys you access to more than 50 sports. Besides, features such as SplitView and Interactive Stats will likely appeal to sports enthusiasts.
We have a full guide on how to stream the 2022 NRL season if you're keen to do more research on the subject.
Stream Raiders vs Sharks on Kayo
You can also catch the entire NRL Season live on Kayo Sports. New customers can use this 14-day free trial and test it all out.
Kayo is compatible with iOS, Android, Apple TV, PS4, PS5, Telstra TV, Samsung TV (2017 or later), LG TV and Android TV in browsers as well as Chromecast.
Subscriptions to Kayo start from $25 a month and let you watch on 2 devices at once. If you're after a third simultaneous stream, you can upgrade to the Premium subscription at $35 monthly.
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Who will win Raiders vs Sharks
The Sharks will be without new coach Craig Fitzgibbon for their season opener after he was struck down with COVID-19. Assistant coaches Steve Price, Josh Hannay and Daniel Holdsworth will step up and take the reins for this week.
The Raiders have won the last 6 meetings between these 2 sides in what is their most dominant match up on paper in recent seasons.
Much is still to be learned about where each side sits and this contest will paint a clearer picture. With a good record and some disruptions in their opponents camp, we are backing the Raiders to start on a winning note.
Raiders vs Sharks team lists
Raiders team: 1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad 2. Nick Cotric 3. James Schiller 4. Matthew Timoko 5. Semi Valemei 6. Jack Wighton 7. Brad Schneider 8. Josh Papali'i 9. Josh Hodgson 10. Joseph Tapine 11. Hudson Young 12. Corey Harawira-Naera 13. Elliott Whitehead 14. Tom Starling 15. Emre Guler 16. Adam Elliott 17. Corey Horsburgh 18. Ryan Sutton 19. Matt Frawley 20. Trey Mooney 21. Harry Rushton 22. Jarrod Croker
Sharks team: 1. William Kennedy 2. Sione Katoa 3. Jesse Ramien 4. Ronaldo Mulitalo 5. Matt Ikuvalu 6. Matt Moylan 7. Nicho Hynes 8. Toby Rudolf 9. Blayke Brailey 10. Braden Hamlin-Uele 11. Briton Nikora 12. Teig Wilton 13. Dale Finucane 14. Aiden Tolman 15. Siosifa Talakai 16. Royce Hunt 17. Andrew Fifita 18. Luke Metcalf 19. Jesse Colquhoun 20. Lachlan Miller 21. Jenson Taumoepeau 22. Jayden Berrell
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