How to watch North Queensland Cowboys vs Cronulla Sharks NRL live and match preview
The Cowboys get set to host the Sharks in a genuine blockbuster that can shape the top 4 in the run to the finals.
The Sharks enter this contest vs the Cowboys inside the top 4 having not lost a match since May. Last week, they crunched the Melbourne Storm 28-6 in a powerful home display against a fellow top contender.
The Cowboys are also on a 4-game winning streak but didn't play last week due to the shortened rounds tailored around Origin.
They sit second on the table with an impressive 12-4 record to this point.
When is the Cowboys vs Sharks clash?
The Cowboys vs Sharks clash takes place on Friday 15 July at 6pm AEST at the Queensland Country Bank Stadium in Townsville.
How to watch Cowboys vs Sharks live
While these 2 teams have a mixture of games on both free-to-air TV and subscription services in the run home, this round's Cowboys vs Sharks is exclusive to Fox League.
That means you can pick from Kayo Sports, Foxtel or Foxtel Now to watch the match. Out of the 3, Kayo Sports is the most appealing option as it has the longest free trial and is by far the cheapest compared to Foxtel.
Stream Cowboys vs Sharks on Kayo
You can also catch the entire NRL Season on Kayo Sports including Cowboys vs Sharks. New customers can use this 14-day free trial and test it all out.
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Subscriptions to Kayo start from $25 a month, which lets you watch on 1 device at a time. If you're after more simultaneous streams, the Basic package at $27.50 a month allows 2 while the Premium package has up to 3 devices at once for $35 a month.
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Cowboys vs Sharks match preview
This top 4 clash is clearly shaping as the match of the round with the competition's surprise packets Cowboys vs the in-form Sharks.
The Cowboys will have a few players on the backup from State of Origin game 3 from only 2 days prior.
The Sharks have threatened around the lower part of the 8 in recent years but appear to be taking another step forward.
They are a bit lighter on the Origin front, which could freshen them up a touch for this clash against a team with a 6-2 home record. Significantly, the Cowboys have won their last 5 at the venue and we think they'll just squeeze through vs the Sharks and strengthen their claims for a home final.
Cowboys vs Sharks team line-ups
Cowboys: 1. Scott Drinkwater 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow 4. Peta Hiku 5. Brendan Elliot 6. Tom Dearden 7. Chad Townsend 8. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown 9. Reece Robson 10. Coen Hess 11. Tom Gilbert 12. Connelly Lemuelu 13. Jason Taumalolo 14. Jake Granville 15. Luciano Leilua 16. Ben Hampton 17. Griffin Neame 18. Tomas Chester 19. Emry Pere 20. Kane Bradley 21. Ben Condon 22. Riley Price
Sharks: 1. Will Kennedy 2. Sione Katoa 3. Jesse Ramien 4. Connor Tracey 5. Ronaldo Mulitalo 6. Matt Moylan 7. Nicholas Hynes 8. Toby Rudolf 9. Blayke Brailey 10. Royce Hunt 11. Teig Wilton 12. Wade Graham 13. Dale Finucane 14. Aiden Tolman 15. Cameron McInnes 16. Braden Hamlin-Uele 17. Andrew Fifita 18. Braydon Trindall 19. Jesse Colquhoun 20. Kade Dykes 21. Siosifa Talakai 22. Lachlan Miller
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