How to watch Cronulla Sharks vs South Sydney Rabbitohs NRL live and match preview
Both the Sharks and Rabbitohs are coming off embarrassing losses. Who will bounce back in Magic Round?
The stat everyone has been talking about this week was the Rabbitohs' 50-0 defeat to Melbourne last weekend. No team has ever tasted premiership success after conceding 50 points. Can Wayne Bennett's men defy 113 years of premiership history and prove the doubters wrong?
The Sharks leaked 48 points of their own to the Panthers and are hoping to avoid a sixth straight defeat on Saturday. The last time they lost six in a row was in 2014, the year then-coach Shane Flanagan was forced to step down over the supplements saga.
Sharks vs Rabbitohs kick-off time
The Sharks and Bunnies kick-off at 5:30pm AEST, Saturday 15 May. It will be at the neutral Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane as part of the NRL's Magic Round.
How to watch Sharks vs Rabbitohs live and free
There is no free-to-air coverage of the Sharks vs Rabbitohs across the country. You need a subscription service and have three options: Foxtel, Foxtel Now and Kayo Sports who have every game of Magic Round live and ad-free.
Live stream Cronulla vs South Sydney on Kayo Sports
The Sharks only have 6 of their remaining 15 matches on Channel 9 this season. The Rabbitohs' next 4 fixtures are all exclusive to Fox League. You won't see them on free-to-air until 17 June. So fans of either club will want to strongly consider signing up to Kayo to ensure you get access to every game live.
Kayo has a bunch of features you won't find anywhere else, like a Key Moments Timeline, Kayo Minis, SplitView and Interactive Stats. You can also watch live or from the start.
You can see our full Kayo review for more information. It is available on PC, Mac, iOS and Android devices, Telstra TV, Apple TV, Chromecast and select smart TVs.
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Cronulla Sharks vs South Sydney Rabbitohs match preview
The Rabbitohs can be somewhat excused for their poor performance last week considering they were missing big guns Latrell Mitchell, Adam Reynolds, Cameron Murray and Campbell Graham.
Thankfully their little general Reynolds will be back from a thumb injury to take on the Sharks. His superb kicking game is often the difference in tight matches.
Reynolds will have disappointed some of his teammates this week, and the Sharks, by agreeing to terms with the Broncos for the next three seasons, starting in 2022.
The Sharks have looked devoid of confidence and morale during their losing run. Josh Dugan has been recalled to replace injured centre Jesse Ramien. And 2016 premiership hero, prop Andrew Fifita, will play his first NRL match of the season from the bench.
The Bunnies are vulnerable with a few star players still sidelined yet it's worth remembering they've only lost two matches this season and still sit in the top four.
Cronulla have gone backwards under interim coach Josh Hannay. It's hard to see them turning it around this weekend. Souths by 16 points.
Sharks vs Rabbitohs team lists
Sharks team: 1. Will Kennedy 2. Mawene Hiroti 3. Josh Dugan 4. Will Chambers 5. Connor Tracey 6. Shaun Johnson 7. Chad Townsend 8. Aiden Tolman 9. Blayke Brailey 10. Aaron Woods 11. Briton Nikora 12. Wade Graham 13. Toby Rudolf 14. Matt Moylan 15. Teig Wilton 16. Jack Williams 17. Andrew Fifita 18. Braydon Trindall 19. Billy Magoulias 20. Franklin Pele 21. Jenson Taumoepeau
Rabbitohs team: 1. Cody Walker 2. Alex Johnston 3. Dane Gagai 4. Braidon Burns 5. Taane Milne 6. Benji Marshall 7. Adam Reynolds 8. Thomas Burgess 9. Damien Cook 10. Tevita Tatola 11. Keaon Koloamatangi 12. Jaydn Su'A 13. Liam Knight 14. Mark Nicholls 15. Hame Sele 16. Jed Cartwright 17. Jai Arrow 18. Troy Dargan 19. Patrick Mago 20. Dean Hawkins 21. Steven Marsters
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